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New Moon (Twilight #2)

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For Bella Swan, there is one thing more important than life itself Edward Cullen. But being in love with a vampire is even more dangerous than Bella could ever have imagined. Edward has already rescued Bella from the clutches of one evil vampire, but now, as their daring relationship threatens all that is near and dear to them, they realise their troubles may be just begin ...more
Library Binding, 608 pages
Published May 31st 2008 by Paw Prints 2008-05-31 (first published September 6th 2006)
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Steph Sinclair

Stephen King once said, "Stephenie Meyer can't write worth a darn. She's not very good."
I couldn't agree more, Stephen. With that, we shall kick this off with a joke:

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This re-reading is brought to you courtesy of Project: Hindsight.


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I'm sorry folks. I just could not get through this shit book another time. However, since I've already read it a few times, I feel extremely confident in skipping to the review. But first, can someone please explain to me why this book is 563 pages?! Seriously
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Amanda
Apr 11, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Keep in mind that though this review is about to wheel off into an angry rant, this book is good. The series is addictive. And as I said previously about Stephanie Meyer, if you want to cease brain function for a few hours, she's your girl.

The beginning is slow, the middle is gold, the end is lacking. The blank pages to represent months passed in zombie-depression, great idea.

Now, my problem. My problem is not so much with the story as it is perhaps with the idea behind the story and thus, the a
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Denys L.H.
Mar 13, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: douchebags
Recommended to Denys L.H. by: a really big douchebag
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Kiki
Dear Ms. Meyer,





Yours painfully (or some other adverb)

The Society Of Of People Opposed To Douchebags And Their Disciples (T.S.O.P.O.T.D.A.T.D)
Paul Bryant
Nov 13, 2009 marked it as to-not-read-ever  ·  review of another edition

When she was 12 me and my daughter Georgia went to see Twilight. After the movie I asked her what she thought.

"THAT WAS THE BEST MOVIE EVER" she said. And she went to see it three more times, with people other than me.

So she bought the book and read it in about four hours. I asked her what she thought.

"THAT WAS THE BEST BOOK EVER" she said.

Then we got the dvd of the movie and she watched it again.

"THAT WAS THE WORST MOVIE EVER" she said. I was surprised but she explained - "Bella is stupid, Edwa
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Nicole
Aug 01, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Idiots and pre-teen girls who have never been kissed.
Recommended to Nicole by: My inner child who has been thoroughly beaten and put to bed wit
Uhg. I read Twilight and was sorely disappointed in it, but I had heard through a series of acquaintances that this one was better--that it introduced werewolves and slightly healthier relationships.

I was deceived.

It was awful--not as bad as its predecessor, but still pretty bad. Right off the bat Bella is crying about how she hates her birthday and dreads aging and wants little to do with her birthday. This was a annoying to read through because I kept thinking to myself, "What teenage girl th
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karen
Jun 06, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: why-yes-i-ya
oh, hai, just me here, reading new moon on my nook simple touch...



this twilight craze... the books are not as bad as the haters say they are, but they are also nowhere near as good as lovers of this series believe. this installment was just kind of... bland. despite my reading it on the fine e-ink technology of the new nook.



she did one thing right - one wonderful thing. i assume it is too late to actually "spoil" anything in the bellaverse, so i am just going to barrel ahead - but when edward le
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Manny
As ye sow, so shall ye reap.

Earlier this year, I foolishly lent my copy of Twilight to Cate across the road. She liked it. Then, when she got a place at college last month, we thought we'd give her something as a congratulations-and-going-away present. It was so logical to buy a copy of New Moon.

Cate zipped through it quickly, and dropped off her copy before leaving so that I could read it too. How could I possibly say anything except thank you?

Well... look on the bright side. I've heard so muc
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Scott
Aug 03, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anybody except feminists, girls, and the emotionally secure
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Miranda Reads
Really cringing at my younger self..

And yet....I still loved it

So, I guess I'm cringing at my older self too.
Before you, Bella, my life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but there were stars, points of light and reason. ...And then you shot across my sky like a meteor. Suddenly everything was on fire
When Bella gets a paper cut during her birthday, she (in typical ridiculously unstable fashion) slices her arm open and stuffs it with glass. She becomes surrounded by seven thirsty vampires a
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Lucy
Aug 17, 2007 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: teen, trashy
Bella Swan's relationship with her hot vampire boyfriend Edward Cullen is heating up when her characteristic clumsiness messes everything up again at her vampire-thrown birthday party. In typical Bella style, she gives herself a paper cut and Edward has to literally throw himself in front of her to keep her from being dinner for six hungry vampires. That's the last straw for Edward, and he and his entire family pick up and leave to prevent any more harm from coming to Bella on their tab. Bella i ...more
Kai
Apr 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“What happens when you lose your heart's desire?”

I love the Twilight Saga. I love every single book and it's kind of hard for me to pick a favourite. This one, however, is probably my least favourite. Not for obvious reasons, though. Most people complain about how nothing really happens, how Bella is mainly depressed and moping and boring. To be honest, this is my favourite part in this book. It's the perfect rainy autumn day read. When you're feeling down and annoyed, this book wraps you in a b
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Stephanie L
--1E-9/5 stars-- (for those of you who don't want to convert the scientific notation: 1E-9 = 0.000000001 or 1/1,000,000,000)

I am so mad right now. So. Fucking. Angry.

Is this what we're supposed to be teaching our teenage daughters? Sisters? Nieces? Apparently Ms. Meyer believes that:

1. Moping for 4 straight months over a goddamned boy is okay, and even though you'll make people worried and your friends may stop talking to you, hey! it's okay, because your love for this boy is so strong and you'l
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Mary ~Ravager of Tomes~
Alright I finished this one & I just have to say yea there were tons of problems but I enjoyed this light, lovey dovey vampire crap. I can’t give it above a 3 Stars just because I know it’s trash but you can bet your ass I had a lot of fun so that’s gotta be worth something!

I’ll probably end up writing something about the series as a whole when I make it to the end of Breaking Dawn so stay tuned if you’re interested!
Julianna
Jul 20, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of PN Romance
Reviewed for THC Reviews
Twilight was a grand romance which frequently left me smiling, but New Moon takes on a bittersweet, angst-filled and edgy tone in this continuing dramatic saga of teen love between a vampire and a human. The book gets off to a rather explosive start, but rapidly turns to heavy sorrow when Edward make a fateful decision concerning Bella's safety. Following his decision, Edward is off the canvas for about the next two-thirds of the book, as is the entire Cullen family. Duri
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
I admit I put off reading this second book in the Twilight series, for a few reasons. Maybe my love for Twilight would turn out to be a fluke. I had watched the movie recently, so it would feel like a rerun. I wasn’t ready to dive back into the series. Well, I finally manned up and read New Moon this week. I can honestly say this is one of my favorite books of all time.

Many bad things have been said about Ms. Meyer’s writing. I don’t agree with any of it. Ms. Meyer has proven to me that she can
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P
Mar 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
“Forbidden to remember, terrified to forget; it was a hard line to walk.”


This was sad. Edward and Bella are separated without good reasons. He wants to protect her, but now what ? I couldn't stomach the first few chapters of this book, after that it was all bearable for me with Jabob and his attitude. I like his protective instinct of Bella, especially when he cares for her, my heart was melted like ice cream.



“Before you, Bella, my life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but there were st
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Saya
Jan 23, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: The fans and romance obssessed teen girls
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Deborah Markus
So much to say about this book! Most of which I already posted in my eleventy-thousand updates, so I'll stick with the theme suggested by a friend: what is it about Bella that casts a spell over so many readers and drives so many other readers smack-dab out of their minds?

I got a clue from one of my favorite lines from one of my favorite novels, Anne Tyler's Ladder of Years: "The very thing that attracts you to someone can end up putting you off."

That must be it, I decided: the very qualities o
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Christina
Sep 08, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: writers who want to learn what NOT to do with romance
The first thing I'll tell you is that Stephanie Meyer knows her way around lyrical prose. She finds the balance between sensual and realistic, modern day language. Unlike say, Anne Rice, who bores me to tears with her page-long sensual odes to, say, cement walls and turgid baby nipples. Meyer doesn't so much turn a phrase, no; she lays it gently on it's back and rubs it's tummy until it purrs.

When I landed in Port Angeles, it was raining. I didn't see it as an omen -- just unavoidable. I'd alrea
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MallyReads
Aug 11, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
*BREATHE* OK...LET'S GET STARTED!

For those who have previously read my review of Twilight, you will understand and realize I am not the biggest fan of The Twilight Saga.



^^^Sorry I couldn't help myself.^^^

Anyways....let's move on...

The Plot



Well, that (^) pretty much explains it all.

So what actually did happen in the book?

Well...

Jasper attacks Bella, which could have led to her death. Our Eddie freaks out and becomes the world's worst boyfriend, by leaving the girl he loves in the middle
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Fabian
Jul 14, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Fabian by: Liana (even though I recall she liked the 1st one better)
Vast improvement over the 1st book which drowns readers in tween syrup. This one, about love momentarily lost, has more dimensions and significantly broadens the world of vampires and werewolves. That you can read 100 pages in an hour or so is also a perk, though... poor, poor trees.

Here, the metaphor for becoming a victim, though not as one would consider in a vampire novel where the protagonist could just become one and see for herself with monster eyes, is actually that of becoming victim to
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★ Jess
Aug 29, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who read-and liked-Twilight
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Oh yeah, and Bella is a general whiney bitch, Jacob is awesome and the movie sucked.
That is all.

Anuradha
Continuing from my review of Twilight, I'm going to refute points that claim that Twilight is better than Harry Potter.

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.

REBUTTAL POINTS 11-20:

11. In harry potter all they do is fly around on brooms and kill people with magic sticks (wands) I mean, really?
In Twilight, all they do
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nicole
...what is there to even say?


I liked about 80% of this book. Liked as in actually sort of kind of enjoyed it. I mean, yeah, it was still redundant and Bella was still pathetic, but I like Jacob, and I actually liked the werewolf storyline. It's too bad that Bella and Edward aren't broken up for the rest of the series. Or that they aren't, you know, murdered and put out of their own misery. Alas, Edward comes back and INSTANTLY the novel goes from pretty decent to MOTHERFUCKING RIDICULOUS. This w
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Ahmad Sharabiani
New Moon (Twilight, #2), Stephenie Meyer
تاریخ نخستین خوانش: بیست و یکم ماه سپتامبر سال 2009 میلادی
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کتاب ماه نو در ادامه ی کتاب شفق یا همان گرگ و میش بنوشته ی استفنی مه یر است؛ عشق و هراس در کنار یکدیگر. وجود هر یک مستلزم وجود دیگری ست . داستان این کتاب با جشن تولد هیجده سالگی بلا سوان آغاز میشود. بلا انگشت خود را میبرد. رویداد موجب برانگیخته شدن جاسپر، برادر ادوارد میشود. ادوارد آشفته حال بلا را ترک میگوید. بلا افسرده
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Meredith Holley
I know a couple of things about love. I know that when you meet the truelove, you “just know” because it’s like you walked with that person once upon a dream. Out to dinner one time, I overheard a man at another table describing this perfectly:

“I was at a bar the other night," he said, "and I looked across the room and suddenly noticed this girl. I felt like I had seen her before, but I couldn’t think where I might have met her, so I thought I was probably in love. You know, like they say, ‘The
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Cait • A Page with a View
So basically Bella goes catatonic without a boyfriend and then keeps trying to kill herself in order to hallucinate and see him again... as one does.



Man, I have such a love/hate relationship with these books.
Leanna
Sep 03, 2007 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am totally insane. Even though I totally dissed Twilight in this blog, I have an obsession with series and read New Moon.

Why do I intentionally put myself through such dreck?

New Moon is only a slight improvement over Twilight. The book has two things going for it:

First, I had no expectations going in. I already knew it would be a poorly-written romance—and Meyer did not disappoint.

Second, Bella, our heroine, and Edward, her prince, are separated throughout much of the novel. Though many reader
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