November 14, 2007

New Moon

New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
Young Adult Fiction
Finished on 11/9/07
Rating: 3.5/5 (Good)

Book Description

Legions of readers entranced by Twilight are hungry for more and they won't be disappointed. In New Moon, Stephenie Meyer delivers another irresistible combination of romance and suspense with a supernatural twist. The "star-crossed" lovers theme continues as Bella and Edward find themselves facing new obstacles, including a devastating separation, the mysterious appearance of dangerous wolves roaming the forest in Forks, a terrifying threat of revenge from a female vampire and a deliciously sinister encounter with Italy's reigning royal family of vampires, the Volturi. Passionate, riveting, and full of surprising twists and turns, this vampire love saga is well on its way to literary immortality.

I planned to read this for my final selection for Carl's R.I.P. II Challenge, but didn't get to it until the 28th. I thought it'd be easy enough to finish by the 31st, but I wound up setting it aside in order to quickly read Here If You Need Me for a book signing. Even without that interruption, I doubt I would've finished in time, as it took me almost TWO weeks to read! For some reason, I didn't think a 563-page YA book would take so long to read, but it did. I enjoyed it well enough to eventually want to read the third in the series (Eclipse), but not right away. I can only take so much teenage angst, and Meyer tends to be a bit long-winded.


  1. Anonymous5:23 PM

    The books do go on a little long. This one is particularly filled with the angst. I've read all three and know what you mean about waiting for a bit. I read books 1 & 2 pretty close together at the end of last year but then had to wait until August for book 3. That helped and the fact that book 3 doesn't have as much of the hand-wringing, etc.

    This one kind of reminded me of the feelings I got when I read Harry Potter #5 and he was so hard to get along with.

    I do still really like this series though.

  2. Anonymous7:59 AM

    Heh, yeah, teen angst is best in short doses. ;)

  3. I'll be reading this in 2008. I'm not thoroughly excited about it, but I'm still looking forward to a fun vampire read. Funny to say that - the first in the series was my first vampire book. :)

  4. Kay - Glad to hear that #3 isn't quite so overwrought with the teen angst.

    Speaking of Harry Potter, I still need to read #4-7!

    Heather - Yep. I had enough of my own when I was in high school! ;)

    Joy - It's really not a bad read. I just wish an editor had been able to tighten it up a bit. Enjoy!

  5. I just didn't get into this series. I do think that this is one of the best book covers ever. I just love it and it is indicative of the story.

  6. Booklogged - I agree. Great cover art for all three books!


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