Shoot, I muttered when the paper sliced my finger; I pulled it out to examine the damage. A single drop of blood oozed from the tiny cut.It all happened very quickly then.Edward threw himself at me, flinging me back across the table...I tumbled down to the floor by the piano, with my arms thrown out instinctively to catch my fall, into the jagged shards of glass. I felt the searing, stinging pain that ran from my wrist to the crease inside my elbow. Dazed and disoriented, I looked up from the bright red blood pulsing out of my arm-into the fevered eyes of the six suddenly ravenous vampires.Legions of readers entranced by Twilight are hungry for more and they won't be disappointed. In New Moon, Stephenie Meyer delivers another irresistible combination of romance and suspense with a supernatural twist. The "star-crossed" lovers theme continues as Bella and Edward find themselves facing new obstacles, including a devastating separation, the mysterious appearance of dangerous wolves roaming the forest in Forks, a terrifying threat of revenge from a female vampire and a deliciously sinister encounter with Italy's reigning royal family of vampires, the Volturi. Passionate, riveting, and full of surprising twists and turns, this vampire love saga is well on its way to literary immortality.
The Book Muncher (USA: CA) (2007/12/05): The second book in the Twilight series is just as fastastic as the first. Although it is a very long book, it was a quick read for me. Stephenie Meyer is such a great author!
Sharon Lee (Singapore) (2008/04/27): This is a condition that you need to fulfil if you were to mooch this book from me (a pre-requisite set by the previous giver of this book and I'd like to make this a tradition particularly for Twlight series).
Please pass the book on as you finish reading it. I've kept my promise here and I hope you will do likewise, to continue spreading the fandom of Edward Cullen and Isabella Swan a-la Romeo & Juilet. :) I love the story and I'd like as many people to read it as possible.
Maria319 (USA: NV) (2008/07/28): This is #2 in the series and not as good as the first (still good), however, #3 gets better and you couldnt skip #2!
I had a hard time reading book 2 of the Twilight Series - maybe because I could relate so much to Bella's pain of losing her Edward? Meyer writes about Bella's pain so vividly that you almost feel like you are living through it yourself. Maybe that's why so many people may not enjoy this one as much as the other books in the series - they re-live their own pain of the lose of their "first/true love" in this book and it's not a pleasant feeling. But it's still quite a good read when you move beyond that. It's a little more slow paced than the other books - mainly centering around Bella's pain and struggle to try and move on, however the action gets faster towards the end so I do recommend to stick with it.
I must admit, I fell in love with Jacob in this book and I do have a soft spot for Jacob now (even though I am glad that Bella got her Edward in the end :)
jbatson (Canada) (2009/03/24): I found this one much more difficult to get through than Twilight. I was thrilled at the end ... and left me sitting on the edge of my seat ... ready to crack #3. Even though it was hard to get through I would recommend reading it.
Amanda Fuentes (USA: GA) (2010/02/08): Did not like it as much as the first one. Too many depressing chapters. I had to stop reading it for a while because of the side effects of emotional distress. However, Werewolves win big points in sexiness ;)
Molly (USA: GA) (2010/05/03): I didn't like this book at all. In fact, I can truthfully say that I hated it. I didn't expect to hate it. I'm within the book's target demographic, teenaged girls. I love fantasy literature. But the thing is, I love good literature, and this is not good literature. The whole book seems to be about how gorgeous and perfecy and essential Edward is. There's hardly any character depth in this book and while the plot isn't as hard to find in this book as it was in Twilight, I get sick of how Bella can't seem to live without her boyfriend. She completely lacks independence. It makes me sad to think that there are so many girls my age who think that this book puts forth laudable ideas.