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The Twilight Collection

(Twilight #1-3)

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  42,995 Ratings  ·  1,158 Reviews
Deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful,Twilight,New Moon, andEclipsecapture the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires. This stunning set includes three hardcover books, two full-color posters and exclusive tattoos, and makes the perfect gift for fans of this bestselling vampire love story.
Hardcover, 1690 pages
Published November 1st 2007 by Little Brown and Company
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ehnonymus
Oct 13, 2008 rated it did not like it
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Andrea
May 30, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-style
Here we go.

Twilight. New Moon. Eclipse.

Small nod to Mrs. Meyers for spawning a series that continues to captivate a young audience. Aside from that brief allowance, I’ve got more than a few frowns for this trio of teen angst.

The message: If an author employs a thesaurus to the narrative of a high school girl ( I dare not say heroine, because Ms. Swan is surely not one of these), the reader should instinctively accept that said female is responsible and intelligent, which somehow must quantify t
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Heather Murphy
Apr 19, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommended to Heather by: Tracey
I don't think this series is good for young adults because it introduces them to dark things like Vampires and suggests that it's okay (in this series they are friendly and civilized). But once the intrigue with this subject has been placed in the children's minds, they will probably want to read other vampire books which could be scary and dangerous to their spirits (taking away sensitivity to kindness and love). I also think the main character is a terrible role model as she gives into her wea ...more
Arlene
Jul 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Arlene by: Buddy Read - ~Tina~
Feeling a bit nostalgic...

Twilight - Re-read July 14 - July 16, 2014

"It's twilight... It's the safest time of the day for us.. The easiest time. But also the saddest, in a way... the end of another day, the return of the night. Darkness is so predictable, don't you think?"'

"So ready for this to be the end, for this to be the twilight of your life, though your life has barely started. You're ready to give up everything."


Seeing as this was the first vampire book I ever read and was able to enjoy t
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Rachel
Aug 24, 2008 rated it it was ok
So. I just read the first three "Twilight" books, and I'm not moving onto the fourth in the near future, because I need to clear my head of all this tsuris. :P

So let's clear everything up right away. The "Twilight" books are horrible. Horrible writing (seriously, did we have to go through *every step* of Bella's days?) Horrible characterization- (honestly, Bella's "intuition" had to do with how quickly Stephenie wanted to unveil a plot point that the readers could already guess at anyway.) Horri
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April
May 02, 2008 rated it it was amazing
These books are very well written and great for Young Adult readers. I fell in love with the first book, and couldn't wait to get my hands on the next ones. The first in the series is being made into a movie to come out this December, and the author is a Chandler native. Book four in Aug '08.
Annalisa
Sep 29, 2008 rated it it was ok
My annoyance with this series is that it sucks you (no pun intended) with the promise of a good story that in the end doesn't deliver. If I could have be certain from the onset that this series were about more cheese than substance, I could have laughed with everyone else. Instead I read a story that should have ended afar book one with at a bite that never should have been taken back. Had I heard about the series after the completion of Breaking Dawn and could hear such mockings as "he cuts ope ...more
Mindy
Apr 10, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, fiction, ya
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Esme
Jan 05, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
i loved the books and to all the bitches that dont like it are missing the best parts and are only reading it beacause you want to see why every one talks about it so much and are missing the whole point that you just want to be different and dis on the best series ever so fuck off and is you stop reading them in breaking dawn you miss the best thing there the wedding ,the death, the wars , the baby the sadness, anll the good things like bella getting pregnant and pushing out a rock vampire chil ...more
Alethea Galke
May 22, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone and everyone
Recommended to Alethea by: my son
A sweet and clean romantic series with a lot of conflict. When I tell my husband the story is of a girl who falls in love with a vampire and becomes friends with a werewolf it sounds rather corny, but the series is not as you feel the frustrations and agony of the main character, Bella. The series draws you in as you wonder how Bella will resolve the conflict between her friends, between this world and the supernatural and the love she feels for Edward, her friend Jacob and her family. The sweet ...more
Kate
Jan 29, 2008 rated it liked it
The characters in this series are very engaging, which is why reading the trilogy was a breeze. I thoroughly enjoyed the books and am glad I took the time to find out more about "that BYU author from Provo." I also read this book after finishing Bram Stoker's Dracula, which made for some interesting vampire comparisons.

Alas, I was disappointed to find numerous errors in the books, something you shouldn't have to encounter even from a small publisher (that made millions just from the first book!
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Sophia
Jan 18, 2011 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: People who: have time to kill and who have never opened a book and can't appreciate a real plot
Recommended to Sophia by: Just about everyone I know
God, the entire series was a failure! It had absolutely no plot, no action, I wouldn't even consider it to have romance, just infatuation. Also, I think that the main character is so annoying to have three guys in love with her. Bella is, if anything, undeserving of so many admirers. Then book four (I know it's not here), that was terrible!! At the end, you expect some epic battle, but nooooooo the Volturi (or whatever they were called) just have to fall in love with Renesme. She's a BABY for cr ...more
Kiely
Jan 07, 2008 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: not really anyone.
I am mildly annoyed by Stephenie Meyer's writing style, and the main character, Bella, drives me insane. I don't like her enough to care what happens to her, so reading the books has kind of been a waste of my time. She doesn't deserve either of her potential love interests and I think she makes too many dumb decisions. I am mildy intrigued by Meyer's reinvention, if you will, of the vampire/werewolf mythology, but once again, I don't care enough about the characters to want to read more, except ...more
Kathy
May 06, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I've read or listened to this series at least 5 times in the last year. Stephenie Meyer is my favorite author and the best storyteller!
Ronke
Jan 06, 2009 rated it did not like it
Shelves: teen, vampire, fantasy
This series irritated me. It irritated me that the main character was in such a hurry to become a vampire, without ever even discussing what it would mean to give up kids, public sunlight, and everyone she knows and loves. "I can't live without you" is not a discussion.

It irritated me that the author tried to explain vampirism and werewolf-ism away with extra chromosomes. That tends to lead to abnormalities such as Down's syndrome rather than special powers. It irritated me that the heroine's f
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Crystal Durnan
May 26, 2009 rated it liked it
I was basically forced to read this series by a coworker and friend. Her description of it was dead on: You will hate yourself for reading it, but won't be able to stop.

So true. In the first half of the first book were passages so poorly written it actually pissed me off. How the F did this woman get published!? is what ran through my mind through most of the first book. Three days later, I had read all four of them. Thankfully the writing does improve as the books progress.

First of all, Bella
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Maryjane
Aug 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Nicole Jablonski
Aug 20, 2009 rated it did not like it
I spend a lot of time browsing in the book section. I pick up books and then put them back down. I picked up Twilight and set it back down, a bunch of times. One day I didn’t. I had heard a lot about the Twilight series and every time I read the back of the book I just couldn’t see the point in reading it. It just sounded silly. It sounded like something totally aimed at a teenage girl (which there is nothing wrong with), but then I heard about all these women my age who read the books and were ...more
David
Feb 20, 2008 rated it really liked it
I liked this book series for one reason, the way that Stephanie Meyer used her own version of vampires which just happened to be awesome. My first problem with this series is the rather retarded love story, this debauchery of literature is hard to slog past while reading this but i succeeded. For some reason (probably the same one that allows for people to like the Harry Potter series) people don't use logic while reading novels, they completely give into there emotions which doesn't make any se ...more
Brooke
Apr 29, 2008 rated it it was ok
Pretty bad, but I probably would have loved this book when I was twelve. I probably would have thought it pretty awesome to hold the attention of a possessive, obsessive vampire, especially since I wouldn't be able to do more than flutter my hands helplessly in the midst of exchanging pout bouts. Seriously. Of course, we wouldn't have much to talk about anyway. Even with my awe-inspiring knowledge of Barbie, Ken and 90210, he would still have a century's worth of life experience over me, except ...more
Isabel
Jul 09, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: oh9-book-reviews
A girl named Bella moves to a small, rainy town called Forks to live with her father. She has resigned herself to a miserable time finishing her high school education in the town when she sees the strange but beautiful family of the Cullens. She is drawn to the bronze-haired one, Edward. He acts very oddly towards her, at first giving her a harsh glare.

I'm not spoiling anything by saying (it's on the back cover) she learns he is a vampire, and she falls in love with him.

The main theme of the b
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Sue
Mar 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
I have to say that I really enjoyed this series. I read it not knowing the outcome of the books and not having seen the movies. I believe this ADDED to my enjoyment of these books. I'm in my thirties and consider myself well-read, graduating from University with a Major in English. Useless degree but I love literature! I'd never considered YA or fantasy, so these books were the introduction for me. I had no preconceived notions about what vampires or werewolves should do. It was a new concept fo ...more
Samantha
Nov 20, 2008 rated it really liked it
I have to give this series a four star because I really liked the first two books a lot. Then the main character kind of started getting on my nerves. She just got really selfish and annoying actually. But I really like the whole story where she meets Edward in the first book and falls in love etc. The second book I really liked too because well, I just like Jacob. It gave the series a twist it needed I guess. The author was actually writing a fifth book that was the first book from Edward's poi ...more
Lindsey
Feb 20, 2008 rated it liked it
The Twilight series is a fun (but shameful) read when you don't feel like thinking too hard. I only gave them three stars because they are kind of silly, but I really did enjoy reading them. I couldn't put them down once I started. The story line sounds ridiculous if you try to explain it to someone. Aaron asked me what it was about and looked at me like I was nuts. Basically, it is about a normal girl who falls in love with a vampire (and he with her) and all the drama that ensues including oth ...more
Suzie
Mar 24, 2008 rated it liked it
I had to read these books as my daughter wanted to read the series. As a GS leader and volunteering with girls from 12-18-I am glad that I read the series. Helps to connect. Not the best writing-easy, light entertaining even comical. Basically a teenage obsessive love story. I do not recommend the the third book for anyone under 17. I read the first two and gave my girl the ok and then read the third after she had. I really regret not reading the third before.


Siobhan
Oct 20, 2015 rated it it was ok
Ah, Twilight. You were much more fun when I was a thirteen year old obsessed with vampires. Isn’t that the way with most of these vampire romance novels, though? Our young selves loved them but as we grow, we realise what a mistake we made for having such an obsession.

Yes, not my most shining moment.
fatima
Oct 30, 2009 rated it it was amazing
these books are so romantic! i love stephanie meyer! she is such an inspiration to young readers such as me. i oh so hope that she will continue on with midnigh sun!

(even though if she stopped writing it)
Jameelah L
Aug 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
It is the most amazing series ever with a girl who made friends at a school and put her life in danger for a boy who has been a teenager for a while. As well as when her best friend turned into something magical.
Callie Kunz
May 17, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Everyone has to read this books at least once. My husband even read them with me. He loved them as much as I did. We are anxious for the movie to come out later this year. Stephanie Meyer really helps you picture what is happening. It is very relaxing to read.
Merrilee
Apr 03, 2008 rated it it was amazing
what can i say, yes it's teen romance and yes it's about vampires...and yes, it's really good.
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