Read for the RIP III and YA 2008 Reading Challenges.
I finally succumbed to all the hype and read Twilight. Per usual with this kind of book, I approached it with a great deal of trepidation, and was rather pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it.
I can’t say this is the best romance I’ve ever read, but it had a certain honesty about it I could appreciate. (I didn’t once have the same wanting to reach through the pages and throttle the female protagonist reaction I had to Blood and Chocolate.) For the most part, Bella’s relationship and experiences with the world with genuine, and while I didn’t have too much of a problem putting the book down, I also really looked forward to when I could pick it up again.
I also liked the unique version of vampirism that Meyer brought into the story. I still don’t get entirely why the heck Edward decided he needed Bella as much as he seems to, but I was actually ok with not getting that.
So, I’ll never be a rabid fan girl, but I did go ahead and put the rest of the books into my Paperspine queue.