So, where have I been these last few days?Â Reading, reading, reading — totally consumed by and sucked into the Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer.Â Over three days (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) I read the first two books, which comes to about 1000 pages, I think, and I have Eclipse at home waiting for me.Â
This is my first paranormal romance (despite rumors to the contrary, Jim is NOT a vampire!), and I’m kind of enjoying it.Â Reading Meyer’s books is a bit like eating those yummy fruit flavored Twizzler-type candies that we sometimes buy at Idylwilde: very addictive, can’t stop myself, but I feel a bit ill once I’m done.Â Probably that ill feeling wouldn’t be there if I didn’t guzzle the books down in one sitting, but I have to know what’s going to happen next.
So my verdict on this series?Â Compelling plot line, interesting premise, and a few excellent characters.Â I have to admit to not liking Edward’s character much, though; to me, Jacob isÂ far more appealing and well-rounded than the rather grumpy and two-dimensional Edward.Â If I were Bella, I think I’d choose fun, sunny Jacob over boring Edward anyday.
After all this compulsive reading, I’m feeling a bit googly-eyed and incoherent, but it’s a good bet that I’ll be settling in with Eclipse next weekend…and then counting the months until the last book in the series is released.Â They’re not great literature, but they are addictive and very, very fun.Â Two thumbs up from me.