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Book Reviews: The Twilight Collection December 10, 2007

Posted by battysgirl in Books, Reviews.
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The Twilight Collection:  Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse

Stephanie Meyer

Date: November 21, 2007 —   $34.65—   Book Set

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Four brilliant stars. (of a possible four, of course)

 

 

 

 

 

Book Set Description
Deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse capture the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires. This stunning set includes three hardcover books, two full-color posters and exclusive tattoos, and makes the perfect gift for fans of this bestselling vampire love story.

Book One:  Twilight

From School Library Journal
Starred Review. Grade 9 Up–Headstrong, sun-loving, 17-year-old Bella declines her mom’s invitation to move to Florida, and instead reluctantly opts to move to her dad’s cabin in the dreary, rainy town of Forks, WA. She becomes intrigued with Edward Cullen, a distant, stylish, and disarmingly handsome senior, who is also a vampire. When he reveals that his specific clan hunts wildlife instead of humans, Bella deduces that she is safe from his blood-sucking instincts and therefore free to fall hopelessly in love with him. The feeling is mutual, and the resulting volatile romance smolders as they attempt to hide Edward’s identity from her family and the rest of the school. Meyer adds an eerie new twist to the mismatched, star-crossed lovers theme: predator falls for prey, human falls for vampire. This tension strips away any pretense readers may have about the everyday teen romance novel, and kissing, touching, and talking take on an entirely new meaning when one small mistake could be life-threatening. Bella and Edward’s struggle to make their relationship work becomes a struggle for survival, especially when vampires from an outside clan infiltrate the Cullen territory and head straight for her. As a result, the novel’s danger-factor skyrockets as the excitement of secret love and hushed affection morphs into a terrifying race to stay alive. Realistic, subtle, succinct, and easy to follow, Twilight will have readers dying to sink their teeth into it.–Hillias J. Martin, New York Public Library
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. –This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Book Two:  New Moon

From School Library Journal
Grade 9 Up–Recovered from the vampire attack that hospitalized her in the conclusion of Twilight (Little, Brown, 2005), Bella celebrates her birthday with her boyfriend Edward and his family, a unique clan of vampires that has sworn off human blood. But the celebration abruptly ends when the teen accidentally cuts her arm on broken glass. The sight and smell of her blood trickling away forces the Cullen family to retreat lest they be tempted to make a meal of her. After all is mended, Edward, realizing the danger that he and his family create for Bella, sees no option for her safety but to leave. Mourning his departure, she slips into a downward spiral of depression that penetrates and lingers over her every step. Vampire fans will appreciate the subsequently dour mood that permeates the novel, and it’s not until Bella befriends Jacob, a sophomore from her school with a penchant for motorcycles, that both the pace and her disposition begin to take off. Their adventures are wild, dare-devilish, and teeter on the brink of romance, but memories of Edward pervade Bella’s emotions, and soon their fun quickly morphs into danger, especially when she uncovers the true identities of Jacob and his pack of friends. Less streamlined than Twilight yet just as exciting, New Moon will more than feed the bloodthirsty hankerings of fans of the first volume and leave them breathless for the third.–Hillias J. Martin, New York Public Library
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Book Three:  Eclipse

Book Description
Readers captivated by Twilight and New Moon will eagerly devour Eclipse, the much anticipated third book in Stephenie Meyer’s riveting vampire love saga. As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob — knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella has one more decision to make: life or death. But which is which?

 

From Batty’s Girl
I gotta give major Kudos to Miss Simonie for sending these down to me.  Yes, these books are geared towards young adults, but sometimes its more fun that way.  There was plenty of suspense, but the relationship between Edward and Bella didn’t have to focus on the physical (which don’t get me wrong, was still there) and with a cast of such young characters the incredibly stupid stuff seems more believable somehow. 

A little birdie told me they heard there are two more books in this series.  I for one will be picking them up.  I’m not afraid to read books geared towards readers ten years my senior… I enjoyed them; and I gave them a full four star rating.. what more is there to say?

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Comments»

1. yus - December 10, 2007

tks for your review, i love this book….

if u seek another books, i have a huge collection,

waitin for you

2. maria - January 5, 2008

when will the other books come out?

3. elizabeth - January 6, 2009

why doesnt it have all 4 books it only says it has twilight new moon and eclips why not breaking dawn but if thts why its so cheap thn ya i spos =]

4. Reiko - February 17, 2009

I love this book!!!

I love edward cullen….

5. eda - December 5, 2009

this book is verry a mazing

6. rocker - January 1, 2010

i love twilight and all the movis of twilight


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