Posted by: jacstar | September 29, 2008

New Moon by Stephenie Meyer

New Moon is part two of the Twilight Saga.  The entire series is the epic love story of Bella Swan and Edward Cullen. In the first book we saw how they became a couple and the goals they had to achieve to stay a couple.

In book two, your heart breaks as Edward decides to part ways from Bella. This story is how she copes with the loss of her love. She loses many friends as she tries to accept the world without Edward and she can’t seem to fill the void that he’s left behind.

She meets with her old friend Jacob Black, who helps her through her dark days. Their relationship grows and the bond strengthens but in her heart Bella knows she cannot replace her soul mate. It’s not long before Jacob leaves Bella to join a cult-like gang. Now she is left to cope with a new loss as the two men weave in and out of her life – mentally, emotionally, and physically.

Personally, I found this one a little harder to get into, but once I was in – I was hooked. Be patient with this novel and you’ll see it is just as exciting as the first. You learn about other mythical beings and that no matter what species you are, love will conquer all.

I loved learning about Jacob Black and found that my heart ached with Bella’s the closer she got to him. But I did find one flaw with this story. Although Meyer explains why Bella is able to hear Edward’s voice so clearly as she approaches danger, it doesn’t explain why she knew what to do when she was stuck in between a thirsty vampire and a ‘grizzly bear.’ Personally, I expected more from this. There is no way her instincts would guide her through that, so something is missing in Meyer’s description.

If you can deal with 200-400 pages of heart-ache for a ‘happy ending’ please give this book a shot – flawed or not, I loved it!

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  1. I really liked this one too! 🙂


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