With 160 million copies of the Twilight Saga sold worldwide, this addictive love story between a teenage girl and a vampire redefined romance for a generation. Here's the book that started it all.
Isabella Swan's move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. But once she meets the mysterious and alluring Edward Cullen, Isabella's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn.
Up until now, Edward has managed to keep his vampire identity a secret in the small community he lives in, but now nobody is safe, especially Isabella, the person Edward holds most dear. The lovers find themselves balanced precariously on the point of a knife-between desire and danger.
Deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilightcaptures the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires. This is a love story with bite.
"People do not want to just read Meyer's books; they want to climb inside them and live there."-Time
"A literary phenomenon."-The New York Times
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Romeo and Juliet have nothing on these star-crossed lovers. The first book in Stephenie Meyer’s massively popular fantasy series introduces teenage Bella, who moves to live with her dad in a gloomy Pacific Northwest town, where she promptly meets Edward, a brooding and chivalrous dreamboat who is actually a vampire. It’s no wonder this fictional couple went on to become a generation-spanning, pop-culture phenomenon: Meyer conjures up the intensity and yearning of adolescent passion within an utterly consuming dreamscape. Twilight makes a strong argument that you don’t need a heartbeat to fall in love.
Fans of Meyer's debut novel, Twilight, may be disappointed in this second book in a planned trilogy. It begins with a bang, on Bella's 18th birthday, when Edward Cullen sweeps her off to his unorthodox family home (in the first book readers learn that the Cullens are vampires who hunt animals rather than humans) for a birthday celebration. But when Bella unwraps a gift and gets a paper cut, her drops of blood set off a chaos that culminates in the Cullens leaving town. Edward exits on page 73, and does not reappear for nearly 400 pages, except for his voice in Bella's head when she embarks on dangerous adventures, such as motorcycle riding and cliff diving. Instead, this book focuses on Jake, her friend from La Push, who has some unusual traits of his own. A Quileute legend that he confides in Bella in the first book comes to the fore here (and ties in with the title), and Bella is tracked down by the "bad" vampires from the first book, who seek revenge for Edward's murder of their friend James. Long stretches in the book may make readers feel as if they're treading water, but the pace quickens when Alice Cullen sees a vision of Bella cliff diving and mistakes it for suicide. Edward then heads to the all-powerful Volturi vampires in Italy, seeking his own death. Will Bella get to Italy in time to save Edward? Will she remain human? Meyer answers the first question but leaves the second for the third novel. Ages 12-up.
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Just the Beginning
There are a few sets of guidelines that most writters tend to follow. Stephenie Meyer bends these guidelines a little while still managing to deliver an engaging, intense, original, and unique story that was never meant to be a standalone due to there being too much depth and elaboration to the world of Twilight for it to be fully delivered in a single novel.
Plus, the story is told with such an eloquent and explicit prose that it is very easy to see and feel the world through Bella's perspective.
I love this book...
The book is a million times better than the movie!
This book is awesome!! Never thought I would ever read this kind of book, but now I am captivated by it and i just keep on reading all the time!! :)