Saturday, 12 March 2011
I Read Twilight
I read Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. So what? Half the population have read Twilight. Exactly! So, I am not going to review it per se. My daughter, a typical teenager has read and re-read the series over and over and also some of my more mature friends. Twilight is a recommended read. I don't normally go for YA and would generally avoid horror or bloodsucking and vampire stories. I haven't even read Mary Shelley's Frankenstein or Bram Stoker's Dracula. Probably because I am at heart a great big wuss! I got hold of my daughter's copy of Twilight and filed it on my TBR shelf. My daughter decided that if I was going to read Twilight then now is as good a time as any. Therefore, as soon as I finished my previous read, she thrust the book into my hand. I had an open mind and decided to enjoy the moment and enjoy is exactly what I did. I suppose I could say I was pleasantly surprised because I really was not sure if it would be for me. I liked the storytelling, the narrative flowed well throughout the book. I expected Bella to end up as part of the Cullen clan literally but I liked the way the book ended, allowing room for the story to continue. I have not seen the film so when I visualise the characters I do not see Kristin Stewart and Robert Pattinson. My characters are not faceless but they could be anyone and I like to see that in my mind when reading the book rather than a famous face. Once bitten, smitten and I can't wait to read the rest of the series. As you may have gleaned from previous blogs I do not read series all in one fell swoop, I like variation so it may be a few weeks or so before I plough into New Moon. Pure escapism and pure fantasy. A 4* read for me for that alone.