Saturday, April 4

Book Reviews: New Moon

Title: New Moon

Author: Stephanie Meyer

Pages: Downloadable Ebook

Summary: 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.

My Rating: 5/10

What I liked/disliked about the book: Okay, so I embraced the future and instead of waiting for two - three months on the hold list, I went and downloaded the ebook from my local library, for New Moon. I’m not a big fan of ebooks, but for the Twilight Series, and other books I’m not sure I’ll like, but have huge hold lists, I can make an exception. I’m glad I didn’t wait on the hold list. This book is kind of bad. I liked the ending with the Volturi and seeing them, and Emily stealing the Porsche (sp?), that really amused me. But I really felt like smacking Bella up the side of the head. I get her being heart broken of Edward breaking her heart, and I understand showing the anguish she went through, but seriously having her go on for eight months like the way she was, is a little much. Especially with the fact they’ve dated what? Six months? One word overboard, 3/4’s of the book is her going on and on about how she cant breathe, because she hurts from the break up. No normal person does that, the grieve and they move on.

Jacob, I like Jacob’s character, he’s sweet and a good friend, Meyer did a good job at forming the friendship and creating his character. I don’t think Bella deserves his friendship, but Meyer did do a good job at forming it and creating it. It’s one of the few redeeming qualities of the book because most of the book is complete fluff. The near ending of good, I liked meeting the Volturi they were also very well created characters. To bad they were in the book for such a short time. They were rather….. mysterious and amusing in how they portrayed them selves. I also like Carlise’s character. I wish he was in the book more. In fact, I cold read an entire series on Carlise’s character and how he thinks. Ho he became a vampire, how he met made the others, his life and times. At least Carlise’s character has substance. Even in the few glimpses of the book he’s in, he is over shines Bella, Edward and Jacob, the main characters of the book.

The book has far to much focus on the love story and its over drawn out. Yes the story is suppose to be a love story, but how many times do you have to tell the reader how horrible numb Bella feels and how she has her arms wrapped around her chest because she can’t breathe out of loosing Edward. (Happens about every other page, that’s how much) Sigh. I’m finishing the series, solely based on the background characters and the few hidden glimpse of their background stories.

Would I recommend it to read: Only if your a fan, a young adult, or enjoy the books. I didn't like it much. But will still finish the series. What can I say? I like Carlise and Emily. And the yellow car stealing.

What to read next: Eclipse, Breaking Dawn. (Final two books in the Twilight Saga)

Challenges: 100+ Challenge, Support Your Library Challenge, A - Z Challenge

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