When you read the blurb of 'Twilight' you will be hooked onto the difference in storyline. Its unlike any book or love story that you may have read. But while I make such claims about the story, the narration and the pace is disappointing. You begin to have high expectations from this book once you realise that Bella and Edward(the vampire ) are in love, but from then on the story slows down, wherein it should have picked pace.
This is indeed an unusual story and the result of the author's dream. Bella Swan shifts to the rainy town of Forks from sunny Phoenix and realises that she is irrevocably attracted to a loner Edward Cullen,who doesnt eat anything in the break and prefers to hang around with his brothers and sisters. Over a period of time she realises that she is in love with this Greek God and is indifferent to the fact that he is a vampire. In Edward's mind, there is a human and vampirish confusion that is on. On one hand he loves Bella(a human emotion) and there is a part of him that seeks her blood. In the process of saving Bella, from accidents, he realises that he too loves her. When he invites her to his house for a baseball game, another vampire from a different coven(clan) visits the Cullens and is attracted to the scent of Bella. He(James) decides to seek her as a game. From then on ensues a chase for the 'kill' and the need for Edward to protect her. Telling you how the book ends will be 'bloody' injustice.There is no doubt that Edward's character is the star of the story. In a debate with a friend I have removed Barney (Of Doctors fame) and Roark from my list of desirable men. His character keeps the story moving and it doesnt help that an overexcited reader keeps googling 'twilight', only to be greated with Robert Pattison's droolworthy face.
No matter what, the enigma that this vampire is keeps you awake at night--testimony to the good writing work done by the author. And all the while there is a part of you that believes that Edward will kill her in the end. There are sequels to the book, so there is reason to believe that he doesnt(this is called a subtle spolier!). Bella's character is weak and I wished she would be more stronger that she is. In terms of personality, Edward overpowers her. The mental conflict, the way he says that she smells nice and means it in human and vampire terms, is well detailed. As far as the vampire research goes, Stephanie has picked on a myth and given it a realistic turn. In doing so, she almost classifies the book as 'fantasy' and not 'romantic thriller', even though its the latter. Read the book for Edward Cullen, he is the star. And the most important reason for picking up the sequel too.