Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Stephanie Meyer's Twilight Saga

Well, I have fully and completely caved. I thought I would give Stephanie Meyer's Twilight Saga a miss but then I read a quote from one of the books and found myself thinking that it sounded interesting. So here I am now listening to the first book in the series, Twilight, on audio. I am so hooked that I wander around the house and yard plugged in and doing my chores in a state of complete absorption - not in what I am doing but in what I am hearing.

I am not the kind of person who goes in for books about vampires and similarly unsavory characters, but this book is quite addictive. It reminds me fleetingly of another series that I have reviewed. In the Mortal Instruments Trilogy we meet a seemingly normal girl called Clary Fray who discovers that she not at all normal. She is the daughter of Shadowhunters - humans who hunt down and kill demons - and she now has to deal with the often dark and disturbing world that Shadowhunters live in. This world is populated by werewolves, vampires, and all kinds of terrifying creatures. The adventures that Clary has as she tries to find her way are fascianting, often horrifying, and splendidly compelling.

The review for Twilight will be in the October issue of Through the Looking Glass Book Review. Who knows, at the rate I am going I may even have a review of the second book in the series, New Moon, in that issue as well.

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