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Thank you, Stephenie!
Kudos to Stephenie Meyer for dreaming up (literally) this incredible world depicted in the Twilight Series. This series has captured the hearts of countless fans of all ages, all around the world. I envy Stephenie for making this creation seem so easy to have done… I’m addicted!
You can visit Stephenie Meyer's website at www.stepheniemeyer.com to read more about her life and how she came up with the idea for Twilight, as well as her other projects.
My Own Personal Brand of Heroin!
I'm ashamed to admit that I hadn’t even heard of Twilight until it was presented to me by my older sister shortly after the first movie released in the theaters. Upon her visit she had brought with her the entire series of books. I was dying for something new to read, so she handed me Twilight. I sat down to begin reading and was immediately hooked!
My sister was visiting November/December of 2008 and she offered to treat me to the theater to see Twilight as a belated birthday gift. My birthday is in June, so really, she just wanted any old excuse to see it AGAIN! We planned to go the following day, so I just HAD to finish the book before then. As I’m sure most of you know, the movies rarely come close to being as good as the book it was depicted from… So, I hammered away at that book till my eyes hurt, which wasn’t too hard to do as I didn’t want to put it down in the first place. I finished the next day, just before we walked out the door for my birthday gift.
The movie was great! Though I must say, I am really glad that I had decided not to see the movie until I had completed the book, as I would have been totally lost. For those of you out there who have seen the movies(s) but haven’t read the books… I suggest you read the books as you will be pleasantly surprised at all of the details and things that you miss from the movie. Or, things that are in the movie that you may just happen to dismiss without even realizing that there is actually reason behind them. For example, in the movie, when Jessica and Angela are explaining to Bella who the Cullen’s are (as the Cullen’s are walking into the cafeteria) you hear Jessica saying that Edward Cullen is “totally gorgeous, obviously, but apparently nobody here is good enough for him.” If I hadn’t read the book first, I probably wouldn’t have noticed that the reason he was grinning during Jessica’s talking was because Vampires basically have super hearing and he could here everything she was saying. (Same thing for when she was talking about Emmett & Rosalie and Alice & Jasper. There are so many other examples that I could give, but the rundown is, if you haven’t and you’re a fan, READ THE BOOKS! I have read all the books twice as well as listened to the audio book versions while at work. Don't worry... I still get all my work done!
READ THE BOOKS!
New Moon - Book 2
Eclipse - Book 3
Breaking Dawn - Book 4
WATCH THE MOVIES!
Movie Release Dates
Twilight - November 21st, 2008
New Moon - November 20th, 2009
Eclipse - June 30th, 2010
Breaking Dawn (part 1) - November 18th, 2011
Breaking Dawn (part 2) - ?2012?
A teenage girl, Bella Swan, goes from living a normal life with her mother in Arizona to living with her father in Forks, Washington. She meets and falls in love with a vampire, Edward Cullen. Not only does Edward need to protect Bella from her own clumsiness, but also from a tracker vampire, James, who's intent on killing Bella for sport. Things take a turn when the Cullen's end up killing James to save Bella. What will James' girlfriend, Victoria, have to say about all of this?
The story takes a turn as Edward leaves Bella behind in an attempt to protect her. When she realizes that a rush of danger is what it takes to form a hallucination of Edward, she turns to her best friend Jacob to unknowingly help her find these dangers. Using him as a crutch to lessen the blow her heart has taken, Bella and Jacob form a stronger bond as they spend more time together.
Jacob struggles to come to grips with his own new life changes that he must keep from Bella. Bella is once again alone until her discovery that Jacob and his friends are werewolves who are protecting the people of Forks from Victoria as well as other vampires. As everything is starting to come together, Bella must leave her newest life protector.
On a quest to find and save her love from making a huge mistake brought upon a unfinished vision from Alice, a phone call from Rosalie and a case of mistaken death; she finds herself upon a new danger.
Bella saves Edwards life by willing to give up her own, while Alice saves Bella's life by promising the Volturi that Bella too will one day be a vampire. Hurry, time is of the essence. The Volturi don't offer second chances...
Time is running out and Bella is still human! Not only does Bella need to worry about the Volturi finding out that she's still human, graduation fast approaching, and telling her parents that her and Edward plan to marry, but Victoria is still out there with a taste for revenge. As the number of dead bodies climb in Port Angeles, the Cullen's, Bella and the Werewolves discover that someone is creating an army of newborn vampires. Not only is there an army of newborn vampires that have no fear of consequence but they're all headed toward Forks. The vampires and Werewolves, who are natural enemies, must come together and protect Bella and Fork's as allies. The Cullen's and Werewolves must end the madness before the Volturi, who's only regularly enforced law is that the existence of vampires be kept a secret and that they don't make spectacles of themselves, get wind of the army. If the Volturi come to Forks to enforce the vampire laws, no doubt they will see that Bella is still human and a second chance will not be offered.
Everything seems to be settling down with Victoria dead and the army gone. Edward and Bella finally say, "I do." Marriage while Bella was still human was Edward's stipulation on Bella's request for Edward to be the one to change her. Even though Edward believes that he is too strong and Bella is too fragile for them to consummate the marriage, Bella finally convinces him. Even though Bella must endure the pain of multiple bruises, the honeymoon is great. Weeks later, while still hunkered down on the island, Bella discovers that she thinks she's pregnant! Something no one thought was even possible. As Bella's belly grows at a phenomenal rate, Edward gets worried and immediately takes Bella home to see Carlisle. Bella is ready to keep the baby as Edward know's that the babies strength and rapid growth will mean certain death for Bella. As the time comes for Bella to have the baby, Edward must work quickly without the assist of Carlise who has left home to hunt. As Bella's belly is cut open and the baby is removed, Bella see's her little girl for the first time and then all signs of life from Bella are gone. Edward works quickly by injecting a vile full of his own venom straight into her heart and pumping her chest as an effort to quickly spread the venom through her veins before her human life is totally lost. Alas, it worked! Now, the Cullen's must patiently wait for days as Bella's body takes and transforms to immortality. Once awakened, Bella is finally a vampire, getting to know her new body, life and senses. Her last human moments are a bit blurry but once the initial shock wears off, she can hear heartbeats coming from downstairs. One is Jacob and the other.... a smaller, fluttering also humming heartbeat. Renesmee! Ignoring the new thirst and burning in her throat, all she can think about is seeing her baby. The child that she nearly gave up her life for, the baby that she fought for. The Cullen's convince Bella that it's too dangerous, for Renesmee is half human as well as half vampire. Bella's newborn vampire instincs may take over and Bella could be a danger to her own daughter!
As a short time goes by and Edward takes Bella on her first hunting trip, it is realized that Bella has a knack for self control and she is able to be close to her daughter. As things are starting to come together, a new issue arises. Immortal children are against the law! Once again the Cullen's have to worry about the Volturi. They must gain witnesses and convince the Volturi that Renesmee is not mere immortal child, but she's special. She grows and learns and unlike children who are transformed into vampires, can be taught and abide by the laws the vampire community must follow. Will the Cullen's convince the Volturi before they seek and destroy not only Renesmee, but the entire Cullen clan?
Edward Cullen: " I can read every mind in this room apart from yours. There's... Money. Sex. Money. Sex. Cat..."
New Moon (movie)
Bella Swan: "You can't really run with vampires... cause they're fast."
Bella Swan (narrating): Edward and Alice playing chess was one of the funniest things I'd ever seen. They'd sat there nearly motionless, staring at the board, while Alice foresaw the moves he would make and he picked the moves she would make in return out of her head. They played most of the game in their minds. I think they'd each moved two pawns when Alice suddenly flicked her king over and surrendered. It took all of three minutes.
Break Dawn (book)
Rosalie Hale (speaking about Jacob): "Ewe. Someone put the dog out! The more time he spends here, the longer it's going to take to get the smell out."