About three things I was absolutely positive.
First, Edward was a vampire.
Second, there was a part of him—and I didn't know how dominant that part might be—that thirsted for my blood.
And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.
In the first book of the Twilight Saga, internationally bestselling author Stephenie Meyer introduces Bella Swan and Edward Cullen, a pair of star-crossed lovers whose forbidden relationship ripens against the backdrop of small-town suspicion and a mysterious coven of vampires. This is a love story with bite.
I knew we were both in mortal danger. Still, in that instant, I felt well. Whole. I could feel my heart racing in my chest, the blood pulsing hot and fast through my veins again. My lungs filled deep with the sweet scent that came off his skin. It was like there had never been any hole in my chest. I was perfect - not healed, but as if there had never been a wound in the first place.
Edward's soft voice came from behind me. I turned to see him spring lightly up the porch steps, his hair windblown from running. He pulled me into his arms at once, just like he had in the parking lot, and kissed me again.
This kiss frightened me. There was too much tension, too strong an edge to the way his lips crushed mine - like he was afraid we had only so much time left to us.
As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob - knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella has one more decision to make: life or death. But which is which?
Fans of The Twilight Saga will be enthralled by this riveting story of Bree Tanner, a character first introduced in Eclipse, and the darker side of the newborn vampire world she inhabits.
Bree Tanner can barely remember life before she had uncannily powerful senses, superhuman reflexes, and unstoppable physical strength. Life before she had a relentless thirst for blood...life before she became a vampire.
All Bree knows is that living with her fellow newborns has few certainties and even fewer rules: watch your back, don't draw attention to yourself, and above all, make it home by sunrise or die. What she doesn't know: her time as an immortal is quickly running out.
Then Bree finds an unexpected friend in Diego, a newborn just as curious as Bree about their mysterious creator, whom they only know as her. As they come to realize that the newborns are pawns in a game larger than anything they could have imagined, Bree and Diego must choose sides and decide whom to trust. But when everything you know about vampires is based on a lie, how do you find the truth?
In another irresistible combination of danger, mystery, and romance, Stephenie Meyer tells the devastating story of the newborn army as they prepare to close in on Bella Swan and the Cullens, following their encounter to its unforgettable conclusion.
WHEN YOU LOVED THE ONE WHO WAS KILLING YOU, IT LEFT YOU NO OPTIONS. How could you run, how could you fight, when doing so would hurt that beloved one? If your life was all you had to give, how could you not give it? If it was someone you truly loved?
To be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare woven into a dangerously heightened reality for Bella Swan. Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to a werewolf Jacob Black, she has endured a tumultuous year of temptation, loss, and strife to reach the ultimate turning point. her imminent choice to either join the dark but seductive world of immortals or pursue a fully human life has become the thread from which the fate of two tribes hangs.
Now that Bella has made her decision, a startling chain of unprecedented events is about to unfold with potentially devastating and unfathomable consequences. Just when the frayed strands of Bella's life - first discovered in Twilight, then scattered and torn in New Moon and Eclipse - seem ready to heal and knit together, could they be destroyed...forever?
My first review of Breaking Dawn
Gah, it was so great to read these books all together, with watching the movies, as well as having just read Life and Death! All these details were just fantastic, and it was just so enjoyable to read everything all together!
I remembered that New Moon, and the Jacob part of Breaking Dawn, were harder for me to read then the other books. But this time, it wasn't as bad. Partially, I believe, because it's been so long since I've read this series and there were things I had forgotten, making it feel like I was reading parts of it for the first time, and the speed there...yeah.
So it was kinda weird that Twilight was the hardest book to read this time round, that it took the longest to read. I think because I've read it the most, and Life and Death. It wasn't bad, it was just hard to read, between one thing and another!
Loved all the bits that I'd forgotten, like that Bella thought she was dreaming Edward was back in New Moon and how she was with Charlie after coming back. And the voting! Just really fantastic to read! Just loved it so much!
Having read everything together, there are a few questions that I have! Like, who is Embry's father? Why didn't Edward mention the Volturi's betrayal from Eclipse in Breaking Dawn? And then there's my imaginings that they find Fred, and maybe he joins the Cullesn. Oh, and that the wives and Marcus rebel against Are and Caius like what happened in Life and Death, which would be good for everyone!
Love this series, it's so great, and I would love to read more books by Stephanie Meyer!
Author: Stephanie Meyer
Series: Twilight #1, 2, 3, 3.5, 4
Read: January 4th, 6th, 7th, 7th, 7th, 2016
Reason Why: Rereading, because I read Life and Death! And they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Books, and Breaking Dawn is a End of series 2016 Book!
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Published: October 5th 2005, September 6th 2006, August 7th 2007, June 10th 2010, August 2nd 2008
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: