‘ About three things I was absolutely positive.
First, Edward was a vampire.
Second, there was a part of him'”
And I didn’t know how dominant that part might be'”
That thirsted for my blood.
And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.”
From the back of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight book.
So, I’ve finished reading Twilight and I’m not sure how I feel about it. That is, I’m not sure if I’m disappointed with the ending or the fact that it did end. It did leave room for lots more drama to take place in the sequel, as well as left a few unanswered questions.
I was pleased that Bella held her stance throughout in her devotion to Edward and that she didn’t transform into the helpless ‘˜femme fatale.’
I was pleased that Edward also remained true to form, though he appears to be having a lot of guilt in his feelings about bringing harm to Bella through his relationship with her. This, particularly after the dramatic chase that takes place in the second half of the book after the couple has finally come together and seem to start progressing towards a somewhat ‘˜normal’ relationship!
Overall, the ‘˜Twilight’ book did maintain that, “DEEPLY SEDUCTIVE AND EXTRAORDINARILY SUSPENSEFUL — “ mood it describes.
A lot of questions were answered in the second half; I better understand how Edward is attracted to Bella, yet still ‘˜wants’ to kill her at the same time. The mystery and history of how Edward and his family each became a vampire is revealed, and we learn a little about the ‘˜previous’ life that 2 of his siblings had had. Both backgrounds promise more excitement for the future as relationships become tested.
Then there are the evil nemesis vampires that cross paths with the Cullen family and threaten Bella’s very life while exposing more mysteries about Dr. Cullen and his vampire children. We never know for certain if James, the enemy ‘˜tracker’ vampire was actually destroyed by the Cullen family, or if he’s simply been confined somewhere. And what of his partner, Victoria, the female vampire? Will she gather the rest of her coven and seek vengeance for her lost partner?
What of the Native American family, the Blacks, who maintain concern for Bella’s father, Charlie, as their reason for so badly wanting Bella to break off her relationship with the Cullen family. I’m starting to suspect there’s more behind Billy Black, the father confined to a wheelchair. Could he be a Shape shifter who maybe takes on the form of a werewolf at times, which was earlier mentioned to be the only true enemy of the vampire? That would be a plausible explanation as to why the Cullen’s are banned from going on the nearby Indian reservation.
Well, at any rate, now that I’ve completed Twilight, the first book in the Twilight series, I can go see the newly released movie by the same name and feel well prepared in being armed with knowledge of the ‘˜True’ story!