“I really liked this interpretation of Twilight with only a few exceptions.
One: I think that Bella is drawn a little bit too pretty for how I pictured her. Of course everyone pictures the characters differently, but I just think that the idea of Bella's character is that she is an ordinary girl on the surface with something mysteriously extraordinary about her that is not immediately apparent. (Or maybe I am just not giving Bella enough credit because she doesn't think of herself as very pretty in the Twilight novels, even when everyone else does.) I do think that a lot of Bella's facial expressions, however, were dead-on.
Two: The graphic novel was not in color. The setting of Twilight is such a huge part of it's charm and storyline. Without color, we cannot see the bright green of the forest, Edward's bronze hair, or Bella's chocolate brown eyes. The few parts of the novel that were in color were stunning. I hope they will consider adding color to volume 2. Young Kim did manage to capture the overall feeling of the rainy, mysterious forest - it just would have been even better in color.
Three: For some reason, many of the scenes between Edward and Bella felt rushed in the graphic novel. I guess I am just used to the way Meyer describes things in such wonderful detail... I would have liked to see this graphic novel show all of that visually. However, I suppose I should not have expected it to follow every sentence of an almost 500 page novel.
OVERALL: Very very good job. Kim's drawings brought me back to the way I felt when reading Twilight for the very first time. The meadow scene is AMAZING. A must-have for all the die-hard Twilight fans. ”
Amber D wrote this review Monday, March 29, 2010.