Monday, September 08, 2008


I'm normally not into this kind of fiction, but my mother and sister-in-laws got me hooked. I'm now on the third book in the 4 book series, and I'm telling you I love them.

When the main character and narrator of the novel seventeen-year-old Isabella "Bella" leaves her home in Arizona with her mother and moves to the little town of Forks, Washington to live with her dad, it seems that she will never like it there. Between constant clouds and rain, and the small town and school, where everyone seems to knows everybody Bella is welcomed immediately by her schoolmates; that is, except Edward Cullen, who on the first day of school gives her such looks as to make her believe that he finds her utterly repulsive. When she asks her new friends about him, they say that he is the adoptive son of Dr. Cullen, and his "siblings" include Jasper, Emmett, Alice, and Rosalie. All five are incredibly beautiful and intriguing to her. Eventually Edward begins talking to Bella, who is in his Biology class, and Bella notices that he and his family are very different from the other students.

For one, Edward's eyes slowly change color within the span of two weeks from golden to black. Secondly, he seems to like Bella, but is constantly warning her to stay away from him. Yet, Edward always seems to appear when Bella is in some sort of danger. Eventually, Bella finds out what Edward really is: a vampire born in the early nineteen hundreds. In fact, Edward's whole family is vampires, and some of them even have special abilities. Fortunately for Bella, this family of vampires is totally against drinking the blood of humans; they have learned to control their urges and therefore can attend school and mingle freely with the students.

Soon Edward and Bella fall deeply in love, but there is a problem. Because Edward is a vampire, he is drawn to blood, and Bella's smell is especially sweet to him, so it is dificult for the two of them to get too close. It's just not safe. However, this does not stop them from falling completely and utterly in love with each other. Soon conflict arises with other vampires who also find Bella's blood appealling, and the Cullen family of vampires works hard to protect their Bella, who has become important to them as well as Edward.
Want a quick fun read? Try these out. There is a movie coming out in November, but I'm pretty sure I won't go...movies on books always ruin the book for me. Besides the characters sound and look nothing like I pictured.


Lauren W said...

YAY! I'm so glad that you like them :)

Alison said...

Anne! Thanks so much for your comment! And now, since reading this post, the great book recommendation as well.:) Can't wait to read more about you!

Megan said...

I got the books one weekend and read all four in two days! I completely loved them- they are wonderful!! I wasn't a huge fan of the fourth one.

Hope you enjoy!
See you Sunday!

Megan said...

ooo, another book report! btw- that pirate picture is too much! adorable!!


Mike, Torie and Boys said...

I loved reading them. They were all so good. I am glad you like them too.

Jane said...

The Host [a different book by this author] is my favorite of her books so far. And my favorite of the Twilight series is the last book Breaking Dawn! Have fun!!
~mom jane