ISBN: 0316160199
Pub. Date: September 2006
Publisher: Little, Brown Children's Books

Well, what should I say about New Moon? I have been looking forward to reading it after being hooked to the first book, Twilight. It is this book that has made me fallen in love with Edward Cullen, although he is a vampire, and a very charming one to boot.

However, in New Moon, I was very, very disappointed to note there is only a slight mention of Edward. Although Stephenie Meyer has done a great job in weaving a great suspenseful paranormal story, New Moon doesn't captivate me the way Twilight does.

Bella celebrates her birthday with the Cullen family but a small papercut accident puts her in danger as some members couldn't resist the smell of blood, although they have sworn off blood. To ensure Bella's safety, Edward decided it is best for them to leave town and to end their relationship, although it pains him in doing so.

Devastated over his departure, Bella is depressed until she finds good friend in Jacob Black. However, Jacob has romantic feelings for her, and to make things worse, he isn't what she thinks he is. Bella is shocked when she later finds out the truth about Jacob, and on the other hand she is trying to escape from Victoria, the evil vampire who vows to kill her in return of Edward killing her lover during the last installment. Jacob protects her fiercely, and it is after this episode that the story began to speed up and it gets better when Bella finally meets up with Edward, only to find he is in grave danger and she has to race against time in order to save him before it is too late.

Although this second installment isn't as good as compared to the first one, this book is focusing more on Jacob and this is where we get to know his inner thoughts and how he struggles to be a 'normal' person. And I like the way how he protects Bella. There are also some scenes that makes my heart goes out to him. I can't wait to get a copy of Eclipse and find out more.

Note: Alice, it was a pleasure reading with you once again. I'm hoping we will read Eclipse together soon.

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11 Responses
  1. Julia Says:

    Melody - well you know me..I don't do vamps LOL...but you've done a great job on this review :)

  2. Melody Says:

    Thanks, Julia! I'm still hoping that you'll change your mind about reading these vamp stories, hehe. ;P

  3. Alice Says:

    Great review, Mel! I'm looking forward to reading Eclipse with you too!

    Tsskk Julia... you really should try vamps. They're not so bad, chu know. Tsssk! Tssssk!

  4. Becky Says:

    I say that these are first and foremost love stories, not vampire stories, right girls? My thoughts on New Moon... it is my 2nd favorite in the series (1st now being Eclipse!)... I love love LOVE Jake and his value/importance in Bella's life. He literally saves her from herself in this book. If you are an Edward-lover, New Moon is often hard to read b/c he is in it so little, compared to the 378 pages which involve Jake/Bella. However, it's so devastatingly well-written... how about the pages where the months turn, signaling the passage of time while she's mourning Edward's absence... BRILLIANT use of no words! It's also funnier and a "tighter" story to me. "She's having hysterics. Maybe you should slap her?!" LOL! When I first read it, I didn't know the twist involving Jake, and that is supremely important in Eclipse. However, if you are looking for yummy Edward goodness, you've definitely got in Eclipse. Jake's in there, too, though, fighting for Bella's time/affection, so get ready for the battle of the hearts! I am so glad you have read/enjoyed these books. They make my heart full, and it fills my heart as well that you have enjoyed them. I truly hope that Eclipse meets with your expectations! It took me several days to decompress after I read it!

  5. Melody Says:

    Gosh, now you really makes me want to read Eclipse sooner, Library Girl! LOL. Still no news from the bookstore though... :( I'll let you know once I've received my copy and read it! :D

  6. Anonymous Says:

    I've got all three of these ordered, but thanks to a kid named Harry Potter who knows when I'll get to them. LOL.

  7. Melody Says:

    Hey Kristy! You have to read this series. They're great! Can't wait to hear what you think of them! ;)

  8. Julia Says:

    Sorry Melody and Alice, it just I have read plenty of vamps and learn it not my cup of teas.

    Hey now- are you tsk tsking me, Alice? it so loud I can't hear myself think LOL

  9. Framed Says:

    Melody, thanks for visiting my blog. It's always great to meet another reader.

    My daughter highly recommends these books but I haven't got to them yet. I'm hoping to borrow her copies one of these days.

  10. Melody Says:

    LOL. Julia, you and your non-vamp rants! LOL.

    Hi Framed! It's always a joy to me to explore more readers' blogs. I hope you will get to read this series soon. Happy reading! :)

  11. i just started Eclipse last night. my daughters (16yo and 11yo) and i are all big fans of this series. both of my daughters particularly liked New Moon because of Jacob - they say they'll take Jacob and leave Edward for me, um, Bella. :o)

    btw my review of New Moon is here.

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