This follow-up novel to the "New York Times" bestseller "Twilight" proves to be another irresistible combination of romance and suspense with a supernatural twist. Star-crossed lovers Bella and Edward face new obstacles in this vampire love story.
All is not well between demon-magnet Bella and Edward Cullen, her vampire Romeo. An innocent papercut at Edward's house puts Bella in grave danger when various members of the Cullen family can barely resist their hunger at the smell of blood. The Cullens promptly leave town, afraid of endangering Edward's beloved, and Bella sinks into an overwhelming depression. Months later, she finally emerges from her funk to rebuild her life, focusing on her friendship with besotted teen Jacob from the reservation. Bella's unhealthy enthrallment to Edward leads her into dangerous and self-destructive behavior despite her new friends, and supernatural complications are bound to reappear. Bella's being hunted by an evil vampire, and Jacob's adolescent male rage turns out to be incipient lycanthropy: It seems many Quileute Indians become werewolves in the presence of vampires, their natural enemies. Psychic miscommunications and angst-ridden dramatic gestures lead to an exciting page-turner of a conclusion drenched in the best of Gothic romantic excess. Despite Bella's flat and obsessive personality, this tale of tortured demon lovers entices. (Fantasy. 13-16) (Kirkus Reviews)
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Reviewed by fatima padia from port shepstone,south africa on 16 June 2007
245 of 515 people found the following review helpful:
the sequel to the electrifying novel "twilight" continues with the unforgettable love story of Bella,a normal 17 yer old, and Edward,an immortal vampire.Things change when bella turns 18-she is now older than edward and this scares her.after an incident involving a papercut and his thirsty family,edward realises that he is not good enough for bella and through pure selflessness,leaves for her safety.both their hearts are torn and they sink into a hole of depression and this is just the beginning to a rivetting novel!