So, I don’t think that everyone needs another review of Twilight. If you don’t know what Twilight is, let me know which rock you live under and I’ll send you the book.
BUT, I do want to discuss it, because while I enjoyed it, I didn’t love it. I wasn’t slobbering over it like I thought I would. And I totally had some issues with it.
FIRST OF ALL, I get that Edward is a god. He’s beautiful, he’s divine, he’s gorgeous, Bella will NEVER meet another speciman like Edward. I get it. In fact, I got it the first hundred times Meyer mentions it, and after that I was just irritated. Anyone else notice this?
Second, if Bella is all “I’m saving myself for marriage” what THE EFF is she doing alone with Edward. Admittedly, I’m not religious anymore, but I used to be. Not Mormon, but a similarly restrictive religion. I’m going to assume that most people who save themselves for marriage are religious. And anyone who is trying to save themselves for marriage does not put themselves in the position of being alone all the time with someone they’re attracted to. SO WHAT THE EFF IS SHE DOING ALONE WITH EDWARD?? Practicing Mormons, would you please back me on this? Please?
Third, assuming Bella IS religious (which I know the first book doesn’t really state whether she is or isn’t, and I don’t know if the other books touch on this), then I assume she has a relationship with God. Typically, vampires are eternally damned. Why does she want to be a vampire if she’s basically guaranteed to fall out of God’s graces if she becomes a vampire? Did Stephanie get around this by making them non-human-sucking-vampires? Because I’m not buying that argument.
FINALLY, um, hello, why is nobody asking why a 17 year old is saying she loves someone when SHE DOESN’T EVEN KNOW HIM? Bella and Edward are in lust, they’re in heat, they’re not in love. Love comes when you’ve seen someone’s character, when you’ve grown to respect and admire WHO THEY ARE, not what they look like. Seriously, I can’t even believe that after talking for, oh, less than 10 times, they’re all “I love you!” “I love you too!” *kissy kissy* *mm mm mm*
Actually, that’s not all. Stephanie Meyer’s writing is okaaaay, but I think more than anything she has a good story to tell, rather than killer writing.
The story was okay, and I’ll totally read the next three, but I have issues. Is it just me, or am I getting old?? “In m-my da-a-y…”
And because I can’t stay away from the new wordpress poll feature…