New Moon - Stephanie Meyer
Read for Joy's YA Challenge
After finishing Twilight I did go straight out and buy New Moon. I just couldn't wait to see what happened next, it didn't disappoint. I was as thoroughly drawn into this book as I was with Twilight, I couldn't put it down.
Stephanie Meyer creates such wonderful characters. I really didn't think anyone could rival Edward but I just adore Jacob. He is so sweet and so very real, even when he was angry I still liked him. But just as I was beginning to think Bella should take her chance at trying to be happy with him Edward came back. I really don't know who I want her to end up with now. I do think Edward is her soul mate but then again if Romeo and Juliet had lived would they have been happy or was it all a bit too intense?
I thought Bella's depression was handled very well. Parts of that nearly broke my heart. I understood the adrenaline inducing activities she entered into as well. Sometimes when you're in pain only fear and shock can make you feel like you're still alive.
It was good to get out of Forks for a while and see some other Vampires and learn about their habits and talents. I thought Italy set up a lot of interesting questions that I'm hoping for answers to in Eclipse especially concerning what will happen if Bella does become a vampire. I also enjoyed the return of Alice who is one of my favourite extra characters.
Alison So many books so little time