Wednesday, June 25, 2008

my love for vampire romance books will never wane

On Sunday I started reading Twilight by Stephenie Meyers and could not put it down. Seriously, I plowed through 300+ pages of it and had to force myself to stop so I could go to bed. On Monday, before I went to work, I went to Target to buy the next book in the Twilight series. Yes, before I had finished the first one, because folks, they are THAT GOOD.

What are these books about? Um, vampires. And the girl that loves one of them. Did I mention that the series is shelved in teen fiction? Actually this series isn't just any teen fiction, it is exactly what every teen fiction title should be: a sappy love story with overly dramatic characters and VAMPIRES! It is perfection wrapped in a kinda cryptic cover that only has a slight bit to do with the story.

If this book had existed when I was a teenager, in the middle of my goth-wearing-all-black-loving-anything-about-vampires phase I would have proclaimed it The Best Book Of All Time. I would have written poems about how this book spoke to me. I would have told whatever boy I was dating that he didn't get me the way Edward got Bella. But now that I'm an adult who wears color and doesn't write bad poetry, I'll just declare it The Best Book I've Read This Month. And I'll admit that I have a bit of a crush on Edward the Vampire, because some things from my teenage years I will never outgrow.

The other thing about Twilight is that a film adaptation will be released in December and seriously, read the book now before you see the movie. After reading the book I was pretty excited about the movie but when I found out that the kid playing Edward also played Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter 4 I have to admit I got a bit too excited. The cops will be arriving shortly to pick me up for being a pedophile but I don't care, Cedric Diggory was hot. (so is Harry Potter. don't act surprised, you know you agree) And now Cedric is Edward who is a vampire! Teenage me has officially died and gone to goth girl heaven.

So, after this incredible book review, who wants to borrow my copy of Twilight first?


  1. As long as middle school teachers in Talibama are breaking down the baseball team (8 guys!? What the hell must the 9th one think?), you won't be at the top of the Dateline NBC roster.

    Yup, this is my (ex-) state.

  2. Hahah! I am totally addicted to vampire (and related) books, too. This is one of my favorite series:

    I'll definitely keep Twilight in mind for when my bookshelf is next getting low. :)

  3. Ah, my daughter has read that series and has loved it. She lent the books to her brother, (she's 13, he's 14) and he thought they were boring. After reading your post, I totally get the two differing opinions!

    And, yes, as soon as I finished my "Flowers in the Attic" stage, I, too would have loved these books!

  4. Melissa LOVES that series. We took them out to dinner a few days before I went in to be induced to give birth and Melissa spent the second half of the evening just raving about the book/series. She told me everything everything about it (again this was right before I was going into the hospital) so it must be a great series. She too is addicted. She showed me the movie trailer and it looked great. Really well done. You should email her and chat about the books (I haven't read them... I think I somehow feel like it would be disloyal to "Buffy" if I were to like another vampire series.)

  5. Ugh! Cedric Diggory! Nope - NOT the Edward of my dreams. After viewing the trailer the day it went public, I was even more disheartened. Does this mean I will protest the movie - HELL NO. I will, despite it all, make it through, and yes, of course, dream that I am Bella through the whole movie.