Saturday, May 17, 2008
Twilight!(by Stephenie Meyer)
Oh my! Am I enjoying a new book series! I never thought I'd enjoy a book series the way I enjoy Harry Potter. But this series is a runner up! 3rd place is firmly held by Peter & The Starcatchers, by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson.
First off I will address the fact that this is another Fantasy series. I AM a fantasy geek! But I DO know that Vampires & boys who fly are not real. (However, I do admit that there are people out there who believe that they are witches & wizards. I am NOT one of those people.)
If you have read the series', you know, that the world these authors have created are FICTIONAL. SO I don't want comments about how either or both (of H.P. & Twilight especially) are evil. I like them. Leave me alone.
Now to the good bits. I have been unable to put the book down! (Although I have been trying really hard to make sure that I am not ignoring my husband or reading when he is not distracted by something else. Usually he is in the shower, watching TV, or typing in his blog.)
A Girl falls in love with a boy named Edward. The twist is Edward is a vampire. And no, I did not just give away a huge plot point. This point is mentioned on the back cover of the book.
If you haven't read the series, I recommend it. Especially if you like Buffy & Angel. I heard about the series through my favorite podcast (Pottercast). I was skeptical at first. Is this a rip off of Joss Whedon? I sure hope not. But it isn't. The author has her own mythology and there is no Slayer. There are however Werewolves!
Well enough about that. If you trust my taste I say READ IT!! You can get it at the library! But be prepared to be on a waiting list!