Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Book Review: New Moon

Name: New Moon
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Others in the Series: Twilight, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn
Brief summary: Life is far from normal for Bella Swan during her senior year of high school. True, her life is full of drama and boy troubles, but for Bella who sees herself as a danger magnet life holds much much more. Edward Cullen, her ever-handsome boyfriend who just happens to be a vampire, breaks her heart when he leaves after Bella receives a near-fatal paper cut at her eighteenth birthday party. Realizing that his family no matter how determined to avoid human blood, can within seconds be overwhelmed with tempation and violence leads him to place Bella's safety ahead of his own desires. To say that Bella is devastated is an understatment, she becomes zombie-like in her loss, a fact which is finally realized when Bella and one of her friends are watching a Zombie movie. "It wasn't until almost the very end, as I watched a haggard zombie shambling after the last shrieking survivor, that I realized what the problem was. The scene kept cutting between the horrified face of the heroine, and the dead emotionless face of her pursuer, back and forth as it closed the distance. And I realized which one resembled me the most. . . But it was ironic, all things considered, that, in the end, I would wind up a zombie. I hadn't seen that one coming. Not that I hadn't dreamed of becoming a mythical monster once--just never a grotesque, animated corpse. . . It was depressing to realize that I wasn't the heroine anymore, that my story was over." (106) But Bella's story is far from over. Reintroduce into the picture, Jacob Black, the young man who first shared with Bella the fact that she was falling in love with a vampire, this new friendship reenergizes Bella's existence and gives her a reason to continue on. But is her friendship with Jacob any safer for her than her relationship with Edward was? Or is Jacob hiding a dangerous secret of his own? Is Edward out of the picture for good, or will he make a comeback to try to reclaim her heart?
Stephenie Meyer's novel NEW MOON, sequel to TWILIGHT, is an exciting read, and one that I highly recommend. (From
Grade/Age level: 13 and up
Cautions: Vampire-ness, a girl jumps off a cliff (not trying to commit suicide!), a girl is broken hearted and is anti-social and refuses to do anything.
If you like this book, you might also like . . . i have NO clue.
Personal Opinion: This book keeps you on your TOES!!! I kept thinking, "What's gonna happen?! WHAT'S GONNA HAPPEN?!?!?!". It's the kind of book you have to keep reading, or else you're afraid you're going to miss something. That's the one downside about it. Something BIG happens in the beginning, and you want to know if it's going to be smoothed out. Personally, I liked Twilight a whole lot better and am enjoying Eclipse more too. Not that New Moon was bad, it just was lacking some romance in my book. But, at the end, the awesome action scene totally makes it OK. <3
Rating: 8/10
Random tidbit: The movie is coming out soon!! And the guy who's playing Edward Cullen played Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. And the girl who plays Bella was apparently in Zathura and In the Land of Women. Neither of which


alexis said...

I agree with you that Twilight was a better read than this. I really missed Edward throughout most of the book. Nevertheless, it's still apart of the Twilight saga, and I enjoyed it!

Elle said...

I Love these books but i think they are now officially over rated.