Twilight Book Series
There are not many series of books which have gripped the young adults of this world (and also the not so young) in the way that the Twilight series of books by Stephenie Meyer has. Of course, turning each into extremely successful Hollywood blockbusters full of handsome young men has helped, even if the handsome young men are vampires and werewolves, that just goes to make them more “interesting” don’t you think. Since the first book was published in 2005, the series has sold more than 100 million copies across the world and has been translated into 38 different languages, that just goes to prove the power of the dark side. Vampires, werewolves, love, blood, coffins and caskets, they’re certainly not your average country boys.
Twilight Book Series – The Books
Twilight is the title of the first of the series of books, which kind of sets the scene and really gets the whole ball rolling. Boy (Edward) meets girl (Bella), boy turns out to be vampire, girl doesn’t care and they fall in love, another “bad vampire” (James) from another family tries to hunt down girl and drink her blood, boy defends girl who escapes to Phoenix, Arizona, but bad vampire finds her, first vampire rescues her and kills bad vampire.
New Moon is the second of the series which sees Edward move away as he feels that he’s putting Bella’s life in danger. She becomes very depressed and is befriended by Jacob Black, (third boy in love triangle) who turns out to be a shape shifting werewolf type thing (but a very handsome shape shifting werewolf type thing) – it’s certainly a funny old town, none of those live around here, I don’t think! Anyway, Jacob and his pack of shape shifting werewolf type family defends Bella from Victoria, the mate of James (remember him from book 1) who’s a bit cheesed off with Bella to say the least, oh, and she’s a vampire too. Anyway, there’s all sorts of fighting but in the end Bella and Edward are re-united and go back home – ahhhh.
Eclipse, the third book in the series sees Victoria (not one to give in easily) with her army of baby vampires trying to battle Edward and his family for revenge over James’ death. The vampires and the werewolves join forces (reluctantly) to destroy her and her baby vampire army, and in the end Bella chooses Edward over Jacob and they decide to be married – oh, poor Jacob, I’d have chosen him any day, but that’s the story. . .
Breaking Dawn is the final book in the Twilight book series, and Edward and Bella are at last married, but will they live happily ever after? Oh come on, you don’t want me to tell you all of it do you, I’ve probably spoiled it a bit already. What will become of poor Jacob? You’ll have to buy the series to find out, I can promise you this, once you get hooked you won’t be able to put it down.
The easiest way to carry the entire Twilight series with you is buy a Kindle – we will call this Team Jacob.
Alternatively, if you own an iPad, you can download the Kindle iPad App – Team Edward.
Or, if you want to skip reading altogether, you can visit the official web site for the Twilight movies.