When I mentioned in a previous post that I was reading the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer, I had a few comments and emails asking for a review. Well, I'll keep it short and simple.....absolutely loved it. Yes it is written for young adults but I think anyone of any age will enjoy the story. There is such emotion that comes through in her writing, yet it doesn't become annoyingly descriptive if that makes any sense. If you look online you will find tons of fan sites and you will also find a lot of negativity. Especially when people who are into Harry Potter start talking, watch out. Now, I can't comment with any type of comparison as I have no desire to read Harry Potter *ducking and running* but I gathered from the criticism that the writing styles just cannot be compared. I look at it this way, we are all fans of something and will jump to defend it. It's wonderful to me that there are teens out there willing to defend books. As long as they are reading, it's all good!
It took me 6 days to read all 4 books in this series and I was still wanting more. Luckily I ended up with a stomach virus and stuck inside from a snowstorm while I was reading these. I say luckily because that meant my husband was home from work so the kids were fed. *phew*
You can check out the author's website here: http://www.stepheniemeyer.com/twilight.html
On it she has the rough draft of Midnight Sun (the rumored 5th book) and the story of why it is incomplete. Even though the conversations are repeats, it's interesting to go back to the beginning from Edward's point of view and makes you understand his torment so much better.
So that is my humble take on it. I won't be crazy enough to jump into the madness that will be opening night of Eclipse but you will definitely find me at the theater that week, during the day.....while all the teenagers are at the pool.