Here's a fine read. Let me start off by saying I'm a guy first. I heard of the movie and couldn't wait to watch it; for it was a vampire movie. Surprisingly I haven't watched it yet.
One day, I went over to visit friends. A couple that both read books. She was talking to me about the books she has and what would be a good choice for me. I turned to spot a book called "Twilight" I asked, " Is this the book Twilight -- the same as the movie release?" It was the book of it. I was intrigued over it. Wonder what could be in it. Wanting to know what the hype was and how better a book is compared to a movie -- my first time.
She looked at me and handed me the book, thinking I might very well be interested. I sat down and read the first 5 chapters. I couldn't believe I spent the time away from visiting to talk to reading rudely at the table.
It was well written. Ease of read, and produces images in your mind. The kind of books I like. I had to know more of what happens. I took the book home and read another 7 chapters. I would have to say her obsession is nothing I have seen or read before. His obsession of her looks and smell got me more interested. They both had an obsession that was interesting for me. After the break of that, shortly, the spun into a new direction, forwarding it onward. The events, the thoughts, the actions, all eluded me to continue reading and becoming obsessed as bad as they were for each other.
It wasn't until chapter 8 that It had effected me. Chapter 20 and onward really heated up to what I was hoping the expected. To say, from obsession to living to die and having that closeness they had for each other was very different. Different than a lot of vampire related works. The thoughts they had for each other was very similar to our real lives. I think a lot like they do on everything, and this hit the spot. All the words, the obsessions, questions, their thoughts, and of course the thrilling suspense.
Even though this was guided to what I seen as an audience of teenagers -- mostly girls, it is a book for all. It was a girl and a "boy" vampire in a tangled struggle of their thoughts for each other. (and their own survival to live with this)
I have to say I will continue the Twilight Saga to know what is to come. The first book ended with an interesting talk and me questioning myself on what she and him were thinking then.
I loved the suspense that was happening after chapter 20. I could vision everything and could think what would happen next or who was being spoken about. Many times I would say something out loud while reading. Some remarks I can't mention here. Others I can, "no" " I knew it" " I was right" "omg". The book gave a sense of realism -- everything was real, them, and has happened. (Since it gives you that thought.)
All I can say, I never read a book like this before. I will await for the movie released on DVD. Although I read viewers remarks about the movie and I hope I have a different view of it and it would be good.
Great book, and will be buying the complete hardcover set soon.