Cinnamon, May 23, 2010 (view all comments by Cinnamon)
Emotions. If I had to pick one word to describe NEW MOON, that would be it. I read this in a single night and stayed up until the morning to do so. I couldn't put it down. Literally, I could not make my hands put the book down because I was just so invested in the characters. My heart ached, my chest burned. I needed to know what would happen and get some resolution. Never has a book had that effect on me. Meyer is truly a master of the written word.
NEW MOON is the second of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Saga. I didn't know what to expect going in to the book as I hadn't heard much about any of the books by the time I read it. To be honest, I started this book less than 36 hours after starting Twilight. Yeah, they really are that good!
I might be a little vague here to avoid giving away spoilers, so please forgive me. If you want to know more information than what I post here, feel free to contact me via comment and I'll email you privately.
NEW MOON is all about change. It's full of emotions; pain, bitterness, sadness, joy...you name it and I'm pretty sure there's an entire chapter dedicated to it in this book. At times I found NEW MOON very difficult to read. Not because of the writing or due to any fault of the author, simply because of the onslaught of emotions the book brings on.
This book details more of the relationship between Bella and Jacob Black, whom we were introduced to in Twilight. We learn a little bit more about Bella, about the strength of character she has and we learn more about the person Jacob is and who he is becoming. We get to see a lot more of the Quileute reservation with its spectacular scenery. In my opinion, that's a real strength of Meyer; that and her ability to develop a relationship in such a way that we feel quite connected to the characters.
Twilight is about the perfect love, but when you're at the top, the only way to go is down. What will happen to Bella and Edward if that sad fate falls on them? NEW MOON answers that for us.
I give NEW MOON a solid A with extra kudos for Passion. This book is FULL of passion! I had to rush through to read it because I couldn't stand not knowing what would happen on the next page. Fair warning - this book is heavier than Twilight. It will answer some questions and leave you with dozens more.
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LJ_Moore, February 9, 2010 (view all comments by LJ_Moore)
New Moon, the second book in Stephenie Meyer’s supernatural quartet, picks up where Twilight left off, following Bella Swan’s relationship, or lack thereof, with vampire Edward Cullen, whose family has relocated to places unknown in an attempt to protect Bella from further harm and themselves from discovery. Bella, heartbroken from being dumped, eventually concedes to a developing more-than-friendship with childhood friend and budding werewolf, Jacob Black.
Nothing about the ensuing storyline of New Moon is a surprise, and anyone with even the bluntest sense of foreshadowing or glaring neon clues left by the author, will know what is going on twenty pages before Bella figures it out...
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aaponte, July 2, 2009 (view all comments by aaponte)
the entire twilight series was incredible and i oved it all of my friends read it and we just couldnt get over how insanly awsome it was new moon was definetly one with most of the suspense. the book was aaamazing!!111!!!!!!
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GraceOnEarth, May 16, 2009 (view all comments by GraceOnEarth)
I just finished reading this book this morning. I could hardly put it down! I just picked it up from the library not even 2 days ago. Of course Stephanie Meyer left me hanging. I truely can't antisipate what will happen next, it's always a surprise. That's what I love. I'm now addicted, I have to read all the books, and mabye even get the soundtrack to the movie. I'm toast...
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"Publishers Weekly Review"
by Publishers Weekly,
"Fans of Meyer's debut novel, Twilight, may be disappointed in this second book in a planned trilogy. It begins with a bang, on Bella's 18th birthday, when Edward Cullen sweeps her off to his unorthodox family home (in the first book readers learn that the Cullens are vampires who hunt animals rather than humans) for a birthday celebration. But when Bella unwraps a gift and gets a paper cut, her drops of blood set off a chaos that culminates in the Cullens leaving town. Edward exits on page 73, and does not reappear for nearly 400 pages, except for his voice in Bella's head when she embarks on dangerous adventures, such as motorcycle riding and cliff diving. Instead, this book focuses on Jake, her friend from La Push, who has some unusual traits of his own. A Quileute legend that he confides in Bella in the first book comes to the fore here (and ties in with the title), and Bella is tracked down by the 'bad' vampires from the first book, who seek revenge for Edward's murder of their friend James. Long stretches in the book may make readers feel as if they're treading water, but the pace quickens when Alice Cullen sees a vision of Bella cliff diving and mistakes it for suicide. Edward then heads to the all-powerful Volturi vampires in Italy, seeking his own death. Will Bella get to Italy in time to save Edward? Will she remain human? Meyer answers the first question but leaves the second for the third novel. Ages 12-up. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"[T]eens will relish this new adventure and hunger for more."
by School Library Journal,
"New Moon will more than feed the bloodthirsty hankerings of fans of the first volume and leave them breathless for the third."
by Kirkus Reviews,
"[T]his tale of tortured demon lovers entices."
"From its orchid-embossed cover to the epilogue, vampire aficionados will voraciously consume this mighty tome in one sitting, then flip back and read it once more."
The movie tie-in edition of the #1 bestselling trade paperback includes a collectible full-color, fold-out poster with photos of the movie cast on both sides.
In New Moon, Stephenie Meyer delivers another irresistible combination of romance and suspense with a supernatural twist. The "star-crossed" lovers theme continues as Bella and Edward find themselves facing new obstacles, including a devastating separation, the mysterious appearance of dangerous wolves roaming the forest in Forks, a terrifying threat of revenge from a female vampire and a deliciously sinister encounter with Italy's reigning royal family of vampires, the Volturi. Passionate, riveting, and full of surprising twists and turns, this vampire love saga captures the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires. This is a love story with bite.
Shoot, I muttered when the paper sliced my finger; I pulled it out to examine the damage. A single drop of blood oozed from the tiny cut.It all happened very quickly then.Edward threw himself at me, flinging me back across the table...I tumbled down to the floor by the piano, with my arms thrown out instinctively to catch my fall, into the jagged shards of glass. I felt the searing, stinging pain that ran from my wrist to the crease inside my elbow. Dazed and disoriented, I looked up from the bright red blood pulsing out of my arm-into the fevered eyes of the six suddenly ravenous vampires.Legions of readers entranced by Twilight are hungry for more and they won't be disappointed. In New Moon, Stephenie Meyer delivers another irresistible combination of romance and suspense with a supernatural twist. The "star-crossed" lovers theme continues as Bella and Edward find themselves facing new obstacles, including a devastating separation, the mysterious appearance of dangerous wolves roaming the forest in Forks, a terrifying threat of revenge from a female vampire and a deliciously sinister encounter with Italy's reigning royal family of vampires, the Volturi. Passionate, riveting, and full of surprising twists and turns, this vampire love saga is well on its way to literary immortality.
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