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Twilight Complete Series. Topics Twilight saga, all parts. Collectionopensource. LanguageEnglish. Twilight Saga. IdentifierBook3Eclipse. The Twilight Saga has 17 entries in the series. The Twilight Saga (Series). Stephenie Meyer Author (). cover image of The Twilight Saga Collection. Editorial Reviews. Review. Praise for The Twilight Saga: "Meyer has, like one of her vampires, turned into something rare and more than merely human.
Seattle, Washington , is featured in Breaking Dawn when Jacob tries to escape his love for Bella, and when Bella tries to locate a man named J. It is also the location of a series of murders committed by newborn vampires in Eclipse. Structure and genre The Twilight series falls under the genre of young adult , fantasy , and romance , though Meyer categorized her first book, Twilight, as "suspense romance horror comedy".
When asked about the structure of the novel, Meyer described her difficulty in pinpointing the premise of the novels to any specific their category: I have a hard time with that. Because if I say to someone, 'You know, it's about vampires,' then immediately they have this mental image of what the book is like.
And it's so not like the other vampire books out there— Anne Rice 's and the few that I've read. It isn't that kind of dark and dreary and blood-thirsty world. Then when you say, 'It's set in high school,' a lot of people immediately put it in another pool. It's easy to pigeonhole with different descriptions.
For instance, Twilight vampires have strong piercing teeth rather than fangs; they glitter in sunlight rather than burn; and they can drink animal as well as human blood.
Meyer comments that her vampire mythology differs from that of other authors because she wasn't informed about the canon vampires, saying, It wasn't until I knew that Twilight would be published that I began to think about whether my vampires were too much the same or too much different from the others.
Of course, I was far too invested in my characters at that point to be making changes Montgomery 's Anne of Green Gables series are a big influence on her writing. It doesn't matter where you're stuck in life or what you think you have to do; you can always choose something else. There's always a different path. In particular, she says that her characters "tend to think more about where they came from, and where they are going, than might be typical.
Meyer says that she does not consciously intend her novels to be Mormon-influenced, or to promote the virtues of sexual abstinence and spiritual purity, but admits that her writing is shaped by her values, saying, "I don't think my books are going to be really graphic or dark, because of who I am. There's always going to be a lot of light in my stories. The dream was about a human girl, and a vampire who was in love with her but thirsted for her blood.
Based on this dream, Meyer wrote the transcript of what is now chapter 13 of the book. Following the success of Twilight , Meyer expanded the story into a series with three more books: New Moon , Eclipse , and Breaking Dawn In its first week after publication, the first sequel, New Moon , debuted at 5 on the New York Times Best Seller List for Children's Chapter Books, and in its second week rose to the 1 position, where it remained for the next eleven weeks.
In total, it spent over 50 weeks on the list. She stated that Twilight was the only book that she planned to rewrite from Edward's perspective. Meyer has since put these twelve chapters on her website so that her fans could read them for free,  but has put the project on hold indefinitely due to her feelings about the situation. She stated, If I tried to write Midnight Sun now, in my current frame of mind, James would probably win and all the Cullens would die, which wouldn't dovetail too well with the original story.
In any case, I feel too sad about what has happened to continue working on Midnight Sun, and so it is on hold indefinitely. The reimagined novel has a more conclusive ending, seemingly precluding its continuation through the remaining three Twilight novels.
While the books have become immensely popular, they have also generated much controversy. Positive reception Twilight has gathered acclaim for its popularity with its target readers. The Times lauded it for capturing "perfectly the teenage feeling of sexual tension and alienation. There's no literary term for the quality Twilight and Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings share, but you know it when you see it: their worlds have a freestanding internal integrity that makes you feel as if you should be able to buy real estate there.
I'd have to keep a running tally as I read to get them all down, but this is something I nit pick about when I read. As for the relationship betwteen Bella and Edwards, that's what really gets me because it's freaking ridiculous! And it's teaching young susuptible girls that, among other things, a guy who breaks into your room to watch you sleep is romantic. Really that's what bugs me about the series the most is that Edward's and Bella's and even Jacob's behavior is not only really annoying and unrealistic, but it's now what every Twilight Tweenie Bopper fan and some ladies too want.
I know some people disagree with me on that, heck I disagree with people that Harry Potter is going to turn the younger generation to Satanism, but it's a lot easier for someone to "fall in love" with a controlling stalker than it is for them to get into real black magic. However, I don't think it'd be a problem for those who have a firm grasp on what is fantasy and how stupid, detrimental, and dangerous some of the behavior in this book would be in real life.
Still, for all it's faults, the book plays straight to those deep dark or not so deep and dark fantasies and day dreams that girls have and perhaps some guys too and that makes the whole thing a lot like crack. That's what it really is, emotional crack. What girl hasn't thought herself the Plain Jane and dreamed of a handsom boy who has a dark side but is really sweet finding her and becoming utterly devoted to her?
That's what Twilight's basic premis is. It makes you feel warm and fuzzy when the vampires aren't ripping each other apart and it makes you sigh wistfully and cry a time or two when you're not laughing your head off because Meyers once again used the phrase "alabaster brow" which for me conjures up visions of Anne of Green Gable's ridiculous stories about Counts and Damsels! So in summary Twilight is crack and you're either an open addict, a closet addict, a recreational user, a guilty pleasure user, or a hater.
I fall somewhere between guilty pleasure and hater, but most times I play on the Team Wooden Steak side since most everybody drools over it and thinks it's so serious. I also have a bit of a grudge against it because it has forever ruined the names Edward and Jacob, both of which I adore and can no longer really use for any pets or kids or characters of my own.
Dec 25, Sally rated it really liked it. Phoenix girl Bella moves to Forks in Washington state to live with her divorced dad. Falls in love with Edward who she discovers is a vampire. I had a hard time with this book, it was easy to read, but I did not like the weak female lead Bella who had to be saved numerous times contrasted with the super-everything-vampire.
To be fair, the idea of turning the vampire myths on its head was great! So while not the best book in the series, I didn't dislike it enough to make me stop 1 - Twilight. So while not the best book in the series, I didn't dislike it enough to make me stop reading! Edward's vampire family puts Bella in danger so he decides to leave. Bella is befriended by Jacob who it turns out is a werewolf - the sworn enemy of vampires. Conceptually the problem for me with this novel is two-fold.
First, that someone has a secret and Bella has to use her wits to figure it out herself sort of like Book 1 but with Jacob instead of Edward. It felt like a repeat to me. Secondly, that she would put herself in danger just to "hear" Edwards voice, it was difficult to accept.
I think the last section of the book with the Volturi was very entertaining and redeemed the book in my eyes. Jacob and Edward team up to protect Bella against a common enemy - a vampire who wants to take revenge on Edward for killing her mate, by killing Bella. I found this book entertaining because it showed up some of the rivalry between Jacob and Edward for Bella's affections and how they worked together for Bella.
I enjoyed this book more than the first two, and by this time, I accepted the fact that Edward was so noble. Bella also has a special ability as a vampire and is able to protect her family.
I enjoyed the wrapup to the series immensely. However, the series had a happy ending. While no literary series, the story was very entertaining. In hindsight, adult me finds it hard to stomach a female protagonist who gets into trouble all the time and has to be saved.
And by the way, I don't how many ways there are to say someone is perfect Edward , but the author sure tried. May 03, Jana rated it did not like it Shelves: Anything that gets people to read more is a plus for me. This is my brief opinion over the four books, which I've combined here I could discuss them in more depth, but I'm behind on my reviews, so I'll keep it short. This is just my opinion. This more or less applies to the series as a whole.
I had no idea what I was getting into when I picked up this plotless book full of stereotypes particularly the character that represents the author herself.
If vampires are so good and sparkly, why wouldn't everyone that knows about them want to be turned into a vampire? Edward hints at a reason in the first book or two possible loss of soul but it's never followed through.
So what is the downside? Why not rid the world of the human race and all be sparkly vampires or werewolves or some type of bizarre hybrid. So unless you are of the werewolf tribe, why not be turned?
Super strength, beauty, poise and grace, etc --Plus they get supernatural powers! Yes, I've read the entire series mainly to know what my students were reading, but also to see just how bad it would get. The second one when Edward leaves over a papercut taught me I, a female, am nothing without a man, particularly one that sneaks in and just watches me sleep.
After Nessie is born, it seems like Bella and Edward are too busy with, uhm, recreational activities to take care of her. So I guess being a nanny is the sole point of Rosalie's character other than to be one more person that is jealous of special snowflake Bella and to be a mate for an irresistible Cullen.
Let's gather everyone for a giant battle that, rather anticlimactically, never takes place. To show how special Bella is, I guess. That was certainly a unique way to solve a love triangle without any long term broken hearts. I've read a lot, and I can't say I've seen that one used before. Sep 24, Megan rated it it was amazing. The entire Twilight Saga was a great series. My favorite was the first book because it is all about how they met and I just find it the most interesting.
I think the theme throughout all of the books was love and sacrafice.
Of course in each book they have other small themes. In the first book one theme would be everlasting love, because Bella falls in love with Edward even though he is a vampire. And in the third book a theme could be Good vs Bad because the Cullens try to kill all the bad vamp The entire Twilight Saga was a great series. And in the third book a theme could be Good vs Bad because the Cullens try to kill all the bad vampires.
I think the subject of the book was to show that anyone can fall in love. I think that Stephanie Meyer wrote this book because she wanted to write a love story but with an unusual twist. It was mainly to entertain. These books were an overall success because they have been made into million dollar movies and are a household name. I think Stephanie Meyer is a great author.
I don't believe she has written any other books but I know as a matter of fact that they would be good.
She has great abilities as an author. She uses great discription. She uses foreshadowing and she even leaves you hanging a couple of times. According to some reviews of her books people say that her books are highly entertaing and that it is very easy to become engrossed in them.
When you start reading them you completely forget about what's going on around you and just want to finish the book.
It is also so intriguing because it is not your typical love story. It is between two different creatures. People also like how it is always in a first person point of view. All together I thouroly enjoyed this book series and would read anything like it again. I most definitely reccomend it if your are the kind of person who likes a mix between love stories and a little something extra. Jul 27, Rachel rated it it was ok. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, click here. Apr 08, Hannah rated it really liked it. I loved reading these books! I had meant to read them way before the movie buzz started but I never did. I finally read them all after the first movie came out. I read them so fast I can't even believe it. I know there are a lot of criticisms of Meyers Vamps, but I love the characters and the developments of each of them. I love Edward for his flaws and his attributes, and I appreciate that Meyers created a man for modern men to live up to.
Men can bash him for being too perfect or being soft, b I loved reading these books! Men can bash him for being too perfect or being soft, but this is what girls want at least a majority of them. I respect the ideals of virginity and marriage so much, props to Meyers. Still, I think that the books could have been achieved with far less trees executed.
They were just too long and consequently almost taken far too seriously. I think they would have been more more commendable if they had been condensed and spared us of the long drawn out whining of any of the characters from Edward to Jacob.
I think I may have to read them again to try to sort out my opinions on each, but overall I liked them a lot. I loved The Host though, far more than Twilight Saga. Also I did not yet read Bree Tanner yet, but I plan to.
Apr 04, Lasaki Redbird rated it it was ok.
I can understand the fact why author made the lead girl so lame and a person who is not mixing and wants to hide from the world, but then making every guy after her? Then again, Bella has a great boy friend, wait for it Oct 31, Crystal Smith rated it liked it. Twilight totally changed my life.
Please don't quote me because that sounded pretty stupid. But before Twilight, vampires had a cape and chased Scooby-Doo around, ya know? And look at the effect it had, there are like millions of more vampire stories being written because of this series.
But after seeing to many interviews or Rob Patti Twilight totally changed my life. But after seeing to many interviews or Rob Pattinson trash talk Edward, I did take a step back. The way Bella goes on and on about him, come on!! I read Breaking Dawn the day it was released and felt like it belonged to a different book series.
I felt it was rushed and had to much happening to fast. It had a major cultural impact, no lie, and it's not trash but o. Apr 08, Kris Purtle rated it really liked it. Although I'm not sure that this is the best written story, it is still a good read. While I find Bella to be such a wimp, and so in need of a man, at such a young age, it is still a beautiful story of love. Such a triangle of love, as young Bella is torn between two men, who wrap her into a world of the supernatural.
She's in love with Edward, the vampire, and can't seem to be able to live without him. But, she's also in love with Jacob, the wolf. Though, her love for him isn't like her love for Although I'm not sure that this is the best written story, it is still a good read. Though, her love for him isn't like her love for Edward.
My biggest grip about this whole saga is the imprinting on a baby. I know that it isn't sexual, in nature, but it still felt wrong to have the story go in that direction.
Though, it was the one way to keep Jacob in Bella's life, forever. To allow their friendship to continue, without all the hurt and drama. I have read MANY fanfiction stories, from the Twilight series, and have found several to actually be better written than the original by Stephenie Meyer. Mar 12, Madison rated it really liked it. I had a YA Literature professor who reffered to some books as "potato chip books". Meaning that, they taste really good, you cant put them away, and you always hunger for more.
But once you have finished the "chip bag" so to speak, you didnt really get any nutrients out of it.
Thats how I felt about this series. Its crazy addicting, and I loved it. Its one of the first series of books I ever completed. I read each one of them in a day or two. I always want to go back for more, but at the end of th I had a YA Literature professor who reffered to some books as "potato chip books".
I always want to go back for more, but at the end of the day, when the series is finished I learned nothing from reading these books. Except for that if Stephenie Meyer is right about vampires, then we are all in trouble bc they seem pretty undefeatable. Unless you are friends with a warewolf, are dating one of the few veggie-vamps, have a collection of highly explosive weapons, or if your blood smells horrible.
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