Monday, March 27, 2017

Review 'New Moon' by Stephenie Meyer


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49041.New_Moon
‘Shoot,’ I muttered when the paper sliced my finger;
I pulled it out to examine the damage.
A single drop of blood oozed from the tiny cut.

It all happened very quickly then.

‘No!’ Edward roared… Dazed and disoriented, I looked up from the bright red blood pulsing out of my arm – into the fevered eyes of the six suddenly ravenous vampires.

For Bella Swan, there is one thing more important than life itself: Edward Cullen. But being in love with a vampire is even more dangerous than Bella could ever have imagined. Edward has already rescued Bella from the clutches of one evil vampire, but now, as their daring relationship threatens all that is near and dear to them, they realize their troubles may be just beginning...

Passionate, riveting and deeply moving, New Moon, the compelling sequel to Twilight, irresistibly combines romance and suspense with a supernatural twist.

The Facts:


Publication Date:
September 6th, 2006
Series:
The Twilight Saga #2
Genre:
Paranormal Romance
Pages:
563
Formats:
eBook, Paperback, Audio
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My Review:


Last week I decided it was time for a Twilight re-read session. I love the Twilight Saga and I have read the books many times. But not since I started my own Book Blog and I never wrote a review about these books. So after reviewing ‘Twilight’, I immediately started ‘New Moon’ again.

‘New Moon’ is the second book in The Twilight Saga. In ‘New Moon’, Edward leaves Bella behind to give her a chance at a normal life. This devastates Bella, and soon she is only a shell of the person she was before. That is until she starts hanging out with her friend Jacob Black more and more. Jacob is younger than Bella, and obviously feels more for Bella than only friendship. But Bella’s heart belongs to someone else. But slowly she starts to realize Edward is never coming back.
When Jacob suddenly stops hanging out with her, Bella is desperate to find out what is really going on with him. And soon she finds out there is more strange in this world than vampires.

‘New Moon’ is the book in the Twilight Saga I always had a love/hate relationship with. I really hate love triangles, and since I really love Bella and Edward I always found it really hard to read about their separation. But on the other hand ‘New Moon’ is such a powerful book, and really shows the intensity of Bella and Edward’s relationship. And when you read the book, you really find out there isn’t really a love triangle going on. It will always be Bella and Edward, and Jacob will always be Bella’s best friend. This, to me,  is very clear in the book. The movie didn’t really show this part as good as it should I think. Not that it’s a bad movie. But if you see the movie you really think Bella is kind of in love with Jacob, and in the book you really read and feel that it’s much more a friendship kind of love. That is my opinion at least.

In ‘New Moon’ we also get to see more of the friendship between Bella and Alice and I really enjoyed that. I love Alice, she is such a mysterious and fun character. I always get a smile on my face when I read about her. And the relationship between Alice and Jasper is just damn cute.

In ‘New Moon’ we also meet the Volturi for the very first time. The thousands of year old vampire family who kind of are the royalties of the vampire world. Although I’m definitely not on their side, I always had kind of a soft spot for that family. There’s just so much mystery about those vampires, I enjoy reading about them. Especially in this book. 

‘New Moon’ is definitely a great second book to a great series. And reading it never gets old.  

My Rating:


About the Author:


Best known for her Twilight series, Stephenie Meyer’s four-book collection has sold over 100 million copies globally in over 50 countries, with translations in 37 different languages. Meyer was the highest-selling author of 2008 and 2009 in the United States, having sold over 29 million books in 2008, and 26.5 million books in 2009. In 2008, Meyer also released The Host, which debuted at #1 on The New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. Additionally, USA Today declared Meyer “Author of the Year,” citing that she had done something that no one else had in the 15 years of the USA Today bestselling book list– she swept the top four slots in 2008. Meyer also accomplished this feat in 2009, when The Twilight Saga once again dominated the top of the bestseller list. Altogether, her books have spent over 303 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List.

Stephenie Meyer graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English Literature. She lives in Arizona with her husband and sons.

For more information about Stephenie Meyer please visit her website.

2 comments:

  1. This was actually my favorite of the series. I wasn't as huge a fan of Edward as I was of Jacob, admittedly. Although I think Edward was the better choice for Edward. I tend to favor werewolves over vampires in books though--so I do carry that bias with me. :-)

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    1. I think it's fun there is a team Edward and a team Jacob. Everyone has their own preferences.. Love that. I loved Jacob, but more in the role he ended up with.. With Renesme! :D
      Thanks for stopping by!

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