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Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

09th November 2008

Twilight (The Twilight Saga, Book 1)

I know that Meyer’s books are wildly popular right now, but I was quite disappointed.  While Meyer certainly is a gifted writer, her cast of characters are weak and flat.  Bella faints on every other page, lies to her parents, and is obsessed with a vampire boyfriend, to the point of hoping for her own death so that she can be with him forever.  Her vampire boyfriend Edmund is controlling and in my mind shows some of the classic tendencies of an abuser.  Although there are a few exciting moments, it’s certainly not the quality suspenseful romance I was hoping for.

A young adult vampire/ghost story set in a creepy hotel in Maine. Surprisingly suspenseful. Illustrates how evil can both exaggerate and prey on your worries and fears.

My only complaint is that the ending is too neatly wrapped up. To be truly scary, the reader should be left with the feeling that the evil is still lurking nearby.