I have just completed Book Four of the new Stephanie Meyer Vampire series. The first book 'twilight' has been made into a motion picture and the power and beauty of the film is amazing. The aura, music and photography create a mystical, beautiful world where fear is not overwhelming, but rather envy for the life of the Vampire. I walked out of the film thinking:
"I wish that Edward (the main character) loved me like that!"
As Elizabeth had read the first book, Sarah and I devoured it in a matter of days for her and hours for me. We then went on the hunt for books 2, 3 & 4! Of course, they have been totally sold out, but on Tuesday we managed to find a copy of them and we all started reading.
It is a powerful, gripping story of the supernatural, a world of beauty and desire, difference and power, yet so human in its telling that I have not put it down for the past two days. In fact this morning, Elizabeth and I looked around the house and went - Oops! Better clean up and do the dishes! Sarah is totally absorbed, she has read book 1 in just over 2 days and book 2 in less! She is now reading book 3 and Elizabeth book 4.
This is a series that I will read over and over again, the characters are real and wonderful and the writing powerful and gripping.