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Friday, June 20

Stephenie Meyer

For the last few months I have been in a bit of a book rut. I go through phases where I just can't find anything captivating enough to merit my attention. When I checked in on homemade grits the other day, however, my luck drastically changed. Inspired by the post on the "Twilight" series by Stephenie Meyer, I drove to my local Target to pick up my copy of the first book in the series.

"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."



The back cover grabbed my attention with the snippet above, so I read the preface standing in the store and immediately made my way to check out.  By the next day, I was finished with the book and am now about to head back to Tarjay for the next book in the series. The fluidity of Meyers' writing and her ability to create images so real that you feel like the character of the story have made her one of my new favorite authors. Call me a sci-fi nerd, but I am definitely in love with "Twilight" and plan to read the remaining books in the series, "New Moon," "Eclipse," and "Breaking Dawn." The final book "Breaking Dawn" is due to be released on August 2nd which gives me just enough time to catch up.  So, if you are looking for a good book to get lost in and aren't deterred by the vampire references, I would definitely suggest "Twilight." 


images courtesy of StephenieMeyer.com

10 comments:

homemade grits said...

yay! i'm so glad you liked it! i will probably be starting Twilight tomorrow:)

hiking in stilettos said...

I really did like it. Plus, because of the upcoming release of "Breaking Dawn," the paperbacks are on sale at Target this week! Let me know what you think about "Twilight!"

e said...

hmmm..I might leave J if Edward were real. haha.

hiking in stilettos said...

i know exactly what you mean! i may have been thinking the same thing...

luxelife said...

this series has been a wordsmiths favorite for a while. they're having a red & black prom party for the midnight release of the newest one.

also, shame on you for not buying from independent booksellers!

hiking in stilettos said...

hmm.. black and red prom.. sounds interesting. and i know i should have waited and gone to wordsmiths... but, where oh where, in the land of suburbia would i find an independent bookstore?

luxelife said...

okay, good call. suburbia can be a bit harder...we'll let you slide THIS time! ;)

are you coming out tonight?

Anonymous said...

Hey Ash, she also has one called "The Host" you might like. Haven't read it (or want to) but saw it at Target and Amazon is giving it good buzz. -HD

AsianCajuns said...

I'm going to start this series too! My coworker recommended these to me- with your endorsement too I can't say no! I think they are shooting a movie of the serious now too ;)

hiking in stilettos said...

AC, let me know what you think. I am about halfway through the third book in the series already! I didn't know about the movie, though. That should be interesting!