New Moon (Twilight, #2)
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New Moon (Twilight #2)

3.54 of 5 stars 3.54  ·  rating details  ·  933,983 ratings  ·  39,999 reviews
I FELT LIKE I WAS TRAPPED IN ONE OF THOSE TERRIFYING NIGHTMARES…
For Bella Swan, there is one thing more important than life itself: Edward Cullen. But being in love with a vampire is even more dangerous than Bella ever could have imagined. Edward has already rescued Bella from the clutches of one evil vampire, but now, as their daring relationship threatens all that is nea...more
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Published September 12th 2006 by Listening Library (Audio) (first published September 6th 2006)
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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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Heh.

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


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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...more
Amanda
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...more
Denys L.H.
Feb 07, 2010 Denys L.H. rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: douchebags
Recommended to Denys L.H. by: a really big douchebag
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Kira
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)
Nicole
Aug 01, 2008 Nicole rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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...more
Paul
Nov 14, 2011 Paul marked it as assorted-rants-about-stuff  ·  review of another edition

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.

"THAT WAS THE BEST BOOK EVER" she said.

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...more
karen
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...more
Scott
Aug 04, 2008 Scott rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anybody except feminists, girls, and the emotionally secure
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Manny
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...more
Choco

Review Also Here.

Oct/1/2013: There’s a paragraph in this review where I talk about how S. Meyer should go see a psychologist. Looking back at it now, it was rude and unnecessary. It has nothing to do with Meyer’s writing, just what she made her characters show or say. I don’t like it at all, and no, I'm not saying this because of any GRs policy. It's just something that I don't approve of now. I would remove it, but I don’t want to pretend that I never said it. So please try to ignore it if it...more
Lucy
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
Julianna
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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...more
Saya
Jan 23, 2008 Saya rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: The fans and romance obssessed teen girls
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads)
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...more
Christina
Sep 08, 2008 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...more
Sparrow
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...more
nicole
...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...more
Leanna
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...more
Melissa Kunz
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Arcanemuse
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...more
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...more
Mike
Oct 05, 2010 Mike rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Isaiah
Recommended to Mike 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...more
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...more
★ Jess
Jul 08, 2011 ★ Jess rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who read-and liked-Twilight
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Oh yeah, and Bella is a general whiney bitch, Jacob is awesome and the movie sucked.
That is all.

Mal {Waiting for Immortal}
*BREATHE* OK...LET'S GET STARTED!

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?

Well...

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...more
James
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...more
EMi
Feb 04, 2012 EMi rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone interested in commiting suicide. There are a few good tips in here.
I did not think when I finished the first book, that it could get any worse. How very wrong I was.

The book opens with the single humorous line in the entire 563 pages, “Well, Gran, you might have noticed that my boyfriend glitters. It’s just something he does in the sun. Don’t worry about it…” Yes, sadly, that is as funny as the book gets. Bella’s complaining (omg, really?) about turning a year older. Which means she will… still be infinitely younger than Edward? All right, all right, she knows...more
Kari
Mar 21, 2008 Kari rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Kari by: Bookstore lady
*** contains spoilers ***

I just added one more star to this book series for being strangely addictive... this book is better than the fist, introducing the more likeable Jacob and getting Edward out of the picture for a while.

From my teacherly perspective there are (at least) two questionable aspects of the madly popular Twilight series -

First of all, it portrays Quileute Indians in a strange, potentially fetishist way. It's written by a White woman who transforms these Native American youth int...more
Jessica
New Moon Little, Brown and Co.
Stephenie Meyer 2006, 576pp, $19.99
ISBN-13 9780316160193

Brilliantly written, New Moon, the sequel to Twilight, is a more compelling and modern version of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. This book is about forbidden love between a human and a vampire. The type of true love that isn't found in many teenage novels today. But the kind that little girls dream about after watching Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty, pure and innocent. This is the kind of indefinable love t...more
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