I don't know does any of you even know that I am a Twilighter. I read all the books before I started blogging, so I haven't reviewed them here even thI don't know does any of you even know that I am a Twilighter. I read all the books before I started blogging, so I haven't reviewed them here even though they belong to my favorite books. While I was ordering my Goodreads I noticed that I did not have reviews for these books, so I decided that I should write them now.
Bella Swan moves from hot and sunny Arizona to Washington, to a gray and rainy town of Forks. Bella has lived with her mother, but now she moves to live with her father, Charlie, at least for a while. Everything seems so boring in Forks. It rains, it is cold, and Bella does not know how to act around Charlie. At school she gets attention because she is the new girl.
Edward Cullen. One of the Cullen siblings. Bella's new friends tell Bella not to even bother. Edward is mysterious, alluring and handsome and he catches Bella's attention right away. Unfortunately, Edward seems not to care. He does not appear to the classes he has in common with Bella and when he is in the same room with her, it looks like she makes him feel sick.
Edward has a secret which he has been trying to hide for a long time. Now, when Bella appears to Forks, it is hard for him to keep his secret. Sooner of later, Bella finds out the try identity of Edward. He is a vampire, he has been one for a long time, but since vampires don't grow old, he has also been 17 for a quite a time. Edward has been waiting for Bella. Bella becomes an addiction to him, he feels that he has to keep her safe.
Bella and Edward fall in love, but their love does not go on without problems. There is Edward's family, Cullen's, who also all are vampires. Some of them does not feel comfortable with Bella knowing their secret. There is Victoria and her helpers who cause problems to Cullens and Bella. Can Edward protect Bella? Is their love going to last?
Since I read Twilight I fell in love with the Vampire world. But after reading the whole saga I've been trying to read some other vampire books and they've just not felt the same. Twilight Saga is just something special. Normally I would find character like Bella really annoying, but in Twilight, I love her. Edward, he is amazing. There are no words to describe him or how much I love him. I love the whole Cullen family, all the different personalities that you can find from that family.
Most importantly, I am able to identify with Bella. She feels like things that common teenagers do, her high school friends, are not for her. I get the feeling that she likes to be on her own. She is maybe a little shy, but at the same time she is ready to say what she thinks, and she is not scared (she is not scared when she learns who Edward really is). She is also extremely clumsy, always falling and hurting herself. (I can identify with that since I always hust myself somehow, my latest injury was when I broke my ankle from two different parts. I was playing frisbee and fell, yes, great success).
I love the movies too, but the books are just so much better. In the movies I've been a bit disappointed with Kristen Stewart, I think she looks a bit too annoyed all the time. She should look all happy and stuff when she is with Edward. But Robert Pattinson, he is the perfect choice to play Edward.
So what do you think about Twilight? Do you love it? Are you sick of it?...more
In New Moon, Stephenie Meyer continues the story from the point it was left in Twilight.
It is Bella's birthday and Alice throws her a party at the CulIn New Moon, Stephenie Meyer continues the story from the point it was left in Twilight.
It is Bella's birthday and Alice throws her a party at the Cullen house. When Bella is opening the presents she gets a papercut from the wrapping paper and she starts to bleed. Jasper, the youngest of the Cullen vampires, cannot resist the smell of blood and she attacks Bella. Luckily, Edward is able to protect Bella. What happens at the party makes Edward think, and he decides that the only thing he can do is to leave. The separation of Bella and Edward is heartbreaking. Edward tries to convience Bella that he does not love her anymore, when in reality Bella is the only one for him, the one he has been waiting for years.
Bella falls into a depression when Edward leaves. She notices, that when she tries to hurt herself, she sees Edward. By buying two old motorbikes, Bella's friendship with Jacob Black gets more intense. Jacob promises to fix the bikes, not knowing the real reason why Bella wants to get them fixed. Bella want to do something rebellious, something extreme, in order to see Edward again, in order to hear his voice again. At the same time the friendship with Jacob helps Bella to go on.
Suddenly there is a change in Jacob. He does not contact Bella for a long time, and when they see again, he tells Bella that they cannot be friends again. Bella learns, that Jacob either isn't what he looks like. He is a werewolf and now a part of a pact.
Suddenly Alice appears back to Forks and tells Bella that Edward is in danger. They travel to Italy and meet with the Volturi, the royal family of vampires. Edward and Bella are safe. But for how long?
I want to mention, that New Moon is my least favorite from the four books of the Twilight Saga. I think that is because I really don't like Jacob, and this book is more about Jacob and Bella, especially the beginning. The end of this book with the Volturi is interesting, but the beginning did not make me so excited as for example Twilight as a whole did....more
I didn't like this book. I had high expectations towards it and it dissapointed me. I didn't like the fact that Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights was PeI didn't like this book. I had high expectations towards it and it dissapointed me. I didn't like the fact that Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights was Penny's father. ...more
I totally loved this book! I just finished it and I think I could read it again just now. It was amazing. I am so happy I bought this book to myself,I totally loved this book! I just finished it and I think I could read it again just now. It was amazing. I am so happy I bought this book to myself, it will be one of the pearls of my book shelf. I love the parts when Darcy is thinking of Elizabeth and writing such a beautiful things about her.
The book was easy and rather fast to read. I am sure I will reread it later on. :)...more
This is the 3rd book I read from the Amanda Grange JA hero diaries. I really liked this one as well as I liked the previous two books; Mr Darcy's diarThis is the 3rd book I read from the Amanda Grange JA hero diaries. I really liked this one as well as I liked the previous two books; Mr Darcy's diary and Edmund Bertram's Diary. After seeing the new BBC adaptation of Emma I fell in love with Knightley once again. Since I will have to read Emma later on this year I decided to get some more Knightley to my life by reading this Diary.
Knightley is as charming as ever. It is interesting to read this and notice that Knightley is in love with Emma even though he does not notice it himself. Eventually he understands that Emma is the only right woman for him but there is a problem on his way. Knightley believes that Emma is in love with Frank Churchill and thinks that his changes are gone. Luckily everything goes well and in the end Emma and Knightley get each other.
Edmund Bertram's diary still remains as my favorite book by Amanda Grange. I have Captain Wentworth's diary in my bookshelf, hopefully I will find the time to read it soon....more
There is many sequels written to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, and Mr. Darcy Presents his Bride is one of them. Most of the sequels are not partThere is many sequels written to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, and Mr. Darcy Presents his Bride is one of them. Most of the sequels are not part of the collection in the library of my city, but I found this book by "accident" when I was searhing books with a word 'Mr. Darcy'.
The story in the book takes place mainly to the time after Darcy and Elizabeth has married. It starts from the point when they are still at Longbourn. Elizabeth and Darcy, Jane and Bingley are married at the same seremony and after it Mr. and new Mrs. Darcy leaves first to Pemberley and from here to London. In London Elizabeth must find new friends and make a entrance to the society as Mrs. Darcy.
The book is a lot about Elizabeth and her new acquitances, but it also tells more about Kitty, Georgiana Darcy, Jane etc. and represents new characters like Mr. Turner.
I really liked this book. I just kept missing some more details about the life of Elizabeth and Darcy...more
The story begins from 1991. Hannah Gavener is fourteen years old. She reads celebrity magazines filled with happy, beautiful celebrity couples gettingThe story begins from 1991. Hannah Gavener is fourteen years old. She reads celebrity magazines filled with happy, beautiful celebrity couples getting married while her parents' marriage is crumbling. Between these extremities Hannah tries to find the answer for the universal question; what defines a perfect marriage? What does she want from the man of her dreams? Over the next decade and half she moves around the United States and still she has no found the answer to her question. Who is to blame? Can she blame her parents from the messed up childhood she had, or does she have to take the blame to herself. Is the act to trying to find your soulmate childish, is settling up with someone who is great, but not your soulmate, the adult thing to do?
Hannah's life is filled with complicated relationships. Her father is as stubborn as she is, her cousin Fig is gorgeous and fun, but her misbehavious has always affected Hannah's life as well, Henry, Figs college boyfriend, who catches Hannah's attention, and all the boyfriends Hannah has, who love her, adore her, or break her heart. At her late twenties, after all the disappointments in her love life, Hannah learns what she wants. Bu does she have the courage to go after it?
This was such as good book. It is filled with great characters who by their personalities and actions build up the story. The plot moves nicely and smootly. The Man of my Dreams is filled with honesty and humor and it tells how our personal choices and acts in life affect ourselves and others. Can Hannah find what she wants, or is she ready to settle down to something lesser?
I really loved PREP by Curtis Sittenfeld and I must say that I enjoyed this one almost as much as I enjoyed PREP. This is a nice, pretty light read I recommend to everyone. So if you see this somewhere, you should check it out!...more
I was on 8th grade when we watched clips of the 21st century movie version of The Phantom of the Opera at my music class. I right away fell in love wiI was on 8th grade when we watched clips of the 21st century movie version of The Phantom of the Opera at my music class. I right away fell in love with the music, the wonderful costumes and the love story, and I knew that I would have to see the movie as a whole.
My mother bought me the special edition of the movie with 3 DVDs. I cannot even remember how many times I've watched the movie. When I saw this book in the library, I knew that I have to read it. I've read this book twice now, once in Finnish years ago, and now recently in English. I am so happy I bought my own copy of it since this is definitely one of those books I want to go back to.
I read some reviews of this novel from Goodreads and many of them say that the movie is far better than the novel. I must disagree with this. The novel is a lot more complex with captivating scenes and full of suspense.
The novel tells a story of 'opera ghost' who roamed under the Opera House at Paris during the 1800s. The ghost, Erik, falls in love with one of the girls from the opera, Christine Daae. Christine is in love with Raoul de Chagny. Erik, Christine and Raoul form a love triangle, which in this novel works out very well.
In the movie version Raoul is portrayed as very heroic character. The novel by Leroux is mostly told from the point of view of Raoul, who is a total "weenie". He cries a lot and time to time it feels like he is a character from a soap opera. At some parts, you just feel embarassed for him. The Phantom, on the other hand, is very interesting character. He is very intelligent and probably because of that catched my attention. While reading this novel I right away picked the Ghost to be my favorite character. While watching the movie I really like Raoul, but in this novel he is one of the most annoying things in the novel as a whole.
The epilogue of this novel is very interesting since it tells about the history of the phantom. Even though it is pretty long, it is definitely read worthy. Especially the last third of the novel is filled with suspense and the end made me cry. For the fans of the musical this is a great read since it opens up the history of the characters by telling how Christine came to the opera, how Phantom constructed his underground living etc.
The Phantom of the Opera is a great suspense story filled with love and passion. I really recommend it to everyone, especially to the fans of the musical. ...more
I remember seeing this book for the first time during a time when I had no idea what YA states for. It feels such a long time ago, but actually it isn I remember seeing this book for the first time during a time when I had no idea what YA states for. It feels such a long time ago, but actually it isn't. I think it was 2007 when my host sister Ale tried to make me read this book, but for some reason I did not do so. I had read "The Truth about forever" by Dessen, I still remember buying it from the clearance section at Books-a-Million, but for some reason I did not get excited about this one after seeing it. And how stupid I then was.
"This Lullaby" introduces us to Remy who has stopped believing in love. You could think that is is because there are no guys in her life. But it is quite the contrary. Remy has had several boyfriends, I don't think that her fingers and toes would be enough to count them. But it is her mother's several marriages and their failures that has shown her that love is not all that glorious everyone seems to think it is. For years she has been the one planning the weddings and eventually settling the divorces. But now she is over with it. It is the summer after her high school and she is counting the months for her personal freedom= university of Stanford.
Everything changes when Remy meets Dexter. She first thinks that he is just one of her normal flings, one that lasts until she feels like ending it. But on many ways, Dexter is different. He is so unlike the "ideal" guy of Remy. He does things that she normally hates, but while she is with him, she is able to ignore those things. When her friends start to talk about love, she gets annoyed. But could what she feels for Dexter be love? Or is she even capable of feeling love? Does love even exist?
I really loved this book! Remy was an interesting character to read about because in a way she reminded me of myself. Remy is a control freak and she has totally lost her trust in love. I don't say that I have completely lost my trust in love, I think I have misplaced it (like Remy eventually learns as well) and I just need to find the person who can bring it back to me. My friends always laugh at me because I love romantic movies, books etc. but I am the one who is planning not to get married etc.
Dexter is completely adorable, and even though he has many traits I would not at first look, find attractive at all, I would eventually adore a guy like him. He is a bit of a slacker, but also artistic, funny and oh so optimistic. A total opposite of control freak, pessimistic Remy. It is really interesting to read how the chemistry develops between then, and how eventually, they become to be the perfect match, which Remy tries hard to deny.
If you are familiar with the other works by Sarah Dessen, you will love this one as well. ...more
I loved this book. I am so happy I got a change to read it, because it is the best book I have read for a long while.
I like Sylvia as a character. SheI loved this book. I am so happy I got a change to read it, because it is the best book I have read for a long while.
I like Sylvia as a character. She is funny and I love her sense of humour. I also like her sisters, they seem to have so much fun together, it makes me wish I could have sisters too.
I did not like Evan first, but when Ben told his story about this whole dating situation I someway knew that he was lying and that Evan is really the "good guy". (I started to think Wickham/Darcy situation from P&P)
I really like the epilogue of the book, how everything turns out good. Basicly I just love everything about this book.
Cheryl, thank you so much for sending me this book, it is amazing!...more
Finally I finished with this book and I really liked it. I am kind of sad that it ended. This book was really good and it is possible that I will readFinally I finished with this book and I really liked it. I am kind of sad that it ended. This book was really good and it is possible that I will read it again some day. I did not like the Margaret Lea as a character, but in some parts I felt bad for her. Ms. Winter, as a character, was really interesting. I also started to like that doctor, who came to take care of ms. Winter. I really started to hope that something would happen between him and Margaret... And maybe something happened in the end. The book stayed as a mystery all the way to the end. It kept me guessing about all the possible endings for the story etc. And I think that is a one sign of a good book, it keeps the reader interested in the story all the way to the end. I had high expectations towards this book and they were filled.
Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice for the Darcy's point of view.
This book was really interesting. It was great to read about his feelings for ElizabetJane Austen's Pride and Prejudice for the Darcy's point of view.
This book was really interesting. It was great to read about his feelings for Elizabeth. I loved to read some of the diary texts where he is struggling with his feelings and when he tries to convience himself that it is not good for him to love Lizzy. I especially loved the parts from the time after Darcy's and Lizzy's marriage.
I read another Mr Darcy's diary by Maya Slater and I must say that I liked it a little more than this one by Amanda Grange. ...more