BY Stephenie Meyer

“About three things I was absolutely positive.
First, Edward was a vampire.
Second, there was a part of him – and I didn’t know how dominant that part might be – that thirsted for my blood.
And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.

In the first book of the Twilight Saga, internationally bestselling author Stephenie Meyer introduces Bella Swan and Edward Cullen, a pair of star-crossed lovers whose forbidden relationship ripens against the backdrop of small-town suspicion and a mysterious coven of vampires. This is a love story with bite.”-Goodreads

While I have come to realized how truly awful some aspects of this book actually are, it is one that I enjoyed reading and rereading when I was in high school. It does have its good moments and many awkward ones, as well as many stalker-ish ones. For all of these reasons, it deserves a throwback.


This meme is hosted by Casual Reader. Here are the rules:

  1. Feature a book that was published more than a year ago, the older the better.
  2. It must be a book that you have re-read at least once.
  3. Explain to your readers why this book is worth reading over and over again.
  4. Tag four people in your post to share their favorite throwback the following week.

7 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday: Twilight

  1. I was late to jump on board with the Twilight craze. I started reading them right around when Breaking Dawn Part 1 came out in the movies. I knew tons of Harry Potter lovers had moved on to Twilight, but I thought it sounded kind of dumb. Then it called out to me one day at the library. I totally loved it. Yes, sometimes the writing is bad, and Edward is pretty stalker-ish. But she does a great job in making the reader relive that first high crush. As an adult reading Twilight, I enjoyed it, it was loads of fun. But on the other hand, I hope that teenage girls out there realize that Bella is a TERRIBLE role model. 🙂

  2. I first read the books just before the first movie came out so I could find out what the fuss was about. I don’t mind reading vampire books and I thought the first one was okay and read the next three. After a while, I realized how badly written the books were and how shallow and bad the characters were as well. I think that there are more cons than pros in regards to the series.

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