Author: Stephenie Meyer
Release Date: October 5, 2005 - August 2, 2008
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages: (Twilight) 498 - (Breaking Dawn) 754
Source: purchased from Chapters
Isabella Swan's move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. But once she meets the mysterious and alluring Edward Cullen, Bella's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. Up until now, Edward has managed to keep his vampire identity a secret in the small community he lives in, but now nobody is safe, especially Bella, the person Edward holds most dear. The lovers find themselves balanced precariously on the point of a knife—between desire and danger. Deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilight captures the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires. This is a love story with bite.
(Twilight summary taken from Goodreads)
This stunning set, complete with five editions of Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn, and The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella, makes the perfect gift for fans of the bestselling vampire love story.MY THOUGHTS:
Deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful, The Twilight Saga captures the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires.
(Twilight Saga: Complete Collection summary taken from Goodreads)
Okay, first let me start with this: I know that almost everybody has probably heard of, watched, or read the Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer — maybe all three. And anyone who has done one or more of these things probably has an opinion about Twilight, good or bad.
But I'm not going to lie when I say that I loved the Twilight Saga. I read Twilight in 2008 when I was going into grade seven after Breaking Dawn came out — and at the time, I only heard good things about it. My cousin had left her copy on the counter, and I thought in curiosity and boredom, Why not? A book about vampires couldn't be that bad. I hadn't expected to like it but then I ended up staying awake all that night until I finished it!
Twilight was the book that got me hooked onto reading the whole YA paranormal genre. To be honest, it was the book that got me hooked onto reading in general. Sure, I'm not a huge fan of the move franchise (actually, my disappointment with the movies is kind of extreme), but the books were amazing. I loved them to death!
So even though the movie Breaking Dawn: Part 1 is coming out in November, I felt that it was necessary to write this review because Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Saga is honestly and truly a must-read series. To anyone who hasn't picked it up for fear of the content after the overexposure and good/bad publicity, my advice to you is to go out and read these books anyways.
Just like for the novels and movies, there will be people who agree with my review and people who don't. There will be people who think Bella is a Mary Sue, and those who think she's a character that is extremely easy to connect with. I know that opinions are a big part of the blogosphere, so I'm just adding mine to the pile:
The story, the writing, the characters, and every little carefully constructed detail of the Twilight Saga was absolutely brilliant. :)
BUY or BORROW?: Buy these books, no questions asked!