So, here we are for the first official post for Reading Rewind.
If you follow me on Instagram, yesterday I posted a photo of the book Katie and I had chosen to read first. And if you don’t,
you should here it is!
That’s right! We chose Twilight because it was the first YA book both of us had ever read. For me, I bought Twilight on a whim. There was a bunch of press/hype about the movie, so I bought a copy out of curiosity. But, it sat on my desk for a few months. The only reason I picked it up when I did was because I didn’t have the next book in the Kathy Reichs series I was reading at the time.
Needless to say, I was hooked. Thankfully, by the time I devoured Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse, Breaking Dawn was just a few days away from being released. I actually took BD to a friend’s birthday party and hid out in a room to finish it. I read the series several times over, but it’s been about 7 years since I picked any of them up. I was a bit scared to see how it would fare…
1. When did you originally read the book and what did you rate it?
I first read Twilight in 2008 and I rated it 5 stars.
2. Why did you love it?
As I said above, it was the first YA book that I read and I think I loved it because it had all of the things I didn’t see in the “adult” books I was constantly reading. I was reading Stephen King at 9 and had gone through all of Dean Koontz’s releases by the time I was 14. Twilight felt lighter, more enjoyable.
3. After the re-read did your rating/feelings about it change? Why or why not?
Not at all, I still love it. I may even love it more. I forgot how snarky Bella was. She was constantly making snide remarks and I found myself cackling in several places. Of course the sweet moments with Edward continued to make me grin like crazy.
I mean, I could definitely pick things out to complain about, but my fangirl heart just won’t let me because I’ve overlooked it all. If anything, the re-read made me realize how the movie was missing many elements that made the book so great for me. And now I’m dying to keep reading the rest of the series, but perhaps skimming
the Jacob scenes certain sections.
Have you read Twilight? What was your favorite scene?
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