On the sixth day of Christmas book-vent gave to me... Twilight by Stephenie Meyer.
This one needs no introduction, chances are you have seen the movie, read the book or heard someone fan-girling over vampires or werewolves. You may have even shed a tear after the final book or final movie. I know there were plenty of 'ehr-ma-gerd my life has no meaning' moments for the COA Team.
If you have been hiding under a rock for the last few years this story stars Bella. Bella is a kooky teenager who keeps herself to herself in these days she would totally pass as a hipster but that movement doesn't apply to this story unfortunately. Bella decided to go and stay with her dad who lives in a little town called Forks, at first she kind of plods along and doesn't have a connection with her dad. Bella doesn't expect anything amazing to happen in Forks after all it's a dreary little town but she's so wrong - At school she spots a mysterious but beautiful stranger who she finds out is called Edward Cullen.
Edward's different from the other boys, he gets her, shows so much passion and truly cares for Bella. He sees into her soul. The two get tangled up in a passionate-full on romance and it isn't too long before Bella realises that he truly is different from the other boys. She tells him 'You can run faster than a mountain lion. Stop a moving car with your bare hands.... I know what you are' Edward demands she says it, 'You're a vampire.'
Instead of scaring Bella off she is drawn in more, she wants more and falls passionately in love with this supernatural being. Throughout the novel Bella's very open to the fact that Edwards a vampire, she sees his soul and knows he's a good person - she feels no fear from him. Edward however is very apprehensive, he's scared he will break his delicate girlfriend and tries to take a step back. Every time he does so Bella takes a step forward.
We personally loved the writing in this novel; it was warm, passionate and full of angst as well as having elements of action, suspense and supernatural edge. It's considered to be a modern day romance - forget Romeo and Juliet as they had nothing on this super couple.
Quotes of note:
- “About three things I was absolutely positive. First, Edward was a vampire. Second, there was a 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.”
- “And so the lion fell in love with the lamb.”
- “And you're worried, not because you're headed to meet a houseful of vampires, but because you think those vampires won't approve of you, correct?” “That's right,” I answered immediately, hiding my surprise at his casual use of the word.He shook his head. “You're incredible.”
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M.R Shields & The COA Team.