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The Twilight Saga

(The Twilight Saga #1-4)

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  108,850 ratings  ·  4,028 reviews
Stephenie Meyer holds you spellbound with her incredible "New York Times" bestselling Twilight Saga. Experience the entire series on audio with narrator Ilyana Kadushin and prepare to be amazed by the more than 60 hours of listening pleasure. "Twilight" (11 CDs):
When Isabella Swan moves to the gloomy town of Forks, Washington, and meets the mysterious, alluring Edward Cul
Audio CD, 65 pages
Published August 2nd 2008 by Listening Library (Audio) (first published 2005)
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Rephaim Anffinson Twilight sucks I hated the series I'm not a Twihard I'm a Twilight hater and proud of it, Twilight books are far worst, Bella is dimwitted weak annoyi…moreTwilight sucks I hated the series I'm not a Twihard I'm a Twilight hater and proud of it, Twilight books are far worst, Bella is dimwitted weak annoying shallow whiny bitch who hates Forks if she hates Forks so much why she bother to go? Because she's a DIMWITTED BITCH! I've read the books I absolutely hated it!

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You see that one little star? It’s there because I can’t give this series a 0 stars, if I could, I would.

So I’m finally reviewing The Twilight Saga. Ugh, honestly I’d rather not because I know this will make me even more angry about these books, but I had to say my opinion on them. So if I sound angry in this review…. It’s probably because I am.

So let’s get started, shall we?

First of all, I’d like to say that yes, I did love these books the first time I read them, 3 years ago, I was kind of a f
Nemo (The Moonlight Library)
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In Twilight, Bella goes insane when her mother re-marries and ships her off to live with her absent father. In trying to cope with this, Bella imagines a world where she is the centre of attention from every boy in school, especially the hottest, most desirable Edward Cullen. But Edward isn’t just the most desirable guy, no: he’s also a vampire, and sheer coincidence, Bella’s blood sings to him. This should be a problem, because Edward’s supposed
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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3.5 Stars

Reviewing The Twilight Saga is a nearly unwinnable battle. If you admit to enjoying it, you run the risk of being branded an idiot. Luckily I have loads of experience with people telling me I'm an idiot, so I'm cool with it.

Let me paint a picture for you and maybe you'll understand how this little series came to garner such a high rating from me. I read all four of the Twilight novels back-to-back (to back to back) over the co
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Books are supposed to educate and enlighten and broaden the mind. They are supposed to help us understand ourselves and those who have nothing in common with us except our humanity. Books let us travel to distant lands, help us remember the past and envision the future, and they remind us to appreciate our present.

But dang it, they’re also here to entertain us. We don’t belittle television shows for amusing us and allowing us to escape from reality and forget out troubles
(Partly based on a conversation with G N F)

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Nov 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: all-time-fav, series
ALL TIME FAVORITE SERIES EVER!!! No other compares!!!
The final edition of Anuradha, Stop Using the Word Rebuttal. The previous four (yes, I wrote four more of this shit) parts of this ramble may be found in my reviews of Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn.

I repeat, I'm only posting this because I read this article. I'm literally only refuting the points mentioned in this, nothing else. I don't like comparison, but if the other party does it, be sure that I will respond.


41. The HP books are all depressing. Lo
Crystal Stinger
Mar 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This book was by far the best book i have ever read. Usually i dont find any interest in reading, but when i started Twilight i couldn't put it down. Ever since i read the Twilight series i've started reading on a regular basis. Even though i've read all the Twilight books i know that i will continue reading them over and over again and never get tired of them. I've told all of my friends about this book and they have read it and enjoyed it just as much as i did. ...more
Tamoghna Biswas
I never thought that one day I will end up writing this, but I’m practically jobless now, maybe that explains it. I knew of the series from the time the adaptations were made; but the mixed attitude from the very start didn’t allow me to muster up the courage to start it. And last year, probably the same time as now I asked one of my friends if he thinks these are readable. I will give you the exact words he spoke:

“If you like stuff that are cringy AF, then why, definitely yes.”

And then I re
Apr 05, 2009 rated it it was ok
I feel like I'm being generous with my two stars. Writing? Overwrought. Plot? Sooo thin. Characters? Mostly unlikeable (or forgettable). Misogyny and patriarchy? Slathered on with a spackle knife. Thinly veiled hopes to compare her stories to "Romeo and Juliet" and "Wuthering Heights"? Meyer, c'mon. Mormon subtext? Go read storey321's review here: because I will never top that.

However, after a really slow start, I tore through the last two. I guess Flanag
Jan 18, 2010 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Not a person in the world
Recommended to Hannah by: Many of my friends
These book are a shame to literature. One day, I can only hope and pray, this Saga will be laughed at in sheer disgust and mocked, and all who said that it was the "best and most romantic book ever" will be mocked as well. If your looking for gushy, teenager romance junk, than these are the books for you. If you want something truly romantic, characters that actually have personalities, and a plot that dousnt make you cringe and want to stab yourself, than don't even glance at these "books". It ...more
Mar 04, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Apr 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Twilight (book 1) re-read. Still love it after ten years. Haters gonna hate.
Jun 17, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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May 08, 2013 rated it did not like it
This shouldn't even be called a book. It is horrid. It should be illegal.
I'm not just saying this because it's a bad book (which it is) but because it's such a bad influence. The message of this book (given out by one putrid Bella Swan)is that a girl is useless without her boyfriend.
Honestly it's all Bella's fault, I mean when Edward leaves her she crawls up on the ground and is depressed for, like, half a year. She only gets better when she gets another man in her life, Jacob Black (canine shap
Anusha Narasimhan
Jul 24, 2016 rated it it was ok
So there is a Japanese manga adaptation of the series and I need it ASAP. I may not be a Twilight fan, but I am a fan of manga. Sometimes, I even read bad manga because it is fun. There is only a level up to which a bad story can annoy the reader. If it gets any worse, it becomes funny. I go pretty fast from, "What the heck am I reading. It's making me so irritated, I want to tear this book." to "LOL, the author actually thought this would work." I know this one is going to be hilarious.

Mar 28, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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Thanks to a bet (involving things I would rather not disclose) I had to read the entire Twilight Saga (all four books). I accomplished the feat in four days back to back (no DNF option). I already had the books on my TBR pile, but I kept finding excuses not to read them. And I was right to dawdle.

Instead of writing the review for each and every book in this "saga", I decided to put all my eggs in one basket, so to speak, and write only one review, listing only the three major gripes.

First: The f
Christine Wheeler
Jan 14, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy
I used to think these books sounded stupid and refused to read them, making fun of anyone who did. However, when my nineteen-year-old self got dumped a few years ago and I was looking for a distraction, I decided "you can't knock it till you try it, right?" I read the whole series front to back in 4 days (which speaks more to the lack of complexity of this series than it does to my reading abilities) and here's my verdict:

This series is about as entertaining as reading a twelve-year-old girl's d
Apr 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone!
Recommended to Stephanie by: I searched for it on my own
Shelves: book-club-books
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May 22, 2008 rated it it was amazing
OK all these books are good, but extremely frustrating at the same time.... He's like 150years old and has never had sex?!! Drives me crazy!! Just do it already!!! BY the end of the third one I'm so angry I can't see straight. The author does a really great job getting you to keep turning the pages, and just when you think there's gonna be awesome sex...None!! Oh the morals you can learn from this book. Maybe Bella wouldn't be so sad all the time if her cold, bloodsucking, boyfriend wasn't such ...more
Apr 23, 2008 rated it it was amazing
TWILIGHT IS AWESOME!!!! GO TWILIGHT!!! Alice is soooo my favorite. Cant wait till the movie!!!!
Dec 08, 2010 rated it really liked it
really, really awesome series. who doesnt like Twilight?
Elle (ellexamines)
Jul 26, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of uf bc it's... not that bad
Maybe I should rate this higher just because I enjoyed it?? I don't exactly recommend this book, but I have to admit, I found it weirdly compelling when I read it in sixth grade. I found it trashy even then, but I wasn't bored and I never wanted to stop reading. Why? I'm really not sure. It's just one of those questions that will never be answered.



anyway I'm calling t
Nov 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
I read New Moon in five days. That was the fastest book I've ever read. And it's a big book. Enough said.


They were really awesome books. Bella and Edward were beautiful. I absolutely adore Edward!! He's my favorite!! I love Robert Pattinson as Edward. I have to admit, I thought Edward was so freekin hot when I was little! HAHA!! And of course the lovely Alice was my fav!! And JASPER!!!!! And OMG, EMMETT!!! Emmett was so funnnnnyyyyyy!!!!!! These characters!! I wasn
Oct 06, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I am going to clump all the books into one review even though I preferred the first and 3rd books to the other 2. I enjoyed Breaking Dawn until I read the reviews about how dissapointed everyone was with the book...saying it was too perfect. I heard in Utah there is a group of ladies who have thought less of their husbands after reading about Edward and how perfect he is...a gentleman and handsome etc. Please! He's a vampire. I thought Breaking Dawn ended just how I wanted it too. Yes, there wer ...more
Dec 12, 2016 rated it liked it
The story is not worth much, though I must admit 5 years ago I was completely crazy about these books. Since I am not a fan of the triangle or whatever it was between Edward-Bella-Jacob, I always liked Alice, Emmett, Carlisle etc.
Even today, I do like some of the characters in the series and there are bunch of my hostel buddies with whom I bonded and became quite good friends because of these books/movies so yeah, this story will always have special place in my heart.
Hence, 3 stars! ;) Otherwi
Jess the Shelf-Declared Bibliophile
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Mar 30, 2012 rated it did not like it
Before I talk about what many expect to hear from those who didn't like the series, I would like to say that this series actually had SOME moments of redeeming qualities. Alice is an amazing character. She is sweet, she is likeable and it's too bad she didn't become more of a main character. Jacob's character had a potential to be well-written and his tribe and perspective was sometimes interesting, but his likeability died for me in the 4th book for a reason that is a spoiler. That being said, ...more
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Stephenie Meyer is the author of the bestselling Twilight series, The Host, and The Chemist. Twilight was one of 2005's most talked about novels and within weeks of its release the book debuted at #5 on The New York Times bestseller list. Among its many accolades, Twilight was named an "ALA Top Ten Books for Young Adults," an "Best Book of the Decade So Far," and a Publishers Weekly Bes ...more

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The Twilight Saga (6 books)
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  • New Moon (Twilight, #2)
  • Eclipse (The Twilight Saga, #3)
  • Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)
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