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New Moon By Stephenie Meyer May 25, 2009

Posted by KJ theBookGirl in review.
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New Moon by Stephenie Meyer

New Moon by Stephenie Meyer

Following my post on the New Moon poster I thought I might as well review the amazing book it is based on. 


The blurb of the book is as follows:

“Shoot I muttered as the paper sliced my finger; I pullet out to examine the damage. A single drop of blood oozed from the tiny cut.

It all happened very quickly then.

“No!” Edward roared…Dazed and disorientated I looked up from the bright red blood pulsing out of my arm – into the fevered eyed of six suddenly ravenous vampires.

For Bella Swan, there is one thing more important than life itself: Edward Cullen. But being in love with a vampire is even more dangerous than Bella could ever have imagined. Edward has already rescued Bella from the clutches of one evil vampire, but now, as their daring relationship threatens all that is near and dear to them, they realize their troubles may be just begining…

Passionate, riveting and deeply moving, New Moon, the compelling sequel to Twilight, irresistibly combines romance and suspense with a supernatural twist.”


The plot of this captivating sequel is enough to tear someone’s heart out and shatter it as various events occur determined to make the forbidden love between mortal and immortal remain forbidden forever.

I promise you now that this journey will cause you to cry with happiness and cry with pain at the events, circumstances and occurrences which the story methodically encounters, reacts and changes with.

The plot begins with Bella happily in love with the infamously gorgeous and sexy Edward Cullen, who possesses all the true characteristics of a born gentleman and all the chivalry one could wish for.

However, things begin to change dramatically and soon enough Bella has to deal with something far worse than she has encountered before.

During the journey she is taken upon by the turn of events she makes new friends and encounters another aspect of life in the form of Jacob Black.

Once again Meyer shows an amazing ability at relating the reader to Bella and consequently producing a whole spectra of emotions which few authors can persuade their reader to feel.

New Moon has often been criticised by even the most avid fan as a let down, unnecessary or simply a plot device. However, I feel that the characters would be much shallower and flatter if this novel did not follow a route such as it does as it explores a path which few authors are brave enough to take their characters. 

Without inducing spoilers this novel is the ultimate test for the Twilight characters and the saga would not be complete without it. It is far darker and even scary compared to the previous novel, but still deals with the themes of forbidden love, morals, and following your heart.

Bad points? Much the same as Twilight – even some of the mortal aspects are unrealistic and Bella can once again be criticised for being a moaning damsel in distress rather than a constructive heroine as desired by nowadays’ standards. However, here I must defend her by pointing out that we are listening to her whole soul and for her not to complain and moan at what is occurring would be totally unnatural.

In conclusion; a dark and epic novel happily follows the powerful first novel in the beautiful Twiligth Saga. Meyer easily shows her capability at writing with force and passion which fully develops the chemistry necessary for such an epic story of  love, courage and…ermm..vampires.

Of course, I feel I should point out, this story although featuring the supernatural isn’t actually about the supernatural; more so about very human feelings, which can only be truly shown when contrasted with the possibility of not being human at all.

And so I urge you dear reader, to pick up Twilight and then New Moon, in order to sweep you into the favourite love story of this generation!

theBookGirl KJ Reading



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