This isn't your typical vampire novel. Nor is Morning McCobb, the star of the book, your typical vampire. Morning has just graduated from an Ivy LeaguThis isn't your typical vampire novel. Nor is Morning McCobb, the star of the book, your typical vampire. Morning has just graduated from an Ivy League for Vampires. A school that teaches you how to control your blood lust, get past your irrational fear of the sun, and be able to live comfortably among mortals. After graduation, Morning is approached by the head vampire of the school and asked to be a part of a very special project: to be the first vampire to out himself to the general public. Morning must show people that vampires are just a minority with special needs, while at the same time, try and control urges that are slowly taking him over.
This is definitely a first for me in terms of how vampires are portrayed. As a minority group? I've never seen that before. One could really compare the way the story is handled to actual minority groups that are a part of our world today. The similarities are there, but, thankfully, the book doesn't get too preachy. I also enjoyed how some of a vampires traits are explained, and the jargon that exists for different vampiric urges. I alway find it interesting how each book is so different. So, if you are a fan of vampire novels, or even enjoy books on minority groups trying to come up in the world, then you will want to take a look at this one....more
*sigh* Again, Meyer fails to disappoint. Book one focused on the "Vampires," book two focused on the wolves, and book three brings 'em together. Unfor*sigh* Again, Meyer fails to disappoint. Book one focused on the "Vampires," book two focused on the wolves, and book three brings 'em together. Unfortunately poor Bella Swan is stuck right in the middle. Bella is torn between the love she has for Edward and the bond she has formed with Jacob. Sadly, she can only choose one and the book captures that grief and struggle wonderfully. You most likely will end up rooting for a side, I know I am. With twists and turns throughout, the ending is truly surprising. Not only in the content, but the point-of-view as well. It made me wonder how the fourth book will appear....more
Stephenie Meyer continues to enthrall and entertain in her second book of the Twilight series, New Moon. What makes this book interesting, is that itStephenie Meyer continues to enthrall and entertain in her second book of the Twilight series, New Moon. What makes this book interesting, is that it focuses on characters that were somewhat briefly mentioned in book one. Namely Jacob Black and others of the reservation. Also, the story takes a much closer look at the "werewolves" that were, again, briefly mentioned in the first book. "Why?" you may ask, well, you're going to have to read to find out, I'm not one for spoilers.
The only problem I had with the book, and it's a personal problem, is that my favorite character wasn't the main focus of the book. Though a slight let-down, it didn't take away from the story too much.
If you enjoyed the first book, then you have to pick this one up. The overall story expands, the characters become more detailed and explained, and the ever-present suspense and drama continues to grow....more
The point of view of the story is that of Bella Swan, a 17 year old high school student who moves to a small town to live with her father. She expectsThe point of view of the story is that of Bella Swan, a 17 year old high school student who moves to a small town to live with her father. She expects life to be pretty boring and mundane until she sees a group of students in the lunch room who are the adopted kids of the town's local doctor. All of the kids are extraordinarily perfect in every imaginable way, and it is from this group that Bella meets Edward. What starts off as a rocky beginning with Bella and Edward soon ends up as a tragic romance fraught with danger and surprises, only further enhanced by the fact that Edward also happens to be a vampire.
I was first interested in Twilight because I had heard that it contained vampires, which has always been a plus for me. However, I was soon turned off by the book when I learned that it was also a romance. What brought me back was the vast popularity that the book had amongst both teens and adults alike. The questioned that plagued my mind was: is this a vampire book with some romance, or a romance book with vampires? The answer is, both. Meyer did a very good job of blending the paranormal excitement and thrills of vampires, with the meaningfulness and sadness of romance. Due to the ample mixture of both this book really is for anyone who enjoys reading vampire books, romance books or both....more
The third installment of the Jaz Parks series continues to not dissapoint. In this exciting adventure, Jaz and her crew are sent to Iran to help Dave'The third installment of the Jaz Parks series continues to not dissapoint. In this exciting adventure, Jaz and her crew are sent to Iran to help Dave's (her brother) squad catch the elusive Wizard, one of the world's top terrorists and a master in the art of Necromancy (raising the dead to do your bidding). However, Jaz and the gang are also instructed to root out a mole from Dave's squad, which is proving to be a lot harder than they anticiapted from the tight-knit group of soldiers.
This book contiues to deliver exciting twists and turns around every corner that makes it very diffcult to put down. One of the facets of the series that I like is the way the author has a single plot per book and overall plots througout the series, whether it be catching the Raptor or Jaz and her vampire boss Vayl's ever growing romance (I'm rooting for a hook-up). However, I suppose the down-side to that is that you really need to read the series from the beginning. All in all excellant book and I can't wait until the fourth one comes out....more