Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Update to the Twilight Series Review

I have a confession: I've been re-reading the Twilight books since I finished them.

I really didn't expect that, especially after I finished the first book. That book was good, but I actually waited several days to see if I could borrow the second book before buying my own copy. It's just that once I finished the second book, I couldn't wait to devour the third and fourth books.

**Spoiler Alert: Stop reading if you don't want to know anything that happens in the stories.**

My favorite book is the last one, Breaking Dawn.I've re-read huge portions of it multiple times at this point. I guess I just wasn't ready to say goodbye to Bella and Edward. (As Lex surely understands, judging from this comment.) In exploring Stephenie Meyer's web site, I was very sad to discover that she considers Breaking Dawn the conclusion of the series. I understand that it's the end of Bella's story, but there are so many other stories to be told. I especially want to know what happens to Leah, who seemed particularly unhappy, notwithstanding her escape from Sam's pack. Stephenie doesn't seem to be ruling out future vampire/werewolf stories, but for now, she's apparently done.

Well, except for Midnight Sun. She states she's planning to finish the story at some point, and I have to say, I like Midnight Sun at least as much as, if not more than, Breaking Dawn. Even if the Edward-as-stalker aspect is rather creepy.

If you enjoyed the books, you might want to check out the "outtakes" sections for Twilight and New Moon. They are portions of the stories that were edited out – I particularly enjoyed the expanded prom scene. Unfortunately, there aren't any outtakes for the last two books.

Finally, am I the only one who attaches a song to a book? I've become somewhat obsessed with Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" – for me, at least, it is the perfect soundtrack for the whole Twilight Series.

1 comment:

  1. I associate the whole Coldplay cd to the Twilight series! Mostly because I listened to it the same time I read the books. But Cemeteries of London and 42 are such vampire songs! Almost makes you think Coldplay are vampires. There's a youtube clip somewhere too.


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