Tuesday, September 23, 2008
I finished this in less than 24 hours.
I don't know what happened, but again, it's like book 2 was written by an author different from whoever wrote the first half of Twilight. This was an extremely poignant and bittersweet story, and I didn't notice any of the stuff that was driving me crazy last time...there was a lot more showing and less telling, smoother prose, lyrical descriptions, wonderful turns of phrase. The worldbuilding during the Italy scenes was also very clever.
The writing is like night and day.
My only complaint (I have to complain about something) is that, like in the last book, the climax sprang out of nowhere.
But you know about those female readers who fell in love with Edward? Count me in as being one of them. He is absolutely dreamy. There's no other word for it. And I don't say that about just any of my heroes.