Saturday, September 23, 2006

New Moon

The difference between New Moon and Twilight? This time I recognized as I was reading that it was melodrama. This doesn't mean I didn't enjoy it, but it didn't erase everything else in the world to me as the last one did. I really liked Jacob, and I'm glad we got to see more of him, but I was irritated with Bella for not realizing more quickly that vamps aren't the only scary beastie out there. I, in my audience omnipotence, saw it coming in the first book, so it was rather painful waiting through half this book before she figured it out. I mean, hello? It just isn't logical that there would only be one mythical creature that turns out to be real, you know, once one gets past the logic of any existing. Seems like it would be something I would have asked Edward about sometime in the first months of the relationship. But hey, that's me.

And, I really missed the Cullens. There's a sparkle there (and I'm not talking about their skin) that makes the book...I'm still, nevertheless, dying to see what happens next. I want to discuss the ending, but hesitate to give any spoilers. harrumph.


Anonymous said...

I'm with you on both counts. In Twilight, it was understandable that it took Bella so long to figure it out -- as far as I'm concerned, she had no excuse in the second book.

As interested as I was in the werewolf angle (which I also saw coming during Book One), I didn't really, really get into the book until Alice showed up.

Jackie Parker said...

I agree completely, it was much more dynamic once Alice entered the scene. I wonder if it needed to be quite so long...

Anonymous said...

Yup. Not as good as Twilight but still darned good and I plan to keep reading the series.

So,we've got vampires and werewolfs, what other fantastical creatures do you think might show up?

I also should add that I enjoyed the outtakes and extras on Stephenie Meyer's website. It's great fun that she gives us those glimpses into the process.

And, finally, look Jackie, it's me and I'm you can't say I never post!

Rachel E.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I'm definitely still in as well!