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Book 1, The Twilight Saga

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The #1 New York Times bestseller is available for the first time in a mass market paperback edition, featuring a striking movie tie-in cover.

Bella Swan's move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. But once she meets the mysterious and alluring Edward Cullen, Bella's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. Up until now, Edward has managed to keep his vampire identity a secret in the small community he lives in, but now nobody is safe, especially Bella, the person Edward holds most dear.

Deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilight captures the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires. This is a love story with bite.

From Publishers Weekly

Aug 04, 2008 – It ought to seem redundant to dismiss the fourth and final Twilight novel as escapist fantasy-but how else could anyone look at a romance about an ordinary, even clumsy teenager torn between a vampire and a werewolf, both of whom are willing to sacrifice their happiness for hers? Flaws and all, however, Meyer's first three novels touched on something powerful in their weird refraction of our culture's paradoxical messages about sex and sexuality. The conclusion is much thinner, despite its interminable length. Everygirl Bella achieves her wishes quickly (marriage and sex, in that order, are two, and becoming an immortal is another), and once she becomes a vampire it's almost impossible to identify with her. But that's not the main problem. Essentially, everyone gets everything they want, even if their desires necessitate an about-face in characterization or the messy introduction of some back story. Nobody has to renounce anything or suffer more than temporarily-in other words, grandeur is out. This isn't about happy endings; it's about gratification. A sign of the times? Ages 12-up.

Customer Reviews

What IS a good teen romance novel?

Not this. It's time to be candid here and tell everyone who classifies this as "one of the best romances ever written" that there are more mistakes in this book when it comes to grammar and repetition than there are on the average 3rd grade paper. Not only does this book fail to give you ANY emotional attatchment to Bella, who comes off as a mopey teenager who hates every single aspect of life, but it also fails to develop WHY Edward fell in love with this trainwreck of a girl in the first place. Clearly Edward must be mentally disturbed, because no man would stand in someone's room while they're asleep and listen to them talk. Bella also must be on the same boat as Edward, because anyone who is FLATTERED by this obviously doesn't know how a man should treat a woman. And for any of YOU who think that this "really shows how much he loves her" has a really warped and twisted idea of what love truly is. What aspect of Edward does Bella actually like? Other than he's very attractive (which she proceeds to tell us on every other page), and that he gives some level of danger in her life which I'm sure thrills her. I'm not really sure I truly know the dynamic of their relationship, because Stephanie Meyer decides to spend pages rambling on about the way Bella positions her hands or the color of someone's hair instead of just getting to the point. Obviously pointing out some descriptive details is a major aspect of what writers call "imagery" but taking a time out from an important event and spend 5+ pages on a pointless story that is completely irrelevant just makes you want to skip it and continue reading what ACTUALLY MATTERS. Meyer really needs to learn what a "good book" is, and go write one, because so far, she has absolutely none published. Building up 200+ pages of a story, forming a plot (or trying to, and failing epically), and then having the whole thing end in a matter of 10 pages is very disappointing. I was expecting an epic ending or something that would leave me on my toes, but it didn't. I read the whole series anyway, in spite of my head telling me I was an idiot, and I wish I could take back that part of my life which as I so lovingly put it,has gone right down the crapshoot. So please, think very carefully before reading this, because the book is basically uneventful, stupid, boring, bland, and lacking depth and even logic.

Wonderful :)

I have re read the series more than 3 times and find it amazing! Twilight is slow at the first, but becomes better about halfway through. I'm 15 and still admit to reading it. I have read a lot of books from many series, and the Twilight saga is one of the best. It is my second favorite vamp series next to Cirque du Freak. I highly recommend it.

Waste of time.

Seriously. Read a real book.

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  • $10.99
  • Level: Grades 7-17
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Horror, Monsters & Ghosts
  • Published: Jul 18, 2007
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Seller: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Print Length: 544 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, The Twilight Saga
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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