Rating: 3/5 Stars
About the book: After her mother's remarriage, Bella Swan decides to move to Forks WA to live with her father. Bella isn't really looking forward to moving to a rainy small town, but soon finds herself drawn to one of her classmates, the mysterious Edward Cullen. Edward feels a strong pull towards Bella as well, but Edward isn't a normal high school student-Edward is a one-hundred year old vampire. Even though Edward and the rest of his family are "vegetarian vampires"-only eating the blood of animals-it doesn't help that Edward is strong and could hurt Bella with one wrong move, plus her scent is very intoxicating. Yet Bella doesn't want to leave Edward and needs to be with him-even if it means risking her life. As Bella grows close to Edward and his family, another vampire coven comes into town and don't like to site of a human being so close to vampires and don't want to play nice.
GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: This series is huge right now, and with the fourth in the series coming in August and a movie to be released in December, this should be on your summer reading list if you haven't read it already! I will admit that I had to start reading this book twice before really got into it and enjoyed it. I'm not a vampire fan, or a horror story fan, so the idea of this book really freaked me out. But if you're a scaredy cat like me, don't fear-lots of teen angst and forbidden love rule this story and the scary vampire stuff turns out to be not so awful to read-at least the way Stephenie Meyer has written it. I also highly recommend the audiobooks, which are wonderfully done and give a great voice to Bella. Highly recommended to teens and adults.