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post #141 of 237
I think there are so many characters she could continue on with. Alice and Jasper certainly would be favorites. We don't know much about Emmett other than how he was found be Rosalie. Leah and Seth. Jacob and Renesme. And then all the other vampires that showed up in BD. Lots of interesting characters there!!

I think the most compelling would be the Jacob/Renesme/Nahuel story though. Can you imagine hanging out with your in-laws all the time when they could read your thoughts??? How awful!
post #142 of 237
I really couldn't sit through listening to Jacob whine at Bella & Edward anymore. I think the dynamic between he, Nahuel and Renesme is really interesting but I don't think it's enough for an entire novel.

I DO think the Volturri are coming back, I think they feel very threatened by the Cullens and especially Bella's power but I don't think they'd give up so easily. They've certainly got the time to strategize right?
post #143 of 237
Anyone think Bella will continue to refine/strengthen/improve her powers? How? How about Renesmee's power? If you were making new characters, what powers would they have?
post #144 of 237
well, i finished BD today. I can see why many were disappointed by it, or didn't like it, but I actually did like it. I did hate how it was all wrapped up so quickly at the end, but overall I thought it was good. I really hope she continues and tells renesmees story more, as well as jasper and alices'.

I'm ready for the official guide to come out on the 30th! I hope it's good
post #145 of 237
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I'm ready for the official guide to come out on the 30th! I hope it's good
What is this? I haven't read anything about it.
post #146 of 237
I had a really great talk with some of the youth group girls about this book on Saturday, both about the quality (or lack thereof) of the writing and Stephanie Meyer's moral universe. I'm actually thinking about planning some sort of one-time multi-generational book club at the church to get together and chat about the book. I've never done anything like that though, so I'm not sure.
post #147 of 237
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What is this? I haven't read anything about it.
In the very back of BD there is a page with the details. It's the only official guide/companion to the series and it has the release date as 12/30; however, I haven't heard anything about it other than reading it there.

ETA: Hereit is on amazon.com. It's saying there isn't an official release date yet. I have no idea when it's coming out now.
post #148 of 237
I have the unofficial one. I have not read it but by flipping through it ...it sucks. It was differently written for very young girls.
post #149 of 237
I just started the Twilight series yesterday. Finished Twilight in a few hours and now I'm on to New Moon, and I'm about halfway through it. I'm not liking it as much as I liked the first book. Not enough Edward! Haha. I like them so far, they're good fluff books and I like how she portrayed vampires in a new way. Her writing definitely leaves something to be desired, but they're good entertainment.
post #150 of 237
Has anyone read SM's other book, "The Host"? I just started it yesterday. So far it's a little confusing and slow, but that seems to be how a lot of readers have found it. I read that once you get past the first few chapters you really get sucked in. It was so hard for me to move on to reading something else after I've been so obsessed with the Twilight Series the last few weeks!
post #151 of 237
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Has anyone read SM's other book, "The Host"? I just started it yesterday. So far it's a little confusing and slow, but that seems to be how a lot of readers have found it. I read that once you get past the first few chapters you really get sucked in. It was so hard for me to move on to reading something else after I've been so obsessed with the Twilight Series the last few weeks!
My sister and I both read The Host. She loved it, just about as much, even if not more, than Twilight. I thought The Host was ok, I never got into it as much as into Twilight. I think it took me a week to finish the The Host vs. less than 24 hours for Twilight.
post #152 of 237
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I just started the Twilight series yesterday. Finished Twilight in a few hours and now I'm on to New Moon, and I'm about halfway through it. I'm not liking it as much as I liked the first book. Not enough Edward! Haha. I like them so far, they're good fluff books and I like how she portrayed vampires in a new way. Her writing definitely leaves something to be desired, but they're good entertainment.
I was so stressed as I read New Moon the first time! I just wanted to get back to where Edward would be there again (I peeked). DH and I just finished reading NM through together last night and I found that I enjoyed the second reading much, much more. I was able to like Jacob better and relax a bit through Edward's absence. Very good entertainment from this series!

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Has anyone read SM's other book, "The Host"? I just started it yesterday. So far it's a little confusing and slow, but that seems to be how a lot of readers have found it. I read that once you get past the first few chapters you really get sucked in. It was so hard for me to move on to reading something else after I've been so obsessed with the Twilight Series the last few weeks!
Please update on how you like it. I've wanted to read it, but don't want to be disappointed after reading Twilight et al.
post #153 of 237
My daughter got The Host for the holidays. I'm waiting for her to finish it already so I can get my hands on it.
post #154 of 237
I loved all 4 books, but I have to say that the unfinished version of Midnight Sun is my favorite. I thought it was MUCH more interesting to hear the story from Edward's perspective, so cool to hear what all the Cullens were thinking, and all around so entertaining. I truly hope she rewrites all the books from his perspective. Wouldn't it be great to see what Edward was up to for most of book 2?
post #155 of 237
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I loved all 4 books, but I have to say that the unfinished version of Midnight Sun is my favorite. I thought it was MUCH more interesting to hear the story from Edward's perspective, so cool to hear what all the Cullens were thinking, and all around so entertaining. I truly hope she rewrites all the books from his perspective. Wouldn't it be great to see what Edward was up to for most of book 2?
SM said that she could never write New Moon from Edwards point of view because she couldn't live in his head during that point in time when he was away from Bella. It would be to painful. Meyers said that Twilight would be the only one from Edwards point of view. Maybe if Midnight Sun is a huge success she will change her mind.
post #156 of 237
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SM said that she could never write New Moon from Edwards point of view because she couldn't live in his head during that point in time when he was away from Bella.
Bummer.
post #157 of 237
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SM said that she could never write New Moon from Edwards point of view because she couldn't live in his head during that point in time when he was away from Bella. It would be to painful. Meyers said that Twilight would be the only one from Edwards point of view. Maybe if Midnight Sun is a huge success she will change her mind.
Big bummer. I was really hold out hope that we would someday know what he was up to during his absence. I've read some fanfic on this subject and it's just awful. I wish I hadn't sullied my mind with the crap. Something from the source may be too much to hope for I suppose.
post #158 of 237
Ok, I just finished Eclipse, and now I see what some posters don't like about Jacob. Overall though, I'm still team Jacob. Maybe I just have a thing for werewolves, lol.

Although, and this might be a bit o/t, but does anyone else feel like Bella is making a huge decision without really thinking it through? I mean, I'm only 26, so not 'old', but the thought of being a vampire, constantly thirsting for blood (& therefore the death of others), unable to really interact with my family, watching friends & family die, not having babies, etc etc. I dunno if Bella's mature enough to really take all of that in. I wonder if, in a hundred years, she might feel more like Rosalie and Esme--you know, longing for everything they missed. In a way, I feel like Edwards keeps dancing around this part while Bella is only focused on aging. Makes me want to smack her, actually. I *know* it's a YA book, and these issues aren't really on the radar for most teens, but it would be interesting to discuss.

Ami
post #159 of 237
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Ok, I just finished Eclipse, and now I see what some posters don't like about Jacob. Overall though, I'm still team Jacob. Maybe I just have a thing for werewolves, lol.

Although, and this might be a bit o/t, but does anyone else feel like Bella is making a huge decision without really thinking it through? I mean, I'm only 26, so not 'old', but the thought of being a vampire, constantly thirsting for blood (& therefore the death of others), unable to really interact with my family, watching friends & family die, not having babies, etc etc. I dunno if Bella's mature enough to really take all of that in. I wonder if, in a hundred years, she might feel more like Rosalie and Esme--you know, longing for everything they missed. In a way, I feel like Edwards keeps dancing around this part while Bella is only focused on aging. Makes me want to smack her, actually. I *know* it's a YA book, and these issues aren't really on the radar for most teens, but it would be interesting to discuss.

Ami
I think that's dealt with a lot in the 4th book. So I don't want to ruin it for you!! I agree that it's a huge decision and several times she is faced with something that makes her think about it a little more. Anything that makes teenagers take things slowly and really think about their decisions is a good thing!
post #160 of 237
Ok, So I am a little late comeing to the game. I just finished Twilight yesterday. We gave the series to dd for Christmas and she finished it in two days (during visiting family, etc for Christmas). I told her there was no way I was gonna be able to read that big of a book that fast... I think I did it in about 3 or 4 days, that actually included regular life around the reading. So now I am reading everything I can about the books...yikes I have become one of those obsessed teenagers (problem, I'm 43). lol
My dd is still reading NM, so I am (not too) patiently waiting for it. The little brat (haha) took the book to school with her today, so I can't read it. I basically know what happens in each book and how it (basically) ends, but am still anxious to read them all.

Hello...my name is Muriel and I am a Twilighter.. is there a 12 step program for this?
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