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I know I'm late to the party here, but I am seriously wondering if I should read this series.  I read only half of the first book years ago before literally throwing it across the room in frustration (the baseball scene is what got me), but now I'm wondering if I should stomach it and read it in its entirety, just to see if it gets better.  I know it's nowhere near the level of Harry Potter, which I love, but I don't expect it to be.  HP is on a level of its own and Twilight is, well, Twilight. :P

 

What say you?  Is there anything redeeming about this series, or is it a steaming pile of garbage?  Does it get better as the series progresses, or is the rest of it just as shaky as the first book?  What is your overall opinion?

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You can't read the Twilight series expecting literature, you have to concentrate on the love story aspect, & pretty much ignore everything else because these are badly written books based on a really stupid concept, that immortals would go to high school. I'm pretty sure everyone already knows what happens in the last book, but I'll put it in spoiler tags just to be sure 

Bella giving birth to Renesemee was just about the most stupid idea ever, & it made me want to stab things.

You may find yourself throwing the books more often than you like.

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I read part of the first one years ago and stopped at the whole story that Jacob tells about the vampires. It was so ... offensive the way it was written. Very racist to my way of reading it. I was on a trip to Ireland and the only books left on my Kindle that I hadn't read were Twilight 1 & 2 so I read them. They really are terrible. The "love" story is abusive, to me. I kept hoping for Bella to die some horrible death.  I really couldn't understand why every woman thought this was so romantic. 

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I borrowed the first book from the library before it became popular. They couldn't even give it away back then. I was the first to borrow it and then it just sat on the shelf until the hype. So my opinion is honest and without any influence of hype *or* backlash. 

 

I couldn't finish it. It had it's moments but I neither liked it or disliked it. It was just......there. A book you read and then move on without a backward glance. I had even forgotten about it until the movie started appearing everywhere. You know the phase "The opposite of love is not hate. It's indifference." That's my feelings about Twilight.

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In the past when I had more reading time, I would read bestselling books and see what the fuss was all about. I read this series. It was not good and I couldn't see anything romantic in it. I constantly wanted to throw the later books on the floor. I disliked Bella and Edward a lot. The good news was that the books were extremely easy and fast to read. The last one was hard going though.

 

The thing I dislike most about this series is that it spawned 50 Shades of Grey which is a far worse series with far worse characters and an even more abusive and stupid relationship. The writing is in even worse in that than it is for Twilight. Ugh.

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The thing I dislike most about this series is that it spawned 50 Shades of Grey which is a far worse series with far worse characters and an even more abusive and stupid relationship. The writing is in even worse in that than it is for Twilight. Ugh.

 

 

This.  A thousand times this.

 

I read Twilight during all the hype and screeching.  I liked the books.  As others have said, it's not great literature but I was looking for something easy to read while I soaked in my tub.  Problem solved. 

 

I've felt for a while that the Twilight books were like this generation's Flowers in the Attic (or some other V.C. Andrews entry).  Not the best writing by a longshot but is/can be a compelling story (although I do rate Flowers in the Attic far ahead of Twilight.) 

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you have to concentrate on the love story aspect, & pretty much ignore everything else

I'd say it's the other way around, actually. The love story/triangle was all sorts of infuriating, but if you looked beyond that, there were some interesting characters and an intriguing universe. One common sentiment I've heard from the Twilight hatedom was how much wasted potential there was, that there were a number of promising stories that Stephenie Meyer could have fleshed out, but that she ignored in favor of the neverending misery that was Edward and Bella and Jacob.

 

Stuff that I thought was more interesting than the love triangle of doom:

 

* Alice's backstory
* Jasper's backstory
* Leah
* Imprinting (if only Meyer could have paid more than just lip service to how messed up it was)
* the Volturi
* some of the random side characters who came to help the Cullens in Breaking Dawn

 

But noooo, we had to put up with Bella thirsting after Edward's perfect marble dick.

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* Imprinting (if only Meyer could have paid more than just lip service to how messed up it was)

 

 

If only Meyer could have never thought of such a God awful idea in the first place.

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You know, I read all four books and I didn't think they were brilliant by any stretch, however, the only one that enraged me was the second one

given the stupid Bella sinks into absolute nothingness without Edward thing. Also, I really liked Jacob pre-werewolf angst, so I remember being upset by how drastically his personality changed

. After that book, I think any hope I had of the series turning around went out the window, so I was much more willing to just go along with the story and appreciate it's limited entertainment value. 

 

I didn't hate Edward's character as passionately as I did Bella, but I do feel like he absolutely loathed himself/ had no idea how to make himself less miserable, which made him hard to root for and only made the romance aspect of it all the worse.

 

 

Edward's perfect marble dick.

 

 Ha! She really had no self control whatsoever when came describing how beautiful and marble and angelic Edward was ever other sentence. 

 

The thing I dislike most about this series is that it spawned 50 Shades of Grey which is a far worse series with far worse characters and an even more abusive and stupid relationship. The writing is in even worse in that than it is for Twilight. Ugh

 

 

I'm not into erotica in novels really, so I never felt compelled to read these. But worse characters than even those in Twilight? Wow, this boggles the mind.

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The thing I dislike most about this series is that it spawned 50 Shades of Grey which is a far worse series with far worse characters and an even more abusive and stupid relationship. The writing is in even worse in that than it is for Twilight. Ugh.

I actually read 50 Shades of Grey when it was just being written as a fanfic called Master of the Universe & the characters were still Edward & Bella. I didn't understand why people were so obsessed with it then, so I never read 50 Shades of Grey when it was published. I felt once was more than enough.

 

You know, I read all four books and I didn't think they were brilliant by any stretch, however, the only one that enraged me was the second one

given the stupid Bella sinks into absolute nothingness without Edward thing. 

What drove me crazy was that she had absolutely no plans for her future except Edward. The girl didn't have interests or hobbies at all, what was she planning on doing before she met Edward? Reading Wuthering Heights over & over is not a career.

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Here is the history of my relationship with the Twilight series. 

Back when the Twilight craze began, I was the target demographic, a high school girl. And I'll be honest: for a couple of years, I was completely sucked in. I don't actually remember how the books were introduced to me, but I think the first three were already out, and I read them in quick succession. I actually have a copy of a book report that I wrote about Twilight saved on my email. Just found it, and here was my initial verdict, which is quite embarrassing to look back on now: 

"I loved this book. It was a perfect mix of romance and suspense, and I couldn’t stop reading even if I wanted to. The author has you turning the pages as fast as you can, because you need to know what will happen next. The question is always, “Will she be safe? Will Edward be able to resist her blood?” which sounds like a very weird question, but it propels the entire story, the dangerous romance between Edward and Bella. I would definitely recommend this book to others."

 

As I said, pretty cringeworthy in hindsight, but proof that although my enjoyment of the series eventually shifted to mocking it from the sidelines, I was genuinely invested in the series for about a year or so. 

For me, the turning point was Breaking Dawn.* I remember the anticipation before that book was published, and how eager I was to get my hands on it. I think I was expecting something akin to the end of the Harry Potter series,

with all the build-up to the big battle. I wanted an epic fight between the goodies and the Volturi. It's not that I wanted any of my favourite characters to die, but I felt that some of them would need to die in order for it to be satisfying, for the stakes to be there. Instead, as you all know, they basically just talked it out and walked away, no harm done.

I was SO let down by this book.

(And that's not even getting into Renesmee and Bella's perfect, boring happily-ever-after.)

I believe that's when I started to dislike the series and all the hype, because I was so disappointed by how it all ended. And that started to make all the flaws of the earlier books become clearer to me as well. Although I must not have given up on it entirely, because I still saw the first movie on opening night (but skipped the rest until about last year, when I finally caught myself up, just for kicks). 

 

So yeah. That's my story. Thanks for reading, if you got through all that, and I look forward to all the snark here! 

*I spoiler-tagged this section just in case, but if we're going to be discussing the whole series, which ended 6 years ago, are spoiler tags necessary going forward? Just wondering. 

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For years, I've felt that Twilight reads like the fan fiction of a (non-existent) better book. Who knew a much-worse written Twilight fanfic would become its very own phenomenon? It's like EL James learned everything about the craft of writing from Stephenie Meyer.

 

About Edward being marble and perfect, I remember reading about that being an allusion to the Mormon angel Moroni:

 

Descriptions of the angel Moroni vary. In one of Smith's histories, he described him as an "angel of light" who "had on a loose robe of most exquisite whiteness. It was a whiteness beyond anything earthly I had ever seen .… His hands were naked and his arms also a little above the wrists .… Not only was his robe exceedingly white but his whole person was glorious beyond description".  According to Smith's sister Katharine, the angel "was dressed in white raiment, of whiteness beyond anything Joseph had ever seen in his life, and had a girdle about his waist. He saw his hands and wrists, and they were pure and white.

 

I gave on reading the series with New Moon, but I did finish "Midnight Sun", Meyer's excerpt of the first book told from Edward's point of view. I preferred it to being inside Bella's head.

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You know, I can admit that I'm kind of intrigued by whole Edward perspective thing. I mean admittedly, it's still Meyer writing about her beloved, which gag me (it made me kinda love Robert Pattinson instantly when I saw that he openly questioned her sanity), but I would be interested to see what is bouncing around in that guys head. Admittedly, probably a lot depressing things. But I might even have to give Midnight Sun a try one day. 

 

EL James learned everything about the craft of writing from Stephenie Meyer.

 

 

Yikes. Someone should write a dystopian novel series about what happens if somehow  in the future the world is left with only two peices of literature, Twilight and 50 Shades. 

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*I spoiler-tagged this section just in case, but if we're going to be discussing the whole series, which ended 6 years ago, are spoiler tags necessary going forward? Just wondering. 

 

I have added a spoiler tag and changed the title of this topic. So no spoiler tags necessary, but on the whole, we try to be good about spoilers about certain works.

 

Thanks for sharing your experience though. I didn't like the series, but the books got progressively worse. Breaking Dawn was the absolute worse though. I think the movie actually improved on the book because at least it had visuals.

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For me, the turning point was Breaking Dawn

I'm pretty sure that was the turning point for a lot of former fans. I heard a LOT of wank about that book when it was released, and not all of it came from the hatedom. 

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I could barely get through the movies, so I expect only a gun to my head would make me read the books. Hey, is the usual "the books are way better than the movies" true with Twilight?

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I could barely get through the movies, so I expect only a gun to my head would make me read the books. Hey, is the usual "the books are way better than the movies" true with Twilight?

 

I actually think Breaking Dawn the movies were better than the book because at least it had visuals. Ha.

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I picked up the first book in the series at the airport, waiting to board my long flight back to college. The premise sounded interesting and the price was discounted so I figured why not. And I won't lie, for the first half of the book, I was hooked. I remember planning to head to Amazon and immediately buy the the next two in the series which had already come out by that point. I actually was completely engrossed in the early stages of Bella and Edward's story - reading how she figured out he was a vampire, her reaction, their feelings for each other, etc. Sure there were a few things that bugged even then, like how Bella didn't seem to have much of anything going on in her life and yet it seemed like every guy who came within a 5 mile radius of her, wanted her. But I was able to look past all that. 

 

But then something happened. The more I read, the more I found myself just kind of really not liking Bella. Edward funny enough didn't bug me that much. He wasn't the most exciting personality but I found him far more tolerable than Bella. And he at least had something of interesting backstory with dying at 17 and becoming a vampire. Things finally came to a head when by the end of the book, I realized that a part of me was actually kind of hoping that James would have succeeded in killing Bella. That more than anything was my proof that yeah, this book didn't work for me because I don't think I was supposed to be rooting for the villain. 

 

Despite that, I tried to give the second book a chance,hoping that maybe things improved as the series went along. I very quickly realized I was wrong. I got through about half-way and then I just couldn't. Bella if possible was even more insipid, personality less and pathetic in that one than she was in the first book and that's saying something. And I had zero interest in the werewolf vs. vampire love triangle, particularly because to me, no matter how much "tension" Meyers tried to create it was always clear who Bella wanted and who she would always want. 

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 And I had zero interest in the werewolf vs. vampire love triangle, particular because to me, no matter how much "tension" Meyers tried to create it was always clear who  Bella wanted and who she would always want. 

This is actually one of the things (among other things) that people who were into the movies hate. In the books there never really is a triangle. Jacob keeps trying to get Bella, but it's always very clear that she wants Edward so any "triangle" is all in Jacob's mind. When they made the movies they decided to do the whole Team Edward/Team Jacob crap & they changed the story. 

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I read the first two books before it was popular. And at the time high school me thought that they were okay (not even close to HP though). But as I got older I realized how much it put down woman. Bella couldn't live without having a guy and she had no interdependent thoughts. Edward is a stalker (which is more evident in Midnight sun). As for the fourth book, I got it right when it came out. And the more I read it the more I began to hate it. The ending is to perfect, why does she get everything that she wants. And don't get me started on the whole baby thing.

 

The movies are crap but that is mainly because the source martial is crappy and so is most of the acting.

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The movies are crap but that is mainly because the source martial is crappy and so is most of the acting.

The miscasting of the roles didn't help either. (Yep, rant coming up) Robert Pattinson was a very good choice, Kristen Stewart (IMO) can't act for shit & made Bella even more personality-less than she is in the books, but it was the other characters in it that were pretty much wrong, wrong, wrong.

 

First, Kellan Lutz, Ashley Greene, & Jackson Rathbone can't act. They. Can't. Act. Kellan can get away with it because his part is small & he looks right, but Jasper is supposed to be over 6 feet tall, whenever he had a scene near Edward (who is over 6 feet tall), it looked stupid & showed how wrong for the part he was, especially since the only expression he has is his constipation face.

 

Alice is a major character, & is supposed to be a teeny little person, so why cast someone who is 5'5"? So between her bad acting & looking wrong, that was a real fail. But the biggest casting fail was Nikki Reed as Rosalie. In the books Rosalie is described as being an incredibly beautiful blue eyed, blonde who is modelesque at around 5' 9", so of course Hardwicke casts the 5'5" Latina daughter of her former boyfriend. The first time I saw Nikki as Rosalie, my first thought was "I thought she was supposed to be beautiful, why did they cast someone so ugly?" It wasn't until I saw pictures of Nikki looking like herself that I realized she was actually very pretty. The role of Rosalie is pretty small, so it didn't require a great actress, they couldn't find a tall, beautiful, blonde to fill the role in all of Hollywood?  I'm pretty sure Hollywood is overrun with tall, beautiful blondes, some of them can actually act too, Why pick someone who is so obviously physically wrong?

 

Don't even get me started on the hair. (end of rant)

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I read books 1 & 2, the third book I almost chucked out the window and couldn't pick it up again. But I have this thing where I have to finish books I started, so after about 2 years I finished the 3rd book. Never even started the 4th for that reason. 

 

They were awful, Bella had no personality, Edward was creepy stalker with control issues and don't even get me started on the stupid imprinting crap. I had friends and family member that loved these books and I can't for the life of me figure out why. They are not well written, the love story is creepy and the plots are dumb. 

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GaT, I am ashamed that I have retained this, but I think Nikki Reed was cast because she did Thirteen with Catharine Hardwick, the director of the first movie. I think the two of them are friends.

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This is actually one of the things (among other things) that people who were into the movies hate. In the books there never really is a triangle. Jacob keeps trying to get Bella, but it's always very clear that she wants Edward so any "triangle" is all in Jacob's mind. When they made the movies they decided to do the whole Team Edward/Team Jacob crap & they changed the story.

From a story-telling perspective, this change makes sense--or at least, I see where the movie producers were going. It was just so lopsided in the books and that was boring.

Honestly, Twilight is the only adaptation of a book that was an improvement over its source material that had page after page of Bella's self-serving wallowing and redundant exposition repeat almost verbatim by several different characters.

As mentioned, Twilight didn't have to suck so much, as it wasn't completely devoid of interesting story threads (unlike 50 Shades), but all of it fell to the wayside of Bella and Edward' Wuthering Heights-esque relationship. Yawn.

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Honestly, Twilight is the only adaptation of a book that was an improvement over its source material that had page after page of Bella's self-serving wallowing and redundant exposition repeat almost verbatim by several different characters.

 

I agree with GaT that the movies are crap, but you are right too because I think the Breaking Dawn movies are an improvement over the book which are rubbish. I thought the direction was quite good. Bill Candon seemed to understand that it was a fluffy action piece, but he still made it look decent.

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Ugh, especially Breaking Dawn...not just because of the delivery scene being rewritten to keep the PG13 rating, but that book especially was a vampire action cocktease of the highest order....yeah, let's get all the major vampire families together to not fight the Voltari. Yaaaaaaawn.

Given the alternative, I was okay with the fake out battle scene.

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I only read Twilight and I barely got through that. It's kind of funny how the existence of this series snuck up on me. I was reading a Sims Legacy story which had me dying of laughter and in the midst of Generation 5 the poster put up the Sims they made of Edward, Bella and Jacob. Very pretty Sims... I had no idea what she was even referring to.

 

And then I kept seeing references to these people all over the place. Once I had heard the names, they were suddenly everywhere. So I did a bit of Googling to find out more and found Stephanie Meyer's website. Now that actually entertained me. I am a person who likes the process and she was pretty thorough in explaining where the inspiration came from, the music she listened to, the cars that were in the book, the dresses that were in the book. I specifically recall her talking about the dream she had where two people were standing under a great tree. "The man was sparkly!"

 

I had no idea she meant that literally.

 

Then I saw this: http://lucylou.livejournal.com/566295.html

 

(Sidenote: Twilight is how Lucy Knisley came into my life so, for that reason alone, I can't hate it completely.) The cartoons just made me laugh my ass off.

 

A friend from out of state came for a visit and since we're both readers we went to a bookstore as we were shopping downtown. He grabs the book off the shelves and shows it to me. "You have to read this! I'm buying it for you!" Which he did and so I read it. And then my sister in law read it, and so did my other one... and I think they read the whole series. I told them one book was more than enough. Then they forced the movie on me on a Girl's Night...

 

My friend who bought it for me, my two sis-in-laws... I question all of their taste. And I told them so. I have had the opportunity to refute certain things they enjoy by saying 'Yeah, but you liked Twilight. too.' Teasing, sure... but still.

 

And now 50 Shades is out there and it's so freaking obvious that it's a retelling of the entire Twilight series with 'kinky sex' involved and... ugh. It just makes me hate the original more.

 

But again, it did introduce me to Lucy so there's that silver lining.

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They are re-releasing Twilight with added content. I wonder if she's adding Midnight Sun to it? Considering that in 2013 Stephanie Meyer gave Variety this interview which included this:

 

 

DM: What about a return to “Twilight?”

SM: I get further away every day. I am so over it. For me, it’s not a happy place to be.

DM: Is the door completely closed on that?

SM: Not completely. What I would probably do is three paragraphs on my blog saying which of the characters died. I’m interested in spending time in other worlds, like Middle-Earth.

This sound like nothing more than a money grab.

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Ugh this series makes me so mad. Not because it's poorly written, but because of the lost potential. Eclipse is my favorite because of the back stories. All of the Cullens had these amazing backstories that would have been so much better than Edward and Bella's dripfest. Rosalie's in particular, I like and the Volturi aren't bad either. I would have loved to have heard more about the twins, or even Aro and how he came to be that way. I couldn't follow along anymore and just breezed through the last books and movies so I wikia'd some info and they had these big plots that would have been so interesting.

But no, we got Bella pining over the sparkly guy.

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I did a double-take when I saw this. Initially I thought Stephenie Meyer was trolling everyone. But she's not!

 

She's written a "gender-swapped" Twilight.

 

http://www.ew.com/article/2015/10/06/stephenie-meyer-swaps-twilight-leads-genders-10th-anniversary-bonus-story?hootPostID=55e737197c64700051656e16eaefa5d6

 

"Beaufort" and "Edythe". Oh Lord. WHERE HAVE YOU GONE, FANDOM WANK?

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Now we know what E.L. James' next project is!

 

No, I'm serious. I thought nothing of 50 Shades starting out as fanfiction, but when she wrote Grey (Midnight Sun), well...............I wouldn't be surprised if this is a dare to Ms. James to do it again to further prove she's nothing a thieving hack.

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I read the first couple chapters of Life and Death that were available at Amazon and I'd be lying if I wasn't mildly curious to what extent Beau's personality, and story for obvious reasons, would be different from Bella's.   

 

And just to put it out there, using "Beau" as a masculine version of "Bella" is all well and good, but "Edythe"?   That seems a really uncommon way to spell Edith, given that "Edward" was pretty straight-forward.   At least it wasn't "Edwina".

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The fact that she wrote this instead of publishing Midnight Sun makes me think she's doing this just so they can reboot the movies. If they tried to remake Twilight without Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart, the fandom would lose their minds, but if they've got a new set of characters, that's a different story. I wonder if Beau took ballet lessons when he was a small boy?

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I read the first couple chapters of Life and Death that were available at Amazon and I'd be lying if I wasn't mildly curious to what extent Beau's personality, and story for obvious reasons, would be different from Bella's.   

 

And just to put it out there, using "Beau" as a masculine version of "Bella" is all well and good, but "Edythe"?   That seems a really uncommon way to spell Edith, given that "Edward" was pretty straight-forward.   At least it wasn't "Edwina".

Please, please tell me it's just Twilight with the new names cut and pasted in.

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Please, please tell me it's just Twilight with the new names cut and pasted in.

Beau's personality is a little different than Bella's, and certain events happen a little differently - sometimes because Meyer wanted to fix an aspect of the story, or, because the gender change made it necessary.   The major plot differences from what I've heard (and for safety's sake, spoil tagged) 

There's no love triangle with Julie (Jacob) and the ending is very different; the Cullens arrive too late and Edythe can't safely remove the venom from Beau, so he's given a choice to turn or die as a human.  He chooses to turn.

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Well, based on the spoiler it sounds like she's not planning on reimagining the ENTIRE series.

 

I kind of want to read it for pure entertainment value. Hopefully the library gets it in ebook form so I don't actually have to look anyone in the eye while I check it out. 

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Hopefully the library gets it in ebook form so I don't actually have to look anyone in the eye while I check it out. 

Or for anyone to see you reading it. That's the beauty of e-books.

 

That just sounds dumb. I pray to God they don't do a movie version. I think we've all had enough of Twilight.

If there's money to be made, there'll be a movie.

 

I wonder, since EL James stole the characters from Stephenie Meyer and announced a gender swap (or a book from the male protagonist's point of view), if this is Stephenie Meyer's way of getting back at her by stealing her idea.

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EL James already stole the idea for Grey from the unfinished Midnight Sun, so a gender-swapped 50 Shades is probably next. Because the fans begged for it and to answer the critics who say Anastasia Steele set back feminism 50 years more than Bella Swan already had...

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It's happening...

Reading about Edward becoming a vampire is going to hit a little differently now...

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1 hour ago, Dejana said:

It's happening...

Reading about Edward becoming a vampire is going to hit a little differently now...

There was a time I would have killed people to get ahold of this book. Now, not so much LOL. I guess all the little Twihards who believe that Kristen Stewart & Rob Pattinson are married in RL and have kids & that they're keeping it secret will be rushing out to get this.

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Oh boy! Now we can find out if Edward was always a creeper or if that was just a vampire thing.

 

*I miss that old unimpressed alien face emoji. Picture it right here.

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On 5/8/2020 at 8:44 PM, festivus said:

Oh boy! Now we can find out if Edward was always a creeper or if that was just a vampire thing.

 

*I miss that old unimpressed alien face emoji. Picture it right here.

Judging from the sample pages I read on the internet, it was the former lol.

It's ridiculous that this book sold out all over the country. Seriously not even Barnes and Noble had any copies when I went to the store.

I wouldn't read this book in a million pandemics.

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My husband is listening to the audiobook of Midnight Sun because of the podcast 372 Pages We'll Never Get Back (hosted by MST3K and RiffTrax veteran Mike Nelson) and apparently Edward isn't just a textbook creeper, he's also kind of an idiot. He assumes Bella is a brilliant, special unicorn because he can't read her thoughts. It never occurs to him that, oh, I dunno, there's nothing there to read and that Bella is about as deep and interesting as couscous. 

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