Tuesday, August 26, 2008

While waiting for the month to be over or until I do have a concrete idea of what next month's theme will be, I will indulge in my latest obsession. ( well, not really, but...hey! yup!)

If you have not heard of the novel Twilight by Stephenie Meyers, where have you been hibernating ? The Twilight Saga is a composed of 4 novels aptly titled Twilight (2005), New Moon (2006), Eclipse (2007) and Breaking Dawn(August 2008). The series is about a young adult vampire novel. The first book introduces seventeen-year-old Isabella "Bella" Swan who moves from Phoenix, Arizona to Forks, Washington, and finds her life in danger when she falls in love with a vampire, Edward Cullen. I was not into it for I said it's too juvenile for me. All my daughters and my nieces were all talking about the series. Daughter #4 was at the bookstore at the "crack of dawn" to get the then newly released book 4, Breaking Dawn. Ok. Give me book one, Twilight. It was a slow Sunday and I had nothing better to do. By page 75, I was hooked and a little bit awed by Edward Cullen.

Plot Summary:
Isabella "Bella" Swan moves from sunny Phoenix, Arizona to rainy Forks, Washington to live with her father, Charlie. She chooses to do this so that her mother, Renée, can travel with her new husband, Phil Dwyer, who is a minor league baseball player. Even though Bella never had many friends in Phoenix, she attracts much attention at her new school in Forks, and is quickly befriended by several students. Much to her dismay, several boys in the school compete for shy Bella's attention.

When Bella sits next to Edward Cullen in biology class on her first day of school, Edward seems utterly repulsed by her. He even attempts to change his schedule to avoid her, leaving Bella completely puzzled about his attitude towards her. After tricking a family friend, Jacob Black of the Quileute tribe, into telling her the local tribal legends, Bella concludes that Edward and his family are vampires. Although she was inexplicably attracted to him even when she thought Edward drank human blood, she is much relieved to learn that the Cullens choose to abstain from drinking human blood, and drink animal blood instead. Over time, Edward and Bella fall in love. Their foremost problem is that to Edward, Bella's scent is a hundred times more potent than any other human's, making Edward struggle to resist his desire to kill her. However, despite this they manage to stay together safely for a time.

The seemingly perfect state of their relationship is thrown into chaos when another vampire coven sweeps into Forks and James, a tracker vampire, decides that he wants to hunt Bella for sport. The Cullens plan to distract the tracker by splitting up Bella and Edward, and Bella is sent to hide in a hotel in Phoenix. Bella then gets a phone call from James in which he says that he has her mother, and Bella is forced to give herself up to James at her old dance studio, where he attacks her. Edward, along with the rest of the Cullen family, rescue Bella before James can kill her. Once they realize that James had bitten Bella's hand, Edward sucks the venom out of her system before it can spread and change her into a vampire. Upon returning to Forks, Bella and Edward attend their prom and Bella expresses her desire to become a vampire, which Edward refuses to let happen.

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Posted by desperateblogger On 8/26/2008 07:18:00 AM 2 comments

2 comments:

  1. I read all four of the Twilight series books in two weeks. We were at the bookstore at midnight to get the latest one. Can't wait for the movie!

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  2. hey lisa, same here. i'm constantly surfing the net for the latest on the movies. I am possessed! obsessed!

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