Daylight Day 6: Twilight Review

I was dying my hair when Ed called. “Want to play EMO baseball with my family?”

“No.”

He cried until I hung up.

My hair turned green. Oops.

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Since this refers to a specific incident in the “Twilight” book, here’s my review (apologies to those who’ve seen it in the other blog). It’s worth noting that I wrote this long before coming up with the idea for “Daylight”. . . but you can see exactly where the vampire/emo inspiration began.

STEPHANIE MEYER

Twilight (I only read the first one)

Excellent writing style, good characterisation of the hero (for sympathy – it irks many readers that she has no flaws whatsoever). Almost no plot (other than romance) for hundreds of pages, which annoyed me (there’s about 100 pages of action at the end). The whole basis of the romance seemed to be physical (rather than anything to do with the personality/lack thereof of either party), which also annoyed me.

MUCH angst. Much talking about angst. Probably would have been better at half the length.

Rating: PG (sexual symbolism) to M/MA later in the series (on-screen sex). Mild violence.

Recommended for: emos. (ooh, the claws come out!)

Approximate quote: “Ooh, you’re ever so pretty. It’s so hot that you want to eat me! I’d rather DIE than be single, wouldn’t you? Oh that’s right, you are dead. . . Let’s have babies!”

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