Although I have been a vampire fan from the days of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer and am more than a little in love with the True Blood storyline, I never thought I would be a 'Twilighter'.
Wasn't Stephanie Meyer writing for a bunch of teens?
It sure didn't start out that way either.
My first 'taste' came when I watched the "Twilight" movie on Foxtel Box Office (sometime last year). I thought it was terrible, but all the hype about the books meant that I had to get myself a copy to see what all the fuss was about. Clearly the movie didn't do it justice? There must be more to this?
I didn't think too much of the first novel either. It was an easy read, which, given that I had two young twins, was a plus, but I sure wasn't dying to read on.
As the third movie was being released, in May or June this year, the Mums at school were all discussing a 'girl's night out' to go watch it. I declined. One of the Mum's got me talking about it though. She was a big fan (of the books) and insisted that I try "New Moon". She brought it to school the next day, and I read it (you can't argue with her). I got hooked.
I don't know if it was Jacob, or the complexity of the Bella/Edward saga, but I suddenly decided I liked them. I polished New Moon off in a week or so, followed by "Eclipse" and, now I am in the middle of the fourth gripping book, "Breaking Dawn". I'm in. I'm loving it.
There are just three things I want to say about all this Twilight series buzz:
- The movies are crap (I watched New Moon after I finished the book and it was extremely disappointing. They tell me Eclipse is MUCH better with the injection of a new Director, but really. I doubt I will see it.)
- And Kristen Stewart. *cringe* Well, she's not my Bella. She is truly awful. Read this post for some excellent Kristen bagging.
- I am impressed with the secrecy about the books. At over 600 pages into the final book, I still don't know what the end will bring. I've never heard boo about the plot. That's pretty cool considering how huge the marketing campaign has been for the series.