Terrible. Absouletely terrible. I don't think I'd wish for even my worst enemy to read this. It literally took me OVER 6 MONTHS to actually finish thi...moreTerrible. Absouletely terrible. I don't think I'd wish for even my worst enemy to read this. It literally took me OVER 6 MONTHS to actually finish this. I'm not even kidding. The only reason I even touched the book? It was required on a list.
So plot. Girl meets guy. Guy turns out to be a sparkly vampire. Girl and guy falls in love. Girl meets other vampire. Vampire wants to drink Girl's blood. Vampire comes to the rescue, just in time for Vampire #2 to bite Girl. Vampire sucks vampire-turning-posion from Girl.
I think that was my best effort to make the plot actually sound interesting.
Let's meet the absouletely charming characters shall we? Bella? Stereotypical teenager girl? Check. Whiney? Check. Angsty? Check. Plain and nothing special, according to herself? Check. So pathetic that she can't live without her boyfriend? Check. Clumsy (apparently, we're supposed to find this endearing?)? Check. And yet, still has 5 different guys in love with her? Check. And Edward? He's a vampire. If you could call it that. He drinks animal blood (The entire definition of vampire is drinking human blood people. We eat animal blood too, from meat.)and sparkles like a diamond in the sun. He's an angsty vampire, totally in love with Bella. And James. Despite his cliche vampire-hunter-ness, he's my favorite character by far. Probably because he nearly got to killing Bella.
The bad things: Flat. Boring. No plot whatesoever. A not-so-great twist in vampire mythology. Slow-paced. Terrible, dull writing.
The good things: This was a sad little book. In fact, it was so sad, I found parts of it absouletely hilarious. Like it took Bella's poor, stupid, little brain 195 pages before she finally realized Edward is an angsty vampire. And then it occurs to her THAT HE JUST MIGHT CRAVE HER BLOOD. Um yeah. He's a vampire, remember? Or do sparkly, human-loving vampires don't count? Don't forget Bella can trip on air. Marvelous. Oh right and the major one? Her heart stops. Repeatedly. Literally, the heart monitor stops when Edward kisses her. *Sighs* Oh right and how can we forget our lovely, lovely Edward. Beutiful Edward and his beutiful sparkly-ness(Bella's words. Not mine.). For a few hundred years old vampire, he's pretty stupid. And immature. And he've seen beutiful women craving him, yet the one who catches his attention is our endearingly plain Bella. Oh and the best part about Edward? He's a stalker. A full-blown, creepy stalker that happens to have ninja skills to help his stalkish activities. You know, like watching a girl sleep. For several nights. For the entire night. No honestly. That part had me cracking up.
Anyways, enough of my rant. This book sucked. Majorly. I think that pretty much summarizes everything..(less)
Since most people already know the storyline and thousands have already reviewed the book, I'll keep it short.
Amazing YA Dystopian Fiction.
Summary: Ka...moreSince most people already know the storyline and thousands have already reviewed the book, I'll keep it short.
Amazing YA Dystopian Fiction.
Summary: Katniss lives in a world where the governement contorls people with fear, mainly the Hunger Games. So what exactly is the Hunger Games, you ask? It's where two teenagers from each district (there's 12 btw) are either chosen or sacrificed, depending on the district, to play a "game" where the last one alive wins. You can see what's coming. Katniss sacrifices herself instead of her sister, and she tries to survive the game, forming alliances with people from other districts and Peeta, the other district 12 sacrifice.
My thoughts: Loved it. Katniss was a cool and tough heroine who was actually stronger than the guy, something you don't see too often in YA these days. Peeta? Not so much. He kind of struck me as weak and lame. But the rest was amazing. Unique premise, fast-faced storytelling, exciting plot, great characters (except for Peeta), and just a hint of gore, exactly what all YA books should have.