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New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
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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 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.

While she manages to make it out alive, Edward is horrified by what his family has the potential to do. (How is this a surprise?) (They're bloody vampires.)

Edward does the sensible thing and completely erases himself from her life. Bella does the sensible thing and completely erases her mind.

She throws herself into this weird fugue state for the first few chapters.
I honestly have no idea how to live without you.
Codependency for the win.

Seriously, their relationship is so messed up when I think about it. 100 year old man, 18 year old girl. I mean technically it isn't statuary but give Edward a few wrinkles and a stooped walk...and this book would be giving off a whole different vibe.

Looking back now, I don't understand how I was Team Edward for this book. Poor Jacob did all that work with healing Bella only to get thrown aside as soon as a little sparkle dances her way.

I remember my sixteen year old self absolutely crying when Bella goes into the fugue state after Edward leaves and bawling again when he came back. I kept thinking, "This is TRUE love."

Woah, Nelly. At least I don't feel the same now...right?

The 2018 PopSugar Reading Challenge - An allegory

Audiobook Comments
The girl voices (done by Ilyana Kadushin) were alright but her version of male voices were rather terrible. Picture a girl with the scratchy-cold voice. That's every guy in the book. Sigh.

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Reading Progress

February 13, 2018 – Shelved
February 26, 2018 – Started Reading
February 27, 2018 – Finished Reading

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Rachel Aranda Glad you enjoyed the book still, AND you don’t consider them examples of what true love looks like.


Miranda Reads Rachel wrote: "Glad you enjoyed the book still, AND you don’t consider them examples of what true love looks like."

Lol... you should've seen me ten years ago, righteously defending the soulmates. Oh, past-Miranda....


message 3: by Sandra (new)

Sandra Wonderful review Miranda! :)


Luvtoread Great review Miranda! It''s so funny how we felt when we first read them. I have all 4 hardcover novels just waiting endlessly patient for their rereads!! I was always team Jacob!!! Lol.


Miranda Reads Sandra wrote: "Wonderful review Miranda! :)"

Thank you!


Miranda Reads Luvtoread wrote: "Great review Miranda! It''s so funny how we felt when we first read them. I have all 4 hardcover novels just waiting endlessly patient for their rereads!! I was always team Jacob!!! Lol."

Yes! Every few years, i like to reread and see how my opinions change. You definitely had more sense than me with being Team Jacob always :)


Paula Fabulous review, Miranda! :)


Miranda Reads Maddie wrote: "Ah I was almost scared you will write a crappy review on this book, then I needed to cancel our friendship *only joking*

Glad you still love, Fabulous Review, Miranda 😄"


I would completely understand. I would've expected nothing less :p


Miranda Reads Paula wrote: "Fabulous review, Miranda! :)"

Thank you


message 10: by Berit☀️✨ (new)

Berit☀️✨ LOL so true, I read this ages ago and absolutely adored it, but I don’t want to read it again and ruin the love I had for the first time! Fun review! 🌹


Miranda Reads Berit☀️✨ wrote: "LOL so true, I read this ages ago and absolutely adored it, but I don’t want to read it again and ruin the love I had for the first time! Fun review! 🌹"

The love wasn't ruined for me....but it certainly wasn't as all-consuming as it was the first time round :P


message 12: by Karylee (new)

Karylee to be honest, there is something wrong with me because i fall in love with old guys.
I didnt mean to fall in love with damon salvator


Miranda Reads Maybe it's cause they look like young guys :P


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Nina Berg Is Twilight worth checking out? I have heard SO MANY things about it and I'm basically just confused haha


Miranda Reads Nina wrote: "Is Twilight worth checking out? I have heard SO MANY things about it and I'm basically just confused haha"

If I am totally honest - I enjoy the series. I've read it multiple times and even now, I still have a good time reading it. However, many people who start reading the series later in life tend to react more negatively to the cliches and the writing of the series.


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Nina Berg Miranda wrote: "If I am totally honest - I enjoy the series. I've read it multiple times and..."

Hmmm... I think I will try it out sometime! I think being prepared for cliche tropes might make it better. Thank you! :)


Brittany's Pages I remember reading this book in Biology and absolutely bawling.

Passed it on to the next girl in line in my class and she bawled in History the next day.

I think the Twilight series is the essence of my teenage emotions and I can still experience them when I reread these books. And I know exactly what my emotions were during each of those books 10 years later. . .


message 18: by Maan (new)

Maan Team Jacob!


message 19: by Eric (last edited May 16, 2019 04:35PM) (new)

Eric Plume Great review, and I'm glad Older You can also be called Wiser You as far as your opinions about Edward and Bella.

I first read this in my late 20s (I wanted to see what the fuss was about, and since my boss had them at the security podium where I worked I thought why not) and had just come out of a 12 year long abusive, codependent relationship with a person who was later revealed to be clinically insane...so for obvious reasons the relationship in this series did NOT work for me.

Biggest shudder moment; I'd gotten midway through the book and had started to seriously side-eye Edward for his behavior. A younger female co-worker walked past and noticed what I was reading. The conversation:

Her: "You're reading Twilight?"

Me: "Uh-huh."

Her: (Dreamy smile) "It's soooooo romantic, isn't it?"

Me: (stares blankly, screams "WTAF!!" inside own skull)

She walked off before I could frame a reply. Considering my situation at the time, it really creeped my ass out.


Angela Agreed!! I cringe a little too, but I think it speaks volumes that we, as readers and adults, are capable of rereading something while actively acknowledging how we have grown emotionally and intellectually since the first read. NO SHAME just understanding. That aside, I was always Team Jacob. I wanted him to "win" so badly. It is a wonderfully written adventure that holds a special place on my shelf. Awesome review as always :)


message 21: by Lyn (new) - rated it 3 stars

Lyn LOL I enjoyed the books myself :)


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Talia Vines "So, I guess I'm cringing at my older self too." LOL, can relate.


Miranda Reads Brittany's wrote: "I remember reading this book in Biology and absolutely bawling.

Passed it on to the next girl in line in my class and she bawled in History the next day.

I think the Twilight series is the esse..."


Oh my gosh yes. You summed up high school to a T! Loved reading your comment :)


Miranda Reads Maan wrote: "Team Jacob!"

LOL yes :p


Miranda Reads Eric wrote: "Great review, and I'm glad Older You can also be called Wiser You as far as your opinions about Edward and Bella.

I first read this in my late 20s (I wanted to see what the fuss was about, and sin..."


Whew. I can definitely see that take on the relationship. If there's one thing i learned about on twilight is that it does not age well!


Miranda Reads Angela wrote: "Agreed!! I cringe a little too, but I think it speaks volumes that we, as readers and adults, are capable of rereading something while actively acknowledging how we have grown emotionally and intel..."

Thank you. I completly agree with everything you wrote!


Miranda Reads Lyn* Nomad *Worlds await* wrote: "LOL I enjoyed the books myself :)"

Haha - awesome!


Miranda Reads Talia wrote: ""So, I guess I'm cringing at my older self too." LOL, can relate."

Glad I'm not the only one!


~☆~Autumn♥♥ Interesting review! I am old and I love this book as it reminds me of my teenage self long ago. I feel that Bella was super depressed and probably needed a shrink. I am so very glad that I went ahead and read this book in spite of endless negative reviews here on goodreads. I was just thinking about reading it again today for the like 9th time! I never cringe and feel I will always love it.


message 30: by Kat (new) - rated it 5 stars

Kat Valentine Fabulous review!💖😉


message 31: by Debra (new)

Debra Johnson Amazing how age etc. changes our views of what we love to read.
That said......
I was in my 40's and still reading YA when this came out.
I will not apologize for loving the series so much I temporarily stole my nieces hardback copies.
She had the entire set & this was so popular it was hard to get them from the library.
Will I reread them? No.
Did I eat them like candy at the time they were published?
Yes.
I read them before I joined GR and just realized they aren't on my shelf.


Carol Ashey I read this in college. Thought #1: Will somebody please bite Bella already? She clearly doesn’t want to be human. Thought #2: *reading* “Edward thinks you’re dead” Me: *laughs out loud*


message 33: by T.R. (new)

T.R. Rankin I reread these a bit ago and still enjoyed reading this series.


message 34: by Debra (new)

Debra Johnson Angela wrote: "Agreed!! I cringe a little too, but I think it speaks volumes that we, as readers and adults, are capable of rereading something while actively acknowledging how we have grown emotionally and intel..."

Wow.
Perfectly expressed.
As a child I ate up 'The Happy Hollisters'.
While I won't reread them as an adult, I will not disrespect the child I was and disown them, lol. They were great for The Me at that time.
Same with the Twilight series.
The Me at that time enjoyed them. Heck, I even watched every show in the series on T.V.!
I was team Jacob also.


Miranda Reads ~☆~Autumn♥♥ wrote: "Interesting review! I am old and I love this book as it reminds me of my teenage self long ago. I feel that Bella was super depressed and probably needed a shrink. I am so very glad that I went ahe..."

I'm glad you love the book so much! Totally agree about the shrink thing!


Miranda Reads Kat wrote: "Fabulous review!💖😉"

Thanks :) :)


Miranda Reads Debra wrote: "Amazing how age etc. changes our views of what we love to read.
That said......
I was in my 40's and still reading YA when this came out.
I will not apologize for loving the series so much I tempor..."


LOL - love your story about stealing the copies from your niece. Just too funny :)


Miranda Reads Carol wrote: "I read this in college. Thought #1: Will somebody please bite Bella already? She clearly doesn’t want to be human. Thought #2: *reading* “Edward thinks you’re dead” Me: *laughs out loud*"

Ha! Ain't that the truth!


Miranda Reads T.R. wrote: "I reread these a bit ago and still enjoyed reading this series."

Haha same :) some series i can read over and over


message 40: by Debra (new)

Debra Johnson Miranda wrote: "Debra wrote: "Amazing how age etc. changes our views of what we love to read.
That said......
I was in my 40's and still reading YA when this came out.
I will not apologize for loving the series so..."


I really did!
She hadn't even cracked one of them opened.
I carefully read them all and returned them.
She never knew.
Her mother, my sis-n-law was my co-conspirator....Wha ha ha!


message 41: by Amy (new)

Amy I remember reading only the synopsis of this one and feeling eww.Then imagine my surprise when I got hooked after reading the first book. No regrets though. I was team Jacob till he imprints and becomes as selfish as Bella!


message 42: by MJ (new) - rated it 4 stars

MJ (The Book Recluse) This is exactly how I felt when I re-read it. The relationship is horrible, Edward lost his charm, but I still loved the book.


Kaitlyn Diane Signor Yes, it is a great book. I read it, and I loved it!


Miranda Reads Debra wrote: "Miranda wrote: "Debra wrote: "Amazing how age etc. changes our views of what we love to read.
That said......
I was in my 40's and still reading YA when this came out.
I will not apologize for lovi..."


Oh that is too funny :)


Miranda Reads Amy wrote: "I remember reading only the synopsis of this one and feeling eww.Then imagine my surprise when I got hooked after reading the first book. No regrets though. I was team Jacob till he imprints and be..."

I feel like that's how a lot of the readers get into the book :p


Miranda Reads MJ wrote: "This is exactly how I felt when I re-read it. The relationship is horrible, Edward lost his charm, but I still loved the book."

Omg. Totally! I couldn't help it :p


Miranda Reads Kaitlyn Diane Signor wrote: "Yes, it is a great book. I read it, and I loved it!"

So glad you enjoyed it!


message 48: by Mark (new)

Mark a honest review that shows that a love for a book can easily defended.


message 49: by Katie (new)

Katie I still cringe about how much I loved these books in high school too...I just can't enjoy them now.


Miranda Reads Mark wrote: "a honest review that shows that a love for a book can easily defended."

Thank you for that comment :)


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