I have always loved to read and I look forward to sharing the books that I have read with you.
Hot on the teen reading scene right now is Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, the first in a four-book series. Twilight tells the story of Edward Cullen and Isabella (Bella) Swan, who live in Forks, Washington. This story is told from the view point of Bella, a seventeen-year-old girl who just moved from her home in Phoenix, Arizona to come and live with her dad in Forks. She is an awkward, but intelligent girl who is completely oblivious to how pretty she is.
While at Forks, she meets Edward Cullen and his family, who seem to be perfect. She soon discovers there is one thing that makes them even more different than everyone else: they’re vampires!
Instead of drinking human blood like most vampires, the Cullens drink animal blood; they call it being a “vegetarian.” Edward Cullen is a perfect gentleman and is amazingly gorgeous. Soon, Edward and Bella cannot stay away from each other any longer.
This is a story about a seemingly impossible romance between Bella and Edward, but they soon find a way to be together. As they try to work through the whole “I’m a vampire and I want to kill you thing” there is an even bigger danger coming. One night, when Bella is out with Edward and his family, three vampires come along their path, putting Bella in grave danger. James, the leader of the coven and his partner Victoria pursue Bella so that they can kill her. Laurent, the third member of the vampire “pack,” stays out of the whole ordeal and leaves for Denali, Alaska in hopes of finding solace among another coven of “vegetarian” vampires. Soon James is able to lure Bella to an old ballet studio where she once took ballet. There a battle for Bella takes place between the Cullens and James.
I absolutely loved this book, which kept me reading for hours at a time. After starting it, you won’t be able to put it down!
I don’t think that there should be an age limit on any books, but I probably wouldn’t recommend this book to anyone under the age of eleven or twelve because anyone under that age might not be able to fully understand what is going on.
I rate this book five stars because of the amazing story line and how it flows through the pages.
Ed note: adult readers who enjoy the vampire genre can think of this series of books as Laurell K. Hamilton without all the sex.