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post #31 of 41
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Originally Posted by esrgirl View Post
As others have mentioned, the Twilight series is written for teenagers- not adults. Meyer did write her first "adult" geared book, "The Host", which I love. I really enjoyed the Twilight books, in fact I managed to reach each book in about two days.. I couldn't put them down. After reading "The Host" I was hesitated on reading Twilight, since it is a young adult book, but I couldn't put it down. I also love Charlaine Harris- but she is most definitely adult oriented, same with Sherilyn Kenyon, Kelley Armstrong, and the other supernatural writers I love. I wouldn't expect amazing writing out of something geared towards 15 year old girls. I like Meyers, like I love the other writers I mentioned, because they are fun, quick, and easy reads. I love Stephen King because his books have powerful themes and messages and he's an amazing writer. I love the way he describes things and I don't mind reading 1000 page books. Lisey's Story and Duma Key were especially emotional and incredible books. If you want a quicker King read go for Cell..who doesnt love zombies?
Im nearly 26 and still loved the book so i guess they're def not just for teenagers. I love the idea of vampires...not so much the blood sucking just all the other cool stuff they can do. The only prob after reading the books is my bf doesnt quite measure up to Edward haha
post #32 of 41
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Originally Posted by Murfie View Post
. The only prob after reading the books is my bf doesnt quite measure up to Edward haha

This is true I don't know that any man could measure up to Edward though.

Seriously though, I highly recommend Kelley Armstrong. Her "Women of the Otherworld" series is awesome.. it's focused mostly on werewolves, witches, and necromancers- but it does have a couple vampires. Fun stuff. And who doesn't love Sookie Stackhouse? I love the Trueblood series and can't wait for the next season. Harris makes it so difficult... Bill.. Eric... or Sam? Tough choice.
post #33 of 41
OMG seriously? I would NOT want a man like Edward. He is wayy too possessive IMO. I mean, there is a huge age difference between him and Bella and I get that, but still- a woman has to be free to do as she chooses and just bc Edward loves Bella doesn't mean he should dictate how she lives her life, even if it's done in order to protect her. He is selfish because he puts his own feelings before her free will.
post #34 of 41
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Originally Posted by esrgirl View Post
T Fun stuff. And who doesn't love Sookie Stackhouse? I love the Trueblood series and can't wait for the next season. Harris makes it so difficult... Bill.. Eric... or Sam? Tough choice.
I like Bill and Eric about equally. Eric is just yummy!! But Bill has his own incredible charm that's really hard to resist...
post #35 of 41
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Originally Posted by Murfie View Post
Im nearly 26 and still loved the book so i guess they're def not just for teenagers. I love the idea of vampires...not so much the blood sucking just all the other cool stuff they can do. The only prob after reading the books is my bf doesnt quite measure up to Edward haha
I'm 62 and I loved all 4 books. I suppose if I had taken them seriously and as gospel or something instead of fiction, I could be accused of being senile.

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OMG seriously? I would NOT want a man like Edward. He is wayy too possessive IMO. I mean, there is a huge age difference between him and Bella and I get that, but still- a woman has to be free to do as she chooses and just bc Edward loves Bella doesn't mean he should dictate how she lives her life, even if it's done in order to protect her. He is selfish because he puts his own feelings before her free will.
Actually, he was definitely many, many, many years older than Bella. I guess I got something quite different from the books. I got that Bella was as strong as Edward in her own way and that she made her own decisions. Edward was protective but I didn't see him as being dictatorial. Bella made her choices through her love for Edward and I don't see that as being selfish on Edward's part or putting his feelings before her free will. She chose of her own free will.
post #36 of 41
SPOILER ALERT!!!

well what I meant was when he wouldn't allow her to see Jacob, he also left her in New Moon because he wanted to protect her- I thought that was selfish. He wanted to preserve her life just so that he can have a peace of mind that she is safe, not giving her a choice whether she wants to stay in the relationship on her own free will. Some people will say that's sweet of him that he wants to protect her so much, and it could be but i think it goes too far. In Breaking Dawn Bella made her own choice to keep her baby and Edward went crazy trying to stop her and wasn't respecting her decision. I thought his crazy obsession showed most when he asked Jacob to have sex with her to give her a baby. The extent he goes to in order to stop her is just too much IMO.
post #37 of 41
Both Edward and Bella's behavior is over the top.. but they matured quite a bit in "Breaking Dawn". I think for me, it's more the idea of a super sexy, stylish, educated vampire.. rather than the possessiveness. Bella came into her own and Edward learned to respect her needs and independence. It's a great coming of age story. How many teens get involved in those types of relationships, only to learn later that it isn't all that healthy?
post #38 of 41
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Originally Posted by esrgirl View Post
As others have mentioned, the Twilight series is written for teenagers- not adults. Meyer did write her first "adult" geared book, "The Host", which I love. I really enjoyed the Twilight books, in fact I managed to reach each book in about two days.. I couldn't put them down. After reading "The Host" I was hesitated on reading Twilight, since it is a young adult book, but I couldn't put it down. I also love Charlaine Harris- but she is most definitely adult oriented, same with Sherilyn Kenyon, Kelley Armstrong, and the other supernatural writers I love. I wouldn't expect amazing writing out of something geared towards 15 year old girls. I like Meyers, like I love the other writers I mentioned, because they are fun, quick, and easy reads. I love Stephen King because his books have powerful themes and messages and he's an amazing writer. I love the way he describes things and I don't mind reading 1000 page books. Lisey's Story and Duma Key were especially emotional and incredible books. If you want a quicker King read go for Cell..who doesnt love zombies?
I agree. I'm 31 and I loved all of the books. Would some consider my reading style to be immature? Sure. But I don't care.

I'm almost done with New Moon. For some reason I read the first two books in three days. New Moon has taken me almost a week. I read almost all of it in a couple days, but the last few chapters have taken me the rest of the week. I have no clue why. Maybe I'm trying to extend it b/c I know I can't afford the last book. Who knows.
post #39 of 41
Isn't New Moon the second book? I think Eclipse is the third..do you mean Eclipse?
post #40 of 41
I read all 4 books. I began reading them over 3 years ago right around when Twilight came out,it was actually by chance too, i was visiting my uncle in Alabama and was bored so I got some books at the store and twilight just happened to be one. I loved twilight, New Moon was meehhh, I loved Eclipse and I disliked Breaking Dawn on sooo many levels..... I went to the midnite showing of Twilight the movie (waited outside for 6 hours with friends, dont ask me why! Im 19...lol) Movie was awful the first time around and was slightly better the second time around. What killed me most for the twilight series is how big it got and how many crazy fans there were and if i said I didnt like the fourth book, i swear they would shoove a knife down my throat! Altho I have been told that some of the books in the series were originally "adult" type books but she changed it so it would be more for teens. I bought the Host but have yet to read it....
post #41 of 41
Oooh...I read the whole series AFTER seeing Twilight in theaters...Lol!!! The books were definitely far more detailed and 'easier' to follow, than the movie...I really think they left too much out, or switched some things up in the movie too much. But that's just me!
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