“When Life offers you a dream so far beyond any of your expectations, it’s not reasonable to grieve when it comes to an end”
So the book starts. I finally got to read this first book of the trilogy after waiting in line behind my daughter’s friends who have been passing this book around all summer long. I finally got my hands on it after threatening them that they can’t come hang out at our house anymore unless they bring me this book 😀 LOL! I’m just finding out how big an incentive having snacks aplenty when your kids’ friends come around.
I came home on Friday to find the book on my bed. Halleluiah!! Thankfully, we had enough left overs that I didn’t need to cook dinner. So I got out of my work clothes, got comfy and got started reading. I love books that can hook you from the first page. This is one of them. I read through it within 24-hours and was panting for more. I wanted that second book ASAP! But of course, one of Asi’s friend still has New Moon and I have to wait until at least Monday afternoon for the installment. Asi has the third book, Eclipse, she’s reading it right now. I am so tempted to jump to it, but no, I won’t do it. Besides, she’ll probably elbow me out of the way if I tried to get the book from her. LOL!
This story starts out with seventeen year old Isabella resignedly moving to Forks, Washington to live with her father; arriving the day before school starts. Forks is a small town where it is cold, rainy and foggy most of the year. Isabella’s, Bella for short, adventure starts on the very first day of school when she encounters not just new friends but also a mysterious boy who seems to dislike her at first sight.
This is a story about first love and all the giddy excitement and angst that comes with it. Nevermind that the object of Bella’s first love is a vampire and has superhuman powers while she is characterized as being rather clutzy.
I won’t give you all the details, I think you really should read it for yourself and share in the cacophony of emotions as Bella and Edward find their way to each other. This book, while classified as Teen reading, will be enjoyed by many adults too. I know I did.