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The Twilight Saga: New Moon (Film Tie In) | Paperback

Released on 27 October 2009

Author: Stephenie Meyer | Format: Paperback

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I stuck my finger under the edge of the paper and jerked it under the tape. 'Shoot,' I muttered when the paper sliced my finger. A single drop of blood oozed from the tiny cut. It all happened very quickly then. 'No!' Edward roared ...Dazed and disorientated, I looked up from the bright red blood pulsing out of my arm - and into the fevered eyes of the six suddenly ravenous vampires. - An exert from Stephanie Meyer's New Moon

For Bella Swan, there is one thing more important than life itself: Edward Cullen. But being in love with a vampire is more dangerous than Bella ever could have imagined. Edward has already rescued Bella from the clutches of an evil vampire but now, as their daring relationship threatens all that is near and dear to them, they realise their troubles may just be beginning...

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The second book in Stephanie Meyer's fantasy romance saga, New Moon picks up the action at Bella Swann's birthday bash, where a little blood spilt goes a long way to breaking up her relationship with vampire dreamboat Edward Cullen. The biggest-selling childrens' paperback of 2008, with over 5.8 million copies sold, the book spent 150 weeks on the USA Today Best Sellers list, peaking at number one. Whilst the inevitable Hollywood smash movie adaptation of New Moon directed by Chris Weitz, and starring Kirsten Stewart and Robert Pattinson, is all set for a November 2009 release at the time of writing, the novel is available right now and makes for essential reading. If the first novel, Twilight was about finding true love then New Moon is about losing it.

Stephenie Meyer is clearly a more confident writer than she was on her fantastic first novel, Twilight. Meyer invests more time in exploring the motivations of the characters, greatly expanding the role of Jacob Black in particular. Jacob's feelings for Bella, and his lupine heritage, colour some of the best sections of the novel as he struggles to compete with the absent Edward. However, the greatest struggle is definitely that of the star-crossed lovers. Whilst Edward and the Cullens remove themselves from Forks to save Bella, she lives life on the edge in the face of her doomed relationship with the gloomy vampire. Ultimately, the two must face the consequences of their love, and Bella must decide whether she is to die as a human or live as a vampire with Edward, eternally.

Whilst Meyer is a dab-hand at conveying emotion and chaste romance, she's no slouch when it comes to action. Some of the most gripping chapters in the saga can be found in New Moon, particularly the ones featuring malevolent Victoria, a vampire searching for revenge on those who killed her lover from the first book, James. Although the story is less streamlined than that of Twilight, New Moon's more expansive nature allows for a greater degree of emotional and narrative exploration, weaving several story strands with effortless precision. Ultimately, New Moon will greatly appeal to the hordes of Twilight fans lusting for more vampiric, teen-lit action, but leave them suitably bloodthirsty for the next chapter, Eclipse and the finale, Breaking Dawn.

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I love this book, The series in general... When I first heard about the Twilight series I was a bit (very much to be honest) sceptic about the whole vampire/romance thing, and thought that it wouldn't work, and would be too weird for an love story. But Stephanie really made the whole plot work fine, and (no matter how silly it sounds) the vampire part became very much believeable.
I started out reading the series in Danish (I'm from Denmark - obviously), but a friend told me that it was much better in English, because the translation process had caused some of the "feelings" to get lost...

 couldn't put it down!

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loved the book from start to finish! I even recommended it to a friend who is now hooked on the books! Really liked the front cover!

 If you already have New Moon then...

| | See all MissStar's reviews (15)

I don't know you could just buy this for the different covers (thats exactly what i did)
I love this picture because it is slightly different from the main promotional shot for new moon but now you can see that Edward is in pain for leaving Bella
It takes pride of place on my bookcase and i recommend it to any hardcore Twilight fans who are collecting everything or just anyone who wants a decent book

AuthorStephenie Meyer
PublisherLittle, Brown Book Group (UNITED KINGDOM)
FormatPAPERBACK - 512 Pages
Age Group12