Twilight by Stephenie Meyer This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

May 30, 2008
I was never in love with vampires until Twilight came out. I didn’t know it was possible, but Stephenie Meyer changed the stereotypical blood-sucking vampire into a beautiful god-like creature.

In Twilight, an average high school girl, Bella Swan, falls in love with one of the most beautiful boys at her new school, Edward, who happens to be a vampire. What does one call a stunning, mysterious vampire and his stunning, mysterious vampire family? I believe “The Cullens” would suffice.

The author’s style and characters will glue your hands to the book and your eyes to the page. In no time, the book is over. But don’t worry – there are three sequels: New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn.

Twilight is well written from Bella’s point of view. It feels as though a movie is playing in your head. If you don’t feel that way, have no fear, the actual movie comes out November 21.

Twilight is such a magnificent book that it was a New York Times bestseller. Who would have thought that the idea for such an astonishing book could come from a dream the author had?

The theme is love conquers all, even the supernatural. Nothing stands in the way of love for Edward and Bella. Or does it?

Meyer’s style of writing will have you wanting to believe that there are gorgeous vampires roaming our world and just hopefully there will be Edwards for all of the girls who have fallen in love with this fictional yet breathtaking character. Since the characters’ love is forbidden, it only makes it better. ­After all, forbidden fruit tastes the sweetest.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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Luckystar78 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 30, 2013 at 9:45 am
This article does a very good job of promoting the series - but not even effective propaganda can save these terrible books!                                                                           As soon as Bella fell in love with Edward, her personality vanished. And Edward was a control freak and anyone who t... (more »)
itskatomall This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Feb. 6, 2014 at 5:41 pm
I agree. Though this was an excellent review of the book and it could inspire someone to read the series, I did not enjoy the book myself, so I feel that this review is "tricking" people into reading the series. The idea of "sparkling" vampires is just quite ridiculous. But great review!
MargaretNorman replied...
Mar. 6, 2014 at 6:23 am
you do know the book is FICTION of course it's redicules i cant stand twilight eaither but she is a great writer with a strong imagination and skills i willingly admit that she inspired me to be a writer.
MargaretNorman replied...
Mar. 6, 2014 at 6:24 am
sorry for the missspelling my bad
squeakers said...
Jun. 5, 2013 at 1:20 pm
I liked vampires and the others monsters away before twilight. And i like meyer's work just stick to the known facts about vampires next time. FYI vampires were ugly back then but Dracula still had admirers.
BabySnickers15 replied...
Oct. 18, 2015 at 10:02 am
So True!!!!!!!!!!!!
chikadestiny said...
May 24, 2013 at 10:38 pm
I read the host so I love how Stephanie Meyer uses some concepts from twilight in the book. I found it interesting to compare how she continued to talk and eyes in both books as well as create a love triangle and still maintain the major characters personality.   Chikadestiny  
TheEcho said...
May 14, 2013 at 2:23 pm
Great review, however I think the most appealing aspect of the books is the story, not the writing. I wish the writing was better, but I do enjoy the books as a whole.
TheHalf-BloodPrincess said...
Apr. 24, 2013 at 10:55 am
Good review, but that doesn't convince me. I've read the books myself. But you still might be able to persuade someone to spend a lot of money and buy the series, but they'll probably not thank you for it.
tuckertwin12 said...
Apr. 8, 2013 at 6:15 pm
Buying the Twilight series was the worst $30 I ever spent. I know that will probably offend a lot of people, and for that I am sorry but its true. Anyone with half a brain that knows good literature when they read it will despise the Tilight series as I do. Her writing is AWEFUL! Granted, if you want to read a semi-passable love story and you don't care about writing or plot holes or unrealistic reactions to normal things, go right ahead. Be my guest. And I'm not usually someone that hates books... (more »)
micshea99 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Feb. 21, 2014 at 10:29 am
I disagree. I feel that the book was very well written, especially considering that Stephenie never trained in the writing profession. She was the person who really invented the "modern" vampires, creating many creative oppertunities for other writers. I can see how people don't respond well to this story because, throughout the first three books, Bella is weak and depends on the "stronger" vampires (especially the males) to protect her. But, in the last book, Bella finds... (more »)
Potterhead_Is_amazing replied...
Oct. 5, 2014 at 9:55 pm
While I think that you are correct that the Twilight series was more of a coming of age story, the entire series would have been better altogether if she had actually gone to schools for writing. With this book however, Stephanie Meyers sets unrealistic expectations for relationships in general. Like, for example, Bella and Edwards relationship meets all 15 criteria for an abusive rlationship. So while the theme may have been a good one, the series could have been so much better as a whole.
Jaggerswagger said...
Mar. 31, 2013 at 4:21 pm
The books were so great, they didnt even realize that they would make horrible movies
mckaykay said...
Jan. 19, 2013 at 3:21 pm
Im not a fan of the vamps, but the werewolves are pretty awesome...she shouldnt have made the ending so happy tho it wasnt meant to be a pretty fairytale. bella was meant to end up with jacob  
Spotted_Leaf replied...
Mar. 7, 2013 at 12:45 pm
I agree, im not a big fan of the vampires till it comes to halloween :) i love the werewolves the best. Yes, Bella should have ended up with jacob... but oh well...
BabySnickers15 replied...
Oct. 18, 2015 at 10:08 am
I Agree with that 100%. I think that the books would have been better if Bella ended up with Jacob
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Kaycee A. said...
Dec. 5, 2012 at 11:42 am
personlly, i love the twlilght series. however i am not totally in love with the vampirers as i was stephenie's very intriging words. also im a sucker for romance so i couldnt put it down!
Jenny360 said...
Dec. 4, 2012 at 8:23 pm
  I'm rather unbiased toward this particular author and her work. 

Sarah Dessen however, has impressed me time and time again with her novels! 

I guarantee if you read the first two chapters of What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen from the link below you'll be hooked. ;)
Anne replied...
Sept. 21, 2014 at 10:30 pm
I have read a couple of your reviews and loved them! I am always looking for new material to read. Please check out some of my reviews (and my friends) here at Thanks <3
heyalli said...
Nov. 20, 2012 at 8:40 pm
I love the Twilight series. I think that it is a very well writen book. Everytime i would finish a book they always kept me wanting to read more. I use to be obssesed with the whole series and i can't wait to see the newest movie. 
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