“First off, I don't read YA novels, this was the first one(s) I read, but I heard all these good things about the Twilight Series, so when my sister got all four books for a birthday gift, I decided to check them out.
Because I don't read YA novels, I can't really compare. However, over all, I enjoyed the series. I will admit that there were a few things that bugged me. First, the repeated Edward description i.e., beautiful hard, cold, marble skin. It did tend to turn me off after the hundredth repeat. And Bella's falling and clumsiness.
I did enjoy the love story, though, but I kept waiting for the "good" parts, but then had to remind myself that there wouldn't be any of "those" scenes because this was a YA Novel, so that was a bit disappointing and it also made me feel cheated, like I missed something. But, the author did do a good job of conveying those "parts" and leaving it to the readers imaginations.
I will admit I couldn't put the book(s) down (I've read the whole series, (plus Midnight Sun, whiere the PDF download was offered from the author's website and is Twilight (the first book in the series) told entirely from Edward's POV). I do plan to see the movie(s) buy the DVD's, so that should tell you something. :)
I would recommend you read Twilight at least once, and form your own decision.
The bottom line? Highly recommended. ”
Carol Burge wrote this review Saturday, March 14, 2009.