Twilight- I just finished them all

200px-twilight_saga_collectionYou can call me what you want…I would never read this sort of literature under most circumstances, but so many people told me I had to read these books I started reading them. I fell in love. As you progress through the books  your anticipation to know just how it all will end becomes pretty unbearable…I was not able to stop reading from the day that I started them.

The books in question are the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer, of which a full length movie released in December and all of the books are bestsellers. There are four books in the series; Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn. The books follow a teen Bella Swan as she moves to live with her father in the small town of Forks, Washington. Without giving anything away, Bella falls in love with Edward Cullan–who just happens to be a Vampire…but there are so many details throughout the books and twists and turns …you just have to read it.
Romance is not normally my thing, I would rather read LaVey or Crowley any day…but this book just got me…once I read the first chapter of Twilight I was hooked. Stephenie has a gift for getting into the minds and emotions of the characters and making you feel those same emotions as you read. There were times when I felt all the anticipation, joy, anger, lust etc that all of the characters displayed as the story progressed….The reading experience was excellent and I reccomend this series to anyone that just likes to read, no matter what genre.

Don’t let the fact that this is a Teen Vampire Romance series discourage you from enjoying this series…check out the books ASAP!

Anyway, I was really pleased at how the last book ended, and I look forward to seeing if Stephenie will continue the series with the 5th book which is currently on hold.

My next reading project that I am considering is going through the book by Lee Strobel titled The Case for Christ…I have to see how much of it is analytical and how much is based on supposed fact before I commit to it, but if it is worth the time I will be going through the text to debunk it if possible.

Has anyone read the books?

What do you think?

no spoilers please

  • I read The Case For a Creator and found it to be intellectually dishonest.

  • I haven’t read The Case For Christ but I have read the Twilight Saga and it’s really really good. The story that is. 🙂 I love Edward Cullen. I finished 4 books in less than a week. I was that “addicted” to it. I can’t wait for Midnight Sun though and hopefully a fifth book that follows the happy family life of Edward and Bella. :))

  • I agree with you on this series, it was amazing. I went to Meyer’s website, she said that book # 5 probably wouldn’t happen because draft material of it had been leaked on the internet and it pissed her off.

    Before I read Twighlight I read The Host, also by Meyer. It was even better than Twighlight. That one should have a sequel, to be called The Soul, but she hasn’t written it yet. Anyway, I would encourage you to check out the Host, it doesn’t have any vampires, but it does have an alien invasion! 🙂

  • Lindsay

    I don’t know, I got a few chapters into Twilight, got bored and put it down, and haven’t picked it up since. The story just doesn’t seem interesting to me at all.

  • Jonathan Starnes

    Hey Matt, I just started reading the first book, Twilight! I am also already inlove with it….although I’m kind of a sapp. I didn’t think I would get into it that much though. All the girls were like ohhh awww Edward, and i was like wat? please …but I am truely in love.
    As for The Case for Christ I have heard mixed reviews. At first I had no interest in it, b/c I thought science is trying to prove God?…..IDk it might be just me but I don’t think you can just go here are facts for God( I don’t know if that made sense). But Then my friend read it. He loved it! He said it was an atheist lawyer who took a look at God like a case file. Here are that facts for, and against his being. Then choose. That does sound appealing, and knocked it up a few spots on books to read, but not all the way up. Other than that there were just people I know who were eh… it was alright. But it has been selling, so I guess a lot of people are getting something out of it……or just don’t look into things before hand…but have fun with, and let me know what you think.
    Jonathan Lane Starnes

  • I’m one of those hooked on the Twilight series.. Just started reading Twilight – First one… I’ve been bringing the book everywhere I go, even though I know I have no time to read it, ever since I got the book..

    I totally agree on the emotions while reading the book.. 🙂

    Last I heard, Eclipse & Breaking Dawn is sold out over here.. sigh!