I’ve just finished reading “New Moon” part 2 of 4 of the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer this afternoon.
The story of this one revolves around a young Bella Swan who celebrates her birthday with the Cullen family, a vampire family who is the family of Edward Cullen. Bella accidently cuts her finger on a piece of paper which she starts bleeding. A new member of the Cullen family, Jasper, attacks Bella after he noticed he couldn’t stop thirsting for human blood.
Edward Cullen, Bella’s vampire boyfriend, then finally realizes that he is too dangerous to be around her. So Edward basically leaves her and he isn’t in the novel for mostly the whole story. Edward is only in the beggining and toward the end of the novel. Bella meets a new friend named Jacob Black, who helps Bella made a motorcycle get working again. She wanted to get a motorcycle working and learn how to drive one so she can travel around and find Edward. Jacob kept a dark secret from Bella, she later then discovered that Jacob is a werewolf. Jacob introduced Bella a group of friends which they are his pack of other werewolves, they enjoy cliff diving.
Later in the novel, Bella tries to go cliff diving herself, Jacob saved her life. Edward thought she was dead from the cliff diving incident so Edward travels to Italy to see the Volturi, a group of peace keeping vampires who are able to kill Edward. Bella and her vampire friend Alice, travel to Italy to stop Edward to save his life in return. The book once again ends (without giving any major spoilers) with speculation whether Bella will turn herself into a vampire. Does she turn into a vampire this time?
As far as my thoughts on “New Moon” goes. Not as good “Twilight” the first one but still a good read. I like the mix of werewolves and vampires. There are quite a bit of shocking twists and turns toward the end that I liked. While the novel is aimed directly at the teenage generation, there is still a little more violence, blood and the gore is starting to kick in some. I really liked the novel.
Stephenie Meyer, great writer. It’s great to finally read a vampire story that is different than all the others. Many vampire stories are all about evil and turning other people into vampires, but the Twilight series is a different thing. The Twilight series are aimed at young adults, but hey, isn’t the Chronicles of Narnia, The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Harry Potter are aimed at young adults too? Yep. You’re never too old to read these things.
Score for “New Moon” by Stephenie Meyer = *** (3 stars as in good)