Twilight is one of the great vampire romance books of all time. The author intertwines vampire lovers with the human world in a fantasy vampire setting. No-one who reads Twilight can deny that this is one of the best vampire books ever written, even taking the first Dracula story into account.
Bella is an ordinary teenage girl. She lives an ordinary everyday life and there is nothing outstanding about her. But when she goes to live in the rainiest, gloomiest town in the whole of the U.S., Forks, her life changes completely. There she meets the mysterious Edward Cullen and her life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn.
Bella can tell from the start that Edward Cullen is not a normal teenage boy, but she is intrigued by him. He is amazingly handsome with pale skin and eyes that shift from black to gold. His voice is like velvet and totally mesmerizing. He is unlike anyone she has ever met before, but he has a dark secret that Bella is determined to uncover. Edward is a vampire and he lusts after Bella’s blood.
As Bella gets to know him (and to love him) she is put in mortal danger, not only by Edward himself, but by the vampire world that he exists in. But she cannot turn away. Edward is too much a part of her reason for existence, and he feels the same way about her. But their love cannot overcome the dangers of his vampire world.
Written by Stephenie Meyer, this is one of the best vampire books this reviewer has ever read. The story is seductive, suspenseful and very well written. The author draws you into Edward and Bella’s mystical world and love story from the first page.
The book is written from Bella’s prospective so the reader knows exactly what she is thinking. The reader knows Bella’s entire mind works (even though Edward cannot read her thoughts as he can with other people) and how she thinks about the love of her life, Edward.
The author, Stephenie Meyer, builds a completely believable, mystical, civilized vampire world. The reader is led to believe that vampires and humans can co-exist peaceably, and that humans and vampires can fall in love even with all of their vast and dangerous differences. In fact, the author makes the existence of vampires a totally alluring thought, one that every girl wants. The total commitment of Edward’s love towards Bella is one that any female of any age would envy.
This book is essentially a teen vampire romance book, a love story set in a vampire world. The vampire world setting makes it unique as a romance, with the magical element totally believable. Although it has been classed as a teen vampire romance book, it is hard to conceive that a girl or woman of any age would not appreciate this heartfelt love story. One of the great vampire romance books of all time, Bella and Edward’s story and intense love of one another will linger in any reader’s mind.