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New Moon and Eclipse

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

New Moon and Eclipse

Stephenie Meyer
2006 and 2007
563 and 629 pages

These are books two and three in Meyer's Twilight series. The final book is due out later this year. The series is marketed as Young Adult, but the books are also popular with adults. Like me.

New Moon picks up right where Twilight left off. However, after Edward realizes that the Cullens put Bella at risk, he decides it's time for the family to move on. Bella is devastated, and spends months in limbo. barely functioning. It's only when she reconnects with her buddy Jacob that she begins to snap out of it. Except Jacob has some mysterious things going on, too...he's about to become a werewolf, the mortal enemy of vampires. Bella has also become somewhat of a risk taker. When she goes cliff diving, the Cullens (who keep track of her through Alice, who can see into the future) believe she has committed suicide. Edward goes a little batty when he hears this and he travels to Italy to try to incite the Volturi to kill him. Alice and Bella hotfoot it after him, and the story ends with everyone alive (as alive as a vampire can be) and back together in Forks.

Eclipse continues the story with Bella's graduation from high school and looming 19th birthday. Since she does not want to be older than Edward, Bella is on a fierce campaign to become a vampire before doomsday, so to speak. Edward wants marriage first, which is freaking Bella out, since she never pictured herself as a girl to get married right out of high school. And to complicate matters even more, Jacob has declared his love and is being an obnoxious 16 year old. Or maybe he's still 15...I can't keep track. Meanwhile, back in vampire land, Victoria (a vengeful vampire) is still out for Bella's blood, forcing the vampires and the werewolves to work together to defeat this latest enemy.

Book 4, Breaking Dawn, set for release on August 2, 2008, will tie up the story and finally answer the question about whether Bella gets her wish of being a vampire.

4 comment(s):

Deborah said...

Hi Jill,
Just a heads up. Our Barnes & Noble is planning a midnight release party for the next book. I'm betting that many other Barnes & Noble stores will do the same.
If you have one near you, you might check with them.
It's going to be fun.

Stephanie said...

Even though Twilight is still my favorite of the three, I can't wait for the fourth one later this year. They are just so much fun to read!

softdrink said...

Cool, I just got an insider tip! :-D Thanks, Deborah!

Stephanie...I like 1 and 2. 3 was still good, but Jacob gets on my nerves in that book. But yes, they are fun.

Josette said...

I enjoyed Eclipse. There was more stuff going on in the book which kept the story going for me. Definitely a page-turner! Here's my review of it.

In a real sense, people who have read good literature have lived more than people who cannot or will not read. It is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish. ~S.I. Hayakawa

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
~St. Augustine

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~Mark Twain

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