New Moon by Stephenie Meyer


I knew we were both in mortal danger.

Still, in that instant, I felt well. Whole. I could feel my heart racing in my chest, the blood pulsing hot and fast through my veins again. My lungs filled deep with the sweet scent that came off of his skin. It was like there had never been any hole in my chest. I was perfect- not healed, but as if there had never been a wound in the first place.

This is book two in the Twilight series. My friend Cindy picked it up for me at Wal-Mart in Little Falls last Friday evening.  I completed it on Thursday of this past week.

I had heard that this book was harder to get into, but to plug on as the third picks up speed again.  I did not necessarily find that the case.  I think the anxiety caused by Edwards absence in much of the book must be the reason for the overall reader disappointment, but what the author is doing is developing the relationship and a new up and coming lead character, Jacob Back.  All who have read these books should agree, having Edward around during this segment of the book development would not have worked as well.  We needed a wounded yet free Bella, a “caution be damned” Bella… and that’s what we got.

I enjoyed the intensity of this book just as much as the first and while some of the Jacob/Bella dialogue tended to drag in parts, I pressed on, knowing that this was essential material to get us where we were going.

I for one, was not disappointed.

While New Moon may not turn out to be the best in the series, it is an important piece to the puzzle that is Twilight.

5 Rating – still an A+ read.  (Oh yeah ….  I am now ahead of Justin!)

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