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Waiting for Eclipse

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We still have a few days before Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer hits bookstore shelves August 7, 2007. But have you checked out Barnes and Noble lately? When I checked in April there were 592 'reviews' posted already and today there are 938.  

I use the term reviews loosely because for the most part they are just teenage gushing over how wonderful Stephenie Meyer's books are. Okay… and how wonderful Edward, or for a handful Jacob, is. For the most part it is the girls who are doing the gushing but I have noticed a few guys as well, not to mention the select adults. 

Not that there is anything wrong with the gushing. Once I read Eclipse there will be a fair share here. Count yourself warned. Because yes, I am in love with Edward Cullen too! 

When the first book, Twilight, came out you didn't hear a lot about it at first, but it quickly developed a following and it just snowballed from there. The fan base is huge. Do a search right now and you will find hundreds of sites dedicated to Bella and her vampire love, Edward Cullen. Over time and with the release of the second novel in this young adult vampire series New Moon the fan base has done nothing but grow. 

I've heard few, if any, bad things about these novels. When asked why I liked such an angst filled fluff of a book I could only squeal like the 15-year old girl I am inside 'But I love it!' 

So what is it about Stephenie Meyer's novels that make them stand out from the rest of the vampire paranormal? They are simply but well written. The dialogue is natural and while some authors struggle to capture that young adult feel Meyer nails Bella and her classmates perfectly. 

And all that teenage angst? It is appealing because we have all been there, or will be there or even at this very moment are there. I can relate because the first love, the one that just happened to rip my heart out and leave me standing in the woods bleeding to death, is the one I wish could have ended differently. When Edward comes back to Bella in New Moon it is like a second chance at your own memories. When you are young and dreaming of love for the first time this is the relationship that you fantasized about; slightly dangerous, completely romantic, maybe even forbidden. 

There is also the very real possibility that Twilight will be made into a movie soon. Deals are being discussed and options being bought right at this very moment. Whether or not a movie actually makes it to the big screen is another thing. But I for one would stand in line to see it opening night.

Not to mention Edward Cullen is the most gorgeous vampire in paranormal fiction that any one's imagination has been able to come up with in awhile. Will you be reading Eclipse? I can already tell you this is one novel people will be talking about.

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  • amy

    hi i love the books aswell ekkkkkk i cant wait till eclipse ! omg !!! i have to wait longer because i live in the isle of man and we havnt even got new moon in the shops here ! so i have got a mate whos goin to america espesially to get it for me and its gonna be 16 days till she gets back ! not fair ! humph. some people who have read it already says its not as good as they thought itwould be ! does anyone know when book 4 is out ? bye now ! xxx

  • Christine

    I loved eclipse. i love all three of them. these books are so fascinating. ive never read anything like it.

  • When I told all my friends about it they read it and loved. Maybe your will come around? It really is a great series, I know exactly how you feel. I love it too. πŸ™‚

  • Allie I.

    When I first mention how much I love Stephenie Meyers books my friends ask; “Well what are they about?” and I mention vampires and immediatly they lose interest, but this will always be my favorite book that I fell in love with. I never thought someone could fall in love with a book. This book truely has a captivating spell over me that leaves me with excitment,love, and horror around every corner.If Edward does exist send him to my house!

  • That’s great! Thank you πŸ™‚

  • This article has been selected for syndication to Advance.net , which is affiliated with newspapers around the United States, and to Boston.com. Nice work!

  • It really is a great series. I hope she enjoys the second one as much as the first. They have kept the third one under wraps, not sending ARC’s out until after the release date so it should be good. I’ve got my fingers crossed anyway. πŸ™‚

  • Someone recommended this series to TheWifeToWhomI’mMarried as we stood in line for Deathly Hallows. She’s reading the first book as we speak and she says she likes it. She’s trying to catch up so she can read #3 when it arrives.