If you enjoyed reading twilight, then go ahead and read this one, I suppose you've got nothing more to lose, as for those of you thinking about reading the series, I seriously advise against it.
This review would have had more stars based solely on the fact that Edward goes awol for most of the book, however, all that's left behind after he leaves is an even more depressed Bella (if you can imagine such a thing) and her agonizing pain over him not being there to climb through her window and sniff her pillow. This pain makes up pretty much the rest of the book with the occasional life-threatening activities Bella takes on in order to hear Edwards voice (well done do all of those that already guessed she was out of her mind) These activities include cliff diving and having motorbike accidents. If you are starting to think that this perhaps adds depth to the shallow character that is Bella Swan then I urge you to finish this review. Bella Swan remains as dull as ever.
The only praise this book deserves is for the character of Jacob Black who is quite possibly the only person in the world (real or fictional) who can tolerate Bella's obsessive whining.
Following the theme of twilight, new moon was badly written, badly structured and entirely empty of any decent development. I implore you, if you've bought this book or even been given it as a gift, bin it or regift it, cut your losses and move onto something that won't suck the life out of you.