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REVIEW: New Moon by Stephenie Meyer

Dear Ms. Meyer:


This was a greatly anticipated book. Twilight, the prequel, was my 2005 book of the year. New Moon, however delightful it was, seemed to throw all of the faults of Bella in sharp relief. You portrayed her, either intentionally or not, as a selfish user who seemed to only be able to exist with the help of a man in her life. It seemed ironic that her ability to cope with life so closely paralleled her mother’s which Bella, and you, appear to decry.

new moonThe story opens with Bella celebrating her birthday with the Cullens, a family of vampires. Edward Cullen, a perpetual 17 years of age, is Bella’s soul mate. He is a vampire, though, and while Bella longs to be one, Edward refuses to change her as he believes it would rob her of her soul. During the party, Bella cuts a finger on wrapping paper. The smell of her fresh blood is too much and Edward is forced to shield her from family members. This event causes Edward to believe that his presence does Bella more harm than good. In true romance fashion, Edward paternalistically decides that removal of his presence from Bella’s is the only answer to keeping Bella alive.

Bella is destroyed. She sinks into a deep depression and is only able to rise from it with the help of of Jacob Black, whom Bella terms a good friend. She understands that she is using Jacob but cannot seem to help herself. She revels in the warmth and goodness Jacob exudes. She convinces herself that this is what Jacob wants even knowing that Jacob’s feelings toward her run so much deeper. Jacob Black is young member of a local Native American tribe. I am not giving anything away (at least it was included in the Booklist review) when I say that Jacob Black’s tribe has ties with werewolves. Unlike the fully developed vampire mythos, the world building for the werewolves is sophmoric at best. There is no explanation as to why there are no old werewolves around, how they change (I think it is blood related), whether they have special needs, and so on.

Bella’s climb from the pit is also marked by a desperate recklessness. She engages in increasingly reckless acts because she hears Edward’s voice when she does so. The origin of the voice is unclear. I wasn’t sure whether this part of the book was to depict teenage suicidal ideation, the use of drugs, or was simply an unsure narrator trying to be emotive. It didn’t appear organic to Bella’s previous characterizations. You had portrayed her as steady, a bit emotional, but steady. I couldn’t help but wonder if this part of the plot was an attempt to shoehorn Edward into a story when you knew so many of your fans loved him?

You refer the Romeo and Juliet theme with the idea that Edward and Bella are star crossed lovers and that perhaps in the retelling Romeo should return to Rosalind and Juliet should get on with her life with Paris. Maybe if that was the route you were truly going to take, I wouldn’t feel so disappointed. But the book takes a sharp turn when Edward reappears toward the latter quarter of the book. The ending suspense plot seemed rushed and tacked on, as if someone reminded you that the success of the first book rode on the back of the romance of Edward and Bella. It was really as if there were two books, or two stories, included in New Moon and neither of them were finished.

For all my disappointment, New Moon zips by and leaves me wanting more. It is engaging and unique but flawed. It’s not one that I will be re-reading anytime soon. B- for New Moon.

Best regards,

Jane

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Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

628 Comments

  1. RenéeW
    Aug 16, 2006 @ 22:21:25

    I read and loved Twilight and have been anxiously awaiting this book. Now I’m not so sure I want to read it. I guess I expected more of Edward and Bella together, but I have to remind myself that this is YA not a romance.

  2. Jane
    Aug 17, 2006 @ 09:17:55

    Me too. I was shocked to see that so little of the book was about Edward and Bella given that Stephenie Meyer hosts “We Love Edward Cullen” parties. Hopefully, we’ll return to more Edward/Bella in the next book.

  3. Carrie
    Aug 19, 2006 @ 11:57:11

    I chose Twilight for a summer reading book. Now to complete the project, I need to know the theme of the book. Thank you.

    I would also like to day that Twilight was the best book ever. I read it in about three hours, because i couldnt stop reading it. I actually wished that i didnt read fast, so i could have read it longer. I loved it.

  4. Kim
    Aug 20, 2006 @ 01:15:56

    I disagree with you Jane! You missed the charachter building that gave this couple a sure foundations for Stephenie’s upcoming book Eclipse. Bella needed to gain some character and strength on her own. As for her other traits, perhaps selflessness may always appear weak, but it regulates great strength – more than most choose to develop. Bella is full of goodness, kindness, and selflessness, anyone can be poor minded, rude, or selfish- now that is the easy road to travel. We could use more Bella’s, like what we’ll see at the end of this series as she develops and grows.

  5. Jane
    Aug 20, 2006 @ 08:06:45

    Kim – thanks for your opinion. I wanted to like Bella more but even as I re-read the book for the review, it struck me how much Bella used people to satiate her own emotional needs. If I was a mother of a boy like Jacob, I would not want him to date a girl like Bella. But every reader will have a different reaction and mine is not more valid than yours.

  6. Kim
    Aug 21, 2006 @ 09:40:34

    Thanks for replying Jane. I can see why your frustrated with Jacob Black being hurt, I was too. I was grateful that Bella was always still honest with him, but my biggest heartache was for Jacob. I am amazed their not real people, because after reading the book (I having felt many of their emotions) am in awe how Stephenie pulls emotions out from the page. When I said I disagreed with what you said I should have been more explicit. First it is blood relations in reguards to the werewolves, and vampires being around that make them turn at a certain age, otherwise they would never turn. You have to admit Edward and Jacob are quite the duo (trouble in the making). I think what upset me the most was when you brought up drugs and suicide. On page 110 Bella is asked if Suicidal and she is definately not and even states never would consider it. On page 124 She comes to turns with not wanting to be a zombie. I think you and I have never mourned like that, but it was amazing to see how terrible she felt and watch her self preservation to come away from zombie land. On page 125 you see why she becomes recless, for once she stands up and feels something (not necessarily good) but tired of being the only one keeping bargains…like with Edward who left barely existing and she was still keeping his bargain. I do think we heard Edwards voice to keep him near the reader. I imagine Edward fell apart as soon as he left, he’s doing it to protect her you know. I recommend everyone take this book in stride, it is not Twilight, but it is the means to carrying us to Eclipse. I have heard the author say that her favorite book so far is Eclipse and that this story has existed in her mind from start to finish. We will be happy in the end, but as all extraordinary couples it takes hardship and test to make them sure footed. Thanks Jane for letting me comment! – A friend who really feels for Jacob too!

  7. Jane
    Aug 21, 2006 @ 09:48:45

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    Kim, I appreciate your view of Bella but what she said “I’m not suicidal” as compared to what she did – throwing herself off a cliff into a river below – seemed quite contradictory. It wasn’t the depth of her despair that I thought was offputting but the way in which she handled them. It was never clearly explained how she had the voice of Edward in her mind. After all, it is said that no vampire can read Bella’s mind so how it was that Edward could communicate with her when Bella became increasingly reckless seemed non organic.

    Further, why Bella should feel any compulsion to want a) to fulfill her bargin with Edward and b) why she should feel the need for Edward to bless her union with Jacob when Edward dismissed her. He told her he had no feelings for her. Bella treated her relationship with Edward as if he had died instead of left her and that was just inconsistent. Meyer told us reader a lot of things that were inconsistent with the characters actions which is why the book did not work for me.

    I will definitely read the third book and Twilight is still a favorite of mine, but its wondrousness was slightly diminished with this installment.

  8. Kristina Cook
    Aug 21, 2006 @ 16:52:04

    TWILIGHT was also my favorite book of 2005, and to say I was eagerly anticipating NEW MOON, is well, quite the understatement. I read it in one sitting and was totally caught up in it…but I didn’t *love* it like I loved TWILIGHT. But that was okay–I sort of felt like it was a ‘transition’ book (like The Two Towers–okay, so it’s *not* like the Two Towers, but I hope you see what I mean), and I viewed it as thus. I think, like other commenters, my main gripe was the absence of Edward in the book. I adore Edward, and there just wasn’t a lot of him in NEW MOON. I didn’t particularly have problems with Bella, though–I remember going through a break-up at the end of my senior year in high school, and, well, it was pretty intense. We got back together after a couple of weeks, but I would say I was pretty much in a stupor during that time, not eating, not fully functioning. Maybe it was because I came into this book with that personal memory, but I was able to buy Bella’s depression (I mean, Edward is a BILLION times more exciting and desirable than that blah ex-boyfriend of mine, and look how I moped!) and I figured she was pretty honest with Jacob all along. I guess I also noticed that the werewolf storyline seemed less developed, but since it was sort of secondary–and since I didn’t care all that much, I just wanted my Edward back!–it didn’t particularly decrease my enjoyment of the book. If forced to give a grade, I guess I’d say B+/A-, whereas TWILIGHT was a firm A+ for me.

  9. Kim
    Aug 24, 2006 @ 14:00:21

    Jane,
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    I understand your frustration with how Bella seems to be using those around her, but she was very honest to Jacob. Her only battles in feelings for him were whether she should move on in her life – and would it be fare to him-they never kissed and I was glad because she was still indecisive when the moment arose. At a book signing I asked about Jacob, it will take time, but he will end up better for the ware (it sounded like anyway). I understand your disgust with woman basing their self esteem on whether a guy is in their life or not. I’ve met many of those and it is sad, but remember Bella has never based her self esteem on boys and is new to relationships. Sure Bella for the first time was an obsessive teenager, new emotions for her to experience, new understanding for her mother-she does do stupid things-but jumping off the cliff, it was suppose to be safe, at least livable- she was unaware of the tide.
    As emotional as this book is I have decided to be engaged in enjoying the authors way of writing, the characters introduced (the vulturine’s seemed cool), and many enlightments. I agree it was hard not to get another Twilight after so much anticipation, but this book is it’s own journey. Loved at the end her fear for her father when she’s standing between a vampire and werewolf. You have to admit, once again it’s very clever. Here’s a few of my thoughts in requards to yours:

    1.Bella had to mourn first, and then she found the voice that felt no loyalty to a broken bargain, hence all the careless things you didn’t like.) and
    2.I don’t think she wanted more from Jacob than friendship, she enjoyed the touch of his hand as she would a brother in not being alone. She didn’t want to loose the friendship and had become very dependant and was on a constant fork in the road-do I move on-do I not
    3.When Edward told her he had no feelings for her…you believed him just like Bella? I can understand, here’s a thought, when I went to the book signing Stephenie read a little Midnight Sun to us, the book where you hear Twilight through Edwards point of view, it’s amazing his thought process for what he chooses to say, he seems to be a thinker always hoping to not be selfish and say what he wants to , but to say what keeps her safe, if you get to a booksigning, I bet she will read a section to the group. I almost wish that came out first because I think everyone would understand Edwards overwhelming love and desire to be selfless and choose what he thinks is best for Bella, he really struggles feeling selfish for not being able to walk away.
    4.Your comment that Bella treated her relationship with Edward as if he had died instead of left her and that was just inconsistent. (She felt like he had died, no memories-did he even exist-she showed strength in fighting pondering on him, but her dreams wouldn’t leave her alone. Not ever seeing someone again would feel like death just as much as just leaving and thinking you were never seeing him again.)

    Amazing writing skills to draw us in like this, something to think about…the author has effected people deeply, we are moved for better or worse-some people are easily forgiving for Edward and others hard to forgive-but everyone missed Edward, why?-because the author made everyone love him…Everyone cried for Jacob, why?- because she made us feel for him…Everyone felt his pain – tremendous writing. The author wrote to an audience who won’t touch heartbreak (leaves reality behind) or eats it up. She wrote to an audience who loves to laugh at ourselves when awkward or mortified with imperfection. The books have sought out all audiences…to me that says allot-and were all hooked . We will love all the characters more in the end because we have loved with them, suffered with them, and laughed at them. May Eclipse make all of her audiences smile!

  10. Amber Johnson
    Aug 28, 2006 @ 18:44:00

    i think this book is amazing…i can’t wait for the next one to come out! I am 14 years old and love the portray of this girl. Keep up the good work Stephenie!

  11. AMD
    Sep 04, 2006 @ 15:43:24

    i finsihed twilight wanting much more. i never wanted the book to end. i could not wait for New Moon to come out and when it finally did i was ecstatic. I love this serious so much i finsihed each book in one day. i Love them, I cant wait for the next one so try and make it sooner rather then later. i really want to find out wether she ging to turn to a vampire and what will happen with her relatioship with Jake. cant wait love the books and whoever doesnt well they are plan weird. hehe

  12. Chanel
    Oct 27, 2006 @ 13:44:41

    wow! Twilight and New Moon are defdently 2 of my all-time favorite books! New Moon is the first book i ever cried while reading! :*( it was amzing! except the ending!
    i cant wait to find out what happens to Bella and Edward! and poor Jake – but she was truthful to him, she said she only wanted to be friends.
    I could not put this book down, i got in trouble a couple times for read until the *am’s*
    Is there going to be a third book? I dont know if ill be able to wait!

  13. Jamie
    Oct 29, 2006 @ 20:48:48

    Bella’s dramatic actions in the book are very much needed, you implied that this was not following her steady nature, but what many people need to realize is that Bella needed this surge of feelings, and actions to push the character into the light, giving her a more realistic nature. Bella is not the simple character most people see her as, there are times when she is selfish, stubborn, eccentric, needy and dare I say it a bitch. She often uses others to exist, we can see this in the first book Twilight, she uses Jess, Angela, Mike and even to an extent Edward. I’m not saying you opinions are wrong I’m just suggesting you look at Bella’s character before deciding that she is not prone to dramatic feats like suicide….who knows she may not be the sweetly innocent character we all thought she was in the first place.

  14. Dracoangea
    Oct 31, 2006 @ 19:12:09

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    Dear Jane,

    I would just like to say first of all that your reivew of New Moon is a masterful summary of the story’s key plot events. There are several point that I agree with you on, 1. Bella exhibiting selfish behavior and 2. Bella’s dependency on others. However, I also feel that these two characteristics are exactly what makes Bella a HUMAN character.

    When Edward leaves, he is doing it for Bella’s own good. He is not leaving to rip out her heart, disconnect her lungs, nor destroy her sanity. He is leaving to save her soul. When he leaves her, he ends up curled in a ball somewhere in South America, thinking to himself, “If only I could go back…no. I won’t go back.”

    On the Twilight Lexicon, Stephenie Meyers made a comment to the effect of, “Edward would put himself through Hell to save Bella’s soul” and I believe it.

    I believe that New Moon was written to test Bella and Edward’s love and to prove how pathetic they are without the other. I also think that Jacob Black deserved BETTER than Bella Swan. He needs a woman who will calm him, not infuriate him into phasing. He is a gentle and loving man that deserves someone who isn’t broken and taken.

    Sometimes, boys do not understand “Only Friends” And when they cannot understand, they end up hurt. Bella tells Jacob that they can be nothing more; that holding hands, hugging, and sitting close all means something different to her than to him. His response is a simple, “That’s my problem.”

    Keep in mind that Jacob did his share of hurting Bella too. Remember the ending? Jacob broke his promises. He chose the pack over her, and does not understand nor support the man that truly makes her happy. For better or for worse, its going to be Bella and Edward forever.

  15. Jane
    Oct 31, 2006 @ 21:06:32

    Sometimes, boys do not understand -Only Friends- ? And when they cannot understand, they end up hurt. Bella tells Jacob that they can be nothing more; that holding hands, hugging, and sitting close all means something different to her than to him. His response is a simple, -That's my problem.- ?

    My feeling with this is that if a girl knows that a boy has feelings for her, the “just friends” talk is not working. And while it is Jacob’s problem, Bella didn’t hesitate to continue to use him to receive comfort and affection even KNOWING Jacob’s true feelings. To me, that is a very selfish act.

    Don’t get me wrong, I love the Edward/Bella pairing but Bella has lost a lot of her luster in this story. I’ll still buy the final entry in this trilogy.

  16. fayeline
    Nov 02, 2006 @ 21:55:30

    i loved twilight, but new moon was i bit of disapointment cuz i wanted to see more of the relationship between bella and EDWARD. not about werewolves. it was still pretty good book and i still want 2 read the next book. when is meyer gonna publish midnight sun? i read the 1st chapter and it’s really good!

  17. Jessica
    Nov 07, 2006 @ 00:08:59

    I really hope that she finds a way to make more then just eclipse just one more because these books are so amazing i want at least one more before midnight sun! Im in love with edward! I hope that she does put the extra things into a 4th story that would be amazing i love it so much ive read twilight 5 times and new moon 7! I just dont want to stop reading this amazing series

  18. ParisFrance
    Nov 08, 2006 @ 14:22:03

    I have read both Twilight and New Moon. I read both of them within a 4 day time period. After having some discussions with some of my students, who I have also got addicted to the books, I feel that New Moon was an important part of the story. I agree with Jane on some of her feelings about Bella. Bella did not impress me as much in New Moon as she did in Twilight. I also felt that she is somewhat dependent on a male -any male-for her “salvation” in life. First Edward, then Jacob, and then Edward again. I was equally dissapointed in the lack of Edward. But I also think that the details surrounding Bella and Jake’s friendship needed to be explained. I think that this will be EXTRA important in the third and possibly fourth book (according the Mrs. Meyer’s website). I think that the tug between a best friend-a tie that will always bind-and true love will play a very important role in the next book. Remember the dream that Bella had with Jacob and Edward. In order to explain this tie, Mrs. Meyer had to include a large portion of how Bella and Jacob came to the place at which their friendship is at. If this was not explained, then I think that the thrid book would be just a lot of questions. I was not dissapointed in the book as whole though. I felt that the book just brought the reader in closer to the characters and the plot.

  19. Jane
    Nov 08, 2006 @ 14:53:04

    ParisFrance – I honestly don’t remember the dream to which you refer. :) It’s been a while. I will definitely read the next book but was just disappointed in where the author took me in Twilight.

  20. ParisFrance
    Nov 08, 2006 @ 15:38:27

    The dream to which I am refering to is in Twilight when Bella is on the beach in LaPush. She is dreaming about Edward and a werewolf attacking him. She has a very similar dream in New Moon. I think that this dream is going to be an important factor in the next book.

  21. april sisson
    Nov 16, 2006 @ 15:53:58

    hey i’m a big fan i have new moon and twlight and i wanted to know when it was again that eclipse comes out and when twlight the movie comes to video too your my favorite and you’ve inspired me to right a book called twisted well and ways e-mail me back

  22. Heather R
    Nov 17, 2006 @ 12:50:15

    Stephenie your book Twilight is awsome and i havent read New Moon but i cant weight to read it but as soon as i read Twilight I Immediately made it my #1 FAVORITE book. I loved Twilight so much I read it in 2 days i even stayed up till midnight reading it! And on a school night too! You and your books are my #1 favorite book. and my friend.

  23. jennifer McCarley
    Nov 20, 2006 @ 16:08:48

    Ms.Meyer,
    I love your boks Twilight and New Moon. When I first heard of these books my friend had read Twilight and got me to read it and then told me there was a sequle to it. I just got New Moon Saturday and i already love it. My favorite character is Edward. When I read these 2 books I can just picture what is happening while I read. These books are amazing.Hope there will be a third one.
    From a big fan,
    Jennifer M, Texas edited by blog owner. please do not leave personal identification information! very dangerous

  24. Emily
    Nov 20, 2006 @ 20:56:05

    Many people seem to place all the blaim on Bella for hurting Jacob, but I don’t agree with that at all. Yes, Bella was taking advantage of him by continuing to be with him even though she knew how he felt about her, but wasn’t he also taking advantage of her as well? He knew how deeply troubled she was after the loss of Edward. He knew, also, that she didn’t return his feelings. And yet he still persued her, not only at his own risk, but also at hers. He must have known how delicate her feelings were. Of course, I do love Jacob still, I just thought I’d mention that it both Jacob and Isabella were at fault.

    As for some people believing that Bella was weak and such in New Moon, I completely disagree with that belief. Bella was far from weak. The level of her feelings for Edward was clearly shown in her first reaction to his leaving her. Her first reaction was huge. That first reaction, without thought, showed just how much she loved him. At that point, she wasn’t trying to pretend and she wasn’t doing anything else but simply feeling what she felt, which was enormous. After you put her initial reaction of how she dealt with Edward leaving her into the context of how she dealt later, I think you see how strong she really was. She may have been zombie-like, but she was trying extremely hard to seem normal. She didn’t want to be a zombie. She didn’t want to depend on Edward. She just did.

  25. Alex
    Nov 21, 2006 @ 18:50:39

    This is a fantastic series, one of the best I have read lately. Now, New Moon isn’t quite as good as I had been hoping for, but you can definitely see that it is preparing us for the next book, Eclipse. I have never cried in a book, or at least I had never cried in a book before New Moon. Stephenie Meyer is an amazing author. She drew me in. I could feel what Bella was going through. The scene when Edward left was heartbreaking. I had to skip ahead a couple hundred pages just to make sure he would come back! These books have hooked me. I usually read at night before I go to sleep because normally it makes me tired. That was not the case with either of these books. I would try to make myself stop reading and mark the page, but before I could put the book down I would start flipping ahead to see what happened next. I can’t wait till Eclipse comes out. It seems like August is soooo far away (on her website she says the book is on schedule and its date of release should be around August), but(uh oh a but………) I would rather it be a longer wait if it makes the book better. After I read Twilight, I planned on going and buying New Moon, but I couldn’t get to the book store for a couple days. I tried reading a differnt book (another series book that I thought I was intrested in) but I just couldn’t get into it. It didn’t draw me in, it didn’t appeal to me compared to how Twilight had. I never thought I would be intrested in a book like this. I never thought of myself as a romantic, but I guess I am. I’m reading the part in New Moon I skipped over right now, but its hard to read knowing there is no Edward. I know he comes back and its still hard to read through the parts where he is gone! If anyone has any clue or guess about what might happen in Eclipse TELL ME! I love spoilers!

  26. Natalie
    Nov 21, 2006 @ 23:33:50

    If no one noticed……..on Stephenie’s website, she says that she used most things from Forever Dawn in her third book. And on her area labeled Craptastic Covers, she has the cover for Forever Dawn,(which will never come out cuz its not YA guidelines), and on that cover, there is a picture of Bella with RED EYES! HELLO??? Did no one notice this??? On the lexicon, Stephenie describes newly made vampires have RED eyes! HELLO! So that means Bella will probably turn into a vampire in Eclipse!!!! DUH!

    LOL

  27. Jake T.
    Nov 25, 2006 @ 01:07:58

    I have to say i read this book in a day mainly because i rushed so much trying to get to Edward’s return ( I have a nasty habit of readin the last page of a book before i get started ) I definetly didnt love it as much as I did Twilight and I definetly agree with those who view it as mostly a transition. I think i made a mistake in not having read twilight until AFTER New moon was out so i wasnt used to waiting in between the novels and since twilight was still fresh in me i had that insatiable hunger for the story that im sure many of you have gotten. I think it stinks that it was only eight months between Twilight and New Moon but it will be more than a year between New Moon and Eclipse. Thankfully I know that its coming and its not the end. (which makes me wonder whether or not Bella will be turned in this 3rd book) Anyways I just wanted to say i love these two books and I will buy everyone in the series until it’s (unfortunaly inevitable but long off) end. Major Kudos to Ms. Meyer for such a spectacular debut novel and sequel(s).

  28. Kirsten
    Nov 25, 2006 @ 11:29:19

    I couldn’t disagree more. This was another fantastic book that left me wanting more. I read this book in less than a day, because I couldn’t put it down. I think Stephenie Meyer just wanted to see if she could challenge herself by showing pain like that. Imagine if you were Bella and the love of your life is gone. This isn’t a crush this is the real thing, so imagine finding the real thing for once and having it leave you just up and leave, that would be gutwrenching pain. There is so much that occures in thin book that leads up to the next…Eclipse. It is the type of book that leaves me hungry in the best way!

  29. jade
    Nov 25, 2006 @ 15:19:43

    i totaly agree with kristen!! when i finished mew moon, i felt empty! and im going to feel that way untill eclips is in my hands! i cant read another book while im waiting for eclips, because no other books can fill this hole that new moon left me with! i l-o-v-e every single charactor in the twilight series. they are apart of my family now and when that time comes when the story ends ……. i feel like this hole that i have in my heart will rip open and swollow me whole! because when their lives ends … so does mine!! stephenie meyer is my heroe!!!

  30. Alex
    Nov 25, 2006 @ 19:57:00

    Goodness………. I’m still in the middle of New Moon. I don’t want to finish it because I know it is a long wait until Eclipse. A wait that I might not be able to handle! I just don’t want it to end! Every book I read after this just won’t be good enough. It frustrates me soooooooooooooooo much. It probably doesn’t help that my friends are just now reading Twilight and are hooked on it. That’s all they want to talk about and they want me to finish New Moon so they can borrow it. But I just can’t!!!!!!!!! I know I need to, I’ve spent longer on this book than I have any other book but still it almost hurts to not know the rest of the story after New Moon!!!!!!! In other words, I’m pretty much addicted to this series. Her writing just draws me in like no other writer can. So props to Stephenie Meyer and may Eclipse come sooner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. jade
    Nov 26, 2006 @ 12:50:08

    if u absolutaly l-o-v-e this book
    write “A” when ur done with ur reply!

  32. jade
    Nov 26, 2006 @ 12:53:21

    if u absolutaly l-o-v-e this book
    write “A” when ur done with ur reply! also if u have any ?s or dont get something about new moon or twilight, just email me and i can prob. help ([email protected])

  33. Kayla
    Nov 27, 2006 @ 21:10:23

    Twilight and New Moon are the best books that I have ever read in my life it is so hard for me to read a different series because I am obsessed and no other book can anylonger hold my interest. I LOVE EDWARD literally he is amazing and if they make a movie I don’t think that I’m going to go and see it because it would ruin all of my views on the characters like what Edward looks like in my mind and I don’t think that any guy could measure up to Edward. Thank you so much for writing this book, you are now my hero!!

  34. Taya
    Nov 30, 2006 @ 20:18:02

    I agree with Kayla!!! New Moon and Twilight were the best books that i have EVER read!! I am not a reader, but these two books inspired me to read. I don’t think that any book could be greater than these to. I also don’t think that you should be putting down Stephenie Meyer! She is a great author and she doesn’t need to be criticized. For all you that are now not going to read new moon, YOU SHOULD!! Don’t base your opinions on somebody else’s. All i can think about are these TWO books, they have made my smile, cry and do a lot of other things i never intended on when i have read. If that is not a good book, i don’t know what is. I LOVE YOU STEPHENIE MEYER!!!! You are my hero and you have showed me that reading IS fun!!!

  35. Samantha Storey
    Dec 04, 2006 @ 09:17:13

    I presonally loved both books dearly although i felt that New Moon was almost the same story as the first but only with jacob and the werewolves. I still can’t wait until your following books come out. I truely am in love with edward-lol-but i would just die to have him breath into my ear!!!

    Best wishes

  36. Nat
    Dec 06, 2006 @ 17:20:16

    I strongly agree with you Jane!!! :-] New Moon is one of my favirite books!!!

  37. neelia
    Dec 13, 2006 @ 20:29:16

    k i tried to do some reserch because my friend is trying to get me read the book but now after reading ur letter i am so going to read it because it sounds so good. iwill review when im done reading the book!!

  38. Elizabeth
    Dec 16, 2006 @ 13:58:13

    I agree with everyone here. I was surfin the ‘net and i was lookin for some peoples like me who absolutely, no doubt about it, loved both Twilight and New Moon. I came across this website and I guess I just wanted to tell you guys that…”WE ALL LOVE STEPHENIE MEYER!!!! Anyone who disagrees…well you’ll have to deal with me.

  39. heather
    Dec 20, 2006 @ 11:21:11

    when is twilight the movie and ecilips comming out

  40. Dulce Segura
    Dec 27, 2006 @ 12:56:11

    I absolutly ADORE Twilighhjt and New Moon! i had my nose stuck to both books the entire time! i even got in trouble for reading late at night. I guess it’s a book we’d all like to be part of. I have to admit i envy Bella and Edward…it’s truly a Romeo and Juliet story witha twist of darkness.
    My props to Mrs.Meyer!!! i CAN NOT wait for the third book…i heard there’s going to be a fourth in Edward’s perspective but i don’t know. I seriously can’t wait as many of you!!!!!

  41. neelia
    Dec 29, 2006 @ 23:48:04

    I finally read both books i absolutely LUV them!!! twilight made me cry alot. i know that this sounds funny but bellas saddness was so real to me in new moon. i have to give my props to mrs. meyer she was great! i cant wait to know when the third book is comming out i really want to read it!!!

  42. Hazelle
    Dec 31, 2006 @ 14:57:58

    I completely agree with you Jane. I had been looking forward to this new installment so much, and then when it came out I was disappointed. Like you said, it would have ended better had Juliet ended up with Paris and Romeo went back to Rosalind. But then suddenly Edward’s back, and that sort of reminds us that he’s a character in the book. I didn’t enjoy reading about Bella trying to be reckless because, although she said many times that she was not “suicidal”, to the audience, she was. By the end of the book I realized that we had not found out as much information as we had in the first book. In New Moon we discover that a)Jacob is a werewolf (and, might I add, it wasn’t even in a shocking HE’S A WEREWOLF type of way) b)more info on the Volturi c)a bit of Edward’s past and d) (although it hardly counts as information) that Bella and Edward are soul mates and can’t live without each other. I honestly couldn’t find…the goal in the book. What was the point of it?
    I really felt for Jacob. He was probably my second favorite character (after Edward of course) because of his werewolfy huskiness. But Bella really kind of chopped him off once Edward was back in the scene.
    All in all, New Moon was definitely not as good as Twilight, but hopefully Bella will turn into a vampire in the third book, which is probably the only way to keep the audience’s interest.

  43. Bonnie McCann
    Jan 04, 2007 @ 16:02:16

    Twilight & New Moon were awsome!!!!! I really sunk my teeth into both!!!!! I hope its not long before Eclipse and Breaking Dawn come out, but lets not stop there!!!!! You should write untill you have a series as big as the Magic Tree House series!!!!! Your Twilight Series Is My Most Favorite Book Series EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  44. linsay
    Jan 06, 2007 @ 22:12:24

    what are all the books about edward and bella ?

  45. linsay
    Jan 06, 2007 @ 22:15:00

    what are all the books about edward and bella ? i have twilight and new moon and i wanted to know what are the others beacuse i really like them and i wanted to read the others and i want to know when they come out.

  46. Jane
    Jan 06, 2007 @ 22:18:16

    Twilight and New Moon. There is one chapter of Midnight Sun available on Meyer’s website. It is the first chapter of Edward’s POV.

  47. Hazelle
    Jan 07, 2007 @ 11:43:51

    If you visit Stephenie Meyer’s site, and click on the “Sequels” tab, then she gives you the names of her sequels. I think the titles of her two next sequels for Twilight are called “Eclipse” and “Breaking Dawn”. And then there is also Twilight written from Edward’s point of view which is called Midnight Sun.
    Hope that helps!

  48. Katlyn
    Jan 12, 2007 @ 10:13:24

    I dont know but i loved the second book i could’nt stop reading it i mean it sort of got boaring reading about bella and jacob but once Edward got back into the story it was great! i cant not wait for the 3rd book to come out and hopfully bella will be a vampire [ let's all hope] well Jane i sort of agree with you but then i dont i felt kinda dissapointed because i thought that jacob and bella were going to get together but i just dont think that would happen because they dont seem right for each other but edward is i think just right for bella!

  49. Laney
    Jan 12, 2007 @ 17:48:26

    I loved this book soooo much. It only took me two days to read it!!

  50. shenoa jones
    Jan 13, 2007 @ 13:14:20

    Dear Jane,I agree that it does leave you wanting more and there’s also question’s as well.Do they get married,? Does she turn into a vampire,? What about Victoria? The ending wasn’t the best but enbetween it was wonderful and left you reading more and more. I think she should write somthing to add on to what happens because there’s so many doors left open .

  51. Laney
    Jan 13, 2007 @ 15:33:53

    Dear Jane,
    when does eclipse come out. I’m anxious to read it.

  52. Jane
    Jan 13, 2007 @ 16:14:51

    Generally, when books by an author are released on a yearly basis, the release date is the same. I would plan to see the next entry in bookstores in late August, early September.

  53. Laney
    Jan 13, 2007 @ 16:21:51

    August… September? well I guess I can wait that long… Can you give me a hint of what its about?

  54. Jane
    Jan 13, 2007 @ 16:23:35

    Sorry. I don’t know. I hope to get a copy sometime for review but that isn’t likely to be until the spring or later. :)

  55. Laney
    Jan 13, 2007 @ 16:36:50

    Are there any books about The Cullen family, before they moved to Forks?

  56. Jane
    Jan 13, 2007 @ 16:39:39

    No, but if you go to Ms. Meyer’s website, she has a link to the first chapter of Midnight Sun which tells the story from Edward’s POV. She also has some deleted scenes which are fun to read.

  57. Laney
    Jan 13, 2007 @ 16:52:12

    Which was your favorite book? I think I liked New Moon better. I guess because when I read the first couple of chapters about Edward leaving Bella, I could sort of relate to her, and I felt her pain (even though mine was probably dimmer than hers).

  58. Jane
    Jan 13, 2007 @ 19:28:57

    Twilight was my favorite. Maybe I’m too old to relate! LOL

  59. Laney
    Jan 13, 2007 @ 21:35:22

    Twilight made me cry the first time I read it, I don’t know why though. I think it’s probably because it was such a good story. What was your favorite part?

  60. Arminda Hubley
    Feb 02, 2007 @ 10:21:42

    DEAR STEPHANIA

  61. Christina
    Feb 11, 2007 @ 10:40:14

    I honestly believe that New Moon was almost as good as Twilight. My reasonings for this are: The series is mostly about Bella. Don’t get me wrong, I was most definitely upset that Edward was barely in New Moon, but I accept that because it was what was meant to happen. You’re forgetting Edward’s thoughts. He’ll pretty much do whatever he can just to keep Bella safe, even if it means staying away from her.

    I loved New Moon. I love how it finally developed Jacob’s character and the existence of the Quileute(sp). However, I will agree that the best part of the entire book was probably the last maybe 150-200 pages, but that’s because it finally had the Cullen’s back in it. (I just love their entire family). I would still most definitely give New Moon the A it deserves, even though Twilight in my opinion easily earned it’s A+.

    Plus, even if New Moon wasn’t as good, it set up the future story lines of Eclipse and the fourth book called Breaking Dawn. (I’m pretty sure thats the title…i completely just drew a blank)

  62. Laney
    Feb 11, 2007 @ 11:41:44

    I can’t wait until Eclipse comes out! When do you think it will be out? My favorite character in New Moon was Jacob because it seemed as if he loved Bella after he went against (almost his beliefs, but more of his Fathers) beliefs that people in the so called “clan” weren’t to happy about. Thats how love should be.

  63. Christina
    Feb 11, 2007 @ 12:31:39

    I think Eclipse is coming out around the same time as New Moon did.

  64. Alicia Dowdell
    Feb 12, 2007 @ 02:22:45

    I read the Twilight and the New moon over and over again…
    And i was wonderin when does the eclipse come out cause
    i cant wait to read what happends next with Edward and Bella
    i really love the books and everytime i finish the New moon
    i wish that i could pick up the eclipse also and see what happends
    i am dieing to know….
    thanks
    Alicia

  65. Alicia Dowdell
    Feb 12, 2007 @ 02:48:34

    like i said in the
    first message i read the books a lot over and over again cause
    i cant enough of the books i love them..
    I personilly liked the New moon more cause i got to
    learn more bout Jacob Black..
    i thought it was kinda funny how Edward try to stay
    away from her…But then she because friends
    wit a wherwolf…
    But yea i have to say i cryed when i read the New moon cause
    i did not see him leavin her and i thought it was very
    sad and then i cryed in the end when he comes
    back wit her from italy…and they are lyin on her bed and he
    was tellin her that he loves her and he always will
    i cryed like a baby ther also but yea i just grabed
    the Twilight cause i liked the cover and i am glad i did
    cause i love the books ….
    Yea i was kinda upset with the ending of the New moon cause i wanted
    to know right then and there what happend
    if Bella Married Edward…
    And if she got turned into a vampire
    those are the too things that i am waiting to find out
    i just cant wait till Eclipse comes out…
    Alicia…

  66. Emma
    Feb 12, 2007 @ 03:24:58

    I’m a complete fantasy adict (fantasy books that is lol) twilight i read today after recieving it yesterday from a friend who forewarned me it was a romance, perhaps why i didn’t read it sooner, how ever I LOVED IT!!! after reading hundreds of one type of genre i must say that this is one of the best writen books with a fantastic plot, i’ll be reading New Moon tomorrow and cant wait. Its obvious by all the blogs as to how much this author has effect various peoples live. Congradulations.

  67. Liz
    Feb 13, 2007 @ 10:01:00

    I do commend Ms. Meyer on her amazing vision for young adult readers to grow attached to. Since I was hesistant to pick up a vampire book until January ’07, I didn’t have to wait for New Moon, it was already released. After finishing Twilight (reading until six am not a good idea!) I was intrigued by the development of these characters. Indeed, the story does resemble that of Romeo and Juliet, and both books have several references to the play. I waited anxiously the week until the snail mail delivered my New Moon. After finishing, I was left with a foreign emotion. I am a 17 year old girl, I can relate to what Bella wants because, like all of us, she just wants someone to love her. What puzzles me is Edward’s apparent attraction to her? It started with a deep thirst for her blood. Does that mean that the person attached is meaningless, or that through events he truly began to love the girl who nearly ruins him on a daily basis? I’m not saying I can’t appreciate the love story, I want that too, but it just struck me as odd. After Edward had left in New Moon, I wasn’t sure what was going to happen. Being the selfish creature that I am, I wanted Edward and Bella to get together. As Jane said, she seems to have this dependent need for male figures in her life. I don’t necessarily think that it’s male figures, but anyone she can relate to. In her high school, the immaterial chatter of Jessica doesn’t capture her interest. I think that Bella is a soul wise beyond her years who needs someone to inspire her interest. Edward was a vampire, what’s more inspiring than that? Jacob, I think, was a filler. Edward left Bella wanting her to have a ‘normal’ life, and Jacob was meant to be the nice normal guy parents dream about. Twist being, Jacob isn’t the nice normal guy she anticipated. The irony of her best friend and her lover being mortal enemies makes for great writing, something I hope Ms. Meyer continues to explore in the next piece. I don’t feel that Bella was meant to be portrayed as a dependent character, because Charlie and Renee both depended on her. I do think that she suffered such a heartbreaking loss that she needed someone to coax her out of her shell, which is what Jacob was doing. The fact that he misinterepreted her friendship was entirely his own fault. At that I’ll stop because I can already tell that I’m getting into a different rant. I love the book, even if it didn’t come across that way, and I’m waiting for Eclipse.
    Liz

  68. Alicia Dowdell
    Feb 14, 2007 @ 14:39:12

    Yea i am also 17 myself and i can relate to Bella….
    I wish that i could find my Edward….
    I was lookin in walmart one day cause i needed a new
    book to read and i seen the Twilight….
    I thought it looked cause of the cover and then i got home to read it and
    i love it and then i got my sunt readin it and she dont read…
    But idk i just cant wait till the Eclipse comes out does anyone
    know when it going to come out?????
    cause i would love ot know lol ….
    Alicia

  69. Molly
    Feb 15, 2007 @ 12:12:07

    Ms.Meyer,
    I absolutely fell completely in love with Twilight and I just finished reading New Moon last night. I cannot wait for Eclipse to come out!!! I’m so anxious!!! New Moon was much more suspenseful than Twilight, it was amazing!! My favorite chapter was The Vote. I was totally indulged in both books. I read for hours, not getting up for anything, not even my favorite TV show. Edward and Bella’s relationship is so magical. Sometimes I wish that I was a vampire!! (I know…How silly..) Your writing has taken me on the ride of my life. I really hope that there will be movies following your amazing books.

  70. Jo
    Feb 15, 2007 @ 15:53:10

    My niece had bought Twlight last summer .She said that it was a great book,so I read the first chapter at her house I was hooked. She then told me that there was another book,so I went to the nearest bookstore and bought it that day. I’m very much a romantic sap and I have to say that there are not very many books that catch my interest. I finished both books in a matter of days. I could not put them down, even if I had wanted to. It must be the way that Stephenie describes the characters emotions. At some points I felt like I was right there feeling the same sensations that they themselves were feeling. I was suprised that she brought werewolves into the picture because I think ( this is only my opinion) if you have to much mythic going on it might be hard to follow. However, I didn’t feel overwhelmed by Jacob being a werewolve, I am jealous of Bella because she holds the love and attention of both Jacob and Edward. I can’t say that I feel Bella used Jacob because if you look at every day life that is what we do in human nature we depend on people to hold us up when we can’t do it ourseleves. I do think that she was wrong for pulling stunts that could have ended badly because both Jacob and Edward would have blamed themselves and each other if something would have happened. I can’t wait for the next book to come out because there is so many questions that need to have an answer.

  71. Alicia
    Feb 15, 2007 @ 16:42:39

    Hey aunt jo hah
    but yea anyways lol….
    umm i really did not excpect
    jocob to be a wherwolf….Cause he didnt
    seem like i was really suprised that SAm wsa also
    cause i thought that he was some randon person
    that found her in the woods but yea
    i am re-readin the books again…Waitin for the
    next book i wish that they would make movies out
    of the books cause that would be great i dont think that
    i have ever read this much in my intire life i mean
    yea i read harry potter but iu never read them over and over and again
    lol…
    Alicia

  72. Jane
    Feb 15, 2007 @ 16:47:01

    Have you ladies and girls read Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause? I think that anyone who liked Twilight/New Moon would like this book.

  73. Taya
    Feb 15, 2007 @ 18:56:51

    [quote comment="23308"]Have you ladies and girls read Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause? I think that anyone who liked Twilight/New Moon would like this book.[/quote]
    OH MY GOD i freakin’ LOVE that book to death. i highly recommend it, and i don’t read so i think if i think it’s good then others will. But blood and Chocolate is also one of my favs : ) The movie was HORRIBLE, so read the book and do NOT see the movie because they altered it completely. but once again this book is FABULOUS!!

  74. Jane
    Feb 15, 2007 @ 21:08:20

    How about Summers at Castle Auburn by Sharon Shinn? It doesn’t feature the paranormal but is a great young adult romance.

  75. Neli
    Feb 16, 2007 @ 04:34:57

    Hy…I’m from Croatia and i haven’t had chance to read New Moon,but i read Twilight and it’s apsolutly perfect-maybe better than H.Potter to me…I’m waiting our bookstore(Algoritam) translate New moon on Croatian-but they didn’t did it even they promised they will translate it till last december-that made me feel sad…But i am sparing money-so i’ll buy it on english,and hoping i will understand it…:) hugs and kisses to all fans of Twillight and S.Meyer from Croatia ,Zagreb :)

  76. Neli
    Feb 16, 2007 @ 04:41:24

    though i’m not sure-do we have New moon in stores at all-i think we don’t and that make me really sad :( lucky you in USA or wherever you’re from…
    though i’m bit mad on my self i read this about second part-so i know what will happend …:) hugs and kisses again :)

  77. Ethan
    Feb 19, 2007 @ 07:33:41

    This was a very good book review, but I must disagree with you on some points, e.g.,

    1. I can understand Bella’s deep depression, I was almost depressed when I looked down at the page number(380) and Edward was still not part of the book.
    2. In paragraph 4 you stated that Mrs. Meyer was trying to confront the issue of teen suicidal behavior, when it was very clear that Bella was trying to approach her recreational side, and she was also trying to cause the hallucinations that she longed for.

    But, I can also relate to you on some points.

    1. The book went far, far, too long without having Edward in the story, and I think , no offense Mrs. Meyer, that the plot was wasted by not having Edward in more than one quarter of the book.

    Overall, your interpretation of the novel is outstanding, and I guess that all of our opinions are different.

  78. Mattie
    Feb 19, 2007 @ 14:04:02

    I heard she’s writing a second book called Midnight run wondering when it came out anybod know?

  79. Taya
    Feb 19, 2007 @ 19:11:16

    [quote comment="23432"]I heard she’s writing a second book called Midnight run wondering when it came out anybod know?[/quote]
    it’s Midnight Sun…it’s Edwards point of view. And we don’t know exactly when it will be out, but you can read the first chapter at stepheniemeyer.com

  80. Kate
    Feb 21, 2007 @ 10:16:21

    I just read Twillight and New Moon, both were amazing! I am dying to read the next one but untill then ive actually chosen Miss Meyers as a primary source for my Junior literary term paper. origonally i was advised to compare the modern myths in this book with ones of the past. however im curiouse about the connection with romeo and juliet what do you think??

  81. Tiffanie
    Feb 22, 2007 @ 13:34:13

    Kate, i dont think new moon really strongly relates to with romeo and juliet. this book holds so much much more. stephenie explains it in the book how bella and edward are better together than any one else. there basicly is no compairing this un-conditional love stoy to the common myths today because it cant even be conpaired to the ones in much earlyer years. not romeo and juliet, not tristan and isolde. also today, stories of romance always need more physical romance for the story to be good. these novel dont need that. edward may be sudductive but the story isnt based on an over whelming physical relationship. i hope that helps.

  82. mandy
    Feb 22, 2007 @ 17:45:29

    i disagree with you. i have read both books several times, and have found many things that i thought were flawed, are just a bit over or under dramatized. this is a book that i suggest everybody rereads to understand better

  83. mandy
    Feb 22, 2007 @ 17:47:47

    i disagree with you. i have read both books several times, and have found many things that i thought were flawed, are just a bit over or under dramatized. everybody who has read this book should read it again!

  84. mandy
    Feb 22, 2007 @ 17:50:47

    whoops, sorry about that. i guess i pressed the button before i had editedd what i was saying…sorry =S

  85. Alicia Dowdell
    Feb 23, 2007 @ 00:30:02

    I have read the books over again and i have not found anything wrong i think that she does really great with her writting and i lvoe how she gets into great detail cause it makes me feel lik ei am there and i am bella
    and i was lookin in about 8 months or somethin like that they are going to be makin twilgiht and the new moon into a movie
    and if so i cant wait…..
    But i love the books…
    Alicia

  86. Lane
    Feb 23, 2007 @ 11:14:14

    [quote comment="23572"]Kate, i dont think new moon really strongly relates to with romeo and juliet. quote]
    I completely agree with this.

  87. Shauna
    Feb 23, 2007 @ 15:01:45

    I read Twilight and New Moon both in two days. They were amazing and the best books I have ever read in my life! If you haven’t read them yet, you must! These books are a must.

  88. Laney
    Feb 23, 2007 @ 19:34:14

    Ooooops. I actually meant that I totally agree with the fact that the stories are like Romeo and Juliet.

  89. Christina
    Feb 24, 2007 @ 09:05:10

    I don’t remember where the comment is, but someone said that they see Jacob as just a ‘filler’. I don’t know how you can say that….

    Bella & Jacob are the main characters in New Moon, weather any one likes it or not. It’s just fact. The whole book for beginning to about 150 pages before the end, is about Bella, Jacob, and the Quileute. God knows I wish Edward was in it the most, but he wasn’t. I don’t read the series because of Edward; I read it because I think the storyline is amazing, as well as the characters.

    Jacob is much more then a filler in New Moon. He’s an important part of the entire book. Someone who is in 85% of a book, can never be called a filler. If he was a filler, then he wouldn’t be such an important character in the upcomming books as New Moon has led us to believe.

  90. Alicia
    Feb 24, 2007 @ 12:05:00

    Yea jocob is def more then a filler cause i think that bella kinda in a way
    started to fall for him..but like idk…
    i was kinda upset of how much edward was not in the book…
    but i dont know i am happy that i got to learn more bout jocob though cause he was just in random parts of twilight…..
    but yea he def.. more then a filler……..
    I cant wait till eclipse comes out so that i can read more bout what happends wit bella and edward i hope they turn her into a vampire….
    umm just monday i got my friend into the book caus she was always makin fun of me bout how i was obsessed wit the the book and then i got her into it and she cant stop readin it when i come over and stuff we have what we call are dorky moments when we read for like hours which i have alreay read them both but i like to reread them and its fun watchin her react to some things that happend in the book she is reading twilight right now…but yea she loves it and cant wait till she finishes that one so that she can read new moon..
    i love it
    Alicia

  91. Rebekah
    Feb 24, 2007 @ 20:22:08

    I absolutely LOVED! the book. I’m re-reading it for the 3rd time..but I’m seeing if there is a movie..do you know?..and how many books are going to be in this sequel? Please! reply soon!..and as for the opinion..I’ll have to re-read to figure out what I really think…thank you again!

  92. kate
    Feb 24, 2007 @ 21:04:23

    thank you for the im put is given me some really good ideas how ever im still having trouble you see the paper i need to wrte is well a resarch paper and my teacher said i need to relate the book to something broader because its so contemprary threr is not enough written about it for a literay research paper and i origonaly chose this becaise its a two month process and i wanted soming i enjoyed and captured my intrest ( i have a small obsession w/ vanpires lol but also love to read but i am very picky) so i thought this would be auwsome but i want to do the book justice! please help! thanx ever so much!

  93. Alicia
    Feb 25, 2007 @ 13:06:07

    Rebekah,
    umm there might be a movie not really sure yet cause it takes them like
    8 months to see if they can buy the rights and Stephenie said in one thing that she is more then willin to see the rights if they wants so we dont know yet but if they do they might start filmin in like the next 8 months to a year so yea i cant wait…..
    Alicia

  94. Neli
    Feb 25, 2007 @ 14:53:27

    i got question,has edward bit Bella? i’m dying to read New Moon,but we don’t have it translated yet-i hate them in bookstores-they translate all those craps,and for the biggest hit,they don’t have a time…:(

  95. Neli
    Feb 25, 2007 @ 14:59:03

    PS: this book made me opsesed with vampires,so now i’m reading everything about them-i masked in bitten bella for carneval(or how do you say it halleoween-just we ha dit in february

  96. Nikki
    Feb 25, 2007 @ 17:12:24

    I loved the first 2 books “twilight” and “New Moon.” I thought the plot was great. Everything fit in amazingly well. I can’t wait for the next book to come out!

  97. courtney
    Feb 26, 2007 @ 19:41:57

    I LOVED twilight. i cant quit obsessing over it. my friends that havent read it ( i have been trying to get them to) are mad at me because i cant stop talking about it. stephenie meyer is my idol. i wish i could make a website but sadly i have almost no computer knowledge. i wish so much that twilight is real and that i am bella but unfortunately that is not going to happen unless vampires are real and my parents get a divorce and i move to forks. that WONT happen. my parents love each other but anyway go twilight!

  98. Alicia Dowdell
    Feb 27, 2007 @ 02:30:13

    Neli,
    No Edward has not yet bittin Bella it will tell u all bout it
    at the end of new moon
    so i am hopin bye the 3rd one he will bite her i cant wait
    i cant believe he asked her
    to marry him i am so happy i am so obsessed and now my friend is its
    great lol…
    Alicia

  99. Rebekah
    Feb 27, 2007 @ 07:14:29

    hey i just got New Moon..and started it last night. OMG! I started crying as well..lol..but im hopefully going to get more done today..and what is the next book called? and What is it about again?..Thankx a million!

  100. Mandy
    Mar 02, 2007 @ 13:50:13

    I am a very big fan of New moon, and twilight, but i also agree with jane. Jacob Black was a very big part of this story, And whether or not Bella wanted him more than Edward, he still wanted her. Jacob was a major victim, and he deserves a love scene..i mean come on… he loved bella…(love in a weaker form..) and he still got hurt. Dont give me wrong..vampire love is awsome..I will admit, i found myself blushing on more than one occasion when I thought of Edward. But I have to look at it from Bella’s point of veiw. She was abandoned, whether or not edwards intentions were noble or not I will not go into, but as a person who has actually experienced “TRUE ABANDONMENT” in a similare way to Bella, I myself at one point, and still in a large way find a small hint of hatred for for him when I think of the way he left. I also have to agree with Kim as well though, for in both books I wanted to keep reading long after the book was finished. But then, that in a way is what makes a good book. I am truley addicted to Ms. Meyers work. Bravo Ms.Meyer.

  101. Neli
    Mar 02, 2007 @ 15:35:33

    [quote comment="23790"]Neli,
    No Edward has not yet bittin Bella it will tell u all bout it
    at the end of new moon
    so i am hopin bye the 3rd one he will bite her i cant wait
    i cant believe he asked her
    to marry him i am so happy i am so obsessed
    and now my friend is its
    great lol…
    Alicia[/quote]

    oh my God i’m so happy about them,but mad on my self for reading this information,as it won’t be suprise when i finally get New moon into my hands :D

  102. mandy
    Mar 08, 2007 @ 12:58:19

    It was kinda a shocker to me that she had to think about it…I mean, she cried over him so much, and she wanted to spend the rest of her life with him, why did she have to think about it and be so negative when he asked her? that confused me a little…and I still thnik that jacob should get some love though…..(my teacher is giving me an evil glare….O_o)

  103. Tiffanie
    Mar 08, 2007 @ 14:00:06

    I was so mad that bella could be begging to become a vampire but be afraid of getting married to edward. i dont understand why she says no. i mean the reason she wants to become a vampire is so she can spen the rest of he life with him so getting married would just be like a test edward is taking to make sure she could really live with being a vampire the rest of her life. if it were me i would have said yes right away, who cares about charlie and renee. i also wish that there was some one else for jacob to be with. he was in love with bella. maybe not as much in love as bella was with edward, well, not even close to what bella had with edward. when edward came back and in jacobs eyes took bella away from him, he may have felt something that resembles the pain bella had when edward left. like i said not even close to bella and edwards love, but then again it was his first love, so it could have been a very strong feeling, because it was the first time he had ever felt them. like when edwards human feelings were reserfacing and they were really stong. remember when he said he was very jelous(sp is horrible) when mike asked bella to the dance in new moon.

  104. tiffanie
    Mar 08, 2007 @ 16:14:48

    hey, sorry, school ended, back to my never ending response. so like i was saying, jacob deserves someone to be with. i am extremly worried about him getting in a fight with edward. the words by shakespear that bella keeps repeating is flashing in my head. “they fight, Paris falls”. i have to say if something that horrible happens to jacob i dont think i would ever be able to stop crying. eclipse is coming though. extremly slowly, but its coming. writing about it is all i can do to keep from thinking about it all through my classes as i day dream. i have to tell you, twilight was a lot better than new moon. without edward and the constant danger the book isnt quite as intreeging.(once again my horible spelling, oops i forgot to care :) any ways. i think edward is definatly going to change bella in eclipse. i mean, she’s going to graduate and if he doesnt do it himself before that then carlisle will do it. i do under stand the new delema though. if they change her than jacobs pack will kill him and his family. if he doesnt change her than the valtori will kill them. either way someone will end up getting hurt. i dont want to start guessing what is going to happen though(to late) or it might ruin what will really happens. what if my head makes up something i like better than what really happens in eclipse. scratch that, not possible, stephenie is amazing. i so wish that i could meet her!!! well, i have to say that i was very lucky when i was reading this book because i took it to school with me and read it during all my classes. i got in trouble in every one except english because my teachers name is rebecca meyer. why that matters i dont know, but she let me do it so i didnt care. i have now read both books at least 5 times. im officialy addicted. well, 5:30, works over, i have such an easy job my boss didnt notice what i have been doing. ha! well, reply how ever you want. nothing in particular, i just needed to get some of this out of my head. ttyl :)

  105. samantha
    Mar 08, 2007 @ 20:17:48

    oh my god i love this book twilight. im not done but allready im getting the second one this is probly the best book iv ever read and im not even done with it yet! your books are defenety on the read over and over list that i have going on. I LOVE IT, IT IS THE BEST BOOK EVER!

  106. tiffanie
    Mar 09, 2007 @ 10:35:18

    I know! i dont usually get into books at all. there have been a few thought that i liked enough to read twice maybe. but these books are so addicting! its like a calming process i go through every night. take a shower, brush my teeth, read Twilight, although a few weeks ago was my new moon phase when i read that every night. it was so strange because if i was at a part where bella was in pain because of edward still not returning than i would feel almost sick to my stomach all day, even though i knew he was coming back. now i like to read twilight because it doesnt bother my stomach. i know im so weird. i dont under stand why it bothers me so much. just reading aout edward making bella happy makes me happy. but like i said, theres something wrong with me. today in history, my way hot student teacher told some one to open the blinds. then he added, that way we’ll know if there are any vampires in here. if he wasnt reason enough for me to not pay attention in class then now i would never get anything done. also if anyone is trying to find ne moon in a different language than it should be at amazon.com. they have lots of stuff like that. :)

  107. Alyssa
    Mar 10, 2007 @ 11:25:58

    O my gosh!…When is ECLIPSE gunna come out!?!?!?!?! You say this fall on your website…This fall of 2007?…2008?…I really need 2 know!!!!! I just finished New Moon this morning! And Twilight a couple days before!….I really can’t live without hearing more about EDWARD’S and Bella’s life together! When is he gunna make her a vampire? Are they going to get MARRIED!!?!?!(THEY HAVE TO OR I WILL BE CRUSHED!) Are they gunna have kids?? Wut the heck is gunna go on!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? I HAVE TO ADMITT THAT YOU ARE THE MOST TALENTED AUTHOR IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD…BUT THIS HAS 2 STOP! pLEASE RELEASE THE BOOK!!!!!! PLEASE!

  108. Brooke
    Mar 10, 2007 @ 13:12:56

    Before you read this book you need to understand that edward leaving is okay! It is not the end of the world. I admit it, I cried when he left, but that doesn’t mean that while he was gone the book was bad!!!! I still couldn’t put it down even though I was sobbing!!! Yes it is unfourtanate that he had to leave, but when you think about it really hard you just know that he totally would have! That is just his character!!! He wants Bella to be safe and he saw that she was in danger with him there. That’s why he left!!!! But even though he was gone (tear tear) it was still just as good as the first one once you get past the depression!!! jk. So Read it!!! And don’t hate Jacob Black Bella did not completely replace Edward with him! Enjoy!

  109. Neli
    Mar 11, 2007 @ 07:13:38

    [quote comment="24479"]O my gosh!…When is ECLIPSE gunna come out!?!?!?!?! You say this fall on your website…This fall of 2007?…2008?…I really need 2 know!!!!! I just finished New Moon this morning! And Twilight a couple days before!….I really can’t live without hearing more about EDWARD’S and Bella’s life together! When is he gunna make her a vampire? Are they going to get MARRIED!!?!?!(THEY HAVE TO OR I WILL BE CRUSHED!) Are they gunna have kids?? Wut the heck is gunna go on!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? I HAVE TO ADMITT THAT YOU ARE THE MOST TALENTED AUTHOR IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD…BUT THIS HAS 2 STOP! pLEASE RELEASE THE BOOK!!!!!! PLEASE![/quote]

    hm…i hope they’ll get married…but i don’t belive they’ll have kids,cous vampires are like dead-so on some way..i think they can have kids,cous theirs sperm doesn’t work as normal,haha…But their kids are the one they bite :) so if he bite bella ,she’ll be his kid,haha … very strange but perfectly normal for vampires..

  110. Sammi
    Mar 11, 2007 @ 12:35:12

    I accidently read New Moon first from my school library. && i loved it. I didnt understand it fully but i finally realized that there was the first one. I read the first one and I loved it. && then i reread the second one.

    I love the whole fact of Bella and Edward.
    I loved both books the same amount.
    I thought they were amazing.
    one thing that bothered me was that Jacob and Bella didnt kiss. I mean i dont know why. Edward is perfect for her but i just wanted to see Jacob and Bella kiss at least once.

    Other then that both books were amazing and i can not wait to read the third one.
    Its awesome how Edward is a vampire. and his family is so nice.
    Hopefully Bella becomes a vampire. and gets married to Edward. and things with Jacob at least get better.

    All i know is that i cant wait for the next book to get out.

    Honestly my ultimate favorite books.

    :D

  111. Sammi
    Mar 11, 2007 @ 12:59:47

    Reading everyones views on the books is actually interesting.
    I like the fact that Edward wasnt in New Moon as much as he was in the first book. I love hearing about him and Bella being together but it showed that he does care so much about her and as bad as he didnt want to hurt her relationship wise he didnt want to get her killed. bringing it to the fact to show that Jacob becoming a warewolf, Victoria coming to kill her and getting Laurent to go after her and kinda having to evolve into a third book.
    To me nothing made me dissapointed.
    The book drew me in and I couldnt get my eyes off of it.
    I kinda dont even want the books to end.
    Everytime i get to the end of the book i hope pages just add on and i can just keep reading.

  112. tonya
    Mar 13, 2007 @ 18:10:41

    I gotta say, I absolutely loved loved loved both books. I think that Bella was just trying to cope, though, and not really using Jacob. I think her and Jacob will be friends again in the next book, I can’t wait, I am so excited

  113. Tiffanie
    Mar 14, 2007 @ 09:42:04

    Tonya,
    i have to say that i disagree about jacob and bella still being friends in eclipse. on stephenies website it says that eclipse is a lot like her other book breaking dawn. when you look at the cover for breaking dawn, bella has RED EYES!
    also if you read the section on eclipse on stephenies website you will see that this is the book that she chooses between life and death. she has to choose between the love of her life and her best friend. there isnt even a chance that she will choose jacob over edward. if for some absolutly insane reason she does i think i will die!!!
    i do on the other hand agree with you when you said that bella was just trying to cope with her loss of edward and that she wasnt using jcob. she under stood what she was doing and even if she was using him she told him that so he cant get to disapointed. well, i need to go pre order eclipse on stephenies webpage!

  114. Mandy
    Mar 14, 2007 @ 12:07:58

    So my book club just let out and we have come up woth the most terrible conclusion for twilight….so for those who dont want to know…i will post our thoughts on the next comment, becasue if we’re right….this is a MAJOR spoiler……………>_

  115. Tiffanie
    Mar 14, 2007 @ 12:23:11

    Please Tell!!!

  116. Mandy
    Mar 14, 2007 @ 12:42:12

    my book club just let out and we have come up with a terrible….terrible conclusion for eclipse……
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    Now in not saying that we are right…but if we are….I’m going to die…think about it…New Moon ended with major tension between Edward, Bella and Jacob…(Tiffanie I’m thanking you for bringing this to my attention…) As Tiffany states in one of her comments, it does say in the book, “They Fight, Paris Falls..” In my mind, Paris was jacob. Falls=Death…Dont believe me?…heres some more. There are six were wolves, there has to be six in the pack, so its an even number…(I dont remember the reason behind this one, but there is a reason for the number six…i promise..) If jacob dies, then there will only be five, and they wont be able to do anything if edward bites bella…another thing is, look at the title of the third book. “Eclipse?…” no moon…no were wolf…no jacob black.

    And just think…if jacob dies…Bella will go balistic..(curse my bad spelling..) and she’ll go into a spiraling down fall, thus creating conflict between her and edward…because it will probebly be him that kills jacob…I wish I could remember every thing else we had come up with that forshadows jacobs death, but for now thats all i can remember…(My teacher Mr. Tillery is standing over my shoulder..and asking”why arent you grading papers?…and now he is reaching for the mouse…and wait..what are you…

    Mandy is going to grade papers now, she can do this on her own time….:)

  117. Mandy
    Mar 14, 2007 @ 12:44:41

    [quote comment="24602"]my book club just let out and we have come up with a terrible….terrible conclusion for eclipse……
    S
    P
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    Now in not saying that we are right…but if we are….I’m going to die…think about it…New Moon ended with major tension between Edward, Bella and Jacob…(Tiffanie I’m thanking you for bringing this to my attention…) As Tiffany states in one of her comments, it does say in the book, “They Fight, Paris Falls..” In my mind, Paris was jacob. Falls=Death…Dont believe me?…heres some more. There are six were wolves, there has to be six in the pack, so its an even number…(I dont remember the reason behind this one, but there is a reason for the number six…i promise..) If jacob dies, then there will only be five, and they wont be able to do anything if edward bites bella…another thing is, look at the title of the third book. “Eclipse?…” no moon…no were wolf…no jacob black.

    And just think…if jacob dies…Bella will go balistic..(curse my bad spelling..) and she’ll go into a spiraling down fall, thus creating conflict between her and edward…because it will probebly be him that kills jacob…I wish I could remember every thing else we had come up with that forshadows jacobs death, but for now thats all i can remember…(My teacher Mr. Tillery is standing over my shoulder..and asking”why arent you grading papers?…and now he is reaching for the mouse…and wait..what are you…

    Mandy is going to grade papers now, she can do this on her own time….:)[/quote]
    tiffany, if you wish to talk my email is [email protected]

  118. tonya
    Mar 14, 2007 @ 16:13:07

    Tiffany, You’re probably right about Bella and Jacob not being friends in Eclipse, that was wishful thinking on my part. While I would absolutely die if Bella and Edward weren’t together too, I really like Jacob, he was so good for Bella when she was so distraught, I had really hoped that if Edward didn’t come back for Bella(which I knew he would) that Bella and Jacob would get together. Amanda, I think you may be right about Jacob dying(that’s so sad). and I’m sure Bella will take it badly, but I think that maybe it would be in her defense, because I think that Edward understands how Bella feels about Jacob. I’m going crazy, I Need Eclipse right now, lol

  119. tiffanie
    Mar 15, 2007 @ 09:42:53

    Tonya/ Mandy. i so agree with you guys! JAcob is going to die, but something tells me it might not be edward that will kill him. i dont think he could do that to bella. have you seen the new link on stephenies web page?! it gives a lot more info on eclipse that i didnt know. it actually comes out and says that bella has to choose between edward and jacob. i know i already said this but you have to check it out!!! Mandy, i e-mailed you so write me back. :)

  120. tiffanie
    Mar 15, 2007 @ 09:43:32

    Tonya/ Mandy. i so agree with you guys! JAcob is going to die, but something tells me it might not be edward that will kill him. i dont think he could do that to bella. have you seen the new link on stephenies web page?! it gives a lot more info on eclipse that i didnt know. it actually comes out and says that bella has to choose between edward and jacob. i know i already said this but you have to check it out!!! Mandy, i e-mailed you so write me back. :) :) :)

  121. Jo
    Mar 15, 2007 @ 12:09:08

    Jane the books that you mentioned were great!! I’ve had a hard time being patient for the next book in the Twilight series to come out . So I was glad that I took your advice about reading those books. I would love to know if there are any more books that you think of . I’d be interested to know about them. Anyway thanks again for suggesting those books:)

  122. Jane
    Mar 15, 2007 @ 12:38:04

    Ohh, I love giving recommendations. Hmm. How old are you all? and are we still talking paranormals? God there is one really awesome, but older YA book that I can’t recall right now. Let me think about this. Give me some guidelines. Do you want fantasy? Does it need to have romance? Does your mom allow you to read sex scenes?? Because my mother was totally against that when I was a teen and I don’t want anyone’s mother getting mad at me. (I am a mom myself).

  123. Mandy
    Mar 15, 2007 @ 12:51:41

    any one have stephenie meyers email?…..O_o

  124. tiffanie
    Mar 15, 2007 @ 14:35:28

    Jane,

  125. tiffanie
    Mar 15, 2007 @ 14:37:34

    Jane,
    i dont think it really matters how grafic the books may be, im just looking for a book that will hold my attention while im waiting for eclipse. if oyu can think of anything than please tell me! thanks so much!! :)

  126. Jo
    Mar 15, 2007 @ 18:53:50

    Jane, I feel just a little sheepish saying that I’m probably one of the oldest responders on this review sight. I’m 22. So, I don’t think that my mom is an issue in what I read anymore. Though she thinks I’m morbid for the books that I choose to read. Fantasy, mystery, parnormal ( not to out there though) ,and romance is definitly a plus. I read Blood and Chocolate and Summers at Castle Auburn. I enjoyed both books very much!! Oh, I don’t like sci-fi thrillers to much. Example: books that take place in the future, have different planets with aliens that invade, or take over the human body (crap like that). It doesn’t really appeal to me. I was so glad that you responded so quick. I don’t get to get on the computer everyday but I thought that I might check one more time to see if you did catch my comment .Well enough said I don’t want to bore you to death. Hope you have some suggestions.

  127. Jane
    Mar 15, 2007 @ 19:03:09

    Let’s see. I love Meg Cabot’s books. Have you read either the Mediator series or the Lightning series? Loved Avalon High which is kind of a modern day Arthur series. Her Heather Wells mystery series are also beyond fun.

    I love, love, love Sharon Shinn and her most recent series – the Twelve Houses is beautifully written. Mystic and Rider, The Thirteenth House, and Dark Moon Defender. The Thirteenth House is kind of tragic though. DMD is terribly romantic and the male characters are really TDF (to die for). She also has the Truthteller’s Tale and the SafeKeeper’s Secret.

    For older readers, like Jo (who is so young I could be her mother, sigh ;)), I think Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead, Demon Angel by Meljean Brook, the Nalini Singh books (Slave to Sensation and Visions of Heat). These would all be R rated because of explicit sex. Also the Elizabeth Vaughan trilogy, Warprize, warsworn and Warlord.

    Sorcery and Cecelia by Patricia Wrede.

    I’ve got some more but I have to rifle through my shelf.

  128. Jane
    Mar 15, 2007 @ 19:14:52

    Sarah Dessen is one of my favorite all time writers. Just Listen would be my favorite book she has written. Wes, Saa-woon. :)

    Gail Giles – What Happened to Cass McBride was chilling.

    Robin McKinley – Beauty – it is a retelling of the Beauty and the Beast

    Juliet Marillier’s – Daughter of the Forest – a retelling of the Sister and the Six Swan’s fairy tale. Very romantic. Made me cry.

  129. Jane
    Mar 15, 2007 @ 19:21:32

    Holly Black – Tithe
    Libba Bray – A Great and Terrible Beauty

    I think I’m tapped out. Come back when you need more recommendations!

  130. Molly
    Mar 16, 2007 @ 11:35:52

    I absolutely loved New Moon!!!!!! I got very agitated at it when Edward was gone. i thought that Bella was going to fall inlove with Jacob. I am sooo glad that she didn’t. I cannot wait for Eclipse to come out! Both Twilight and New Moon were irresistable. I couldn’t stay out of them! Twilight took me 2 days and New Moon took me 3. AAAAAH!! I can’t wait for Eclipse! Your books are great Mrs. Meyer!! I would give them both A+++’s!!!!!

  131. Molly
    Mar 16, 2007 @ 11:39:15

    Mrs. Meyer
    I don’t know how you do it!! Both of your books that I have read so far are amazing!!! Twilight took me 2 days to read and New Moon took me 3! I was reading at the dinner table!! And normally i don’t read… but your books are so fantastic! They are the only books I read now. No other book can even come close to being as good as yours!

  132. mandy
    Mar 19, 2007 @ 09:01:32

    hey every one! I have some recomended books as well!!!

    Hawksong
    snakecharm
    falcon dance
    wolfcry
    (unreleased)
    wyvern hail
    by Ameilia Atwater Rhodes

    blood and chocolate
    silver kiss
    by Annette Kurtis Clause

    Dead to the world
    by charlain Harris

    Companions of the night
    byvivian Vande Velde

    if you need any more, feel free to email me
    [email protected]

    Elvis was a vampire…..ha ha ha
    -mandy

  133. Jane
    Mar 19, 2007 @ 09:05:16

    Companions of the night
    byvivian Vande Velde

    I loved that book. Another oldie but goodie would be The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Marie Pope.

  134. mandy
    Mar 19, 2007 @ 11:51:26

    i agree…this book is good…it’s been a while since I read it…(the duck just got my boob…) Tiffanie…save me please!!! But um..what was I saying?…oh..um…the cirque du freak series is a pretty corney…but good story line….It’s vampire central….but that’s ok…and again, if any one else wants recomendations…email me..tiff has my email adress.

    Random insert from person sitting beside mandy… anything by laurell K hamilton is REALLY good. but she has a huge series called the anita blake series and if anyone has a problem with it then you can yell at me and not her because i inserted it and not her.. O.o heh…. *pffht*

    back to mandy

    any way…Mr. Tillery is not here today..and Im goin to the library…in a little while. I’ll post what I find.
    mandy

  135. Tiffanie
    Mar 22, 2007 @ 09:35:14

    hey guys, sorry its been a while, so over the weekend i read this book called the constant princess. it was a pretty good romance but the ending kind of sucked. but i dont regret reading it. i cant remember the authors name, but i’ll check when i get home. :)

  136. Julia Tweit
    Mar 25, 2007 @ 09:53:29

    I loved your book New Moon and I want to know when your newest novel Eclips is coming out in stores. The detail and spesification really helped me visualize what was going on in the story and made me feel as if I was right there next to Bella and Jacob. New Moon was a fantastic book and I cant wait till Eclips comes out!

  137. tiffanie
    Mar 25, 2007 @ 15:43:09

    Julia,
    according to amazon.com the new book eclipse will come out on september 25th. thankfully for me, that is the day before my b-day so i dont have 2 pay 4 it. i have insisted that some one must buy it for me. you can pre-order it at barnsandnoble.com. the link 2 get there is on stephenie meyers web page- http://www.stepheniemeyer.com

  138. Megan
    Mar 27, 2007 @ 10:47:44

    Actully on Stephenie’s website the book is set to come out on August 7th and you can reserve your copy, so go check that out. http://www.stepheniemeyer.com

  139. Roxann
    Mar 27, 2007 @ 23:41:46

    she does say why there are no old werewolves around. There hasn’t been a need for them until now because there were no vampires killing humans until victoria and laurent showed up. And the werewolves are there to protect the humans.

  140. tiffanie
    Mar 28, 2007 @ 12:53:22

    i know that on stephenies webpage it says that the book is coming out on august 7th but on amazon.com it says that it is coming out on september 25th. i know that if i get my hopes up about having it in august i wont get it until september. i know that it would disipoint every one else also if this book comes a second later that neccissary.

  141. Jane
    Mar 28, 2007 @ 14:48:31

    I emailed the publisher and this is the official word:

    Stephenie Meyer’s third book, Eclipse, hardcover August 7, 2007.

  142. tiffanie
    Mar 28, 2007 @ 19:13:58

    omg, that so exciting!!! :) i cant wait. august is closer than september but its still to far away! I dont want to wait!!! tear

  143. JuBeth
    Mar 29, 2007 @ 15:15:22

    When is the third book coming out? I love the series and I can’t wait for another part of their story.

  144. tiffanie
    Mar 30, 2007 @ 12:20:43

    read above for coming out date!!! :)

  145. Emma
    Mar 30, 2007 @ 15:40:51

    Mrs.Meyer,
    I doing a project a Twilight for school and I would like to know the theme of the novel because I can’r figure it out. Thanks.

    Emma

  146. Matt Wolfe
    Apr 01, 2007 @ 16:26:26

    Well… I would have to disagree with you. this is by far the best book ive read in a long long time. After i read it. I sat for two hours just thinking over the story, and how much i loved it. And im praying! That their is a third book in the Series!!!!!!

  147. Antonia
    Apr 02, 2007 @ 06:45:11

    When Bella did those reckless things she did it to hear her own mind come up with things she imagined Edward would say if she was in danger. It was not Edward comunicating with her because 1. Edward can only hear others thoughts. I do agree that Bella did some reckless stuff but come on cut her some slack.

  148. Antonia Santos
    Apr 02, 2007 @ 06:53:15

    I loved twilight i read all of it in one day. I was some what disappointed that Edward left in New Moon, but understanding why the author took Edward out for a while will help you to love this book. If Edward was there every waking moment it wouldn’t have been fun. If Victoria did try to get Bella Edward would have been there to protect her and there is no fun in that. See when Bella went with Alice to save Edward from The Voultri she put herself in danger of becoming a vampire but to Bella that isn’t danger at all because she wants to become a vampire. Now Edward will have to make her a vampire or risk losing her to The Voultri. That way even if Edward thinks she has lost her soul they can still be together.

  149. tiffanie
    Apr 02, 2007 @ 12:37:35

    it also made me very sad when edward left but it made the book good. the only problem it that if edward doesnt change her than the voltori will and if he does that jacob and his pack will come after them. what to do!!!

  150. mandy
    Apr 03, 2007 @ 07:59:48

    hey guys! sorry i havent been on in a while. As many of you may know, twilight is being turned into a movie! It will premier in theaters on May 2. I know that I’m gonna go, but the sad part is…no one knows who’s playing edward! you cant find any information any where!! if any one finds any thing, please post! I’m dieing here….hi tiff!

    mandy

  151. ParisFrance
    Apr 03, 2007 @ 09:18:49

    Mandy,

    Where have you found out that Twilight is coming out in a movie? According to Mrs. Meyer’s website, there is nothing new about it. I would love to try and find information about it but whenever I try to Google it, I only get a 1998 movie with the same name or stuff about the Twilight Zone.

  152. Tiffanie
    Apr 03, 2007 @ 09:33:26

    OMG! i totaly didnt know it was coming out!!! i hate it when website are not updated. where did you hear this?!!! im SSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO excited. well i’ll search and try to figure it out. tell me where you heard this and keep checking to see if they posted it. thanx
    and hi mandy.

  153. Mandy
    Apr 03, 2007 @ 12:11:54

    so tiffany found this website, (*snaps for tiff!*) and it shows information about Twilight the movie

    http://www.killermovies.com/t/twilight/articles/3755.html

    if any one else finds anything, email me, or post it your self, i will continue to search!

    mandy

  154. tiffanie
    Apr 03, 2007 @ 12:53:40

    well guys i kept looking and i know its not much but if you chech this out there might be smoe links to more info. i dont really have time to browse the site. lots of work 2 do.
    every one else should keep looking too. and mandy, what site did it say it was coming out on may 2nd??? please tell. :)

  155. tiffanie
    Apr 03, 2007 @ 12:54:22

    well guys i kept looking and i know its not much but if you chech this out there might be smoe links to more info. i dont really have time to browse the site. lots of work 2 do.
    every one else should keep looking too. and mandy, what site did it say it was coming out on may 2nd??? please tell. :)

    http://www.hollywood.com/moviedetail/Twilight/3462420

  156. ParisFrance
    Apr 03, 2007 @ 13:56:49

    So that website on Killermovies.com says the same thing that the Stephenie Meyer’s website says. But is has no date. I have been searching all day and still have not found anything on a relsease date for the movie. I will still keep searching, but I don’t think anything is a final yet.

  157. tiffanie
    Apr 03, 2007 @ 17:45:45

    yeah guys i’ve checked like every possible site. i cant findanythink at all. and i e-mailed every thing i thought was interesting. so anyways i found one site that was totally awsome but had absolutly no information at all. chck it out though cuz its pretty cool. mandy, where did you get the date may 2?!?!?!?!? :)

  158. Samuola
    Apr 03, 2007 @ 19:13:02

    The book twilight was filled with great ideas that no doubt you would’nt want to read the sequeal of new moon. When the third sequeal comes out(I hope!) It would win the all time grammy award for the best book of the Decade. Hit me when it comes out in theaters

  159. Mandy
    Apr 04, 2007 @ 12:16:53

    hey every one, i found the date on youtube. type in twilight…i think, you’ll get a bunch of fan fares…and some stufff random people have shot by making scripts out of the chapters…eventually…i dont remember what page or which one…but it had the green screen where it tells you what it’s rated (by the way it’s PG 13) and then it said May 2nd. and showed a little three second preveiw of the back of twilight..the “Three things I was sure of. One Edward Cullens was a vampire..Two, some part of him, though I’m not sure how big a part, thirsted for my blood, and three, I was somthing…and unconditionally in love with him….” then it said “May 2nd” again.

    sorry icant be more specific. I can look it up again when i get the chance..but I’m at school right now and I’m mr. Tillery’s ONLY teachers aid for the whole day…sao all of the students and his stuff kind of accumulates on me…sorry i cant add more…really busy. email me if you have any questions…

    [email protected]

    tiff knows how to get a hold of me as well. so…bye!

    mandy

  160. tiffanie
    Apr 04, 2007 @ 12:47:25

    ok, i checked out that youtube site and some of the clips there are kinda awsome, but i didnt see any thing about may 2nd. but then again when a teacher looked over and saw what i was doing, all of the sudden i got kicked off the site. stupid surf control. anyways ill look agin when i get home. good job mandy for finding it. clap clap clap. o crap i have 2 write an essay first, but ill check it out anyways. ttyl
    tiffnanie

  161. tiffanie
    Apr 04, 2007 @ 12:48:36

    ok, i checked out that youtube site and some of the clips there are kinda awsome, but i didnt see any thing about may 2nd. but then again when a teacher looked over and saw what i was doing, all of the sudden i got kicked off the site. stupid surf control. anyways ill look agin when i get home. good job mandy for finding it. clap clap clap. o crap i have 2 write an essay first, but ill check it out anyways. ttyl
    tiffnanie
    (mandy, e-mail me back. that myspace was kinda cool right)

  162. tiffanie
    Apr 04, 2007 @ 12:51:15

    oops. he he:)

  163. Jane
    Apr 04, 2007 @ 12:56:17

    I think that the film rights have been sold but it is not in production.

  164. Anna P.
    Apr 04, 2007 @ 18:10:29

    I absolutly adord your books i am doing everything to find a book just like that while waiting for eclipse. I have never read nor seen a thing like that. now whenever i try to read something else i end up saying this sucks! i miss twilight. there is just nothing like it. i read it in two days and i’m 10 and in the fifth grade. i am making all my friends read it. do you have any recommendations while i’m waiting? i need something! hurry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  165. tiffanie
    Apr 05, 2007 @ 10:00:18

    if you want other books to read that have the same story line them go to amazon.com and type in either twilight or new moon. then it will come up with books with that story line.

  166. Katlyn
    Apr 05, 2007 @ 15:35:31

    Hey guys i am sorry about not replilng sooner but yeah so i went on stephenie’s page and i read like 2 paragraph’s on the 3B BOOK…to twiLight man oh man it is really good you should go on there and read for yourself i think it is going to be like the 2 book NewMoon yeah but i dont know but i have a felling that something bad is going to happen well see yall!

  167. Renee
    Apr 06, 2007 @ 13:35:15

    It’s hard to see why things happened the way they did, but in the long run, especially in New Moon. But maybe it was in the long run for Bella and Edward to have been seperated.

    Yes, it was very sad how it happened because everything went to fast but he was think about her well being. And after James and the Jasper, I can image why he urged his family to move on so fastly.

    Now as for Jacob: If things would have progressed without Edward back in the story until way later then maybe he would have had a chance. I do feel sorry for him because she had used him as a leaning post, but then again she had told him that she wasn’t ready. And in the book when ever she would think about the Cullens she would grab her side in pain for them. Which he had saw a couple times, so I think he knew deep down he really didn’t have a chance yet.

    I’m excitied to see how things will progress in Eclipse, but at the same time I’m nervous because no matter who Bella decides to chose there will be war and blood of someone.

    I like how you guys have responded to this book, and I think everyone is quivering in anticapation for the next book. How many books do you think she will make of this story?

    Thanks.

  168. Rhiannon
    Apr 07, 2007 @ 18:06:42

    IDK THIS MIGHT COUNT AS A “SPOILER”

    I’d have to agree with a lot of the posts. I think the separation between Bella and Edward was necessary, but couldn’t it have been shorter? I’m only joking, but I wish that there was more of Edward in the story. The whole mourning thing could have been shorter, I mean I was like, “Do you really think he left because he doesn’t love you anymore!?” I don’t she kind of annoyed me at times. I mean don’t get me wrong I loved the book, how could you not? It just didn’t meet my FULL expectations based on reading “Twilight” and the first chapter of “New Moon”. I’m definitely going to get the third book. I just wish I didn’t have to wait until August!

  169. antonia santos
    Apr 08, 2007 @ 17:51:19

    i agree wit u rihannon. i mean Bellaacted so immature. i can understand her loss but she acted like Edward died instead of just left her. i loved New Moon i would have enjoyed some more Edward but the book was good none the less.

  170. antonia santos
    Apr 08, 2007 @ 17:54:18

    i’m getting kinda confused about something. on the stephenie meyer site it says that the next book is coming out in august. then i went to another of her sites and it sais that the book is coming out in october. which one is it?

  171. antonia santos
    Apr 08, 2007 @ 18:02:45

    you know i just noticed something. if Bella gets turned into a vampire she gets to be with Edward but she will then become a natural enemy to jacob. this is way twisted because i think that she still has a brother/sister like feeling for jacob

  172. Mandy
    Apr 10, 2007 @ 12:11:07

    they are currently in the process of casting “Twilight the Movie” most of you know that forks is an actuall place.The movie is being shot there. Under further investigation, we’ve decided that twilight will probebly not come out until next year. there are lage debates over who should be edward. I know that they decided on who will be Bella but I’m not sure who it is yet. I will keep you posted though. If I’ve left any of anyones answers un-answered. I’m terribly sorry. My inbox is full…and I’m totally swamped. please repost your questions?….*bows in appriciation* thnks!

    mandy

  173. Jane
    Apr 10, 2007 @ 12:15:51

    I did speak with Meyer’s agent and while the film option has been purchased, it is not in production in any manner and it is not going to be released in May.

  174. Rhiannon
    Apr 10, 2007 @ 18:14:59

    The book “Eclipse” comes out August 7 this year. I checked on like Amazon and other sites like that. So yeah, I’m almost positive it comes out August! I only wish it were sooner lol.

  175. tiffanie
    Apr 12, 2007 @ 13:40:52

    jane,
    since you have the number for stephenies agent, does that mean you have stephenies e-mail address???! i would love to e-mail her. does anyone have it???!?! please o please o please!!! and mandy, where did you hear about them casting for the movie. i want to check out that site. thanx bunches!!
    Tiffanie:)

  176. Katrina
    Apr 13, 2007 @ 15:24:07

    I read twilight it was the most dramatic book i have every read it kept me on my toes from start t finish and when i read new moon it was even more addictive i will deperately like to know it u r writing a second part to new moon please do

  177. Katrina
    Apr 13, 2007 @ 15:26:52

    Iam really curious to know if bella is turned into a vampire will it cause a drift between her and Jacb in my view there is a yes and know answer , will she be able to control her emotion or will become a trap to herself edward and everyone esle

  178. Jane
    Apr 13, 2007 @ 15:29:47

    tiffanie – unfortunately I do not have Stephenie Meyer’s email address. I believe that it was online at one time and since the popularity of her books, it was taken down. You may want to write or email her publishing house directly.

  179. tiffanie
    Apr 16, 2007 @ 09:27:06

  180. Nicole
    Apr 18, 2007 @ 23:40:07

    Hey guys, I got a Q.A. for all u girls (and guys). Has anyone heard that on livejournal.com one girl is trying to get Stephenie to lend her an early copy of the first chap of Eclipse. Every1 go to livejournal and support her. If shes reading this… U GO GIRL I SUPORT U ALL DA WAY!!!

  181. Tiffanie
    Apr 20, 2007 @ 12:29:42

    Hey, i would totally support that, but i think then every one else in the world would probably want a copy. knowing that i doubt that they will give it to her. ill have to check out that site though! :)

  182. Poonam
    Apr 20, 2007 @ 20:28:00

    I Love this book sooooo much and the series are just getting better and better. I love Edward Cullen the most out of all the vampires and the characters. I can’t wait till the third book comes out on August 7th. I got it preordered on Amazon a week ago and I can’t wait till it comes out. I have read Twilight and New Monn literally more than 15 times and keep reading them until Eclipse comes out. i want to thank Stephenie for making such good books and the series are currently on my top three books of all time. I will put them on the top five books of the milenium forever. I love them soooooooooooooooo much!!!!

  183. Jane
    Apr 20, 2007 @ 21:08:31

    Hey readers. I am giving away a copy of Prom Nights from Hell, a book in which Stephenie Meyer offers up a story about Gabe. A boy who likes to make people happy and Sheba who thrives on unhappiness.

  184. Taylor
    Apr 22, 2007 @ 14:37:22

    Twilight is one of the best books I’ve ever read, besides New Moon. Twilight pulled me into the story and left me hungry for more. I read Twilight in two days-as much as I could since I had school and homework to be done-which is a record for me-I’m only 12 years old so you realize I like to make records of myself. I’ve read Twilight 3 times and everytime I can’t control how I get into the book-I think I might be mentally ill or something LOL-because all I can think about is Bella and Edward. Please, my own best friend is avoiding me because of my strange behavoir, so I’ve had enough people telling me I’m crazy……

  185. Taylor
    Apr 22, 2007 @ 14:43:32

    I LOVE THESE BOOKS FOREVER AND ALWAYS!!

    Taylor.

  186. Taylor
    Apr 22, 2007 @ 14:46:52

    TO POONMAN****

    I completely agree with you!!! These books are my life, they are costing me my social life but I don’t care, not anymore. Please, how did you get Eclipse ordered? I cannot figure how you got it preodered, I’ve been of Amazon a million times! HELP NEEDED!!!!Taylor.

  187. Kelsey
    Apr 22, 2007 @ 15:58:39

    The first time I read New Moon, I’ll admit, I was a bit disappointed. I still thought it was a great book, but I thought there was a kind of lull in the plot where Edward was absent. But then I read it again, and a third time, and now I really enjoy it, almost as much as I love Twilight. I really like the development Meyer gives to Jacob Black, so he’s more of an actual character rather than just a filler character so that Bella can find out what Edward Cullen is. Now I can really identify with him, and it’s easy to see the kind of things he’s going through, rather than just being like, “Okay, when’s Edward coming back?” like I was when I first read New Moon. So my advice to anyone who was disappointed by their first read-through of New Moon.. try reading it again, and you’ll probably enjoy it more than you think.

  188. tiffanie
    Apr 22, 2007 @ 18:37:39

    taylor,
    if you want to pre-order a copy of eclipse, all you have to do is go to stephenie meyers website, http://www.stepheniemeyer.com , then click on eclipse. on the bottom of the page you can just follow the link to pre- ordering. hve fun!!!
    :)
    ~Tiffanie

  189. Rebecca
    Apr 23, 2007 @ 12:51:35

    Dear Mrs. Meyer,
    Twilight and New Moon are my friend and I absolute favorite books in the whole entire world! We love them! They are all we ever talk about! If I had ten wishes one of them would be, you would make a movie of all of the books! You are the best writer ever! I can’t wait to read the next! Make a movie soon!
    Your biggest fan,
    Rebecca

  190. Holly
    Apr 23, 2007 @ 19:07:55

    I have read both Twilight (BRAVO!) and New Moon and enjoyed both equally. The twists left me confused and wanting more! I cannot wait for Eclipse! True the last book was a bit confuseing by cramming so many surprises and turns into one full book, but…gripping none the less. Cant wait to read the Eclipse!
    -Holly

  191. Siri
    Apr 24, 2007 @ 16:39:47

    Hello!
    I have read twilight and new moon..i did except edward to be in the book more but still it was really really good! i love those books! I cannot wait until ECLIPSE is in stores. I wish some day i will have the same romance as Bella! I really enjoy reading your books!

  192. Siri
    Apr 24, 2007 @ 16:45:44

    i love your books twilight and new moon they are the best books ever! I finshed them both and i always recommend them to others. I read both of the books like..5 times! In the second book after edward lefti kept going back and reading the part when they were together..i no it may sound stupid but i did! I cannot wait until ecpilse is out in stores..i will be the first one(hopefully) to get one. I hope one day i will have such a romance as the one Bella and Edward share! I will comment on eclipse once it is out! CANT WAITT!

  193. Siri
    Apr 25, 2007 @ 08:42:14

    Hey Ms,Meyer
    I love your books, twilight and new moon so much i always read them over and over again i cannot wait until eclipse is out!

  194. Siri
    Apr 25, 2007 @ 08:47:36

    i am kinda scared about the new movie coming out cuz edward has to be perfect not like…normal he has to have those fetures or it will kinda mess up my image of him!

  195. Siri
    Apr 25, 2007 @ 09:18:14

    i found a cast list on you tube… here it is

  196. Tiffanie
    Apr 25, 2007 @ 09:38:27

    siri
    i cant agree with you more!!!! i want the twilight movie to come out SOOOOOOO bad, but what if they ruin the images i have in my head of bella and edward!!! what to do!!!
    ~Tiffanie
    :)

  197. Rebecca and Topacio
    Apr 25, 2007 @ 16:27:14

    Mrs. Meyer,
    How many sequils are you planning to write? We would also like to know if any movies are coming out about them? We want those movies movies soooooooooooo bad!!!! We hope we get this info soon!
    Write back ASAP,
    Rebecca and Topacio

  198. mandy
    Apr 26, 2007 @ 11:29:12

    O_O

    wow

  199. Casey
    Apr 26, 2007 @ 17:57:57

    You only focus on the negatives in this review. Bella is tramatized when Edward leaves, she was so obsessed (as it says in Twighlight) with Edward that it caused her physical pain to think of him. Her hallucinations were merely a way to show how deeply in love with Edward Bella really was. This book is very good, you need to read it atleast twice for most to understand it fully.

  200. Casey
    Apr 26, 2007 @ 18:01:27

    Miss. Meyers your stories are sooooo good! I have a copy of New Moon I just got from Amazon and to my shock it has the chapter to Eclipse in it! I thought that the special edition wasn’t to be released till May 5th! My friends and I love the first chapter of both Eclipse and Midnight Sun and we can’t wait till they’re released! Keep up the good work!

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