Monday, February 1, 2010
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.