New Moon

Heh. Most say that this book is quite boring and does not really live up to the first. Well, I must admit that I did skip some of the pages, but I think it’s not so bad. Perhaps this was because I have been warned and pre-warned about the impending bore that I have lowered my expectations so considerable that the bore didn’t really bother me.

Anyway, this book lacked Edward. Yes, to those who are so in love with Edward, this book will bore you. He reappeared only towards the end, with exceptions of his voice that kept appearing in Bella’s head. Those, however, who loved Jacob, will find this interesting.

The only thing I don’t like about Meyer’s writing is she is too descriptive and repetitive. I really don’t see a reason for her to keep describing how Jacob has grown so huge and dashing and how Bella pined for Edward. Come on, get into some substance already! Like what I have told some of my friends, it isn’t her writing that captures the readers, it was just a plain storyline.

Back to the book – here, the focus is on Jacob and Bella – how she discovered he is a werewolf and how she realises that her new BFF is her lover’s eternal enemy. And, if she were to become a vampire as well, her BFF will become her enemy. As she struggled to come into terms with this fact, she still dreamt of Edward, wishing that he’d just reappear and also trying to put herself in danger, hoping that he would magically turn up and save her from danger.

Of course Jacob isn’t too happy with this since he is in love with her, too. The turning point for Bella came when both werewolf and vampire came face-to-face. Meyer, as usual, played the meeting down with more descriptions which made the chapter longer than necessary.

Hopefully, the next book will be better.

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