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New Moon

(The Twilight Saga #2)

3.54  ·  Rating details ·  1,465,872 ratings  ·  47,574 reviews
There is an alternate cover edition for ISBN13 9780316160193 here.

I knew we were both in mortal danger. Still, in that instant, I felt well. Whole. I could feel my heart racing in my chest, the blood pulsing hot and fast through my veins again. My lungs filled deep with the sweet scent that came off his skin. It was like there had never been any hole in my chest. I was pe
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Hardcover, First Edition, 563 pages
Published September 6th 2006 by Little, Brown and Company
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Kate As confirmed by Stephanie, The new moon is when the moon is away from the earth and is dark. This was the darkest period of Bella's life, hence the ti…moreAs confirmed by Stephanie, The new moon is when the moon is away from the earth and is dark. This was the darkest period of Bella's life, hence the title.(less)
Shania such a disappointment. It was AWFUL! i didn't think that the characters would look like that. and Jasper had BLOND hair.

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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?! Ser
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Miranda Reads
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Ohhh yeah, I made a BookTube Video all about my scandalously unpopular twilight opinions (check out the video to see it...if you dare.)
Anyway, onwards to the review!
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Forbidden to remember, terrified to forget; it was a hard line to walk.
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
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Ariel
Oct 04, 2011 rated it it was ok
I don't even know how to review this. It's really bad? But very fun to read? And I am not able to be objective of it at all because it holds so much nostalgia.
Amanda
Apr 11, 2008 rated it liked it
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
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.
emma
May 14, 2020 rated it it was ok
Have you ever been reading Twilight and been like, wow, I wish I could read this book except with no romance, a ton of suffering, a protagonist who’s heartbroken to the point of nonfunction for most of the book, way more of the characters you don’t care about, and also a lot of extraneous Native American stereotyping?

Because if so, Stephenie Meyer wrote this book for you.

You have to hand it to Steph for a writing a smash hit book and then being like I wonder what would happen if I took all the g
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Paul Bryant
Nov 13, 2009 marked it as probably-never

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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NReads
Sep 15, 2014 rated it it was ok
This is the worst. Spoil alert: Literally nothing happens.
Nicole
Aug 01, 2008 rated it did not like it
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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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
I didn’t love this one as much or the movie either. Everyone was a dick, but I loved Jacob and it broke my heart at the unnecessary pain and using of people. I mostly skimmed it again. I mostly do the same for the movie.



October... November..... December... January





It was Jacob himself. Jacob was simply a perpetually happy person, and he carried that happiness with him like an aura, sharing it with whoever was near him. Like an earthbound sun, whenever someone was within his gravitational pul
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karen
Jun 06, 2011 rated it liked it
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
Recommends it for: anybody except feminists, girls, and the emotionally secure
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Ahmad Sharabiani
New Moon (Twilight, #2), Stephenie Meyer
New Moon is a romantic fantasy novel by author Stephenie Meyer, and is the second novel in the Twilight series. The novel continues the story of Bella Swan and vampire Edward Cullen's relationship. When Edward leaves Bella after his brother attacks her, she is left heartbroken and depressed for months until Jacob Black becomes her best friend and helps her fight her pain. However, her life twists once more when Jacob's nature reveals itself and Edward's s
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Kai
Apr 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
“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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Lucy
Aug 17, 2007 rated it did not like it
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
Stephanie L
Twilight: 1.5★

--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 b
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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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Julianna
Jul 20, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of YA Paranormal 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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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!
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Iben Frederiksen
★ 3.0 Stars ★

Back when I was an all-out twihard, New Moon was easily my least favourite book in the series.. Why? You might ask, well. The lack of vampires was the reason for this. I never really cared about the whole Edward vs Jacob thing - sure, I did choose Edward over Jacob, but this was only because I thought the vampires were much cooler than the wolves, and not because I thought that Edward was actually better than Jacob - even at fifteen I could see how glitterboy was actually kind of a
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Nat
May 03, 2020 rated it liked it
Reading New Moon for the first time. You know I had to do it (to them). I'm taking extensive notes as I go along, similar to my Twilight thread.

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(Scroll down to keep up with me as I update)

Going into this right after Twilight, I was begging and hoping I wouldn't be let down. Twilight surprised me with how much fun I had with it. It was silly and over-the-top and romantic and problematic. All the components for a great book to live-tweet. Which I did. Along with a review. It brought me out of my q
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P
Mar 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
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 wer
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Bookishrealm
Whew child...

This was a hot fucking mess. I mean I know times change and we evolve as people and we won't have the same beliefs, but damn this book was bad. I've been running with this theory that if Meyer was to take these books to any publishing house in the year 2020, she would not be published. There is no way that anyone would let half of this stuff slide now. So since there's absolutely nothing that I enjoyed about this novel, let the critical analysis begin. I would also like to point ou
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Deborah Markus
Dec 27, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: research-i-swear
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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Christy
Sep 08, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: writers who want to learn what NOT to do with romance
Shelves: it-s-complicated
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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Saya
Jan 23, 2008 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: The fans and romance obssessed teen girls
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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
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Faith M ✨
Dec 16, 2019 edit: Fixing this slightly because it kind of sounds like I have a lot of unresolved hatred towards Taylor Lautner. I don't. I don't particularly care for him but I don't hate him lol it's Jacob that I hate, and Taylor just has a very punchable face update over

You all know Edward's lullaby.

Now get ready for...

Jacob's lullaby!



🎵 Close your eyes, shut your mouth, dream a dream to get us out,
Dream dream dream dream dream dream 🎵


Okay, but honestly, these books are way more fun if you're
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