egh as if this can be anymore embarrasing, but this is my latest obsession thats on the same level as HarryPotter mania.
book by book
Twilight - this is my favorite. Main reason being, as i decyphered later, that it loosely follows Pride and Prejudice story line. boy and girl meet. she thinks he's a snob and hates her, he doesn't realize that he's falling for her until they both can't resist it and realize their true feelings for each other. that when it all falls conveniently into place and they live happily ever after. so that's reason one. reason two is that i do like name Edward. reason 3 - beginings are always full of excitement. i think that's it . the rest is just that it's such an easy, pleasant read. i don't agree with Mr King that Meyers can't write. I also think that the feminist movement needs to take a break with this one. We have enough strong powerfull women characters know-can-do-it all. Bella is refreshingly human and Edward is refreshingly a gentleman. thank you. a very healthy relationship model, much better than the 'girl-with-daddy-issues'.
New Moon - not as good as the first one but it got better when the main protagonist returned. Jacob Black is a bit too positive a character even for a werewolf. i also didn't like that the voice Bella heard was actuallly in her head. would have been cooler having Edward hovering around all this time invisible. (follows Romeo and Juliette theme) I did love the ending the Volturi. very Ann Rice.
Eclipse - better than half moon the drama of choosing between Edward and Jacob... (Wuthering Heights) not too eventfull though...
Breaking Dawn - THIS is where i'm begining to have a problem with Stephenie Meyers, Mormonic upbringing and feminism. Bella gets pregnant with Edwards child at 19(?) and refuses to let it go even though the spawn is killing her. UGH. seriously? thoughts of octomom and Kate+8 (or 9 or 21)... disturbing.
and all those teenage girls reading this.+ Juno and life of American teenager and that Sarah Palin kid and Spears sisters....
you want to teach about life a whole generation of young women (because it is a generation that will be raised on those books) teach them about protection and value of life. for now i'm not finished with the book i'm sure it will all turn out to be hunky-dory , but i am frustrated by the stupidity.
Midnight Sun - just the draft posted on the site. but excellent. if ever finished it will rival Twilight.