Monday, February 1, 2010

Finished!


Just over a month and approximately 2,400 pages later and I'm finally FINISHED reading the Twilight series!! I must admit.... I loved it. I'm hooked. I'm back on Team Edward!

I should say that I've already seen the first two movies. I saw them both prior to reading the books. I watched Twilight via Netflix mainly out of curiosity and to see what all the hype was about. I watched it twice. Then I proceeded to drag Kristian with me to see New Moon which I also really enjoyed. I originally had no intention of reading the books...I had better things to do like watch bad reality tv and read US Weekly. However after seeing New Moon I just HAD to find out what happened next!

So my future mother in law (who has also read the series along with my future sister and niece in law) bought me the series for Christmas. I started reading right away and finally finished at 10pm last night. Kristian was a big fan of me reading the series b/c A. It often put me in an "amourous" mood and B. It kept me quiet and occupied. HA!

My thoughts on the books-

Twilight- I liked the book better than the movie but overall I thought the movie followed the book pretty close. One of my pet peeves is when movies totally divert from the books they are based on. And now I totally get the obsession with Edward. Swoon. **Note I still don't get the obsession with R. Patz.

New Moon- I preferred the movie to the book on this one...probably b/c of Taylor Lautner's fantastic 6 pack. While it was interesting learning more about the wolves history I missed having Edward and Bella together. After watching the movie I was Team Jacob (again thank you six packs)

Eclispe-- Reading this book was cool because I didn't have the movie as a prior reference. I really enjoyed this book and all the action at the end. I can't wait to see how this translate to the film. After this book I was back on Team Edward.

Breaking Dawn- Holy 700 and some pages! I felt like I just gave birth after reading this book. No pun intended. This was probably my favorite of the series. So much was crammed into it and the twist involving Jacob was a nice touch. I thought overall the series ended well. I think they will probably need to make this book into two movies if they don't want to leave a lot out, there's just too many events to cram into a two hour movie.

Now I plan to take a break for a while before diving into any more novels. I have a lot of "trash" magazines to catch up on and it will be nice to actually talk and hang out with Kristian again at night rather than have my face buried in a book about vampire love.

11 comments:

april said...

I have to say I gave up 2 1/2 books in, but I read what happened in the remaining books. I actually liked the second book mostly because of the beginning and end. I haven't seen the movie, but I suppose I'll rent it (and rent subsequent movies) just for curiosity. I'm not anti-vampire or anti young adult fiction, but these books didn't click with me. It's nice that you have something over which to bond with the new inlaws though!

bananas. said...

See? Wasn't worth the 4000+ pages? I agree with all your reviews. New moon was everyone's least favorite because of the lack of edward. I actually read new moon the fasted because i wanted to get back to my lover edward.

Now that you read all 4, who do you like more? Jacob or edward? Hmmmm???

carrie1 said...

I was really hoping to have good dreams after I was done reading these series and I was dissapointed when I didn't get them! I would def. read 1 and 4 again.. 2 and 3 were kinda slow to me! =)

Kym said...

I wanted to comment to say hello since its been a while! i better go soon though before i start trash talking twilight. hahaha! ;P sorry... not a fan! but glad you enjoyed the series! :)

Jen said...

My friend told me the books were so much better than the movie when I saw "Twilight," so now I really want to read the books, but I bought a whole bunch of new books that I really want to read to (and am in the middle of one I started way back in November!), so I'm a bit torn. I'm not going to buy these because both my sister and friend have them, so I just have to get around to borrowing them!

thanks for the review, and welcome back to the land of the living! :-)

meredith said...

woo hoo!!! i seriously read all four books in less than two weeks. i was super busy at work at the time, too, finishing up a big project, so it was probably bad timing for me to be staying up all night reading twilight!! haha

Stephanie said...

I read the first two, and can't wait to read the last two. I didn't see the movie, and the only reason I read was to see what the hype is about. They're great!

Caro said...

I so got to go get those books! I never saw any of the movies either. Now I am really tempted.

Muito Igual a VocĂȘ said...

I also read them in a month, hahaha... First we fall in love, then we get sad, then we get sick and after that we melt :) Haha, it's so fun, so intense, so romantic... I loved every word, every sentence, and yay, Team Edward (not Team Rob!) My boyfriend also read it, and he was so in the book, he compared himself to Edward, hahaha. But he didn't like the Twilight movie and he hates Jacob since the first pages, hahaha (I also was a little bit team Jacob). Now, what do you think about reading Stephanie's another novel: The Host. It is also perfect! There are no vampires, but there are aliens, hahaha...

Big kisses :)

LiLu said...

Twilight's still on my bookshelf. I just can't bring myself to do it. Which is totally hypocritical since I watched the movie, but at least that was only, what, 90 mins of my life?

.:*aMbAr*:. said...

It's great that you finished and liked them!!! I personally hate Twilight (the movie) thank God they fired that director. And can't wait to see Eclipse... YAY!!

Go Team Edward/Jacob/Emmet/Carlisle!!! Woohooo