Novel Review: The Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer
While in college, I had been forced to read countless stories about ghosts, zombies or vampires written by my fellow creative writing classmates. As only one of two romance genre writers in the class, I had to endure hours of paranormal stories. I suppose it was during my exposure to their enthusiasm for the paranormal, that I began to question my distaste for the popular sub-genre. Was it possible that I was missing something? It took a little over a year, for me to fully commit to reading TWILIGHT written by Stephenie Meyer. If I could go back in time, I’d change one thing-I’d have read the book much sooner.
Consisting of four novels, TWILIGHT, NEW MOON, ECLIPSE, and BREAKING DAWN, the saga centers around the unlikely love affair between vampire, Edward Cullen and human, Bella Swan. With unpredictably fascinating twists and turns, each book provides fictional bliss. To make things even more compelling, Bella’s best-friend, Jacob is a werewolf who views the Cullen family as his enemy. The strain on his relationship with Bella leaves the reader pondering. Will Jacob ever love anyone other than Bella Swan? For those of you who don’t know the answer, I’m not telling. Believe me, you’ll thank me later.
Now, if paranormal isn’t your thing, that’s perfectly fine. I’m a firm believer in the theory that life is too short to read something that doesn’t make you happy. However, I would challenge you to broaden your horizons. Step out of your reading comfort zone and step into an adventure in another world. You may be surprised to find that you were missing out on something spectacular. Happy reading!