New Moon

By: Stephenie Meyer

The second book in the Twilight series begins with Edward and the Cullens leaving Forks.  Bella is devestated by this and spends a lot of time depressed.  She does make a new friend, Jacob Black, who has a secret of his own.  As Bella fights to keep her own life, she learns that Edward may be in danger also.

I definately didn’t like this book as much as twilight.  To begin almost the whole thing consists of Bella being depressed and not really doing anything.  Even when she starts hanging out with Jacob she still has relapses and it can get a bit tedious reading.  Another sad part is that there is almost no Edward…and isn’t that why everyone reads this series??? 😛  I thought it was a decent book, but Bella comes across as too winey for me.  I really think that she needs to be a stronger character for me to continue to like this series. 

On a better note, Jacob’s problem and the history around it is interesting and Meyer goes into nice detail like she did with the Cullen family.  Well, I’m picking up the next book (I think it’s eclipse?) today so I’ll see what I think of that one.



  1. becka said,

    July 16, 2008 at 10:45 am

    Hey! I saw you in the new Ravelry group “blog comment train” and wanted to stop by and say “HEY!” I’ve not read the book, but I may have to take the picture on the book to my tattoo artist later this year when I get my next tat – I LOVE THAT PHOTO!

  2. readerville said,

    July 16, 2008 at 10:49 am

    I agree that New Moon was a bit of a drag, but I’m not a huge Stephenie Meyer fan to begin with. Bella’s depression did get old after a while. I recently wrote a review of Eclipse on my blog Readerville if you’re interested.

  3. SunshineMom said,

    July 16, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    Hubby is getting me hooked on her books! He teases me by listening to it while I’m in the car so I hear a half chapter. But I get the book when he’s done, so it’s all good.

  4. Catherine said,

    July 16, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    BAH! I am not going to read your latest post because I don’t want to know what happens in the second book. And you may not even have any spoilers in your blog but I can’t take the chance! I just finished the first book about a month ago (loved it). I need to pick up #2 & #3. Can’t wait for the movie. 🙂

    (Found your blog on the Ravelry comment train)

  5. paleika said,

    July 16, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    I can’t wait for the movie either!!!

    Readerville- I will definately read your review of Eclipse once I finish it myself…I can’t wait!

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