Thursday, May 01, 2008


Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author:Stephenie Meyer
Leo persuaded me to buy this book a few months ago. Since I buy almost a new book or magazine each week, it sort of became part of my book backlog and was delegated to the bottom of the stack on my bedside table. Leo found the book for me while we browsing at Powerbooks. He pointed it out to me as it was at the Young Adult section. He told me that it's really good and that I should buy it.

However, I was beginning to catch up and started reading it early this week and after the first few pages, I was hooked. I was so mad at myself why I managed to put off reading it for so long.

Anyway, where should I start with the review?

When I knew that I would like the book, I immediately notified my rpg group and told them about it. Being the sci fi/fantasy lovers they are, I'm sure they would like this as well. One of them asked me to post a review and now that I'm done, I really don't know how to start it.

Well, first of all, the main character of the book is a 17-year old teenager named Bella Swan. She moved to a small town from Phoenix. She met a pale, "beautiful" boy named Edward Cullen in school and who she learned later on is a vampire; and they fell in love. I'll stop at that as I might give out spoilers.

Quite simple isn't it? Maybe that's why I liked it. The story is so clean and not like other typical vampire stories where they focus on the sensuality of the vampires and how they "turn" other people. This one focused on their relationship and with their respective families. Yes, Edward belongs to a family of vampires too and get this, the patriarch is a doctor. He works in the hospital and he's quite an old vampire to control his urge to drink blood when he attends to his patients.

After finishing the book, I immediately rushed to Powerbooks to buy the next two books, "New Moon" and "Eclipse". Much to my disappointment, I was told that all books are out of stock. I asked if there are any available copies in other branches and they're ALL OUT OF STOCK! That's how popular the books are!

I quickly emailed my in-laws who are currently in the US to look for the books and bring them home for me as pasalubong. I still haven't heard from my father-in-law and I do hope that he finds them.

I hope there is more I can say about it. I definitely recommend it to my friends and I hope they can still find copies where I have failed.

Check out the author's website:

According to the site, the series will be made into a movie! I can't wait how that will turn out.


Ivy Tan said...

my friend is hooked with this book as well. she is currently readin the 2nd part na ata. well i havent gotten around to reading it....heard from her though that they're making this into a film already

Sunshine Sangalang said...

yup. they're making it into a movie. the guy who played cedric diggory in Harry Potter 4 is the vampire guy.

Ivy Tan said...

really!!!! cute yon ha