Books Completed: 13
Completion Date: January 21, 2007
Publication Year: 2006
Owned Prior to 2007
Book 2 in The Twilight Series
I have to admit, when this book first came out I heard some iffy reviews about it, and I was slightly worried about how I was going to feel about it. I really liked Twilight, and I was worried I would feel like others, that the start and ending were all that were important. So, I finally decided this month that I was going to give it a try, because I really was curious what was going to happen next in the series.
Legions of readers entranced by Twilight are hungry for more and they won't be disappointed. In New Moon, Stephenie Meyer delivers another irresistible combination of romance and suspense with a supernatural twist. The "star-crossed" lovers theme continues as Bella and Edward find themselves facing new obstacles, including a devastating separation, the mysterious appearance of dangerous wolves roaming the forest in Forks, a terrifying threat of revenge from a female vampire and a deliciously sinister encounter with Italy's reigning royal family of vampires, the Volturi. Passionate, riveting, and full of surprising twists and turns, this vampire love saga is well on its way to literary immortality.
One of the most important things to remember about this series is that Bella is dating a vampire, a vampire that has tried to change his blood-sucking ways (him and his whole family), and that Bella is very accident prone. This means that since she is not a vampire, she bleeds. This can be potentially bad for a family of vampires when presented with them. So, when the book starts, Bella goes the way of the clumsy, and suddenly she is in the middle of the very situation that Edward has always wanted her to avoid. Fearing for her, and for other reasons, the family moves away and leaves Bella behind. After this point, people began to tell me that the story was pointless. I have to disagree. I admit that Edward and Bella are a great couple, and I know that a lot of people have bookish crushes on our "young" vampire, but it there is one thing that everyone should know about romance, it is that it is not always perfect.
So, needless to say, Edward is not a major character in this novel. This book concentrates more on Bella, suffering through the loss of the love of her life, and Jacob, the young boy that Bella meets in the first book. He has a lot going on his life, too, though. In the beginning, everything between the two of them seems perfect, but pretty soon Jacob gets a bit elusive. I find his storyline interesting. I am not a big Jacob fan, though, I prefer Edward, but that does not mean that I did not enjoy learning more about him.
Bella can annoy me, she is did in Twilight, so I was worried what would happen with her as the central character and no Edward to off-set her. The truth is, I really did not particuarly mind her. I mean, the girl has her moments. She is a typical teenager, though. She has her innocence and she tends to do things in this book that I really question her sanity, but overall, she was not that bad. It is good that she did not annoy me because then I might be worried to read the next book in this series. I read this book in 24 hours, though. I stayed up late, into the witching hour and even beyond, to see how it ended. I admit I was waiting to see what would happen when Edward reappears, but the rest of the book was good. I liked Twilight better, but I cannot wait to read Eclipse when it comes out (hopefully) later this year.
I have previously read this author before, you can read my review of Twilight by clicking here.