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weaktwos ([personal profile] weaktwos) wrote2008-12-21 12:43 pm
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The Twilight Saga

I resisted reading this book series. Something about the movie previews and the descriptions put me off. The fear of over-angsty teen love, perhaps.

Well, I read the sample chapter available for Kindle owners.


Four days and $30 in Kindle book expenditures later, I'm done with the series.


Yes, it's good romantic fun. It's hard to resist falling into the dream world of Stephanie Meyer's version of vampires. There are good, non-human eating vampires who are, coincidentally, hotter than Georgia asphalt. And vampires have no financial woes. They never sleep, so they have all the time in the world to make wise financial investment decisions. Vampires have relatively few bodily functions. Sure, they must feed, but there's no indication of vampire burps or flatulence. And then there's the promise of EPIC vampire sex. Would you give up food, safety, and the mundane human life in exchange for eternal beauty, incredible strength, speed, blood drinking and the occasional tussle with evil Vampires? Hell yeah!

I had a few problems with some of her dialogue choices, and by the end, she really did hand everything to us in a gorgeous gift box and a big fluffy bow. So, it's definitely four fun volumes of wishful thinking. But because you do get fond of the characters, you enjoy their triumphs.

[identity profile] brittadotcom.livejournal.com 2008-12-21 09:22 pm (UTC)(link)
I am still waiting to borrow Breaking Dawn from someone, since I decided after reading New Moon I would not invest any more money in the series, especially since only hardback for #3 & #4. I don't expect to re-read them, but I would like to see how the story ends. I did read Midnight Sun last week, the unfinished draft she wrote of the first half of Twilight from Edward's point of view...amusing... :)

[identity profile] serenity-valley.livejournal.com 2008-12-21 09:27 pm (UTC)(link)
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[identity profile] weaktwos.livejournal.com 2008-12-21 09:44 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm totally interested in that newsletter. I was cackling while reading it. I agree. I was wondering about SMEYERS' psyche with the whole IMPRINTING bidness with toddlers. It's like she grew up with an interesting friend of the family, or something.

[identity profile] serenity-valley.livejournal.com 2008-12-21 09:46 pm (UTC)(link)
OMG yes with imprinting. What's worse (WORSE HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE I KNOW), is that Jacob is named for one of her brothers.



[identity profile] weaktwos.livejournal.com 2008-12-21 10:52 pm (UTC)(link)
NOOOOOOOO! That's why you don't name main characters after family members. Creepy.

My favorite character was actually Alice. She was do damned chipper, Her personality reminds me of Kristin Chenoweth's character (from Pushing Daisies).

[identity profile] serenity-valley.livejournal.com 2008-12-21 10:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, Alice is pretty much manufactured from 100% awesome. (Good call on the Alice/Olive parallels.) My favorite line of hers: "Speaking of Italy and cars that I stole there..."

[identity profile] weaktwos.livejournal.com 2008-12-21 11:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Hah! That was indeed a good line. :) Not many of us could make such a segue!

[identity profile] toryadore.livejournal.com 2008-12-21 10:40 pm (UTC)(link)
I liked the series. It definitely leans more toward the teen scene, but there have been so many ages interested in the books. My sister, who does not like vampires or fantasy novels, even loved it. So much so, she asked me to go to the last book's release party at Barnes and Nobles at 12:00am with her! It was crazy to see all the teens in prom dresses and boyfriends in tuxes! The polls going around; will Bella get bitten, yes or no. Red coffee and punch being passed about by Starbucks.
The movie was fair. I don't think it had a very large budget, so it did okay for what it had to work with. I think I would have skipped the Edward running through the forest scenes with Bella on his back. It just didn't look right at all; bad enough they should have cut it. It took away from the movie more than adding to it.
Anyway, I thought the books were a nice, easy read, and entertaining enough to read the series.
Definitely different then my two favorite vampire authors, Christine Feehan and J.R. Ward. Now there are some hot adult books!!!! :D The Dark series and The Brotherhood of the Sword.

Happy Holidays by the way!!! :D

[identity profile] weaktwos.livejournal.com 2008-12-21 11:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Happy Holidays back at ya! I'll have to check into Feehan and Ward. Thanks for the recommendation. :) Have you checked out Charlaine Harris' books or the HBO series True Blood based on those books?

[identity profile] toryadore.livejournal.com 2008-12-22 08:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Not the books, but John has been getting me the series. I really like it. If you like Highlander type sci-fi/fantasy stories with some real history mixed in, I can recommend a couple of authors.

Maybe we can get together over the holidays. It's been WAY too long. :)