I finally read Twilight. After hearing many an adult woman gush like she was 13 again about Edward, I was starting to feel culturally behind the times.
It was a decent story, but oh so teenage angst ridden…which is fitting, since it is a young adult book. I love me some science fiction/fantasy, so it wasn’t the whole vampire thing that turned me off. I loved The Time Traveler’s Wife, which also has a science-fiction-esque plot element, but TTTW is totally in another class, in my opinion. I did enjoy the romance and the tension (hey, I AM a woman after all), but Twilight seemed more akin to your average romantic movie plotline… not a feverish obsession. Weird. I don’t think I’ll read the rest of them, I already know the general gist of the plot from all the chatter I’ve come across.
Maybe if I had read it first during the summer, I would’ve enjoyed it more, but I think it just paled in comparison to the good books I’ve read lately. Or it could be that I’m cold and heartless. Maybe I need to reconnect with my inner teen? If only I could handle the angst.