Yes, I admit it. I am a HUGE Twilight fan! I loved the books as much as I loved the movies. And yes, I didn´t read them while the hype about them was in full swing. It took me a bit, but when I finally read New Moon, I had a fantastic time. So, if you´re not familiar with this series, here comes my review of book two. But know first, this is a series you either love or don´t love. But judge for yourself.

New Moon
by Stephenie Meyer
Twilight Series #2
Publisher Little Brown Books on August 21, 2006
Genre Vampire
Pages 608
Format Hardcover
Source Library

"Damn," I muttered as I cut my finger on the paper; I pulled it away to look at the wound. A small drop of blood spurted out of the tiny cut. Then everything happened very quickly. Edward threw himself on me and threw me across the table... I fell to the ground beside the grand piano - arms outstretched instinctively to catch me - right into the jagged shards. Only now did I feel the burning stabbing pain, from the wrist to the crook of my arm. Dazed, I looked up from the bright red blood pouring from my arm - and met the fevered gazes of six starving vampires.
Bella's 18th birthday party turns into a disaster. As a result, Edward leaves her, and Bella is left utterly devastated and empty. She is no longer aware of her surroundings, only exists instead of living. Only Jacob can keep her from giving up for good. Then Bella realizes that she can hear Edward's voice in certain situations and from then on, she tries everything to put herself in precisely such situations so that that happens. In her helplessness, Bella decides to fulfill her dream of cliff jumping and with her jump sets in motion a chain of events that has fatal consequences.

Stephenie Meyer literally makes the pages vibrate in a fascinating way. Bella's state of shock at Edward's departure and the realization that she wasn't good enough is portrayed so vividly and figuratively that it took my breath away as I read it. Because the entire story is told in Bella's first-person perspective, this was amplified many times over and as a reader, I fully experienced this emotional catastrophe. The author writes clearly and very emotionally and brings the characters to life with just a few words.

The author has once again succeeded in bringing her characters to life with just a few words and portraying them very figuratively and powerfully.

Bella has matured even more and nothing and nobody can take her from her love for Edward. Not even her father, Charlie, who is helpless in the face of the overwhelming power of these feelings. She has incredible strength within her. However, she is still clumsy and ungainly and attracts dangerous situations like a magnet.

The reader sees nothing of Edward for a more extended period, but he is always present. In Bella's lovesickness and in her thoughts. Edward decides to lie to himself and Bella and leave to give her a normal, but above all safe, life. But he reckoned without Bella and the strength of his love for her. He travels across the world and the news of Bella's death makes him realize that he doesn't want to continue to exist without her. But vampires can't destroy themselves that easily.

The novel New Moon takes the reader into a world full of atmosphere, passion, and pain. Beautifully written and absolutely fascinating to read.

Happy reading

Stephenie Meyer
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Stephenie Meyer graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English Literature. In 2008 USA Today declared her “Author of the Year” because she had swept the top four slots in that year – which no one else ever had in the 15 years of the USA Today bestselling book list. Her internationally bestselling Twilight Series has sold 155 million copies worldwide and altogether her books have spent over 303 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List. She lives with her husband and three sons in Arizona.


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