Review: New Moon by Stephenie Meyer

The Blurb: Shoot, I muttered when the paper sliced my finger; I pulled it out to examine the damage. A single drop of blood oozed from the tiny cut.It all happened very quickly then.Edward threw himself at me, flinging me back across the table…I tumbled down to the floor by the piano, with my arms thrown out instinctively to catch my fall, into the jagged shards of glass. I felt the searing, stinging pain that ran from my wrist to the crease inside my elbow. Dazed and disoriented, I looked up from the bright red blood pulsing out of my arm-into the fevered eyes of the six suddenly ravenous vampires.Legions of readers entranced by Twilight are hungry for more and they won’t be disappointed. In New Moon, Stephenie Meyer delivers another irresistible combination of romance and suspense with a supernatural twist. The “star-crossed” lovers theme continues as Bella and Edward find themselves facing new obstacles, including a devastating separation, the mysterious appearance of dangerous wolves roaming the forest in Forks, a terrifying threat of revenge from a female vampire and a deliciously sinister encounter with Italy’s reigning royal family of vampires, the Volturi. Passionate, riveting, and full of surprising twists and turns, this vampire love saga is well on its way to literary immortality.


My Thoughts: I wasn’t going to review this book, but because I sped through the series so fast, it would only be fair to share my thoughts. 


I didn’t like Jacob. I thought that Edward left all in a rush over something that really could have been avoided and completely left Bella open for attack by Victoria. I thought his leaving was a cop out. I liked Jacob as the friend, also liked him as the long haired geeky kid. Seeing him transform into wolf boy was a little too much for me. This was supposed to be a vampire novel, not a vampires and werewolves novel. 


I liked the fancy cars and Alice. I really loved Alice, in fact, I skipped pages until she showed up in the house. I was humming through the plot, “Jacob and Bella blah blah blah” and then “Ooh Alice!” I reread the almost kissing scene between Bella and Jacob a couple of times wondering what was going on and then I was distracted by Alice, the fancy fast car, the trip to Italy, the whole saving Edward from himself bits. 


I loved how New Moon ended on a promise, to make Bella a vampire. 


And I have to give a round of applause to Bella’s Dad and the supporting cast in this one. Loved the awkward conversations between Bella and Jessica and Bella and Angela.

Really have no clue as to why Angela’s boyfriend Ben wasn’t in the movies. That always made me raise an eyebrow. 


Once again no need to rate a book that helped me out as a writer, even if it was only to show me what not to do. 


Should I talk about camping and filming book trailers yet? You might find that more interesting 😀 I just want video to show you too!


Namaste,
Rhi

Comments ( 3 )

  • YA Book Lover says:

    I hated how Edward left. I mean, I get emotionally invested in novels and I was shocked into sobs when he just left her in the woods. And the supporting cast was great in this book. I am going to have to reread all of them as its been a while since I have and I do like them in spite of myself.

  • Tara @ Shhh... Not While I'm Reading says:

    I hated Jacob the first time I read through this book. It was like… how dare he try and take Bella away from Edward. Then I read it again and it was like a lightswitch. Edward switched off and Jacob switched on. I wanted my own Jacob Black. 😛

  • bronzed topaz says:

    I was humming through the plot, &quot;Jacob and Bella blah blah blah&quot; and then &quot;Ooh Alice!&quot;<br /><br />This was basically my reaction. I even looked ahead to see when it would get interesting again. Alice made everyone so much more interesting for me, that was for sure!

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