Review of Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight

As I sit here, on the eve of publishing my very first novella, I’m going to take a moment to review one of my favorite books! A novel that probably is partially responsible for my love of literature. I just recently reread it and fell in love all over again! Enjoy ❤

The first time I read Twilight by Stephanie Meyer was about thirteen years ago. I was 17 years old, working as a lifeguard, and was sitting poolside on my day off. I can remember the sunshine on my skin as I cracked the book open and smelled the new paper and ink smell. Arguably the best smell in the world.

But I digress. I reread Twilight this week. I ripped through it in a single day, despite my three young kids doing their best to distract me. It is easily one of my favorite books and I couldn’t believe how much I’d forgotten! I suddenly remembered exactly why I’d been so mad when the movie came out.

For those of you who have lived under a rock for the past decade, Twilight is the story of Bella Swan and Edward Cullen. It is a four-book series and has been made into a five-part movie series. Also, in current news, it was recently announced that Stephanie Meyer will be adding Midnight Sun to the Twilight series! I couldn’t be more excited! Midnight Sun will be a retelling of the first novel from Edward’s perspective instead of Bella’s. Be still my 17 year old heart! It is scheduled to be released August 4, 2020. 

Not long into the story, Bella discovers that Edward and his entire family are actually vampires. By this time Bella is fully smitten and the story focuses on the struggles they face because of their unconventional relationship. Twilight takes us on the journey into their slow courtship, gentle romance, and a connection that transcends logic. 

I really cannot believe how much of this book I forgot! Somewhere along the way I let the movie replace the memory of the text and I am horrified that that happened. It’s such a cliche to say, “the book was so much better than the movie,” but it truly is! I forgot how tender many of the scenes from the book were. They were written with such care and emotion and I connected fully with them. The movie, in many ways, wiped away much of that beauty and it really is a shame.

If you haven’t read twilight in awhile, I recommend you do before jumping into Midnight Sun! I feel fresh and eager to fill my brain with Edward’s point of view. Heck, I might just reread all four books. Happy reading all.

PS: If you would like to preorder Midnight Sun just click the link for amazon! It is also available on iBooks, if you prefer. I just preordered my hardback! I am so excited.

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