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New Moon (Twilight #2)

3.52 of 5 stars 3.52  ·  rating details  ·  1,043,346 ratings  ·  41,202 reviews
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I knew we were both in mortal danger. Still, in that instant, I felt well. Whole. I could feel my heart racing in my chest, the blood pulsing hot and fast through my veins again. My lungs filled deep with the sweet scent that came off his skin. It was like there had never been any hole in my chest. I was perfe
Hardcover, 1st Edition, 563 pages
Published September 6th 2006 by Little, Brown and Company (first published January 1st 2006)
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кαтє ♚ тнεяε ιs вεαυтү вεнιη∂ εvεяү тεαя үσυ cяү As confirmed by Stephanie, The new moon is when the moon is away from the earth and is dark. This was the darkest period of Bella's life, hence the…moreAs confirmed by Stephanie, The new moon is when the moon is away from the earth and is dark. This was the darkest period of Bella's life, hence the title.(less)
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Steph Sinclair

Stephen King once said, "Stephenie Meyer can't write worth a darn. She's not very good."
I couldn't agree more, Stephen. With that, we shall kick this off with a joke:

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This re-reading is brought to you courtesy of Project: Hindsight.


I'm sorry folks. I just could not get through this shit book another time. However, since I've already read it a few times, I feel extremely confident in skipping to the review. But first, can someone please explain to me why this book is 563 pages?! Seriously
Keep in mind that though this review is about to wheel off into an angry rant, this book is good. The series is addictive. And as I said previously about Stephanie Meyer, if you want to cease brain function for a few hours, she's your girl.

The beginning is slow, the middle is gold, the end is lacking. The blank pages to represent months passed in zombie-depression, great idea.

Now, my problem. My problem is not so much with the story as it is perhaps with the idea behind the story and thus, the a
Denys L.H.
Feb 07, 2010 Denys L.H. rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: douchebags
Recommended to Denys L.H. by: a really big douchebag
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.

This should suffice.

Dear Ms. Meyer,

Yours painfully (or some other adverb)

The Society Of Of People Opposed To Douchebags And Their Disciples (T.S.O.P.O.T.D.A.T.D)
Aug 01, 2008 Nicole rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Idiots and pre-teen girls who have never been kissed.
Recommended to Nicole by: My inner child who has been thoroughly beaten and put to bed wit
Uhg. I read Twilight and was sorely disappointed in it, but I had heard through a series of acquaintances that this one was better--that it introduced werewolves and slightly healthier relationships.

I was deceived.

It was awful--not as bad as its predecessor, but still pretty bad. Right off the bat Bella is crying about how she hates her birthday and dreads aging and wants little to do with her birthday. This was a annoying to read through because I kept thinking to myself, "What teenage girl th
Paul Bryant
Nov 14, 2011 Paul Bryant marked it as assorted-rants-about-stuff

When she was 12 me and my daughter Georgia went to see Twilight. After the movie I asked her what she thought.

"THAT WAS THE BEST MOVIE EVER" she said. And she went to see it three more times, with people other than me.

So she bought the book and read it in about four hours. I asked her what she thought.


Then we got the dvd of the movie and she watched it again.

"THAT WAS THE WORST MOVIE EVER" she said. I was surprised but she explained - "Bella is stupid, Edwa
oh, hai, just me here, reading new moon on my nook simple touch...

this twilight craze... the books are not as bad as the haters say they are, but they are also nowhere near as good as lovers of this series believe. this installment was just kind of... bland. despite my reading it on the fine e-ink technology of the new nook.

she did one thing right - one wonderful thing. i assume it is too late to actually "spoil" anything in the bellaverse, so i am just going to barrel ahead - but when edward le
As ye sow, so shall ye reap.

Earlier this year, I foolishly lent my copy of Twilight to Cate across the road. She liked it. Then, when she got a place at college last month, we thought we'd give her something as a congratulations-and-going-away present. It was so logical to buy a copy of New Moon.

Cate zipped through it quickly, and dropped off her copy before leaving so that I could read it too. How could I possibly say anything except thank you?

Well... look on the bright side. I've heard so muc
Aug 04, 2008 Scott rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anybody except feminists, girls, and the emotionally secure
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Bella Swan's relationship with her hot vampire boyfriend Edward Cullen is heating up when her characteristic clumsiness messes everything up again at her vampire-thrown birthday party. In typical Bella style, she gives herself a paper cut and Edward has to literally throw himself in front of her to keep her from being dinner for six hungry vampires. That's the last straw for Edward, and he and his entire family pick up and leave to prevent any more harm from coming to Bella on their tab. Bella i ...more
Ademilson Moraes
I read Twilight and was not that impressed by it, but went forth and grabed this one anyway, in hopes that it would be better. It wasn't.

Bella keeps being completely clueless, the difference is that on this book, she spends most of her time crying around about not having Edward anymore. She rambles on and on for hundreds of pages talking so much about the "hole in her chest" and how it burned and itched and stung, that the plot seemed to vanish beneath her pained musings and constant reminders o
Reviewed for THC Reviews
Twilight was a grand romance which frequently left me smiling, but New Moon takes on a bittersweet, angst-filled and edgy tone in this continuing dramatic saga of teen love between a vampire and a human. The book gets off to a rather explosive start, but rapidly turns to heavy sorrow when Edward make a fateful decision concerning Bella's safety. Following his decision, Edward is off the canvas for about the next two-thirds of the book, as is the entire Cullen family. Duri
Jan 23, 2008 Saya rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: The fans and romance obssessed teen girls
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
I admit I put off reading this second book in the Twilight series, for a few reasons. Maybe my love for Twilight would turn out to be a fluke. I had watched the movie recently, so it would feel like a rerun. I wasn’t ready to dive back into the series. Well, I finally manned up and read New Moon this week. I can honestly say this is one of my favorite books of all time.

Many bad things have been said about Ms. Meyer’s writing. I don’t agree with any of it. Ms. Meyer has proven to me that she can
Deborah Markus
So much to say about this book! Most of which I already posted in my eleventy-thousand updates, so I'll stick with the theme suggested by a friend: what is it about Bella that casts a spell over so many readers and drives so many other readers smack-dab out of their minds?

I got a clue from one of my favorite lines from one of my favorite novels, Anne Tyler's Ladder of Years: "The very thing that attracts you to someone can end up putting you off."

That must be it, I decided: the very qualities o
Jun 01, 2015 Christina rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: writers who want to learn what NOT to do with romance
The first thing I'll tell you is that Stephanie Meyer knows her way around lyrical prose. She finds the balance between sensual and realistic, modern day language. Unlike say, Anne Rice, who bores me to tears with her page-long sensual odes to, say, cement walls and turgid baby nipples. Meyer doesn't so much turn a phrase, no; she lays it gently on it's back and rubs it's tummy until it purrs.

When I landed in Port Angeles, it was raining. I didn't see it as an omen -- just unavoidable. I'd alrea
I know a couple of things about love. I know that when you meet the truelove, you “just know” because it’s like you walked with that person once upon a dream. Out to dinner one time, I overheard a man at another table describing this perfectly:

“I was at a bar the other night," he said, "and I looked across the room and suddenly noticed this girl. I felt like I had seen her before, but I couldn’t think where I might have met her, so I thought I was probably in love. You know, like they say, ‘The
...what is there to even say?

I liked about 80% of this book. Liked as in actually sort of kind of enjoyed it. I mean, yeah, it was still redundant and Bella was still pathetic, but I like Jacob, and I actually liked the werewolf storyline. It's too bad that Bella and Edward aren't broken up for the rest of the series. Or that they aren't, you know, murdered and put out of their own misery. Alas, Edward comes back and INSTANTLY the novel goes from pretty decent to MOTHERFUCKING RIDICULOUS. This w
Mal {Waiting for Immortal}

For those who have previously read my review of Twilight, you will understand and realize I am not the biggest fan of The Twilight Saga.

^^^Sorry I couldn't help myself.^^^

Anyways....let's move on...

The Plot

Well, that (^) pretty much explains it all.

So what actually did happen in the book?


Jasper attacks Bella, which could have led to her death. Our Eddie freaks out and becomes the world's worst boyfriend, by leaving the girl he loves in the middle
I am totally insane. Even though I totally dissed Twilight in this blog, I have an obsession with series and read New Moon.

Why do I intentionally put myself through such dreck?

New Moon is only a slight improvement over Twilight. The book has two things going for it:

First, I had no expectations going in. I already knew it would be a poorly-written romance—and Meyer did not disappoint.

Second, Bella, our heroine, and Edward, her prince, are separated throughout much of the novel. Though many reader
★ Jess
Jul 08, 2011 ★ Jess rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: People who read-and liked-Twilight

Oh yeah, and Bella is a general whiney bitch, Jacob is awesome and the movie sucked.
That is all.

Sarah Keliher
First of all, just so you know where I'm coming from, you should know that this is not the worst novel I've ever read. In fact, I don't think the installments of the Twilight series can even be called novels. They're barely books. It's as if aliens had come to Earth and constructed a shoddy simulacrum of a book, based on an imperfectly understood idea of what a Book is like.
A Book should come out in hardcover, and so the Twilight novels appeared, though with cheap, feather-light boards that make
Shannon (Giraffe Days)
I read this in 7 totally engrossing hours, staying up till 2am to finish it - hence I now feel a bit wrecked, both emotionally and physically. New Moon was absolutely heart-wrenching (you can tell I invest heavily in these books can't you?!). But I was physically unable to put it down, and only just managed it for toilet breaks.

It's Bella's 18th birthday and a simple paper cut as she opens her presents leads Edward's brother Jasper to almost kill her - to keep her safe, Edward decides to sever t
Melissa Kunz
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So, I found myself strangely addicted to the crack that is the Twilight saga. I know it’s not good for me, like binging on a quart of ice cream, but I couldn’t put this book down. Even at the times I wanted to hurl it across the room because I was so angry at the characters I was riveted in disbelief. I enjoyed the end of this book even less than the first.

Whiny Bella gets old quick. She starts off this book upset that she is a year older than her dazzling immortal Edward who was 17 back in 1908
Oct 05, 2010 Pinky rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Isaiah
Recommended to Pinky by: me
This is the most true review ever. In fact, this review is so true, all other reviews will now have a slight whiff of inauthenticity. You'll read them and say, well, okay, but did they really read it? I can't really tell. Because I read Reynolds' review which was so very true.

I read New Moon for the first time in the days following the assassination of John Kennedy. I was grieving--shoot, the whole world was grieving. Ooops--shouldn't have said "shoot." That's inappropriate. But it's a sign of t
Sh3lly (Not all those who wander are lost)
First Read: Several years ago
Second Read: December 2014

New thoughts:

I still enjoyed it. I think I liked Jacob more and Edward less in this re-read. The way Edward left in the beginning was infuriating.

There was a lot of angst - too much -

But I won't deduct from my original rating. I skimmed a little bit, but not much.

The world-building was probably the best thing about New Moon, going into the werewolves, and we found out a lot more about the vampires. I loved the Volturi towards the end and
I'm torn between two ratings (not lovers, as the book might suggest). I like that Meyer has delved deeper into vampire and werewolf lore, meriting the three stars, I dislike how annoying Bella is becoming and how mechanical her insecurities are portrayed, let's see:

1 - Forgetting to breathe. I don't ever recall doing this or seeing it happen but Bella does it all the time as do most of the other characters in the books.

2 - Biting your lip. I understand that one character can do this. I've known
Dec 21, 2014 Laz rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: vampire addicts
I liked this, I really did. It's a good enough book, not as good as its predecessor but almost.

The reason I gave this 3 and not 4 or 5 is because I'm saving those for the next books, or, at least I hope so. The book starts of abruptly, I think. I'm not talking about the preface, but the first chapter.. Then, the Cullens leave. It all happens within the first 3 chapters and then for about 10 chapters it goes downhill and picks up again after we learn about Jacob's werewolfiness.

Bella got a tad
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“Before you, Bella, my life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but there were stars, points of light and reason. ...And then you shot across my sky like a meteor. Suddenly everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty. When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black. Nothing had changed, but my eyes were blinded by the light. I couldn’t see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason, for anything.” 3414 likes
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