As most of my readers know I have been refusing to read the latest book craze because Dave said it was too scary. I FINALLY gave in and read the first book in the twilight series! He told me a few days ago (after telling me many times that it would be too scary for me) that I should "just read it." I think more than anything he was sick of me being out of the loop when EVERYONE talked about the books and, of course, Edward. I've heard so many times in the past couple of years that every woman I know is in love with Edward. Some women's obsessions with him even made their husbands jealous! I have to admit I was very curious...
So, I finally read it. Here is my honest opinion: I really liked the book. (Obviously since it took me less than 48 hours to read it even while caring for a 5 month old.) I actually liked it more than I thought I would but I think I liked it less than everyone else did. I really liked the perspective of the book, too many books are in the 3rd party narrative and I usually can't get into that but it was nice to be reading what Bella was thinking. One thing that did bother me though were the obvious attempts at foreshadowing humor... "I can do this, I lied to myself feebly. No one was going to bite me. I finally exhaled and stepped out of the truck." Knowing what I did about the story (and I really don't think I'm giving anything away...) I thought this was pretty forced and kind of dumb. Other than small things like that though I thought the book was well written.
Now, Edward. Dave told me that I wouldn't like him so I can't be sure if he just knows me too well or he actually influenced my opinion. I didn't like him. I found him moody and whiny and... kind of... girly? I don't know if that's the right word... He just wasn't really my "type". I did like the relationships in the book and I respected Edward by the end, I just didn't lust for him like so many of my friends did. Does that make me odd? I've been told I will like Jacob. I guess I need to read the next book.
I would definitely recommend this book (Twilight by Stephenie Meyer) and welcome any arguments to my assessment of the book. I'm expecting to get hate mail from most of the females that I know for talking ill of Edward, but that's ok. Hit me with your best shot.