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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.

Date: 2008-12-21 10:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] serenity-valley.livejournal.com
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..."

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


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