Many of you may be disappointed in me, even mad. But I decided it’s better to be honest from the beginning instead of building our blogger/reader relationship on falsehoods.
So here goes … deep breath … I don’t like the Twilight saga.
In fact, I haven’t even finished the series. I have read “Twilight” and “New Moon.” But I stopped there. My copy of “New Moon” had a preview of “Eclipse” in the back and as I read it, I thought – I just don’t have another one in me.
I finished “New Moon” while on a family vacation this summer, and my husband, who was driving, and most likely extremely bored, started asking questions about the book. “So what’s going on in ‘New Moon’?” Hmm … let’s see … oh, wait … “nothing, absolutely nothing.” Of course, that was before the Volturi drama, which I liked. As far as I’m concerned, “New Moon” could have cut straight to Italy, skipping the first few hundred pages. I have heard from others this is the most difficult book to get through.
Maybe it would be more accurate to say I don’t like large chunks of the Twilight series. Because there are segments that were immensely enjoyable, and then there were segments filled with an overwhelming amount of growling and hissing and not much else.
And, as long as I’m being honest, I choose Jacob over Edward. C’mon, Bella. Quit leading him on. (That revelation may have generated a whole new wave of hate mail.)
I can sense your shock and disbelief, but I hope this won’t ruin our relationship. All of that said, I do admire Stephenie Meyer and am happy for her success. (More on that tomorrow.)
But tell me, why should I continue? I haven’t seen the movie “Twilight,” and “Eclipse” sits untouched on my bookshelf. So give me a good reason. Give me a good reason to read “Eclipse” – and I will.