Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Book Two

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.


Alissa said...

24 hours?!?! Are you serious? Did you go to work?
It's interesting that you liked the second even after all the slow-going business of the first. The second is my least favorite of the series, I wanted to smack Bella. The third (which I am currently rereading, cause I flew through the books the first time and now am trying to actually slowly enjoy them) is my favorite.

Hazel Designs said...

Alissa, I did make it into work that day, but barely. I stayed up SO LATE.

I think I liked the 2nd one a lot because Bella had to rise up to the occasion, so to speak, and be independent and strong and all that. I loved the stuff about the motorcycles. And the reunion was so, so sweet.

The third is SO COOL so far!!!