Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Let me introduce you to my latest obsession- The Twilight Saga. It is a series of books about a teenage girl named Bella and her relationship with a relatively young vampire (Only oh 90 years old or so :) named Edward.
I jumped on the Twilight bandwagon fairly late in the game, Probably a month before the fourth book was released. There were a couple of reasons why this series interested me. The first reason was that I found out the Author, Stephenie Meyer, is LDS. Just for curiosity's sake I wanted to see if her religious background played any part in the story. I also heard that they were making the first book into a movie. I wanted to read the book first and see how well it translated on the big screen. When I first told Kevin my idea he took a look at the size of the book and told me I probably wouldn't finish it in time for the movies release this November. Okay so It may have taken me over six months to read the Da Vinci Code. Even so, I took it as a personal challenge and just the kick in the pants I needed to start reading.
What I never expected was to get so caught up in the story. I can't even tell you what it was, but everyday I couldn't wait to see what happened next. I completely got sucked into the story and felt like I got to know the characters on a personal level. Now three months later I have not only read Twilight but the three books that follow.
I would really like to recommend these books to anyone who wants to get caught up in something. A lot of the buzz surrounding these books are that they are the next Harry Potter series. I never read those books so I can't exactly say if that is true or not, but if you would like to learn a little more you can visit the author's website at stepheniemeyer.com