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Sunday, October 07, 2007,8:42 PM
New Moon
Just Finished:

Why I Read It: I read Twilight last week and immediately became hooked by the series.

My Thoughts: This book continues from where Twilight left off. In New Moon, we’re reintroduced to Bella and her relationship with the Cullen family, vampires who are determined not to kill humans. Unfortunately, the Cullens did not appear in this sequel too much, due to an incident towards the beginning of the book that causes them to break ties with Bella.

This story is more of the growth of the friendship between Jacob and Bella ~ and of Bella having to learn to live her life without the Cullens around. This book does seem a lot darker to me ~ Bella’s depression is deep and she’s seemed to have lost her willingness to live. It’s almost as if she has an uncaring attitude whether she lives or dies. Maybe she doesn’t want to die, but she sure doesn’t want to get up in the morning, either.

I really enjoyed the friendship between Jacob and Bella. They have fun together, including quite a few mischievous adventures that are probably best left unknown to Bella’s father, Charlie. That being said, I still missed Edward and longed for him to reappear every time I turned the page. Unfortunately (or fortunately??), he reappeared towards the end of the book, along with the rest of the Cullen family.

I’d say this is a Very Good read. Usually follow-up books are disappointing to their predecessors, and this is no exception ~ but it’s still good. I think the character development is excellent and I cannot wait for this story to continue. I’m looking forward to reading Eclipse and seeing what happens next.

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  • At 9:39 AM, Blogger B

    I keep hearing good things about this book- I guess I will add it to my next book order, would you say it's a good book club read???

  • At 10:44 AM, Blogger Zeek

    i keep hearing about this series too, but haven't read any of them. le sigh. I'm always late to the game ...

  • At 10:52 AM, Blogger Dev

    B ~ It could be a book club read, I suppose. Make sure you read Twilight first, which is the first book in the series. Have you read The Thirteenth Tale? I'd say that's a definite book club gem.

    Zeek ~ Late to the game? I'm almost a year behind and feel like I'm always trying to catch up :D

  • At 12:04 PM, Blogger Isabel

    The one thing that bothered me with this book was hardly any Edward.

  • At 12:14 PM, Blogger Dev

    Izzy ~ I love Edward! I'm hoping he's in Eclipse a lot (I'm only 70 pages into it so far)

  • At 9:51 PM, Blogger Rowena

    I missed Edward quite a bit in this book but the end made up for the no Edward for me and I do agree that this book was a lot darker..this book depressed me.

  • At 10:10 PM, Blogger Dev

    Wena ~ It is depressing, no doubt about it. The end was good though ~ just wished that the book itself had more Edward in it.

  • At 11:49 AM, Blogger Rowena

    I hear you, Dev, I totally hear you! ;)

  • At 12:34 PM, Blogger Travis Erwin

    I am going to have to read this. I have heard so many good things about this novel.

  • At 5:32 PM, Blogger Dev

    Wena ~ At least so far I'm getting lots of Edward in Eclipse.

    Travis ~ I hope you do. I'm really enjoying this series.