As Shakespeare knew, love burns high when thwarted by obstacles. In Twilight, an exquisite fantasy by Stephenie Meyer, readers discover a pair of lovers who are supremely star-crossed. Bella adores beautiful Edward, and he returns her love. But Edward is having a hard time controlling the blood lust she arouses in him, because–he’s a vampire. At any moment, the intensity of their passion could drive him to kill her, and he agonizes over the danger. But, Bella would rather be dead than part from Edward, so she risks her life to stay near him, and the novel burns with the erotic tension of their dangerous and necessarily chaste relationship.
As this popular series comes to a close with the recent release of Breaking Dawn, here is a review by Aly, one of our readers, on the book that started it all:
The first time I read this book, I stopped after about 4 or 5 chapters. To me i found it very boring. Through the rest of the school year, my friends kept bugging me to try reading it again and I always said maybe some other time. When I was reading the summer reading list for my school I thought why not give it another chance. I am so happy I did because the Twilight series has become one of my favorite book series.