I read Twilight in a time where the book was almost nonexistent in the eyes of teenagers or anyone for that matter because apparently the whole world...moreI read Twilight in a time where the book was almost nonexistent in the eyes of teenagers or anyone for that matter because apparently the whole world has read it or is still reading Twilight. I really enjoyed this book and yea Stephanie Meyer isn't the best writer out there but this story is catchy, and even though I think Bella Swan was a pathetic and annoying character I still liked reading about her relationship with Edward because I really liked him as a character because lets face though its embrassing to admit the Edward in the book sounds ten times hotter than the one who plays him in the movies. Before the hype surrounding this novel became to much to bear I really thought highly of this series but that has passed and twilight is just a memory of a book that i enjoyed once but probably won't ever read again but can't bear to take down from my shelves because 1. they look so pretty and 2. because I remember a time when I once was obsessed.(less)
I love reading historical romance novels, and though Jane Eyre may not be under the same category as Brenda Joyce or Johanna Lindsey, I still wanted t...moreI love reading historical romance novels, and though Jane Eyre may not be under the same category as Brenda Joyce or Johanna Lindsey, I still wanted to read it. I had read Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte 2 years before and I loved it but it was a difficult read and if I haven't been reading it in college at the time I probably wouldn't have been able to get through it.So when I picked up Jane Eyre, I was intimidated, but like always I was proven wrong. Charlotte's writing is eloquent and there's definitely a difference in her writing then what the authors are writing in this century. Despite this the novel wasn't hard to read at all.
Moving on to the heroine of this story, Jane Eyre. I don't think I've sympathized so much for a character before. I love Jane. She went through so much and was treated so poorly I wanted to reach into the book and wring the necks of everyone who had mistreated her. Despite all the hardships she had to endure she was a strong girl because she was so young only 19.
Jane Eyre has been deprived of a happy childhood after she was left orphaned when her parents died. She was raised by her step-aunt who just happen to be a real bitch who never showed her any love and who raised demon children, 3 to be exact. She was an inconvenience and another mouth to feed. So she grew up isolated with books has her only companion.
Fast forward a couple of years after graduating from an all girl school she becomes governess to this girl whose care taker Mr. Rochester is a mystery and ugly a harsh looking man, not handsome at all, yet Jane falls in love even though she doesn't tell us readers at first flat out but we figure it out for ourselves. I love Janes character though she was an independent girl and very strong. I don't want to give the story away but I really loved how Jane stood up for herself in this novel, she stood true to herself throughout this whole book. In the end she saved Mr. Rochester (not in a omg hes locked in a building thats on fire way) but she saved him from himself and thats all I'm going to say because this is a book you have to read to really understand.
I loved this book and it deserves more than 5 stars!(less)
BEWARE: I talk a lot of crap about this book and Meyers so read at your own risk.
This book doesn't even deserve the two stars I gave it, but I'm being...moreBEWARE: I talk a lot of crap about this book and Meyers so read at your own risk.
This book doesn't even deserve the two stars I gave it, but I'm being generous because there was some parts that I did enjoy in this book. But first off Meyers leaves some questions unanswered like how it was possible for Bella to miraculously be able to have this force field type thing in her brain. I mean it had been building up in the last three novels that I was expecting some in dept detail that would leave me with my jaw hanging open but I guess thats expecting to much from Meyers since she isn't the best writer out there and this book proved it. I was expecting this insane fight between the Cullens/Bella/Good Vamps VS The Volturi (another thing that had been built up in the last three novels) and all we got was a few pages of a pathetic battle that I could have written in a couple of hours (give or take a few). And then renesme or however you spell her name. I must admit it was pretty interesting to have that aspect in the book but it was so hypocritical of Meyers to even include this in her novel after stating that she doesn't like to write about blood shed or whatnot or too much violence in her books yet promoting teen pregnancy and teen marriage isn't a problem for her? geez Meyers make up your mind about your morals they seem a bit mixed up.
Some things I like is that finally Bella made up her god damn mind about who she wanted to stay with because her going back in forth in that love triangle was probably one of the most annoying things I've ever had to read, and I thought it was pretty hilarious yet a predictable twist of Jacob imprinting on her daughter but still funny because it pissed Bella off. I would have given this book three stars if bella would have died because that would have been an unexpected twist that would have made me smile. Another thing I liked in this novel is seeing things from the perspective of Jacob because seriously as you can probably tell Bella really annoyed me and I liked reading things from someone else's perspective, not that I like Jacob or anything yea yea I'm team edward bla bla bla bla.
Overall a book so thick you would think all your questions would be answered and all your expectations (or at least some were fulfilled) but instead its just the musings of a mediocre writer. (less)