Tuesday, November 18, 2008

New Moon by Stephenie Meyer

So I read this one shortly after Twilight and even though it's been a few months, I felt it warranted a review. Now having completed Meyer's whole series, I can even more appreciate this book. However, it is the "Empire Strikes Back" book, if you will, the middle child. It's the most depressing of the four, mostly because, Edward is missing for the majority of the novel. Sure, his absence creates extensive growth in Bella and allows her time to befriend Jacob Black. But Bella's depression does grow tiresome and leaves one wondering, was she ever happy before Edward Cullen? All in all, great addition to the series. This one has some of the most action-packed sequences, especially in the last third of the book.

2 comments:

Richard Cory said...

My girlfriend just finished the series but refuses to see the movie coz to her chagrin, it does not live up to the book or its characters.
What are your feelings to the move Twilight?

Kacey Anisa Stamats said...

I've been having similar thoughts to Richard's. Seeing the preview was enough to dissuade me from seeing the movies, but now after an influx of calendars, shirts, t.v. spots, and a Rotten Tomatoes meter of 41% (buoyed by fangirls it might seem) I find myself morbidly curious.

Fortunately I picture, and will always picture Heather Wilder as Bella, and can't see the film as a threat to my imagining of the book, but still, I'd love a sound opinion before I risk a ticket.