Stephanie Meyer: New Moon

I don’t know how useful it is for me to write about Meyer’s Twilight novels — I’m not exactly in the core audience. But it does go in my National Just Read More Novels Month tally. I liked Twilight, the first book in the series, okay and I think New Moon is weaker. They both felt a little longer than they need to be — if there weren’t quite so much of Bella thinking about how clumsy she is, how beautiful Edward and the other vamps are, etc., the books would be shorter (and snappier). Even more than Twilight, this one is largely driven by misunderstandings that could be avoided if the characters would just communicate clearly with one another.

I thought Twilight was genuinely suspenseful in places, but the action/tension scenes in New Moon seemed more cartoonish and less compelling. Your mileage may vary. But I feel like I can wait a while before embarking on the third book.

needs more demons? I’m going to go with “yes.”

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