Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Mini Review--New Moon by Stephenie Meyer


I saw the movie the first weekend it was out and I loved it! At the end, I said to my mom, "I can't wait to finish the book!" Let me say, the book did not disappoint.  While I still liked Twilight better, New Moon was good in its own right.  I really liked how the book went in to more detail regarding Bella's conflicted feelings of still loving Edward, but at the same time wanting to love Jacob.  My only problem with the book is that Bella tends to go on and on at times...her inner monologues can get tedious.  However, one thing I noticed in the book (and this is only my opinion) is that both Bella and Edward seem more witty.  Their conversations seem more typical of a couple who has been dating for a while, but not forever...the banter is there, but there is still tentativeness.  And Bella seems more assertive to me in this book.  Especially at the end, standing her ground against Edward to get what she wants.  All in all, I liked New Moon.  I will read Eclipse closer to when the movie comes out this summer.  Side note:  I do not think that Stephenie Meyer is a bad writer (as some have mentioned--famous and not).  I am a well-read person and I can spot bad writing from a mile away.  I just don't get this from her writing.  Her book The Host was excellent...actually one of my favorites.

Happy Reading!

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  1. Wow, Michelle! I'm impressed with your restraint. I read the series back to back in an obsessed sort of way. If by bad writing, people mean that they lack literary substance...then maybe so. But for pure entertainment, they are good reads.

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  2. It will be interesting to see where New Moon stands after you read the next two. New Moon was good but it was my least favorite out of the four, hehe.

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  3. I am a certified Stephenie Meyer fan. I don't get the comments about her being a poor writer either. To me, what I like about her writing style is the fact that I can become so immersed in her story that the line blurs between reality and fiction because I picture the story so vividly. It doesn't happen often, but when it does, that writer becomes a favorite.

    And you will absolutely love Eclipse! It is my favorite of the four! (I also agree with you on The Host.)

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  4. I think I am about the only person left in the world who has not read this series. I will have to get to it... eventually. Maybe when all is calm from the books and the movies.

    Great Mini review!

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  5. I haven't read any of the Twilight series but I'm encouraged by your review of the latest book. I think I will get around to them after I go through all the books piled up in my house, LOL. I'm glad you're going to try the book Precious. I want to see the movie ... but not until after the holidays. I've heard about how well it's made and I think that's a little too much reality for me right now. The book is awesome!

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  6. Well, now you've got my attention when you mention that The Host is one of your favorites.....sounds like I'll have to give that one a try!

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  7. I liked it, too, although the first part was hard to read. Poor Bella. I was really angry at Edward for abandoning her like that.

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  8. Thanks for all the great comments!

    Tasha...it really brought back memories of bad break-ups...I've had a few in the past. That's what I think Stephenie does so well in her writing. She makes you associate with a pain that everyone has experienced (I don't care who they are) and feel it viscerally.

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