At first I hesitated in buying this novel, believing it may be a bit of a parody over the Manga that I love and an attempt at copying that.
Being a reader of the original books (and prefering them to the movie) I needed recaps from the book as I'd seen the films a few times after reading them and forgetting which parts of the story were 'real' or not etc.
So I purchased this novel today and had a quick read from the start, I ended up finishing 30minutes later nearly halfway throught the book. Firstly it's the artwork, it's so beautiful and captivating that you don't want to tear yourself away. Secondly it's how you see how Stephenie saw the characters when she created them which is personally magical for me.
Thirdly it's how the characters are so much more to the book than the 'modern' films in comparison, it fits just right and after you get used to the way the characters are drawn you're straight back into picturing the books again.
Fourthly is how it's so much like a Manga, in the end I had to finish the book in the same evening (A habit with any Manga reading is that I can never put it down once I've started!) it is done perfectly (Not back to front though) and sent my emotions going in certain places, sometimes just the sheer beauty of the artwork and sometimes just because you don't have to picture the scene as it is there and you can just imagine the situation and feeling of it.
It is absolutely wonderful and I am not disappointed nor feel I have wasted my money on a short read, I very much recommend it, I now have a strong urge (Which I already had previously) to re-read the Twilight books to see how accurae the Manga is or whether they have adjusted some parts of it or I am confused with the books and the films now!
Even if you are starting on Twilight I would recommend this first if that was prefered, you won't get the whole 4 books worth but this is a good start and will gradually get you there.
I really can't wait for the next volume, this is definitely going to be a completed set for me! :)