Twilight: New Moon By: Stephenie Meyers; Reviewed by Zia Smith

Personal Summary:

New Moon, the second book in the Twilight series, is a book filled with endearment, celebration, and tragedy. Lives were put in danger, and some lives were attempted to be taken. Bella, a normal 17 year old girl that moved from Phoenix, Arizona to Forks, Washington is reeling from the departure of her century old vampire love Edward Cullen. This leads her to take greater risks.

Though she asked for no festivities, Bella was thrown an 18th birthday party. During this celebration, both her life and the sanity of the people around her were put in grave danger. Realizing the kind of danger Bella was put in when around him and his family, Edward decided that it was best that he just leave Forks, Washington and move. Bella was still convinced that Edward no longer had feelings for her but what she didn't know was that he thought about her every second of the day.

In order to see Edward Bella had to be in a position of danger so once she was able to figure this out, this is exactly what she did. Bella eventually committed a deed that convinced Edward that she was dead, so Edward decided that he wanted to die too. The fact that they would do crazy things to see each other, and Die because they can't live without one another proves that these two are meant to be.

This image symbolizes the moment that Edward wanted to die himself because he thought that Bella fell off of a cliff and died.
This image symbolizes the purity and realness in the relationship between Edward and Bella.
This image represents the darkness that surrounds their relationship.

Personal Review:

I would recommend this book and the rest of the Twilight series to anyone that is fond of action, romance, and gore. In some ways, this extension in the series symbolizes the relationship between Bella and Edward even more, complicated but filled with compassion. Some books that might be able to compare are books like The Selection by Kiera Cass. These books are similar because they both involve drama within the text and admiration between two people. Stephenie Meyer is true master of capturing the attention of her audience. Some have said that once you pick up the book it's hard to put it down because the words within the book suck you in and wrap you in the fantasy that is, Twilight. Though it's true that I recommend this book to almost anyone who loves to tread, it's best that the first book in the series is read first so that you're able to fully understand the connection between all of the characters.

Other's reviews

"Teens will relish this new adventure and hunger for more." -Booklist

"[A] near-genius balance of breathtaking romance and actions." -VOYA

"New Moon piles on the suspense and romance." -USA Today

“Before you, Bella, my life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but there were stars, points of light and reason. ...And then you shot across my sky like a meteor. Suddenly everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty. When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black. Nothing had changed, but my eyes were blinded by the light. I couldn’t see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason, for anything.” - Edward Cullen, Twilight New Moon

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