Sunday, October 25, 2009

New Moon by Stephenie Meyer

Book Details
New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
Hardcover, 576 pages
2006, Little, Brown Young Readers
ISBN: 0316053465
Series: Book 2 in the Twilight Saga

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.

While I enjoyed this book, I found I was annoyed with the main character pretty much constantly throughout it. It's really hard to explain without giving away the plot of the book, but I found myself trying to figure out some way to kick Bella in the head for being that girl. I couldn't give a book with a main character that obnoxious any higher even if I absolutely loved the book.


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  1. Bella annoys me (and yep it sounds weird saying it since its my name too!). I've only read Twilight and New Moon and I'm hoping I will get over it and read Eclipse soon, but she is so whiny and just annoys me.

    Great to see a review that points this out. You may have inspired me to read the next one, because Bella aside these are good books.

  2. I'm a fan of Jacob myself...I'm with Bella...Bella in the book annoys me and Edward I want to plant my size 9's in his backside. I did enjoy this book though.