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This stunning set, complete with five editions of Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn, and The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella, makes the perfect gift for fans of the bestselling vampire love story.Deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful, The Twilight Saga capture the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires....

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The Twilight Saga Complete Collection Reviews

  • Demo
    2019-02-07 18:09

    You know, I find this whole thing especially disgusting.A few weeks ago I went to an acting workshop. It ended up being useless anyway, but that's not the point. There were a whole bunch of people, most of them eccentrics like me; others were wannabes that read the scripts in monotone. Throughout the hours I was actually able to get a long with a few people: two girls and a boy. They shared a lot of the same tastes as me: MCR, Muse, heavy makeup, foreign languages. It was awesome.So at lunch break, we were talking about totally random crap. They were talking about their favorite books, and I was just kind of laying around listening. I don't like taking part in live conversations much. Finally, one of the girls turned to me and asked what my favorite books were."Oh, you know, Shiver, Die For Me, Shade..." *couch cough* "Twilight" *cough cough.*They were all listening and smile, some even nodding in agreement with books they'd heard of, up until the last one. As soon as I'd mentioned it, one girl and the boy grimaced. "You like Twilight?" All three of them had their lips curled, like they tasted something funny."Not the movie," I defended. "The movie is shit. I just like the books."The books are just as stupid as the movie," the one girl said, just as the boy started muttering things to his sister about "Twitards" and "Twishit."And you know what happened after that?They stopped talking to me. They seriously got up, took their things, and walked away snickering. Meanwhile, I sat there slackjawed. After a few more seconds of sitting mouth agape, I gave them the finger and the Japanese gesture for "Moron." And then went back to doodling snakes on my arm. Who needs 'em?People, this is my problem with society. This. What kind of world do we live in where liking a certain book makes you an outcast? Where one series marks what kind of person you are? Just because you like Twilight doesn't mean you're an idiot, a brainless tween, or Annoying Facebook Girl gone emo. It doesn't make you stupid or tasteless or the proud owner of a -30 IQ level.But you know what it does make you? Shunned. For no fucking logical reason that I can see.It's like carrying some type of dormant illness---it has no effect on you, but people will still avoid you in fear of catching it. And it's not even direct or in person, either. I go on YouTube videos and people will be saying shit like "that troll's probably just some 12 year old twitard with no life." Like, what in the fuck is wrong with people? Are all people that like metal music goth? Are all girls that like pink prissy bitches? Are all HP fans awesome?NO!But all Twihards are idiots, right? Yeah, yeah, of course. Excuse me while I go choke on that bullshit.And Twilight fans aren't the only ones that face this idiotic discrimination. Anyone who likes Justin Bieber is stupid, anyone who gets sad over something is an attention whore, anyone who dresses in tight or lesser clothing is a slut, anyone who's Christian is a homophobic asshole. These are just commonly known "facts" throughout our media. This is why no one can calm the hell down and just chill for once, because we're all too busy judging each other over irrelevant rubbish!I can understand skepticism----If I see someone strolling down the street in a sparkly hot pink "I <3 JB", yeah, I'm gonna be cynical about their intelligence level. But would I go out of my way to avoid them or criticize them? No! Because I know that people can like shitty music and still hold intelligent conversations!But apparently liking Twilight is, like, the worst sin you could possibly commit. How dare we like vampires that *gasp* sparkle! What blasphemy! What shame we've brought upon the universe! Oh, woe is us! May god have mercy on our souls!Then we also have the speshul snowflakes who claim they're too cool for Twilight. That so many people are obsessed with Twilight, they're just oh so noncomformist for hating it.I'm absolutely undoubtedly certain that Twilight has more haters than lovers. If you go up to people in the street to make a survey, I guarantee at least three quarters of your results will be "Hell no, [insert some comment about "Twishit" being gay here]!" Everyone seems to think that Twilight is like the world's biggest fad or something, but it's not. It probably has about the same number of haters as Justin Bieber, maybe more. It's the "in" thing to hate on it. "Still a better love story than twilight" and "Edward is a hundred year old virgin" is all the rage. Don't believe me?Exhibit AExhibit BYeah bro, you're soo hipster!!! :OJenna knows all.Now, I'm not claiming that all Twilight fans are cool. That's not true. There are some who like the book for honest reasons --- Me, I love it because I read it when I was much younger and it brings back memories of better times. Well, that's one of the many reasons, anyway. But there are so fans that are just fucking nuts.Yeah.And unfortunately, this is what we're known for. Being rabbid stalkers. It doesn't matter that there are some wonderful people out there who love Twilight and are totally sane and awesome, people still think of crazies like these when someone mentions Twihards. Because, in the words of the amazing Dan Howell, the stupid people are louder.Remember that.But there are normal human beings that are Twihards who are, like me, so fucking sick of being endlessly and constantly bashed on. Is it really such a problem? Is it such a disgrace to humanity to like a book about a vampire romance? I've read books way worse than Twilight, trust me. I won't name them here because that's not my point, but I'm sure all of you have read at least one book stupider than Twilight. Be honest.Not to name any books or anything....So this is my rhetorical question to you, people: When can we all stop being fucking morons and get to know people before we judge them?

  • Phoenix2
    2019-02-08 21:02

    Hmm, what can I say about this book series. It's been a while since I've read it, and for what I can remember, the fist book was good, quick paced and interesting, the second, darker and got a better view on Bella's feelings, the third seriously boring and the fourth just did not worth it. So, 2,5 out of 5.

  • R. Kitt
    2019-02-04 22:05

    3.5-4 starsNot my favorite kind of vampires, but a sweet series.

  • Micheline
    2019-02-13 20:49

    I've added the Twilight Saga Box Set on Goodreads for sorting and bookshelf purposes, since I've already reviewed and rated all 4 (5) books separately. Those reviews do however need to be updated and I am planing to do so, but I figured I'd write a new short review for the box set. I am, and have always been a fan of the Twilight Saga; specifically the books. I think the only reason I was able to enjoy the movies was A) because I've read the books and know there's much more than the lame one-line dialogue they chuck out in the films and B) Robert Pattinson. *Sigh*. I will admit to having watched the first Twilight film before I ventured into the books and thought it was awful and overrated. Then a coworker started reading the books and kept gushing about how MUCH BETTER the books were than the films. Eventually I caved and started reading them. Within the first chapters, I was hooked and I have now read this series 4 times. I love this series. Not because it's a revolutionary piece of YA fiction and not because it is perfect. I have plenty of other reasons as to why I enjoyed this series and here they are.- I love the idea of living in a world where Vampires & Werewolves exist. And the concept that vampires would not be all bad, but some would try to uphold some normalcy to their existence by striving to 'not be' monsters.-I freaking love Edward. I do. I know tons of people see him as obsessive and possessive, but for one thing Stephenie Meyer establishes this as being a 'vampire' trait that exists amongst all vampires: they need to mate for life, it's in their nature. And since the whole world has seemingly become infatuated with THE KING of all obsessive and controlling men in MR. Grey, I hardly see what the issue with Edward ever was. He would have let Bella go had she chosen differently, but admittedly he would have loved her always regardless. Plus, I mean: Robert Pattinson! *Sigh*. I love the danger that comes with Edward and I love the fact that he's from a different time. It makes him so mysterious, the way he speaks plus the huge secret he's keeping. He's by far the more swoon-worthy male lead I've ever read about. Especially when you add Midnight Sun to the mix an really get a sense of understanding as to what his character was really experiencing an thinking when her first meets Bella.-I really like Bella (in the books). I find her extremely relatable, being that I was an awkward, clumsy, low self-esteem brunette myself in high school. I also disagree with many people who see her as setting the feminist movement back. Again, I'll bring up Midnight Sun where we clearly see that Edward feels the exact same way about Bella. So how can it be anti-feminist if both parties feel the same way? Is Edward anti-masculinist? I've always seen The Twilight Saga as a sort of modern day Romeo & Juliet; with vampires and werewolves. Edward & Bella were an unstoppable force, it was inevitable that their love would change both of them. Edward sacrificed a great deal to keep her alive and safe. And I don't see Bella's choices as being much of a sacrifice.(view spoiler)[I remember the first time I read Twilight and within the first half of the book I already felt she was meant to be a vampire. I mean she lived in the desert and she was ice-pale!? Hello?! I just felt she didn't really fit in to her life, until she fell in with the vampires. (hide spoiler)]- Jacob is the perfect BFF/member of the family. And to me, in the books there was never any question that it was to be more than that. He was a distraction and he became Bella's best friend, though they loved each other, it was never going to be anything more than that. The movies of course, amped up the love triangle bit way to much for me in an attempt to make Jacob more of an option...but seriously those who read the book knew how it was going to go. Jacob is nice and everything, but he's no Edward. (Oh and Taylor Lautner is NO Robert Pattinson either!) :)So that's my mini-rant 'In Defense of Twilight' or rather, 'In my defense for loving Twilight'. I don't know, I just love the mild danger, the romance and the whole story arc. I hope not everyone will be turned off by the Twilight-Backlash and will check it out for themselves.

  • Rachel Anne
    2019-02-19 22:12

    This was the first chapter book I read. I was starting 6th grade. I finished the whole series in a week (yes, I skipped a few chapters and the majority of New Moon & Breaking Dawn). I don't know about anyone else, but I like my male characters to act... I don't know... manly? Not like some possessive, always depressed, stick-up-his-ass glittery fairy princess. He wasn't a man to me, I couldn't picture him as a man. No matter how hard I tried, I pictured some girl with red hair and obsessive personality disorder. Bella... I named my dog Bella just because I disliked her so much. She was spineless, depressed, and treated herself like a "little woman". I found that the only character I liked was Rosalie and that was because she hated Bella. And, on top of all that, she described Edward as "perfect". Hate to break it to you, sweetie, I don't care what he is - no one is perfect.I hated the shoddy writing and lack of plot. I honestly could've made a drinking game out of the book: How many times does Bella say Edward is attractive, someone says an asinine line, and how many times I wanted to chuck the book in the trash.The characters were static and very annoying to read, the plot in all four books could be described in one short sentence, the writing was shoddy, and it didn't convey a good message (no, "I would become a vampire for the guy I just met" and "always date crazy-obsessive people" doesn't count.).Honestly, as a fellow writer, I wrote a better story at 11 than this. Wanna read good vampire books? Look at these: Vampire Academy & Morganville Vampires. Those books actually have a plot-line and amazing characters - and none of them are perfect.

  • Jessica Marie
    2019-02-07 18:06

    ...I'm just gonna go ahead and let Stephen King take this one:“Harry Potter is about confronting fears, finding inner strength and doing what is right in the face of adversity. Twilight is about how important it is to have a boyfriend.”PREACH.The one thing I will hand to Stephanie Meyer, however, is that somehow she is still aware of EXACTLY what a teenage girl wants to read. She is aware of the hero the teenage girl wants and the heroine the teenage girl wants to pretend she is. When I first read the books, I loved Edward, and I thought Bella was juuuust like meeeeeeee. As do most of the other girls on the planet, I imagine. Hell - even grown women. So kudos to Meyer for managing to bottle down in *only* four books every instance of wish fulfilment a girl could ever need in her literature. She is still the antichrist though.

  • Fortunate Circumstance
    2019-02-01 17:59

    When this first came out, I was young (youngER, anyway) and easily influenced. Okay, so it wasn't like I immediately jumped the vampire bandwagon and started sticking posters of a shirtless Taylor Lautner all over my bedroom walls, but I DID think that it was a great series.Well, it's not a BAD series either. It's good the first time around; then you read it again and you realize how annoying all the characters are. The best thing I can say about it is that the action scenes (the very, very minimal action scenes) weren't all that bad.In all honesty, it could have been a good story if it wasn't Meyer who wrote it. Bella really grated on my nerves. She spends the majority of the first few chapters whining about living in Forks (if she sent HERSELF there I don't know why she's complaining so much, she can only blame herself), and describing herself as "non-athletic, slender but soft, with clear and translucent skin". That's kind of ridiculous; don't get me started on the fact that ALL human skin is technically translucent. Bella insists she's not pretty, yet no less than three guys immediately jump in to flirt with her in awkward high school ways, and from what Edward said, "that's not what every single male in the school was thinking".If that isn't a shout-out to all Mary Sue traits, then I don't know what is.Bella spends half of every book swooning and gushing over his goregeous, angel-like model looks, worrying over how plain she is next to him, and how he's so rich and it makes her feel awkward. Yet she reacts with hostility towards Jacob when he mentions this and says she loves him, not his looks or money. Right, Bella.Edward himself is an unlikeable hero. He's abusive, extremely posessive, and has stalker-like tendencies, not to mention the fact that every single vampire is basically a Mary Sue/Gary Stu all on their own. He is so perfect, he doesn't even react negatively when Bella admits she loves another man. I'm sorry, but ... no. Just no. I have no words for this.Besides the outrageously perfect characters, you would think a series filled with bloodlusting vampires and tension between werewolves would be full of action or at LEAST a punch or two somewhere. Meyer gave us several hundred pages of suspense in the last book, only to completely destroy our expectations when the heroes solve their problems with the Volturi ... by talking. This book clearly needs to win "The Most Anticlimatic Ending Ever" award.At several points in the series Meyer attempted to use long, difficult words to make the book more adult, probably with the hope that tween girls would skip them rather than run to the dictionary, because most of those words were used incorrectly and in the wrong context. This itself is one problem I cannot ignore. All authors should have this unspoken rule: "If you don't know what it means, for heaven's sakes don't use it!"I don't want to rain on anybody's parade, but my opinion still stands firm. This series is, while perfectly for fine for girls wanting PG13-level sexual tension and an entire cast of sexy, gorgeous, shirtless people, go ahead. But when the story destroys all vampire cliches in the worst way possible (sparkles? Seriously?) and takes a REAL Indian tribe and completely ruins their entire history, it goes just a little too far.

  • Bethany Lois
    2019-02-22 21:16

    Book 1: Twilight (The Twilight Saga, Book 1) by Stephenie Meyer. Keeping in mind the target audience and not expecting great literary depth, I highly enjoyed the book. The depth of love between the main characters is a bit unsupported and unbelievable in the first book, but it is a fantasy after all. 5 starsBook 2: New Moon (The Twilight Saga, Book 2) by Stephenie Meyer. My least favorite of the 4 books. I felt like Bella was slow to come to conclusions I'd come to early on in the book. It was a bit frustrating to wait out. If this book disappoints, hang in there, the 4th is by far the best. 3 StarsBook 3: Eclipse (The Twilight Saga, Book 3) by Stephenie Meyer. The next chapter, a lot more action in this one. This book had a few more twists and turns and is able to go into so much more depth due to the background knowledge of the first 2 books. 4 stars.Book 4: Breaking Dawn (The Twilight Saga Book 4) by Stephenie Meyer. By far the best of the 4 books. Felt more lengthy compared to the first 3 with so much more story packed into the book. This book could easily have been split into two. Probably why the movie was split into two parts. They read my mind. :) More character development and some twists and turns. 5 stars.

  • Ivana
    2019-02-02 19:54

    Nothing beats the amazing franchise that is The Twilight Saga. Though we all have an image of what Edward and Bella look like if we were to read it now but it still doesn't take away from the glorious vampiric world that Stephenie Meyer created. However there are a select group out there who read this before the big film adaptations came along. Before the days of Pattinson and Stewart and Lautner. Before Team Edward and Team Jacob though that was around in its own way. The beauty of reading it before the casting was you had your own idea of what the characters looked like and that is the great thing about books. You have your imagination to take you into these worlds. For me, I was entranced from Page of 1 of the first Twilight book about this meek, clumsy girl named Bella (told in first perspective so I immediately projected myself into Bella and saw the world through her eyes) and the day she encountered that mysterious and charming man that would change her life forever. The beautiful Edward Cullen. The journey of these two through four books and the supporting characters is just phenomenal and I loved it. Not a bad word about any of the books. Though I was greatly saddened to see the end and to read the last ever page. It was like taking a long awaited breath and seeing the rollarcoaster ride you took. It was sad to end but it was time.So if you haven't read it, shame on you. (Though these days I think they are a rare breed ;) particularly if you happen to be a fan of Robert Pattinson or Kristen Stewart or Taylor Lautner.)

  • Zoë
    2019-02-04 19:08

    My brain has been a bit burnt out recently, so I felt like reading something a bit lighter, and I was curious about the Twilight Saga having heard a great deal about the sexual connotations of the vampire narratives and the link to preservation of virginity movements in the USA. The books were jolly good page turners. I initially thought that it was interesting how Bella was presented as just an ordinary teenage girl with nothing really special about her. The best bits of the books were linked to mythology and Native American legends; these stories were very compelling.***warning - spoilers below***What was interesting about the saga too was the subtext to the vampiric imagery of sex and consumption. Edward is the gallant hero who must exercise self-control, an old fashioned figure from another age, but there is something rather disturbing about the potential that he always has to hurt Bella. This is a little reminiscent of the old myth about domestic violence - "he never meant to hurt me" - which is brought out disturbingly when Bella and Edward finally have sex in the final book, Breaking Dawn. There are many examples like this throughout the saga, e.g. Bella punches Jacob and breaks her hand. The threat of violence and violation seems to crop up a great deal in the books from the first novel where Bella is nearly raped by a group of human men, to the rape revenge story of the vampire Rosalie's origins.

  • Lasaki Redbird
    2019-02-19 17:00

    the series were okay and were moving in a way. but to be honest i HATED bella swan. she is like the worst character ever made, both in movies and in books. she is given a lot of attention by author, more than she deserves, i mean like come on, a normal backward girl who is not assertive and not the "beautifullest" or outgoing is chased by allot of handsome hunks? seriously? if people would be asking alice out, or even rosalie, take at least jennifer who are far more mixing and awesome than this lame girl.I can understand the fact why author made the lead girl so lame and a person who is not mixing and wants to hide from the world, but then making every guy after her? that is so nonsense. Then again, Bella has a great boy friend, wait for it..... THE BEST MAN EVER! who loves her till eternity, but then she goes around and kisses JACOB and says SHE IS IN LOVE WITH HIM TOO, that is soo nonsense. totally. i would never recommend anyone to read this book, and if i ever did, please assume that i was BADLY DRUNK!

  • Shawna Scott
    2019-01-23 18:02

    The Twilight Saga is undeniably one of my guilty pleasures. I know there are many people out there who have called the entire saga stupid, and there are many parts of each of these books (and especially the movies) where I could see where they were coming from. I would also never claim that Bella Swan/Cullen is in any way the best fictional role model for girls. But it is entertaining, and kind of romantic. I think Breaking Dawn is the very best of the four volumes, and Renesmee, the daughter of Edward and Bella, is a cute little half-human, half vampire kid. Vampire Bella, as opposed to human Bella is also pretty intense. The Twilight Saga, while not a thing to be taken seriously (and will never be as good a fantasy tale as Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, or the Chronicles of Narnia), is still an entertaining wish fulfillment saga with a supernatural twist, which is just what it's supposed to be.

  • Rhonda
    2019-02-13 20:55

    I'll be honest. I read these books because my daughter and my students were reading it and I like to be able to intelligently converse with them about things that are important to them. I think the reading/vocabulary is actually simplistic and easy-to-read so it is great for those who aren't the "best" readers and it got many of my reluctant readers to read avidly! I don't love the vampire/werewolf fad but I think it is basically the same old good/evil theme in play. Remember,that Edward and the Cullens are "good" and don't seek to harm humans at all.

  • Caitlin Jane
    2019-02-16 20:54

    Promotes domestic abuse :(

  • Alli
    2019-02-12 17:15

    Excellent series! One of my favorites. So much better than the movies.

  • Harikrishnan
    2019-02-05 23:47

    Good to read

  • Lissa Hallett
    2019-02-21 17:12

    Do I really need to say anything? For the love of God why ?? Just no

  • Jana Deschildre
    2019-02-02 17:14

    Love these books 😍

  • Joolissa
    2019-01-29 23:13

    Twilight...what can I say.... I finally broke down and read the series (If I hadn't seen the terrible movies first I probably would have read them sooner. The movies are sooooo much worse) and I'll admit that I read it straight through and then promptly turned back to book 1 read the whole series again a second time. I also read all of the extras and the unfinished bit of her re-write of the first book from Edwards perspective, which is better than the original!The books get progressively better in quality from 1-4. The first two generally drive me insane and the last two I like better, the writing does improve as well, but it isn't even as good as Rowling. I think she's better than Paolini's first book or two, but his writing improved as well. Unfortunately the series ends feeling rather unfinished, kind of as if Rowling had ended HP on the 5th or 6th book and Meyer's is being a bit of a jerk about not finishing the rewrite of the first book ala Edward POV because it was leaked. All her diehard fans are chomping at the bit to buy it and she's whining about it being leaked! But I digress.The concepts in Twilight are interesting, well at least some of them. I really enjoy her whole werewolf/Native American bit and some things about the vampires were interesting. I enjoyed the different, species of vampires (the Romanians vs. the Italians etc.), I think tying in the succubus/incubus thing was neat, I really like the side characters, like Jasper and Alice. Jacob was nice when he wasn't being really annoying. I enjoyed Renesme and all that. I like the conflict between the different powers in the vampire world, etc, but all of that is offset by horribly annoying things.Myers has huge theory holes that bug the crap out of me, such as if they can't wear contacts very long because their tears dissolve the contacts and generally all bodily fluids have some sort of toxicity then how things like kissing, and... other things don't generally cause havoc is beyond me. That's only one example too. I'd have to keep a running tally as I read to get them all down, but this is something I nit pick about when I read.As for the relationship betwteen Bella and Edwards, that's what really gets me because it's freaking ridiculous! And it's teaching young susuptible girls that, among other things, a guy who breaks into your room to watch you sleep is romantic. Really that's what bugs me about the series the most is that Edward's and Bella's and even Jacob's behavior is not only really annoying and unrealistic, but it's now what every Twilight Tweenie Bopper fan (and some ladies too) want. I know some people disagree with me on that, heck I disagree with people that Harry Potter is going to turn the younger generation to Satanism, but it's a lot easier for someone to "fall in love" with a controlling stalker than it is for them to get into real black magic. However, I don't think it'd be a problem for those who have a firm grasp on what is fantasy and how stupid, detrimental, and dangerous some of the behavior in this book would be in real life.Still, for all it's faults, the book plays straight to those deep dark (or not so deep and dark) fantasies and day dreams that girls have (and perhaps some guys too) and that makes the whole thing a lot like crack. That's what it really is, emotional crack. What girl hasn't thought herself the Plain Jane and dreamed of a handsom boy who has a dark side but is really sweet finding her and becoming utterly devoted to her? That's what Twilight's basic premis is. It makes you feel warm and fuzzy (when the vampires aren't ripping each other apart) and it makes you sigh wistfully and cry a time or two when you're not laughing your head off because Meyers once again used the phrase "alabaster brow" (which for me conjures up visions of Anne of Green Gable's ridiculous stories about Counts and Damsels!) or Edward is currently sparkling in the sun like a melodramatic emo kid who rolled in elmer's glue and glitter.So in summary... Twilight is crack and you're either an open addict, a closet addict, a recreational user, a guilty pleasure user, or a hater.I fall somewhere between guilty pleasure and hater, but most times I play on the Team Wooden Steak side since most everybody drools over it and thinks it's so serious. I also have a bit of a grudge against it because it has forever ruined the names Edward and Jacob, both of which I adore and can no longer really use for any pets or kids or characters of my own.

  • Sally
    2019-01-27 17:54

    #1 - Twilight. Phoenix girl (Bella) moves to Forks in Washington state to live with her divorced dad. Falls in love with Edward who she discovers is a vampire. I had a hard time with this book, it was easy to read, but I did not like the weak female lead (Bella) who had to be saved numerous times contrasted with the super-everything-vampire.To be fair, the idea of turning the vampire myths on its head was great! So while not the best book in the series, I didn't dislike it enough to make me stop reading!#2 New Moon. Edward's vampire family puts Bella in danger so he decides to leave. Bella is befriended by Jacob who it turns out is a werewolf - the sworn enemy of vampires. Conceptually the problem for me with this novel is two-fold. First, that someone has a secret and Bella has to use her wits to figure it out herself (sort of like Book 1 but with Jacob instead of Edward). It felt like a repeat to me. Secondly, that she would put herself in danger just to "hear" Edwards voice, it was difficult to accept. I think the last section of the book with the Volturi was very entertaining and redeemed the book in my eyes.#3 Eclipse. Jacob and Edward team up to protect Bella against a common enemy - a vampire who wants to take revenge on Edward for killing her mate, by killing Bella.I found this book entertaining because it showed up some of the rivalry between Jacob and Edward for Bella's affections and how they worked together for Bella. I enjoyed this book more than the first two, and by this time, I accepted the fact that Edward was so noble.#4 Breaking Dawn. Edward and Bella get married, have a half human-half half-vampire child with special abilities and ***spoiler*** Edward changes Bella into a vampire as she is dying. Bella also has a special ability as a vampire and is able to protect her family.I enjoyed the wrapup to the series immensely. I didn't really enjoy the birth scene, and I wish some of the tension around meeting the Volturi was enhanced/extended. However, the series had a happy ending.While no literary series, the story was very entertaining. In hindsight, adult me finds it hard to stomach a female protagonist who gets into trouble all the time and has to be saved. If however, I was reading this as a teen/young adult, then I probably would have fully embraced the idea of love knowing no bounds and the idea that an ordinary person could attract such an extraordinary being. And by the way, I don't how many ways there are to say someone is perfect (Edward), but the author sure tried.

  • Jana
    2019-02-17 21:05

    First, I have absolutely no problem with the people that like/love these books. Anything that gets people to read more is a plus for me. This is my (brief) opinion over the four books, which I've combined here (I could discuss them in more depth, but I'm behind on my reviews, so I'll keep it short.) This is just my opinion. This more or less applies to the series as a whole. I had no idea what I was getting into when I picked up this plotless book full of stereotypes (particularly the character that represents the author herself). If vampires are so good and sparkly, why wouldn't everyone that knows about them want to be turned into a vampire? Edward hints at a reason in the first book or two (possible loss of soul) but it's never followed through. So what is the downside? Why not rid the world of the human race and all be sparkly vampires or werewolves (or some type of bizarre hybrid.) So unless you are of the werewolf tribe, why not be turned? Super strength, beauty, poise and grace, etc --Plus they get supernatural powers! Yes, I've read the entire series (mainly to know what my students were reading, but also to see just how bad it would get). The second one (when Edward leaves over a papercut) taught me I, a female, am nothing without a man, particularly one that sneaks in and just watches me sleep. Ridiculous. After Nessie is born, it seems like Bella and Edward are too busy with, uhm, recreational activities to take care of her. So I guess being a nanny is the sole point of Rosalie's character (other than to be one more person that is jealous of special snowflake Bella and to be a mate for an irresistible Cullen.)Let's gather everyone for a giant battle that, rather anticlimactically, never takes place. Why? To show how special Bella is, I guess. Positive: That was certainly a unique way to solve a love triangle without any long term broken hearts. I've read a lot, and I can't say I've seen that one used before.

  • Megan
    2019-02-20 21:14

    The entire Twilight Saga was a great series. My favorite was the first book because it is all about how they met and I just find it the most interesting. I think the theme throughout all of the books was love and sacrafice. Of course in each book they have other small themes. In the first book one theme would be everlasting love, because Bella falls in love with Edward even though he is a vampire. And in the third book a theme could be Good vs Bad because the Cullens try to kill all the bad vampires. I think the subject of the book was to show that anyone can fall in love. I think that Stephanie Meyer wrote this book because she wanted to write a love story but with an unusual twist. It was mainly to entertain. These books were an overall success because they have been made into million dollar movies and are a household name. I think Stephanie Meyer is a great author. I don't believe she has written any other books but I know as a matter of fact that they would be good. She has great abilities as an author. She uses great discription. She uses foreshadowing and she even leaves you hanging a couple of times. According to some reviews of her books people say that her books are highly entertaing and that it is very easy to become engrossed in them. When you start reading them you completely forget about what's going on around you and just want to finish the book. It is also so intriguing because it is not your typical love story. It is between two different creatures. People also like how it is always in a first person point of view. All together I thouroly enjoyed this book series and would read anything like it again. I most definitely reccomend it if your are the kind of person who likes a mix between love stories and a little something extra.

  • Rachel
    2019-01-25 18:59

    as far as word candy goes, this is sticky sweet, initially satisfying, but in the end, i regretted it.i found the books initially entertaining, even though edward and bella (and well all of them) found ways to annoy me. by breaking dawn, i was creeped out. the bruisey sex, bella knocked up, bella drinking BLOOD? edward performing a c-section with his teeth? i couldn't believe i was supposed to be happily going along with this!i did enjoy the initial descriptions of what it first felt like to BE a vampire. who hasn't secretly desired to know that power and freedom?but in the end, i realized how messed up the relationship between bella and edward was. i mean, could bella be a WORSE example for a young girl? "you're a mess; you're ugly; when a good-looking guy looks at you, you should immediately surrender your whole life to him, even when he tells you he's no good for you. don't do anything so silly as BELIEVE him!"and edward. creepy, controlling, manipulative, emotionally abusive man. i would not want MY daughter idolizing him. but in fairness, the teenage girl that still lives a bit inside me was initially mezmorized. thank goodness i found the light! ;)

  • Hannah
    2019-01-31 18:09

    I loved reading these books! I had meant to read them way before the movie buzz started but I never did. I finally read them all after the first movie came out. I read them so fast I can't even believe it. I know there are a lot of criticisms of Meyers Vamps, but I love the characters and the developments of each of them. I love Edward for his flaws and his attributes, and I appreciate that Meyers created a man for modern men to live up to. Men can bash him for being too perfect or being soft, but this is what girls want at least a majority of them. I respect the ideals of virginity and marriage so much, props to Meyers.Still, I think that the books could have been achieved with far less trees executed. They were just too long and consequently almost taken far too seriously. I think they would have been more more commendable if they had been condensed and spared us of the long drawn out whining of any of the characters from Edward to Jacob. I think I may have to read them again to try to sort out my opinions on each, but overall I liked them a lot.(I loved The Host though, far more than Twilight Saga. Also I did not yet read Bree Tanner yet, but I plan to.)

  • Crystal Smith
    2019-02-14 20:51

    Twilight totally changed my life. Please don't quote me because that sounded pretty stupid. But before Twilight, vampires had a cape and chased Scooby-Doo around, ya know? Or he was ghostly white saying "I VANT TO SUCK YOUR BLOOD!" So, to actually find out that vampires could be these awesome indestructible babes, was quite awesome. And look at the effect it had, there are like millions of more vampire stories being written because of this series. But after seeing to many interviews or Rob Pattinson trash talk Edward, I did take a step back. The way Bella goes on and on about him, come on!! It's pretty ridiculous and the whole Edward/Jacob thing just bothered me. I read Breaking Dawn the day it was released and felt like it belonged to a different book series. I felt it was rushed and had to much happening to fast. It had a major cultural impact, no lie, and it's not trash but o.m.g I could just laugh at some of the stuff in these books.

  • Xaika Saldivar
    2019-01-23 23:02

    A SAGA THAT STARTED IT ALL!! For me, the first book was really the best. The meeting of Edward and Bella were probably the best highlights of the whole story itself. Those were the spine-chilling times where the hairs of my body would shiver and the tension becomes better and better. The books that followed were also great but for me, it didn't much move me. Though it did but it wasn't that great unlike the first book where I went crazy! The part where I disliked the most was when Bella was pregnant and had a daughter. I didn't like the fact that they even married because in my opinion they were too young or she was too young and I never really thought of her having a baby or marrying anytime soon... But again, the Twilight Saga is still an unforgettable story that in fact all people; teenagers or adults alike will always remember as the saga that started the frenzy of fiction books coming to life! :D

  • Kris Purtle
    2019-01-26 00:08

    Although I'm not sure that this is the best written story, it is still a good read. While I find Bella to be such a wimp, and so in need of a man, at such a young age, it is still a beautiful story of love. Such a triangle of love, as young Bella is torn between two men, who wrap her into a world of the supernatural. She's in love with Edward, the vampire, and can't seem to be able to live without him. But, she's also in love with Jacob, the wolf. Though, her love for him isn't like her love for Edward. My biggest grip about this whole saga is the imprinting on a baby. I know that it isn't sexual, in nature, but it still felt wrong to have the story go in that direction. Though, it was the one way to keep Jacob in Bella's life, forever. To allow their friendship to continue, without all the hurt and drama. I have read MANY fanfiction stories, from the Twilight series, and have found several to actually be better written than the original by Stephenie Meyer.

  • Madison
    2019-02-21 21:12

    I had a YA Literature professor who reffered to some books as "potato chip books". Meaning that, they taste really good, you cant put them away, and you always hunger for more. But once you have finished the "chip bag" so to speak, you didnt really get any nutrients out of it.Thats how I felt about this series. Its crazy addicting, and I loved it. Its one of the first series of books I ever completed. I read each one of them in a day or two.I always want to go back for more, but at the end of the day, when the series is finished... I learned nothing from reading these books. Except for that if Stephenie Meyer is right about vampires, then we are all in trouble bc they seem pretty undefeatable. Unless you are friends with a warewolf, are dating one of the few veggie-vamps, have a collection of highly explosive weapons, or if your blood smells horrible. oh, I also learned that Bella hearts Edward.

  • Carla Harris
    2019-02-21 23:15

    This is the second time I've read this complete seriesThe first time as for many I had to wait for each book to come out...waiting to see what Bella would do and hoping that she would choose Jacob (yes I was team Jacob, who wouldn't want a warm wolf to cuddle with)....This time there was no waiting and I the outcome....but it was like reading them all new again...I could not stop...I read the first in a day...the next one in a day...the third one in day and half and the last one took me two days....Bree I was done almost before she began...My friends were back...I so wish I had gotten the Harry Potter series on my kindle....it makes so worth reading again....and I am sure without a doubt in a year I will be reading this series again.Stephanie you have made these people so real they are like family....Thank you

  • Suri Hiro
    2019-02-17 18:06

    You can read my reviews of each book separately:Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn, & The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner.*Not impressed. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner is the exception to the series.