- Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
- Format: Hardback | 498 pages
- Dimensions: 147mm x 208mm x 38mm | 658g
- Publication date: 5 October 2005
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 0316160172
- ISBN 13: 9780316160179
- Sales rank: 67,375
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.
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Stephenie Meyer is the author of the #1 bestselling Twilight Saga and "The Host." She graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English literature, and she lives with her husband and three young sons in Arizona.
By Colleen 29 Dec 2011
"...Okay, I know after reading some of this, it might sound like I actually didn't really like Twilight. But I do. I joke a lot that "trashy romance novels are my guilty pleasure," but I don't really mean that I think they're trashy. They're fun, and sometimes I need to vicariously get a little romance in my life, because much like pre-Forks Bella, I am very much lacking in that department. You will never, however, catch me saying that I want "my own Edward." That's a little too into it for me, and anyway, it's Jasper who's my favorite Cullen male..."
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By SpadesHigh 26 Sep 2011
NOTE: Read the book before you watch the movie, probably THEN you would be more interested and knowing of what is going on.
The first installment of The Twilight Saga starts off pretty slow, but continues on in becoming interesting as you go from chapter to chapter. Many have been ridiculing this Novel/Series, and from my perspective it may be because of the built-up hype and opposition of it's chosen character representatives. It's a young adult book that can pull the heart strings, a soft as well as humorous vampire-werewolf scenario, and a love triangle to add (or could it be a love-quad...i.e. Mike)
I enjoyed this novel as I read it all the way through to the last book (Breaking Dawn). It's a great and entertaining escapism of a novel/s.
On to read the second book 'New Moon.'
Praise for Twilight: A New York Times bestsellerA New York Times"Editor's Choice"A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the YearA Publishers Weekly"Kids' Book Adults Would Love"An Amazon "Best Book of the Decade * So Far"An ALA "Top Ten Books for Young Adults" * "Propelled by suspense and romance in equal parts [this story] will keep readers madly flipping the pages of Meyer's tantalizing debut."-Publishers Weekly (starred review) * "The novel's danger-factor skyrockets as the excitement of secret love and hushed affection morphs into a terrifying race to stay alive. Realistic, subtle, succinct, and easy to follow, Twilight will have readers dying to sink their teeth into it."-School Library Journal (starred review) * "In the tradition of Anne Rice. . . this dark romance is gripping." -Booklist (starred review)
Sun-loving Bella meets her demon lover in a vampire tale strongly reminiscent of Robin McKinley's Sunshine. When Bella moves to rainy Forks, Wash., to live with her father, she just wants to fit in without drawing any attention. Unfortunately, she's drawn the eye of aloof, gorgeous and wealthy classmate Edward. His behavior toward Bella wavers wildly between apparent distaste and seductive flirtation. Bella learns Edward's appalling (and appealing) secret: He and his family are vampires. Though Edward nobly warns Bella away, she ignores the human boys who court her and chooses her vampiric suitor. An all-vampire baseball game in a late-night thunderstorm-an amusing gothic take on American family togetherness that balances some of the tale's romantic excesses-draws Bella and her loved ones into terrible danger. This is far from perfect: Edward's portrayal as monstrous tragic hero is overly Byronic, and Bella's appeal is based on magic rather than character. Nonetheless, the portrayal of dangerous lovers hits the spot; fans of dark romance will find it hard to resist. (Fantasy. YA) (Kirkus Reviews)