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New Moon (The Twilight Saga Book 2) Kindle Edition
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|The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide||Eclipse||Breaking Dawn||Midnight Sun||The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner||Life and Death|
|Stephenie Meyer's #1 internationally bestselling series —160 million copies sold||FAN FAVORITE | The essential full-color guide for the ultimate fan||BOOK 3 | Stuck in a complicated love triangle, Bella must choose between Edward and Jacob||BOOK 4 | Eternal life or certain death? Bella must fight to save those she loves most||BOOK 5 | The iconic love story from Edward's point of view||NOVELLA | A companion to ECLIPSE, the story of newborn vampire Bree Tanner||GENDER REVERSAL | You know Bella and Edward—now meet Beau and Edythe|
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- ASIN : B000QRIGJ4
- Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (August 8, 2007)
- Publication date : August 8, 2007
- Language : English
- File size : 2098 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 577 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #12,925 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Some honey before the vinegar.
The introduction of the Wolfpack and the Native Americans who can shift into wolves was interesting. It is not the classic werewolf, which is later on also shown to have existed in this world but never on page. Yes it can be considered cheap to throw in Native Americans as a mystical magical but Noble Savages. It is a bit of a trope but it does feel legitimate in the story. A close-knit community with an oral tradition of magical history that comes to life protecting people from very serious threat.
There is a background story with Bella's father and his friends that give an underlying pulse to the story that makes it feel a little deeper than it actually is. Meaning there is life beyond the main characters. One thing I wish we see more of in the series is day-to-day life beyond the obsession of love. Bella is still a blank slate pretty much, and while this allows readers to step into her shoes it does make her character feel flat and shallow at times. Unfortunately, this background story missed the mark as it was used mainly to create the final touch of a misunderstanding leading to the climax of the story and we do not get to see how it affects the side characters till later on in the series to a small degree.
I do like the introduction of the Voltari because it shows just how dangerous the vampires really are. The character of Aro is all the more monstrous because it's nice and welcoming as he seems he is unabashedly what he is. I think these vampires if written in a different genre could have been quite terrifying but still serves their purpose. I would have loved to see more action in the series as a whole but I a more of an urban and epic fantasy reader with a little sci-fi thrown in.
If I'm honest this is probably my least favorite of all the books. Mainly this is due to the fact that the story feels forced in the direction that it takes for the exclusive purpose of introducing what is clearly a false love interest in a love triangle as well as introducing the Wolfpack. Save for a first-time reader into the genre and of the series, it is clear that the author is at least in this part showing her hand that the character of Jacob, while an awesome person and friend, will be nothing but Mr. Friendzone. it is really hard to pull off a good love triangle with mature characters.
The obsession that Bella has for Edward and visa versa still feels undeserved. You do not get much about their personalities outside of being possessive protective and fawning over each other's flawless beauty. We never really get into attributes beyond the physical and the fact that the good vampires do not eat people and Edward, though tempted beyond reason, has not kill Bella yet. In the 3rd and 4th books the characters do feel more real and do have some depth to them but that could easly be my imagination filling in the blanks. I know that they're kept mainly blank particularly Bella so that an reader can slip into the character and be pulled along the story. Here in the second book though this obsession is only shown to be one-sided as the character is shown to be pretty much depressed mentally unstable and uses friendship to get her fix through illusions that are brought upon by doing stupid and dangerous stuff.
I think love triangles work for some readers because people can relate the feeling torn and having mixed feelings for different people. Perhaps if Bella was shown as a more sympathetic and deeper character with interest that went beyond her obsession with Edward and his perfection introducing Jacob Black might have worked. I think that it is more the commercialization of the series (Burger king Team Edward or Team Jacob cups lol) that made the love triangle seem to be a bigger part of the story than they actually was. For any of those who read series when it came out the direction was fairly clear by the next book despite what the hype said. the only question was and is what emotional wreckage will be left behind.
Notes from March 2019:
Plot and Setting: 4 -- Lots of engrossing action. Both the supernatural and interpersonal conflicts ramp up, along with the angst and melodrama. This, even more than the first book, is clearly not meant to be read alone, with many, many unresolved plot threads left hanging at the end.
Characters: 4.5 -- The cast of characters widens significantly here, and while there's not heaps of development for most of the characters, what we are shown makes them come to life with remarkable variety and interest. I can see what makes both Edward and Jacob important to Bella, and how they both hurt her/make her mad when they decide they know what's best for her, overruling her choice. I appreciate Bella's fierce loyalty and willingness to take risks, though she is fairly selfish when it comes to spending time with Jacob, and her low opinion of herself in comparison to Edward is troubling.
Mechanics and Writing: 4.5 -- A handful of typos and a few inconsistencies, but also a number of odd formatting issues -- mostly spaces missing, and at least once a whole word disappeared.
Redeeming Value: 3.7 -- Passionate kisses and shirtless guys, but no sex. Not the healthiest romantic relationships, not to mention Bella's reckless choices to seek dangerous situations, and Edward's rash suicide attempt. Plus, we see more of the dark side of the vampire world, the deaths of innocent humans, etc. The main positives are the strong family relationships (the Cullens, the wolf pack, and Charlie with Bella), the idea that it's not what you are but what you do that makes you good or bad, and Carlisle's belief in God and hope for redemption -- even though he comes out on the side of needing to earn salvation through good works.
Personal Enjoyment: 4.5
By S M Boren on May 24, 2019
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Jacob annoys me a bit, so I did skip through some of his passages...
New Moon took guided you through Bella's heartbreak when Edward leaves. The detail in which the author goes into makes you feel the pain that she felt. No movie could have captured this raw pain.
Bella finds that all monsters could be real, when A!Ice returns and she is whisked off to Italy, to face more vampires who want to kill her. Can they escape from this situation and can Be!!a and Edward sort out their complicated love life