Personally, the series is a little too girly for me. I prefer my vampires to be a bit manlier than Edward Cullen (sorry to all of the fangirls. Please don’t claw my eyes out.). But I have read and own all the books. As to whether or not I like it...hmmmm.
Well, let's put it this way; I was reading the Twilight looong before the Edward fangirl was born into existence, shortly followed by the it'scooltohatethisnow bandwagon’s nation invasion upon the battle for Team Edward or Jacob. (Ever notice that? Everything has this stage where it's the coolest thing in the world, and then people start this little thing where it is suddenly bad to be a fan of the cool thing and that the cool thing is stupid. I expect I should prepare myself to defend MY books when they go through that stage. lol) Personally, I think Steph has got some balls to publish such work. She had to have known that she couldn't just change the effect of sunlight on vampires and walk away untouched. I respect and admire her bravery and hope that I too will have the courage to throw my work to the public and let them judge it.
Also, she stuck to her story. She used the same theories from beginning to end. I have read some other books where everything changes constantly and I hate it! It gives me such a headache!
Moving on! On the other hand, if I was reaching for a book and twilight was in front of me, I'm not too sure I would pick it up. I respect Steph as an author and I thing she is bloody brilliant for her accomplishments, but frankly, I think Edward is a little too girly for me. On top of that, having Bella as the main character is killer, and not in the good way. I just can’t stand how monotone her voice sounds in my head.
Now the REAL section is when she switches it up and the story is told by Jacob! The chapter names are fantastic! I love them so much. There is so much more rage and a bit of confusion...I could really identify with the situation (minus the werewolf/vampire battles).
Yeah...not too sure where to go with that. Sorry it's so long. I've debated on this many times before. lol