Synopsis: In New Moon, Stephenie Meyer delivers another irresistible combination of romance and suspense with a supernatural twist. The "star-crossed" lovers theme continues as Bella and Edward find themselves facing new obstacles, including a devastating separation, the mysterious appearance of dangerous wolves roaming the forest in Forks, a terrifying threat of revenge from a female vampire and a deliciously sinister encounter with Italy's reigning royal family of vampires, the Volturi. Passionate, riveting, and full of surprising twists and turns, this vampire love saga captures the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires. This is a love story with bite.
First line: I was ninety-nine point nine percent sure I was dreaming.
My thoughts: Since most of you have probably read this I won't go into much detail. I basically liked this book but found Bella to be a weak, self serving character. I disliked the way her character used Jacob and the way she could not function without Edward or Jacob to support her. I think I could have liked this book a lot more with fewer pages of "I'm dreaming..." and fewer pages of moping. With that said, I enjoyed getting to know Jacob and his family. I like the way the author has rethought the werewolf and vampire legends. The trip to Italy to rescue Edward and meet the Volturi was interesting. I checked this one out of the library and will get the next one but hope it moves on along.
Quote: "Shoot," I muttered when the paper sliced my finger; I pulled it out to examine the damage. A single drop of blood oozed from the tiny cut.
It all happened very quickly then.
Edward threw himself at me, flinging me back across the table...
I tumbled down to the floor by the piano, with my arms thrown out instinctively to catch my fall, into the jagged shards of glass. I felt the searing, stinging pain that ran from my wrist to the crease inside my elbow.
Dazed and disoriented, I looked up from the bright red blood pulsing out of my arm—into the fevered eyes of the six suddenly ravenous vampires.