For those who have yet to read Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series here's a brief (somewhat) synopis from Amazon.com:
Product Description"Softly he brushed my cheek, then held my face between his marble hands. ''Be very still,'' he whispered, as if I wasn''t already frozen. Slowly, never moving his eyes from mine, he leaned toward me. Then abruptly, but very gently, he rested his cold cheek against the hollow at the base of my throat. " As Shakespeare knew, love burns high when thwarted by obstacles. In Twilight, an exquisite fantasy by Stephenie Meyer, readers discover a pair of lovers who are supremely star-crossed. Bella adores beautiful Edward, and he returns her love. But Edward is having a hard time controlling the blood lust she arouses in him, because--he''s a vampire. At any moment, the intensity of their passion could drive him to kill her, and he agonizes over the danger. But, Bella would rather be dead than part from Edward, so she risks her life to stay near him, and the novel burns with the erotic tension of their dangerous and necessarily chaste relationship.Meyer has achieved quite a feat by making this scenario completely human and believable. She begins with a familiar YA premise (the new kid in school), and lulls us into thinking this will be just another realistic young adult novel. Bella has come to the small town of Forks on the gloomy Olympic Peninsula to be with her father. At school, she wonders about a group of five remarkably beautiful teens, who sit together in the cafeteria but never eat. As she grows to know, and then love, Edward, she learns their secret. They are all rescued vampires, part of a family headed by saintly Carlisle, who has inspired them to renounce human prey. For Edward''s sake they welcome Bella, but when a roving group of tracker vampires fixates on her, the family is drawn into a desperate pursuit to protect the fragile human in their midst. The precision and delicacy of Meyer''s writing lifts this wonderful novel beyond the limitations of the horror genre to a place among the best of YA fiction. (Ages 12 and up)
I can't even begin to tell you what drew me into this story or why I am currently addicted to finding out how it ends. I read it for two reasons: 1) everyone was talking about it and I wanted to see what it was all about and 2) I received it as a gift from my sister at Christmas. Once I started to read it, I could not put this book down. Maybe it's because right now, anything is much better than reality?
I'm currently reading book 3 of the series. I'm trying to slow down since I won't be able to purchase book 4 till next payday. I also went to see the movie today. If you have read the book, don't bother with the movie. The movie is good but the book is MUCH BETTER. The movie is as much true to the actual written word as a movie can get with some exceptions but I do not believe that the actors chosen do the characters much justice. If you are not a reader and just want to know what the story is about, go see the movie.
Now I am off to do some stitching as it has been neglected due to my obsession with Twilight!