Hey Guys! It is Max here and I will be doing a book review for ‘Twilight By Stephanie Meyer’ today. All of you probably already know what Twilight is about but I am still going to give a brief summary before we move on into the actual review. In addition, Stephanie Meyer has written a number of books since the Twilight saga, which those books are called ‘The Chemist’ and ‘The Host’ and I cannot wait to read both of them because I really liked ‘Twilight’. Now, let us move into the brief review.
Twilight is a Young Adult, Paranormal Romance novel following Isabelle- Also known as Bella, as she discovered that her boyfriend was a vampire and how there were other vampires that were trying to kill them.
So, without further ado, let us get into the review!
This is a spoiler-free review and all thoughts and opinions are on my own!*
“And so the lion fell in love with the lamb…” he murmured. I looked away, hiding my eyes as I thrilled to the word.
“What a stupid lamb,” I sighed.
“What a sick, masochistic lion.”- Twilight, Stephanie Meyer.
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, Twilight captures the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires. This is a love story with bite.
My thoughts: Introduction
“What is she to me? Except a menace — a danger you’ve chosen to inflict on all of us.”- Twilight, Stephanie Meyer.
Let us start off with the pacing of this book. The pacing of this book was fast and the book was remotely easy to read. It had a type of writing style that was not good but easy to read that enabled me to zoom through the book fast. If you are looking for a quick and easy read, I highly recommend you to read this book! However, if you are looking for a book that has a good writing style and an overall story with no plot holes, I do not recommend you to read this book.
Speaking of plot holes, this book had a few unresolved plots that had no explanation or reason and most parts of the book were filled with theories. Therefore, I sincerely hope that the plot holes will be resolved in the next book instead of theories in every corner of the book.
Moving on, the world-building and atmosphere for this book were fantastically described and written. There were not much to describe for the world because it is set in our world, but with two types of Vampires that walk among the humans. I thought that the world that revolved around the types of Vampires were pretty unique and cool. Thus, the world building was great!
In addition, the atmosphere for this book was suspenseful and romantic in a way that the elements combined together equally. However, the suspense did not start until the last 130 pages of the book. Thus, I was a little disappointed but I, again, hope that the next book will not let the suspense start in the last 100 pages of the book.
Furthermore, the plot of this book dragged a little too much. For example, it repeated what we had already known and it just dragged on for the next hundred of pages and when it stopped, a new question arose and the cycle continued which did tick something off of me but I still enjoyed the process of reading this book even though it frustrated me in a bad way sometimes.
Moving on (yet again), the relationships that were centred around this book were outstanding. The characters had a great relationship together and especially Edward and his adopted family. They remained as one even though they quarrelled sometimes and I, personally, find that as an extraordinary element in the story because not many YA books out there featured this kind of relationships. Thus, a thumbs-up for the relationships.
Finally, the tone for this book was pretty light and heavy when it came to the suspenseful part of the story. The tone was light because of the romance element in this book. Therefore, an easy book to read with both light and heavy tones.
Now, let us move into the writing section of this review!
“The right thing isn’t always real obvious. Sometimes the right thing for one person is the wrong thing for someone else. So…good luck figuring that out.”- Twilight, Stephanie Meyer.
The writing for this book was not good. I realized that Stephanie used a lot of dialogues in this book that just made it chatty and informal. Although this book was easy to read, I just found the dialogues to be overused and the places and features of the person or the thing were not described very well and what I meant to say was this: There were too much of telling instead of showing.
Furthermore, the author rambled on when we already knew what the thing was or what was going on and because of that, it made the characters felt kind of… dumb? It was like turning an extremely smart and awesome character into an imbecile. But, fortunately, they were likeable characters.
In addition, I noticed that there were some parts of the writing that was vague. Some of the things were not explained properly and it just made plot holes. Thus, it was a vague piece of writing.
Finally, let us move on to the characters section!
“It’s twilight. It’s the safest time of day for us. The easiest time. But also the saddest, in a way…the end of another day, the return of the night. Darkness is so predictable, don’t you think?”- Twilight, Stephanie Meyer.
Bella (Also Known As Isabelle): She was a character that was quite #relatable to. Sorry for the hashtag but I have to, so… Sorry again? She was sassy, funny and dumb at times but she learned from her mistakes and thus, that gave her a thumbs up and a character growth.
Edward: He was the mysterious, brooding, bad boy who had been living for centuries and had also been living in his own lonely square until Bella came into his life. As Bella made her way into his life, his character had changed into a total kind-hearted person. Thus, he had a great character growth!
Alice: We did not get to see her much in this book but I do believe that she will appear more often in the following books because there are many layers to her character that this book had yet to deliver. Thus, I will not say that she has a character growth.
Mike: I hated him. He was an annoying, self-pitied and selfish character that I just could not stand. His character did not even improve as the story progresses, it just remained over there like a predator waiting for its prey. Thus, zero character growth to his character.
Jacob: He was a fine character. There was not anything much about him and he was not special or anything but I liked how he treated Bella as his friend though. Therefore, I look forward to his character in the next book.
I am giving this book an 81%. I liked it but it had some flaws that I, personally, did not give it a 90%. Thus, the rating and PS. I will be reading the next book.
This is the end of my spoiler-free review for Twilight by Stephanie Meyer! I hope you all enjoyed it and follow me with your email/wordpress account to get notifications when I post a new article! Bye!