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Twilight (Twilight Saga)

Twilight (Twilight Saga) [Kindle Edition]

Stephenie Meyer
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The sexiest vampire tale for years arrived in Stephenie Meyer's TWILIGHT, about teenage Bella's chaste romance with a beautiful vampire boy. Their intensely erotic feelings are endangered by more predatory types. Guaranteed to suck in sulky 13+ girls for hours. (THE TIMES)

Will keep readers madly flipping the pages of Meyer's tantalizing debut. Publishers Weekly


The sexiest vampire tale for years arrived in Stephenie Meyer's TWILIGHT, about teenage Bella's chaste romance with a beautiful vampire boy. Their intensely erotic feelings are endangered by more predatory types. Guaranteed to suck in sulky 13+ girls for hours. THE TIMES Will keep readers madly flipping the pages of Meyer's tantalizing debut. Publishers Weekly

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Stephenie Meyer graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English Literature and now lives with her husband and three sons in Arizona. Her debut novel Twilight and the sequels New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn are all international bestsellers.

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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Old enough to know what I like 6 Feb 2012
When I was a kid there were kids and adults - 'young adults' didn't exist. And there were kids' books and adult books with nothing inbetween. Times have changed, and I think on the whole for the better, in that we now acknowledge that there is a transition period between childhood and adulthood, so it seems only fair that these young adults get their own books - and that the rest of us should be allowed to read them too.

I picked up Twilight partly to see what all the fuss was about, not having seen the movies, and partly to find out what young adult literature was like, and I'm happy to admit that I enjoyed it. Yes, Bella can be a whiney little so-and-so, and when she gets older she should read Women Who Love Too Much, but I remember being an angst-ridden seventeen year old myself so I could relate to her. And much as I cringe at the idea of Edward having spent the last century or so as an arrogant teenage prat, there's no denying he's just the kind of arrogant prat that many angst-ridden girls go for - so many of us were stupid enough to always go for the out-of-the-ordinary type, because nice, everyday boys were so 'boring'.

I never expected the book to be really great literature, and I think you're bound to be disappointed if you look at Twilight with too adult eyes, but it was an engaging, fun read. I'll take off one star because the long stretches of dialogue between Bella and Edward did get a bit tedious, but the story held my interest to the end - which many more literary books fail to do.

A great thing about getting older is that you can like what you like and not care what anyone else thinks of you because of it, so I'm happy to repeat that I enjoyed Twilight and plan the read the rest of the series. Congratulations to Stephenie Meyer; as other reviewers have said, she pulled it off and laughed all the way to the bank. Good for her!
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than the films 11 May 2012
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I saw the Twilight film on tv, then re-watched it about 5 times whilst waiting for the book to arrive. I am totally hooked. (55 year old woman going on 17). Bella moves back to Forks, Washington from sunny Arizona, where she normally lives with her mother (parents are divorced). At school she meets a boy, Edward Cullen, who seems repelled by her smell, although she feels drawn to him. His odd way of talking, pale skin and changing eye colour all make her feel there is something different about him. Gradually, he starts to take an interest in her, even prevents her from getting crushed by another student's van. Old friends try to warn her about the Cullens, but she cannot resist him. When she confronts him about what she suspects, he doesn't deny it, but confesses to her that he is a vampire, but only drinks animal blood, like the rest of the Cullens. She is gradually drawn into his world, and it is apparent he feels, not repulsed by her smell, but regards it as 'my own personal brand of Heroin". They are utterly in love with eachother, but he struggles to stop the vampire side of his nature from killing her just to drink her blood. Although you would think the fantasy of vampires in a story would destroy any romance, this is a fantastically romantic book. I urge both men and women to read the first novel at least - men -if you want to know how we think, and women - if you need an idealised version of a man to fantasise about. Edward Cullen is Romeo, Mr Darcy, Edward Rochester, and Byron wrapped up in one. Enjoy.
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247 of 291 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bite me!................ 7 May 2009
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This is YA fiction and I'm not even close to the target audience. It's been a lot of years since I belonged in the 'teen' category BUT... despite that, I loved this book! I think it might be because the 17 year old that I once was is still fresh in my mind, and if I squint when I look in the mirror I can still see her (she just got better looking over the last couple of decades *grin*).

A five star book for me is one that I have to tear myself away from and this has to be one of the better 5 star books I've read recently. I could not put it down, regardless of whether I fit in the target deomographic or not. I have no idea why I was so enamoured with this particular story but it just grabbed me, literally from the first chapter. It has it's flaws, and at times those flaws tried to pull me away from the pages while I wrestled with my beliefs but never did I feel like I couldn't go on. I'm actually mystified why this is such a great book, I wish I could put my finger on it but it escapes me. I am fond of a bit of vampire lit, it's true, but this goes beyond that....I think. I can't say the writing is superlative so it's not that.....but what is it? I wish I knew. Answers on a postcard, please.

Bella is a complete feminists' nightmare and I can see why that would put a lot of people off of her, but at 17 love is blind so I'm willing to forgive Bella on that score. Edward is so uber male that he fairly reeks testosterone and again, that may grate on some readers but lets put things in perspective, he's the ultimate predator and has had nearly a century of dominating his prey so on that score I'm willing to forgive him his overly masculine nature for now, this nurture/love thing is new for him too.....he'll get it right eventually I expect.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
It is amazing how different bella and edward are
And the movie is different from the book
I love it
Published 14 hours ago by mackenzie clara elizabeth herald
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth a read
I do love this book x the Stephenie Meyer's vampire world :) easy to read x always pulls me in so I can't put it down, well worth a read!
Published 15 hours ago by Suzy Fenton
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read for people who dont mind recycled plots.
The 'boring girl meets boy who makes her life dangerous and exciting' plot has been done countless times.
But if you have nothing else to read it does pass the time. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Emma
2.0 out of 5 stars One for paranormal romance fans only
I can see the appeal of Twilight and understand why some people adore the novel, but personally it was not the novel for me. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Kim Dyer
3.0 out of 5 stars A Disappointment
This book was a bit of a disappointment to me. Admittedly I am not in the YA age range but that is not the reason for my disappointment. I have read lots of first class YA books. Read more
Published 6 days ago by L. M. Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
read this book,back in 2008, within 4 hours and loved every word. it opened a door into a whole new world which I never want to miss again. thanks for dreaming stephenie!
Published 7 days ago by jean
3.0 out of 5 stars OK
Easy to read as the first one however not as good. For me the weakest of all 4 but still entertaining
Published 9 days ago by Aga
5.0 out of 5 stars I can't get enough of Twilight.
My partner and I regularly have Twilight movie marathons and I will continue to read the series over and over again. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Bex79
5.0 out of 5 stars great book! too good to put down.....
Love the book and love the film! One to read again and again and again! Love the love story.... team Edward!
Published 15 days ago by Suzy Barker
5.0 out of 5 stars Twilight
Kept me reading until end had to buy other books ready
Good for adults as well am aged fifty seven
Published 16 days ago by gareth morgan anne
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About three things I was absolutely positive. First, Edward was a vampire. Second, there was part of him—and I didn’t know how potent that part might be—that thirsted for my blood. And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him. &quote;
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