Bree Tanner Is Finally Here!

BreeTannerSo what did you think of the Short Second Life of Bree Tanner? Head over to our forums to discuss it, or leave a comment below. Obviously these links will contain spoilers, so click/visit at your own risk!

We’re also going to do a little article on the new book and fan feeling from what they first thought/felt when they heard about it and what they thought/felt after reading it. If you would like us to potentially use your feelings, put your commentary below. Please cover the following in addition to whatever else you may want to say:

Approximately when you first read Twilight
What is your favorite book in the saga
What is it about Twilight that captivates you
What is it that drives you to an online fansite
Any comments/thoughts you have on the Bree Tanner novella

Comments

  1. Got mine about an hour ago and I’m loving it so far!
    I actually screamed as I ran down the stairs after it was posted through the letterbox;L
    good times …

    • Vampire-girl says:

      Well my lovely postman knocked the door and personally handed me mine and I knew what it was, oh my book I said he just looked at me odd

    • Vampire-girl says:

      I don’t follow book sales or lists so it wasn’t until seeing Twilight that I came out loving it, my bloke got me the set of books and I loved them. My favourite is Twilight, Eclipse, New Moon and Breaking Dawn. Twilight as it sets the story and the love and I like eclipse as it shows just how much they put aside their hatred of each other for Bella to protect her. I enjoyed the novella and I liked how towards the end how the quotes were worked into the story. Bree reminded me of Bella -she was different she didn’t just believe everything that was told to her like the other vampires, I could see her being a different human like Bella. I kind of agree with the others although sad that she died it is for the best as she had lost her soul-mate although she didn’t know of that term, so much she didn’t know and understand. Fred’s power was really weird, and I hate his name so just so boring. It was nice to see the more monster side of the vampires just the way they were hunting no descretion.

  2. Got this this morning at the breakfast launch in O, Connell St got some great goddies too. Gonna enjoy every page :)

  3. Twihard says:

    I just finished it and its so good. it brought back my first twilight experience that I missed. The only problem I have with it is why can’t it be longer! Anyways, thank you Steph and it’s so great that you took time to write an introduction about why and how you came to write Bree Tanner and I love how you said that you wished you conclude Eclipse differently. Everyone, buy this book because it truly is amazing and addicting!

  4. I love this film so much
    it’s wonderfull film

  5. Megan Mc Dade says:

    I read Twilight in Jan 09 and others shortly after. My fave book in the series is Eclipse closely followed by Breaking Dawn. Hows does Twilight captivate me? It’s just an amazing book well written and has amazing characters that you can so easily fall in love. The story lets you get away from daily life and just be in Bella’s world of vampires and werewolves. I love to going to online fansites. Ever since I read the books I love reading everything about the series. It like a family a community of people who all love the seem thing and can discuss it without being labelled as a crazy fan :). I was so excited to hear Stephanie was going to do a story on Bree as we dont learn much about the newborns in the books and as stephaine says they are so differnt from the vampires in the twilight series they are like tradiontal vampires. I have just started reading the book and am loving it. Bree is so easy to love as a charater. I wish now she hadnt been killed by the Volturi and had joined the cullen clan :)

  6. i hate steph for killing bree.

    • Alexa, you are awesome. And delightful. I bear no grudge against Stephenie for it, but your comment… I haven’t laughed so hard in a long time. Thank you.

      So, now I commented and need to answer the questions :)

      1. Read Twilight (and the rest) after spending hours with my kids at a midnight release of the Twilight DVD. I was impressed by the enthusiasm of the large crowd, curious about the books, and blown away with the story and meaning within it. I listen to the audiobooks while I work. Over and over. And the Host. Just great.

      2. My favorite was Eclipse for a long time — it’s a perfect story — then, lately it was Twilight. Still is. But now, I’m leaning toward Breaking Dawn…

      3. At this point, I love the characters. The realistic elements. The humor. More, I enjoy the rich metaphors throughout the series, and the meaning they have for my life. Twilight is a very rich experience for the careful reader who is willing to ask what the meaning is behind all that Stephenie writes. Wonderful.

      4. To find out the latest news. To learn about how other fans feel about the news. To discover what meaning others are finding from Twilight, and how it enriches their lives.

      5. Wow. Amazed. Pardon me for going off here. Just a few days ago, I interviewed Steve Walker, Stephenie’s fave professor from BYU, and John Granger, author of “Spotlight,” elsewhere and we talked at length about how Edward and the Cullens represent angelic, godlike beings, who Bella is filled with desire to join with, to become like, to “see as she is seen.” As pointed out elsewhere, Twilight is very much like the myth where Psyche pursues her godlike love, Cupid. But to be with him, she must become more like the godlike Edward and the rest of the Cullens, saving him (many times) as he saves her, so that she can earn the right to be one with him eternally. There is a religious metaphor at work here, that many can relate with.

      Yet here, in Bree Tanner, we have a contrasting scenario. Unlike Bella, Bree finds herself frequently unable to choose her own path. She barely begins to discover love, and through it the beauties of life, along with her own godlike, glowing potential. Yet she fails to choose to overcome the world — its lies, pain, fears, and limits of time. It is tragic, like Alexa suggests.

      I am amazed to discover an additional allegory within the text that, whereas Bella discovered a celestial, eternal family to emulate and join, Bree finds herself in a false religion as it were, built upon constraining lies instead of ennobling truths. Specifically, lots of hellish fires are threatened throughout.

      With her partial “enlightenment”, when Bree discovers her leaders (parents? priests?) are incorrect she asks some wonderful questions such as, “What can we do when we don’t know what’s happening?” Is her father/priest, Riley, lying or mistaken? Does the Creator assent to this deception? And what should Bree do about it, either way?

      Many of us find ourselves misled by those who claim to care for us. And then, we may find ourselves in the same quandary as Bree. Yet if we hesitate, in fiery fears or dark thoughts of revenge, or we cling to the wrong people — the congenial Diego over the godlike Fred — our time and opportunities may run out, and we may find ourselves burning, perhaps metaphorically, perhaps not, in a hell of our own making. So Bree finds herself consumed in flame after being somewhat overcome by her fears for the very same thing. Incredibly rich story.

      Thank you, Stephenie.

    • couldn’t agree more. the book made me fall in love with bree. her death was so unnecessary too. she meant no harm :(

  7. IOnlyPlayBaseballWhenItThunders says:

    1. Approximately when you first read Twilight- right after I lost a bet with my friend because I didn’t want to read Twilight. I was so stupid. Anyway- that was probably around January.
    2. What is your favorite book in the saga- Eclipse
    3. What is it about Twilight that captivates you- the way Edward has a drive not to hurt Bella. It was really romantic-knowing he could kill her but because he loved her so much that he didn’t, that was really special.
    4. What is it that drives you to an online fansite- Um, to know anything that’s going on with twilight.
    5. Any comments/thoughts you have on the Bree Tanner novella- Haven’t read it yet- but I wish too.

  8. Fanpire says:

    I began reading Twilight May of last year. I went through the entire series in a week. Since then, I have read the books over countless times. It’s so hard to choose a favorite book, so I always say that they are all my favorite. I love The Twilight Saga because of the wonderful plot, amazing character personalities, and, of course, Edward. Shortly after reading Twilight, I came across the Twilight Lexicon. I found out about it from Stephenie Meyer’s website and have since read every post and checked it every day. I love getting Twilight news quickly, as soon as it comes out. This drive possed me to head out at midnight last night to get The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner. At the store, the books were well hiden and there were only three registers open. i had to spend fifteen to twenty minutes finding the book. After that, I waited in line for another ten minutes. While walking out of the store, I realized that I was charged for two books, instead of the one I bought. I had to wait in line again to get my refund. although I was out until quarter to one, I feel it was worth it to recieve the new book. I stayed up reading at, and loved the new perspective on the story I already knew so well. (Spoiler Alert) I was shocked to find that the Volturi had visited Vicortia and Riley, wishing them good luck in their fight with the Cullens. I was also amazed by Fred’s ability. After reading The Short Second Life Of Bree Tanner, I wished that she could have become a member of the Cullens. This book completed the story of Eclipse, and it was well worth staying up half of the night to read.

    • It’s nice knowing I’m not alone with my “obsession” as it sounds like you are too. I agree with your thoughts, especially Bree/Fred. I wonder if Stephanie left Fred out there somewhere in case she goes back to our favorite twi-world, hope so!Are you an “older” twilight fan, as I am, and it makes me feel better knowing I’m not crazy for loving all things involving the saga given my age.
      Enjoyed your post.
      Fran

  9. Just read the excerpt online. I need to go buy it now!!!

  10. Approximately when you first read Twilight- Shortly after seeing the movie Twilight – I’m not much of a reader but I kept passing the book in the store thinking I’d like to read it, picked up the first one and was hooked. It’s actually turned me into a reader.

    What is your favorite book in the saga- Eclipse followed by Breaking dawn, Twilight & New Moon.

    What is it about Twilight that captivates you- The idea that you can be born evil/doomed/cursed and still make a conscious effort to over come that and be good.

    What is it that drives you to an online fansite- I love the story/movies enough to keep up with any little tidbits we might get. It’s funny though, I’ve NEVER felt this way about a movie/book, ever.

    Any comments/thoughts you have on the Bree Tanner novella- Waiting for my book to come in the mail, really excited to read it!

    • Steff, me either! I’ve always read, and loved certain books, but never like this. Now, I’m not only obsessed with all things Twilight, but I’ve become like an online “groupie” with Rob Pattinson. Love him and his other work too.It’s freakin me out how I’m so enjoying it all, especially given I’m not a teen, oh no, I’m old enough to be Rob’s mother, go figure! Loved your post, makes me feel better knowing there are others like you/I so invested in Twilight and enjoying every minute.
      Fran

  11. I just finished it…BRILLLIANT. It made me so happy to read a new Stephenie Meyer book…poor, poor, Bree. ALTHOUGH, I thought it was interesting the way she left it open-ended about Fred. I’m trying to think if there was any mention of anyone who could do that in Breaking Dawn, but I can’t think of anyone at the moment. Maybe he’ll show up in a future book if she writes one?

  12. I loved bree’s story just finished it.:D Thank you so much for writing this extra story stephenie. I was always wondering about what happened to bree before she got killed off. I understood how bree felt it was just great. Also I felt so sad when I realised that diego was murdered, he was such a sweet boy. Ninja power.:D

    I first read Twilight when I discovered it in the library, I was hooked from that moment. I went online and found out it was a serie and there was already a second book. I ordered Twilight and New Moon in dutch. Than I was waiting for Eclipse to come out in English so I could read it. Eclipse came a month later i suppose.. So I’ve been reading the books a while now. My absolute favorite is Eclipse I think it is the danger of Victoria always just out of reach that gets me. And Edward and Bella are coming even closer. Jacob is annoying as always and he bugs me a lot, but it wouldn’t be right without him i must admit that. What captivates me about Twilight is the love it just is so full of romance. Also the tension that the cullens could kill Bella if they just slipped for a moment is always there that keeps me reading. I always liked books with vampire’s were wolves, witches etc. twilight has that too, but it is different then most stories. It’s one of a kind that also appeals to me. What drives me online is that I have absolutely nobody to talk around here about Twilight! Only my mum is open to it but she isn’t a fan although she enjoys the movies a lot! Half the people here don’t even know what twilight is.. Hello did you life under a rock the last few years???? Pretty annoying and all the others are against it.. So I come online to talk about it with people who do care. I even got some of my online friends to go read the books because I was always so enthusiastic about them. I love the books and I am happy about the new Bree book.:D

  13. I first read Twilight in December 2009 because my , then 11 year old daughter was reading it. I had heard it was a love story, and I wasn’t sure it was appropriate for her to read. I was immediately sucked in and have read everything Stephanie has written multiple times since. Eclipse is my favorite novel because it really shows the depth of the affection between Edward and Bella, as well as the strong relationships between all of the vampire, werewolf, and human. I am so captivated by the series because the relationships are so real. The books are so much better than the movies because the movies do not show Edward’s humor, Jacob’s fun recklessness, and Bella’s depth. Don’t get me wrong, I love the movies, but the books are still better.
    I just finished Bree Tanner, and not surprisingly, I loved it. I wasn’t surprised by the Volturi’s visit, but it does reinforce Jane’s jealousy of the Cullens. I really liked the part where Bree noticed Jane’s anger toward Alice. Jane hates the idea that someone could be more powerful and thus more important to Aro.

  14. Adrielle says:

    Approximately when you first read Twilight: Back in late 2006, I guess. I was random picking up books in the library and got attracted by Twilight’s glossy black cover and excerpt.

    What is your favorite book in the saga: Eclipse. Because it balances the romance and action parts real well.

    What is it about Twilight that captivates you:
    For me, it is original and a fresh read, partly because I never read any vampire-related materials before. I do love the vivid descriptions and characters development as well.

    What is it that drives you to an online fansite: I think I was just browsing around for more twilight news at that point of time when Twilight was still relatively unknown. I found the Lex and stuck with it since.

    Any comments/thoughts you have on the Bree Tanner novella: I feel stupid for not pre-ordering it when I had the chance. But I’ll read it asap! I have a good feeling on it though.

  15. lolly12 says:

    Still waiting for my book to arrive, ordered through Amazon so it won’t arrive until June 9th (Very disappointed about that) :(
    I first started reading the Twilight Saga at about the time Eclipse was released. I had just finished reading the final Harry Potter and read an article that stated “Eclipse takes a bite out of Harry Potter”, that was the week that Eclipse book sales knocked Harry Potter off the #1 spot. I had to see what this was all about so I went to the store and found out that there were 3 books in the series and that Eclipse was the last. I purchased Twilight finished it in about a day and had to literally run to the store to pick up the next book in the series New Moon. Once I finished New Moon and then Eclipse my thoughts were, “No I need at least a chapter or two more”. That is when I discovered the Twilight Lexicon and that there was another book to be written in the saga. I couldn’t have been more excited to learn of Breaking Dawn’s future release but very sad to have to wait a year for it. During that year I read everything Twilight, every post and interview with Stephanie Myer on the Lexicon and even got into reading the fan fiction.
    My favorite book would have to be Eclipse followed by either Twilight or Breaking Dawn. I loved New Moon but it would fall in last place for me.
    I’ve read reviews for Bree’s story and can’t wait till my copy arrives in the mail.
    All this from a 40 something year old Mother of Boys.

  16. NatoshaL says:

    when will it be online?

  17. Scarlett says:

    Like NatoshaL said, when will it be online? My parents won’t buy it for me and I’m not sure if my cousin is gonna buy it.

  18. I got my copy…. now the BIG question, how many dozens of time do i read it while waiting for the Eclipse movie to hit the theatres?

    • Now that I’ve read it …. for the 2nd time already… I think Stephanie definiately needs to write another full book, complete with chapters…

      And I think Fred needs to meet the Cullens one day… since Bree mentally let Edward know all about him……

  19. Jennifer says:

    I read the whole series thru for the first time in March of 2009. It was Spring Break and, tho I am an adult and had to work too, I finished the series in a week. I love Twilight & Breaking Dawn best because they are the happiest with no one REALLY hurt (except Irina, of course) and everyone gets their happy ending..

    I like the series so much because you really feel involved with the characters. Stephenie Meyer does such a great job of getting you into the story, her plots & plot twists are great (including The Host), and everything works out in the end…I’m a sucker for happy endings. Which of course, made it kind of hard to read Bree’s story, because you already know how it’s going to end – kind of like watching the movie Titanic, but you can help it. I’m excited for anything Stephenie writes because I enjoy ready her work so much.

    I want to know everything I can about all the characters. That is what drove me to first, her website, and then to Twilight Lexicon. It was a GREAT recommendation that she linked your site on her FAQs page. When I found out there were OTHER stories, PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE with the AUTHOR?!?!?! I was in heaven!!! I have read all – and I mean ALL – the stories, the outtakes, the answers to the questions, multiple times. I love it all and never get tired of it. Now, having read Bree Tanner’s story, I just want to go read the whole series again…

    And UGH! UGH! UGH! It’s just as good as I hoped and expected it would be. I actually cried at the end. I wish, like Stephenie, that she had ended Eclipse just a little differently, that Bree could have survived. She, Stephenie Meyer, is so good at making you care about the characters SHE cares about. Which is why I love Jacob so much; I always wanted Bella to end up with Edward, but I’m really happy that Jacob got his happiness too, in the end.

    Great job, Stephenie! Keep doing what you do so well, because, I at least, will always love your work!!!

    • Jennifer says:

      I have to add that I had heard of Twilight but had not seen the movie. I was skeptical about the books…I did not want to just jump onto the latest trendy bandwagon. But I loved the Harry Potter books and have a friend that does too…more than I do. And when she told me how great the Twilight books were I decided to read them. And of course, I LOVE them. I still hate the movie – I think it’s terrible and they leave out too much – the way the movie goes, it doesn’t make sense that Bella & Edward love each other so much – the movie just doesn’t explain it well enough – not to mention the stiff acting. yikes!

      Say what you will. I’ve watched Twilight three times and still hate it just as much as the first time. I know, I know…it’s supposed to be “indy, and Catherine Hardwick, etc, etc…” Whatever. At least now the franchise is making enough money that the studio can practically THROW money at the directors & producers so they are done well. Don’t like everything about New Moon but I understand it has to change for the screen. At least the acting is getting better…

  20. Vanessa says:

    I am praying that this means Stephenie is hinting towards another book in the series. Wonder if she is bringing back Fred, and then going to announce that Diego didn’t die as Bree thought…

    • dtbvampire says:

      I think Diego’s gone. One thing I find about Stephenie’s books is that her characters seem to benefit from her omniscience a little too much. Like when a character makes a guess, estimate or has a hunch about something, they always seem to be EXACTLY right on the money except in the cases when when she WANTS to character to make an incorrect assumptions. Or characters will draw the correct conclusion from too little info to be natural. I especially noticed this when we see writing in other character’s points of view. (Jacob in BD, Edward in MS and now Bree), we’ll see two characters perceive something exactly the same way or one character will guess at what the other is thinking and it matches with Bella’s POV.

      If Bree has decided with certainty that Diego’s gone, Im pretty sure that’s Bree AND Stephenie talking.

  21. I loved it!!! Got my copy at midnight last night, devoured it in a couple of hours. I thought Stephenie developed the characters in this short novella just as well as any in the Saga. There were definitely some plot twists (with the Volturi) that I was surprised about, but loved every minute of the book! I’ve got my whole review (spoiler free!) up on my site.

    You should definitely grab your copy of the book today or read it online starting June 7!

  22. Wow!!!! I need this book!!!! Right now!!! LOL!!! :P Mmm… I start to read Twilight on the raw winter of 2005… I remember that gray rainy day… I was living in London. The book was the last one, almost hide… nobody give so much attention on that time…hilarious, isn’t it? So I have started & I couldn’t stopped… year passed year wainting anxiously 4 the next one… Awwww… it was a really good time, where u could really run away from reality & have ur particular world. By far my fav is New Moon, ‘cuz we can c Bella’s growing personality, like the saying: what doesn’t kill u makes u stronger… this is what I saw in NM. So, I was so compeled by this saga that I have to find any place on the web… by my good fortune I’ve found u guys… the Lexicon! Since then, I come over daily only 2 have something good 2 know ’bout thia amazing saga.

    What I really like in this saga is the weakest turns out the strongest… just the matter of believe in urselves.

  23. I read Twilight some time before the movie came out because my sister had read it a year ago and said it was amazing. I usually don’t believe her but decided to give it a try. I don’t really have a favorite because I love them all for different reasons. Maybe New Moon is my favorite, idk. I was captivated by Twilight because at the time Twilight came out, not many books incorporated both vampires and werewolves in a modern love novel. Now I guess it’s very common but Twilight is different. I go to Twilight fansites because they offer more in depth comments on the books/movies. If you go to an entertainment site they have to give a brief summary and the discussions are mostly twilight haters saying it’s a dumb movie or something similar. I haven’t gotten the novella but I’m gonna get it later today.

  24. Lisa G. says:

    Just read the excerpt online and I can’t wait until the whole book will be available. Then, next week, I am going to order the audio from Audible to add to my Twilight Saga playlist on my MP3 player.

  25. Hello! I ordered my copy and I waiting for it…I hope very soon..
    I first read Twilight on march 2009…..so late, but as we say in Italy “late is better than never”. I “fell in love” with the story and I read all the four books in a very short time. My favourite is Eclipse, I like it very much and now I’m so curious to see the film. I’m not a teeneger anymore so I think that what attracts me in The Twilight saga is the idea of eternal love, and the way of loving another person in such pure and unconditional way. Maybe it reminds me how is to fall in love when you’re so young…. I decided to look for fansites about the saga, because I wanted to share my passion for the books with other fans.

  26. mek mek says:

    I am not a reader of things for pleasure because im in college and have to read in order to learn HOWEVER, I am an hibutual movie watcher and when Twilight came out on DVD I was hooked. So I first read the book about two months after Twilight came out on DVD. I read all four books plus Midnight Sun (on the internet) in about a week an picked Eclipse as my favorite book. In the whole saga you know Bella loves Edward completely however shes still a little shaky but in Eclipse in the end all shakiness is gone and she is sure to her very core that its just her and Edward til the end. Epic! I love the Twilight Saga because im a romantic at heart and the story is about a love that doesn’t seem to exsist in todays times as it did for my great grandparent and those long before me. In todays times when things start going bad people usually catch out quickly and so its nice to see people can stay together even if its just a fairytale. Its a fairytale that can give you hope and inspire you to be worthy of that kind of love. I come to online fan sites just to read the thoughts and ideas of other who are as engrossed in the saga as I am and to get the latest information on all things Twilight. The Bree Tanner novela was excellent. I got my copy this morning at the local Target which they didn’t even have out yet. I was the first one which I was very excited about. I read it farily quickly and completely fell in love with Bree, Diego, and Fred. Im glad to know that they all had a since of right and wrong, lies and truths and they wanted to be good. However I know some of yall might not like this but im glad that she didn’t become a Cullen because then should would have benn the odd man out like Edward was until he met Bella. I know Steph says she wishes she would have changed the ending to Eclipse but to me if she did that the only good thing would have been to keep Diego alive too. So im glad it worked out the way it did Bree found love and learned of a better way but in the end like Edward and Bella since Diego was gone there was no need for Bree to stay. That was her other half which as you read, death was exactly what she perfered.

  27. Joan Bryant says:

    1. When I first read Twilight: In Early 2009. I had never read a vampire book before and did not think I would like. However, my tutor Ms. Woods who had never really liked vampire fiction had read it and really enjoyed it even through she did’nt think she would. I decided to check the book out to do for my first book review/report in my contempary reading class knowing I probably would hate it since I had never been into vampires. Suffice it to say after Bella noticed the Cullens for the first time I could not put the book down! I needed to have the book done in 3-4 weeks and got it done in a week! While reading the book I also started to watch the movie online and finished watching it after I finished the book. I’m so glad I gave Twilight a chance. In my report I said its always a good idea to try reading a book that you think you may hate, because sometimes you miss out reading a book you’d love. Since Twilight I’ve also read a lot more vampire books. I finished the Twilight series in early spring of 2009 before the semester final in my reading class. In my class I also did a poster revolving around how Breaking Dawn should not be banned from high school libraries since I had read some schools had banned the book.

    Favorite book: Eclipse followed closely by Breaking Dawn. I loved the whole battle/struggle to protect Bella from the newborns blended with the love triangle. I definitely think the movie since they can add a lot more with the newborns including the battle scene is going to make this film be the best yet and possibly the best in the series! I can’t wait till midnight June 30th!

    What about Twilight captivates me. I loved how it was not a traditional vampire story and how the Cullens are trying to regain some humanity by not killing people blended with the love story of a human following in love with a vampire. These concepts/themes are just so unique and interesting! I also like how even though its a nontraditional vampire story there are still some traditional vampire elements to the story like the Volturi who only care about power and have no respect for human life. They are bad guys you LOVE to hate!

    What drives me to an online fansite? I love reading other people’s analysis of the books and characters and certain websites including wikias that break all the themes, characters, locations, and mythology down to very basic and small details because it allows me to go back and contemplate things I may have not picked up on or remembered when reading the books. It also allows me to think more about the characters and also aids in coming up with some good fanfiction Twilight story ideas.

    Comments/Thoughts on Bree Tanner I’m about 60 pages into the book. I’m really enjoying it. It’s going to be so sad to read the end of the book. You really feel for Bree and I’m really enjoying the new character of Diego. I now tend to agree with Stephenie on how she wished she would have ended Eclipse differently. I like how so far the book is providing a lot more information about the newborns. I had a feeling from the movie previews that Riley was the actual leader of the army and Victoria basically just created them. Without spoiling it for people who have not read it all I’ll say is that question is answered.

  28. 1. I first began reading The Twilight Saga when I heard that Robert Pattinson had been cast in a little movie called Twilight and it was based on a series of books-who knew?! I remembered Rob from Harry Potter & thought he was adorable. That association led to a MAJOR obsession with the books. Fortunately my dad got them all for me for my birthday because once I started I couldn’t stop; and I’ve reread them many times-even aloud to my kids.

    2. My favorite book in the series: Eclipse, followed by Breaking Dawn. It’s worth mentioning that I also LOVE the portion of Midnight Sun that is available and whole-heartedly hope that it will be finished some day (SOON, PLEASE). It gives great insight (no pun intended) into why Edward reacts the way he does to some things since he TRULY knows people’s motives behind their actions, and it captures his sense of humor in a way that none of the rest of the Saga does.

    3. What captivates me about the series is how it makes an unbelievable premise relatable. We ALL have felt that all-consuming love at some point in our lives; we’ve all felt the pain of the loss of that love. While most of us don’t end up with that person, we wonder who our lives “might have been” if that “perfect” love had lasted. It’s fun to take the journey.

    4. What drives me to the fan sites is the feeling of community and the knowledge that there are people (LOTS OF PEOPLE ;0) ) out there who connected with these books/characters as much as I did.

    5. Thoughts on Bree Tanner-I LOVED IT! My husband took our two boys out of town for the weekend (thanks honey!) so I ran down to Books-A-Million this morning, got my copy, and finished it in a couple of hours. How great to have this character fleshed-out for us. I feel kind of bad for her now though…when I read Eclipse I figured she got what she deserved-that she probably only “surrendered” to save her own neck. Now I actually liked her, and it makes the ending of the battle scenes ring differently. I guess I’ll have to read Eclipse AGAIN & see if it changes anything else for me!!

  29. I love the book!Stephenie is brilliant!

  30. 1.Approximately when you first read Twilight:

    I first read Twilight in mid 2007 – I had heard a lot about it and decided to give it a read, been hooked since then.

    2. What is your favorite book in the saga:

    I’d say my favorite is Eclipse. In Twilight – we’re seeing the love story begin, in New Moon we see Bella fall apart (to sum it up) and in Breaking Dawn everything comes together…with Eclipse, you get the love story but you also get the action. It’s well balanced.

    3.What is it about Twilight that captivates you:

    The way Stephenie tells the story – she manages to give such vivid detail…she brings the characters to life, you can actually envision every single thing you’re reading…not many books can do that for a reader.

    4.What is it that drives you to an online fansite:

    I enjoy the fansites as you get to connect with others that love this world as much as you do.

    5.Any comments/thoughts you have on the Bree Tanner novella:

    I wasn’t sold on the book at first, I’ll admit, but I figured it still has to do with Twilight and we haven’t gotten a new book from Stephenie in a while, so I’d give it a try. Well, I bought it today and finished it in no time – now, I feel as though the book is essential in that we get to see what took place with the newborns before the battle, something we never did get much information on. The story manages to answer a lot of questions readers may have previously had from Eclipse and the fight.

  31. i got it today and finished reading it, i loved it! I hope they one day meet Fred. I feel bad he is waiting for them to meet up with them not knowing they died.

  32. Approximately when you first read Twilight
    What is your favorite book in the saga
    What is it about Twilight that captivates you
    What is it that drives you to an online fansite
    Any comments/thoughts you have on the Bree Tanner novella

    I originally read Twilight in 2007. My favorite book in the series in Eclipse, so I am quite excited for the upcoming move! I feel that this story really develops the characters to a new level. Twilight snagged me from the beginning. I feel it is really the level of writing and the link the characters have to each other. I do not mean specifically Bella and Edward, though that is clearly a strong bond, but the relationship so many characters share. I am drawn to a fan site for a two fold of reasons: first, I am able to stay up to date on Twilight information by visiting one site. Secondly, I am able to communicate with other Twilight fans if I wish to. I purchased the novella today (I am on vacation and had to Google and GPS a Borders!!! My husband begrudgingly came along!!!) and was very captivated. It added an exciting layer to the saga. I always enjoy Stephenie’s writing so it was fun to be involved in her writing again, but I really came to see Eclipse from a different perspective. I thoroughly enjoyed it and want to thank Stephenie for providing it for her fans!!!

  33. I first read Twilight in early 2007 and was immediately hooked. My favorite book is Twilight because of the new intense feelings Bella and Edward needed to explore and how Edward MADE the choice instead of giving into his natural desires. Twilight is so captivating because of the characters and what they are going through–it’s so easy to believe that they could be real. You really want them to be real. And who doesn’t love the power of love? I love the fansite because I am always eager for new info–because it’s real to me. :) I thought the Bree Tanner book was amazing-loved the extra insights into the Volturi. This book provides information and perspective we always thirst for.

  34. Cherish Sears says:

    I just finished reading Bree’s story. I wasn’t expecting to like it as much as I did. I thought I wouldn’t be as interested if Edward and Bella weren’t central to the story, but I found that they still sort of were. I loved reading Bree’s story and was taken by surprise by Diego, as well as by the ending — with her purposefully sending Edward messages in her head. It was a heartbreaking story to read, but I truly loved it. I hope Stephenie will continue to revisit our favorite coven of vampires in the future.

    I am a “newbie” myself to the Twilight world. I read all the books for the first time this past April. I’ve since read them all twice; Eclipse three times. Eclipse is my favorite of the books, although Breaking Dawn is a close second. I am completely enamored with Edward and Bella and their romance and struggles and devotion and everything about them. I read a critic’s quote that said something about readers of Stephenie’s books don’t just want to read the books, they want to climb inside and live there. That’s exactly how I feel. I never want to leave Forks. That’s the main reason I visit the fansites regularly. I just want to stay in that world for as long as possible. It brings me so much joy. THANK YOU, STEPHENIE!

  35. I found Twilight Nov. 2008. I didn’t want to read it because I thought it was for teenagers and I normally don’t read fiction. My son had read all of the books and I actually bought Breaking Dawn for him. A friend gave me her copy of Twilight and asked me to read it. It sat on my counter for a couple of months while I tried to think of a polite excuse for not reading it. She asked me to just read a few chapters and if I didn’t like it, I didn’t have to finish it. I figured I could do that much and by the Blood Type chapter, was very intrigued. In fact the first sentence of the book was intriguing. When I got to Chap. 13 my jaw was hanging on the ground. Stephenie’s writing struck a chord deep within me and I find her themes astounding. I love the themes of self control, over coming the natural man, deep love, family love and support, being honest with yourself and who you are, redemption, eternity. Just to name a few. It’s hard to say which book is my favorite but, if I had to pick, I would say Breaking Dawn because they finally get to be married and because of the blessing of Renesmee. I love how Edward says something to the fact that no one could be as happy as he is now and that it isn’t every day you get everything you would want and all the things you didn’t think to ask for. I think we will all receive a fairy tale ending if we can all try to live as righteously as the Cullen’s try. Twilight and Midnight Sun tie w/ BD for my favorite. I love getting to know Edward. I think I connect w/ him the most although I also understand Bella a lot. I love Eclipse and New Moon too. I love checking the Lexicon because I love following the Twilight world. I check Stephenie’s site regularly too. I’m so grateful for her writing and anxiously await anything she can give us. I LOVE The Host and really connect with Wanda. I love how Stephenie’s books illustrate being human. I enjoyed Bree’s story; it’s sad. I think she was a victim who tried to be good. I wish Steph could have written the end differently too. I predict that Fred ends up finding the Denalis as he heads north and he and Tanya get together; he becomes a member of the “extended family”.

    • Mareie, loved your post. It’s nice knowing I’m not alone with my feelings toward all things Twilight. Your comments mirrored mine exactly. Although many say this is a young adult series, I am simply obsessed with it,love it because it reminds me you don’t have to be “young” to feel it,the simple joys in life,seeking out your true destiny etc. Love Edward and his devotion to Bella and family, such a beautiful, pure love, I suppose we all wish we had that intense relationship forever. I’m having so much fun with all this no matter what my age! Thanks for listening.
      Fran

  36. First to the Bree Tanner book: It was okay, borderlining on good. I was so excited to read it that maybe my hopes were too high. It didn’t really tell me much I didn’t already know (although it did clear up how Edward knew the Volturi were there prior to the fight). I was hoping for Bree to have more of an interesting and not so overused background (teen runaway from an abusive home…snore…how many times has that been done?) I think it would have been more interesting if she had been one of the students ir “family people” that you read about as victims in the Seattle newspaper in Eclipse. I liked the Diego love story but come on, I knew he was dead 50 pages before Bree did. (It was like knowing Bella was pregnant in BD all over again. Stephenie should give her characters a little more credit.) Fred was creepy and felt like nothing more than a device to keep Bree safe from the other newborns. All this being said, I was a little sad at the end and wished (as with Eclipse) that she could have lived, but I would have liked to have felt more emotion.

    It also felt like it was purposefully edited to show it was never meant to be published – a little choppy and rough. I like my books polished.

    Then again, my mom says I’m just too critical.

    Other questions:

    Approximately when you first read Twilight: January 2009. Didn’t see the movie until after I read the whole series.

    What is your favorite book in the saga: Twilight just slightly edges out Eclipse. If the first 150 pages of Eclipse were edited down, that one might win.

    What is it about Twilight that captivates you: The characters of Bella and Edward and their romantic love story. And Alice. I love Alice.

    What is it that drives you to an online fansite: I love to give my opinion on things and I love being able to connect with people who share my passion for Twilight. We may not always agree, but we all come from the same starting place: a shared appreciation of the books and characters.

  37. purlgurl says:

    I just finished the novella, and I thought it was really really good (my only minor quibble – I thought that Bree’s “voice” was a bit unrealistically erudite, given the hints we got about her background, and her age – but, like I say, minor quibble). I think that if the main “Twilight Saga” books had had this level of darkness, loss, and sacrifice, the series as a whole would be much much stronger. I’m glad, in a way, that Stephenie was “forced” to kill Bree – I think it’s a weak spot for her as an author that she doesn’t like to do bad things to the characters that she cares about. Anyway, two thumbs up from me!

    • I agree about the weak spot in not being able to do bad things to her characters. I feel like, especially after having read this book, she set the Volturi up to be so tough that BD should have ended with a battle. But that’s just me.

      • Oh, that’s not just you. Actually, many fans agree with you. Many of the comments here have been purely positive and don’t say one negative or critical thing, but that’s not how the whole fandom thinks. Stephenie spent so much time working up to the battle; She sent Alice on a wild goose chase to find someone similar to Renesmee (sp?), had the Cullens call in their buddies, had everyone prepare for a battle, and then the Volturi, the “ruthless” Volturi comes in and, “Oh. Too many people here. We’re outnumbered. Oh, the wolves are shape shifters? Okay. Alright, later dudes.” Stephenie just wanted Bella and Edward to have their happy, little ending and wasn’t going to do what we thought it was all leading up to. Just like with them having sex. So many pages of them making out and the famous leg hitch, yet when Breaking Dawn comes: fade to black.

        She really likes the suspense, but hates being predictable when the big reveal comes.

        • With the fact that it’s a young adult book, and her own personal morals (not sure how much of her background you know), I was in no way expecting her to go into detail about a sex scene. She would lose so much of her main audience if she were to do that because it would no longer be appropriate for them, expecially since mothers are invested in it just as much as the kids and read them too.

  38. I think the Bree book is good and I like the story. It makes me wish Stephanie would publish a book of all the characters back stories or perspectives. The Twilight series itself is awesome because it touches a wide variety of ages. My son actually got me to read the books after his girlfriend “made” him read them. Thanks to “Edward” my son dresses well and has a hairstyle I actually like. I just like this storyline and the characters good and bad and hope she will expand on them eventually.

  39. I am one of the fans who caught on to Twilight about the time the first movie hit theaters. Fortunately for me, this means all the books were out in stores, so I could literally finish Twilight, run to Target on the last twenty minutes of my lunch break to grab New Moon, then go home and order Eclipse and Breaking Dawn from Barnes and Noble so that they would arrive the day after I was ready to start the next book. One of the doctors I work for actually got several staff members to read the series–though none of them read a quickly as I do, so there was a LOT of waiting for others to catch up so I could talk about them!
    As an adult reading the series, I think they are an escape– teenage angst and true love is much easier to deal with than mortgages, car payments, work, and the stresses of day-to-day life. I like that while there is the “forbidden love” aspect, there is also morals–teenage human hormones aside, Bella and Edward did things the “right” way– committed relationship, marriage, sex, THEN baby. And we can all relate to Bella’s character; clumsy, somewhat socially inept, the outsider looking for someplace to fit in. And happily, she finds it, just not the way she was expecting. Then there’s the English major in me who loves the tie-ins to classic literature– Romeo and Juliet , Wuthering Heights, Robert Frost, etc. It made me go back and read or reread them, and gives a way to encourage teenagers to read those classics. (Or just READ!) And the happily ever after with the perfect guy doesn’t hurt, either. :-)
    There are, unfortunately, a lot of people who haven’t explored the Twilight series, and therefore look down upon us adults who love it. That’s where the fansites are a welcome release. It’s great to be able to communicate/ vent/ commiserate/ countdown with others who are just as excited as I am that in 24 days, 1 hour, and 14 minutes I will be watching Eclipse in the theater, and the heck with going to work the next day!
    Finally, another HUGE “thank you” to Stephenie for the latest addition to the series (which I pre-ordered weeks ago and downloaded to my Nook first thing this morning). As a serious bookworm and Twilight addict, I am incredibly excited about the Bree Tanner story. Eclipse was my favorite book in the series, so getting more of that story is fantastic! I read Eclipse thinking that the newborn army was entirely bad, but that isn’t the case. I didn’t pay much attention to Bree in Eclipse, as she was just a leftover from the fight with the newborns who I knew the Volturi weren’t going to allow to live, no matter what the Cullens asked. Now that I know a bit about her as a human, and her short vampire life, I feel bad for her. I WANTED the Cullens to be able to adopt her; she obviously has a conscience, so she could have been a good vegetarian. And I LOVE that, even when she knew she was going to die(again), she was throwing clues to Edward about what Victoria and Jane were really up to!
    Now if we can just get that other companion book…(the one we are not going to name….) ;-)

  40. for me it was kind of ironic how i got hooked on twilight. i started reading twilight the day after breaking dawn came out. i had seen signs in barnes and nobles for this midnight release party for a book i hadnt even heard of. the next day i went back and found that it was a series, i picked twilight up and was hooked…. read all books in 5 days, i stayed up all night to read. my favorite book has to be eclipse for sure! what about eclipse do i love? i love how for once bella is completely confused! she has a choice, its the peack of the love triangle. she has no idea what to do. bella believes that her and edward are destined to be together, she loves him, but then u have jacob which bella has once compared to her own personal sun. bella is always in control an for once she has to take a step back. twilight is captivating because its all about first love and exploring ‘ new land’ bella has never been in love before, its completely new to her. what draws me to a fansite is that you can see others perspective of the characters and the books. the bree tanner novella i did not want to end! the book explores a new world, one that you never see from bella, you hear about it ,but you never experience it. its also completely diffrent, this book is devastation. bree and everyone else are being lied too, they think this is the only life for a vampire…. creatures of the night besides on ‘four days’ where they can come out and not burst into flames. i really wish that bree did not die, i really would have liked her to stay, or let the cullens teach her the rules, an how there are diffrent lifestyles to live. i hope stephenie always continues to write :)

  41. edwardsmylion says:

    I’m still waiting for my pre-ordered “Bree” book to arrive but I wanted to comment to your other questions.
    I would have to say the first Twilight book is my favorite. My sister urged me to watch the Twilight movie in March 2009. I was captivated by Edward’s beauty and the strength he showed by letting his love for Bella overcome his desire to drink her blood. I borrowed the books from a relative and read them all – I could not put them down. When I returned them to her I went out and bought my own and have read them all atleast 6 times.
    The most amazing part of my love of Twilight was even though I am 54 yrs. old, I entered a Twilight contest and won and am now a Twilight guest blogger for a local news outlet so I get to share the “Twilight” love to so many people! The story of Edward and Bella brings back all of the feelings of first love to so many which gives it such a strong universal appeal. I’m looking forward to getting my Bree Tanner book soon!

  42. I started reading the saga about 2 years ago the summer after the movie came out. MY fav book is eclipse. And some reason I fell in love wthe the saga.I do the fansites because it’s addictinig like a drug. Twilight is my drug!!!!LOL

  43. christopher says:

    i really love twilight and i think i have to buy this one coz i got so excited with the excerpts that are available online. and like all the other fans eclipse is my favorite book of the series. but i have more requests to stephenie.. i wish that she would write another story that foucuses on the life of carlisle.. coz he is so interesting the fact that he is .. and another book for the life of renesmee so passionate..until she grows up and love jacob. another one is the book that focuses on bella and edwards love after the happy ending beacause i can say that breaking dawn is great,, it’s so great that made me cry after i realized that it is the last part of the series… and i will miss bella’s way of telling the story.. because steph surely made another world.. and i can say that reading twilight books is may escape in our problematic world(in my case). so i pray that steph would read this and grant my requests.. haha.. as if we’re close.. but steph you’re great! congratulations!!

    • Christopher your so right i did cry too knowing my fav book series was over.Steph did make a new and wonderful world ,a book on Renesmee’s life after she gets older would be awesome .Everything you said I fell the same thing .I think I love you ,you made me smile ’cause I felt I was reading something I wrote.But the top said Christopher.Yeah I do love you. (Blushing to submit this)

  44. 1. Approximately when you first read Twilight?

    I read Twilight for the first time in late 2007. Back then, not too many people really knew about it where I lived. I was lucky, because I had friends who happened upon it, and along with an eager mom, got me to read it.

    2. What is your favorite book in the saga?

    I’ve been asking myself the same question ever since I read them the first time through. I honestly can’t say. I love each one for different reasons, and though some parts were harder to get through than others, I can honestly love the series as a whole.

    3. What is it about Twilight that captivates you?

    I think it has a lot to do with the fact that it seems so real. Though there are vampires hunting Bella and werewolves running in the woods, I am able to put myself in Bella’s shoes and live it right along with her. Its so incredibly relatable. I can’t think of another series (or one book, for that matter) that has dragged me in so completely and made me believe that the events that happen inside are real. I’ve read them each at least 20 times, and I can’t fathom stopping. Its become my joy read, one that I go to when I’m stressed or I just need to escape my life in favor of Bella’s. It’s saved me time and time again from the overwhelming presures of school and family and work, and I’m incredibly and eternally greatful for Stephenie’s creations.

    4. What is it that drives you to an online fansite?

    I love being able to catch up on Twilight news and talk with people who are on the same level as I am. I look for sites that are truthful, hardly ever post pictures the celebrities wouldn’t want seen, and provide a fun atmosphere for fans. When I found the Lexicon 3 years ago on Stephenie’s site, I felt like I had finally found my online Twilight home. I can’t begin explain how much I aprreciate what you all do here on the Lex for people like me. Thank you.

    5. Any comments/thoughts you have on the Bree Tanner novella

    I actually had a hard time getting the book initially. I went to Barnes and Noble and they told me they weren’t doing a midnight release. When asked why, they told me that because “they aren’t making a big deal out of it, neither are we.” I was really confused by the statement because regardless on how much its advertised, its a Stephenie Meyer book and they need to release it at midnight like any other novel by her. I then checked Borders, and the closesed release party to me was over 4 hours away. When I finally gave up on the big parties and went to a local drug store at midnight, they said they didn’t have it in the back yet. By then, I was angry, because I knew for a fact they had it. They just wouldn’t take the time to go back and get it for this poor girl who was all decked out in Twilight attire awaiting the release of her favorite author’s next book. They told me to come back later, so I did, and it was there. Apparently they had gotten a call from their boss at 2 am demanding that they put the book out immediately.

    So, I finally got to read it, and I must say I am very pleased that Stephenie put this out. It has cleared up so many loose ends that I never thought were untied. The way the newborns fought all the time, how Victoria and Riley snaked around the truth, how the Volturi were very much aware of everything that was going on and that they were actually hoping the Cullen’s would get killed. Even more so, how Edward knew everything because of Bree. I found myself yelling “Team Diego!” when I realized how how much I liked him, and tearing up when I realised he wasn’t coming back. It was nice to see how the ending scene turned out as well as how the newborns lived just days before they went to fight in Forks. I’m going to have such a new perspective when reading the series now, having all this new information to fill in the gaps. I absolutely loved The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner. Definitely a suitable companion to Eclipse.

    • I’m so sorry you couldn’t get the book in a fun way! What a bummer. Now I’m glad that I didn’t go out at Midnight but waited for the next day. It’s kind of strange how they haven’t make a very big deal out of it at many book stores. They must think we will all wait for it online. Sigh, they don’t understand us fan girls/guys. :-)

      • Haha! No kidding! I was really bummed out, but I’m just glad I finally got it. Hopefully next time these big book store chains will realize what they missed out on and get it all out at midnight!

  45. Loved the novella and the characters Fred bree and diego. The three characters kind of reminded me of Bella Edward and Jacob in that Diego and Fred try to protect Bree and each love her in her own way. It must have killed Fred to let Bree go I think he knew Diego was dead but couldn’t convince Bree of that. You’ve got to love how all Bree wants in the end is three things revenge for diegos death, the truth to be told to the cullens, and death to herself because she won’t live without Diego. Breed character was a strong female character and I actually did get teary eyed when i got to the last page and she died.

    • I started the book last night about nine and the next thing I knew it was midnight. I even set my alarm to go off early before work so I could finish it. I also had tears in my eyes. I felt so bad for Bree because all she wanted was to have Diego safe. I kept waiting and waiting for Diego to show up, but he didn’t. I am glad that Edward not only avenged Bella but Diego (although not intentally).

  46. Lorrainebow says:

    I read the saga for the first time a year and a half ago. Since I have read it eleven times. My favorite book is Breaking Dawn. I love the way it ties everything together. I wish I knew what captivates me about the story, but I don’t. I am driven to this website because I just crave more information about the series. I loooove this website because it lets me keep everyone else I know up to date with Twilight news.
    As far as the Bree Tanner story goes, I just kept wishing it would’ve ended happily for her!! I knew how it would end, but for some reason just kept hoping that she would be spared. It allows us a good look into the newborn side of things. We also get to see how twisted the Volturi can be. Last, the story makes me just want more of every facet of the series :)

  47. Approximately when you first read Twilight- November of 2009. I was one of those people who made fun of twihards. But in the end, curiousity killed the cat and I am a proud twihard!
    What is your favorite book in the saga- Eclipse, but everytime I read the series over again, I realize how great each book is. I think I enjoy Eclipse the most because I find it the funniest of the four- it literally had me in tears from laughing so hard at a few lines in it.
    What is it about Twilight that captivates you- Where to begin?! There’s so much that pulls me into these books. Everytime I read them, I still get shocked and strong feelings like I did the first time through. I love how you feel like you’re there with them, how everything seems so real (obviously not the vampires/werewolfs lol) but, just Bella’s clumsiness or two boys trying to one up each other or the akwardness of not knowing how the other person feels when it’s so obvious to everyone else.
    What is it that drives you to an online fansite- I only know a handful of people who have actually read the Twilight saga, and I definitely am on some other level of obsession then they are on. Most of the time when I’m talking to people they have no idea what I’m saying because I’m making a Twilight related joke/quote to the situation. So I figured it’d be best to try to somewhat contain my obsession online with other twihards who understand me!
    Any comments/thoughts you have on the Bree Tanner novella- Eh, I was so excited for this book to come out. Hungry for more Cullens/werewolfs, as always. So, after reading it, it was hard to stay entirely focused. I’m sure after reading it several times I’ll love it more though. I felt as though Bree was not as bloodthirsty/crazed/hostile as I was hoping she would be. Basically I felt she was an exception to the other newborns, not like Bella obviously, but Bree still was different. I’m very glad to have gotten a look into this more as it helps explain more of Eclipse from the other side, and to get to see some of the more crazed newborns. Plus I thought it was a better understanding of what Jasper had gone through in the south. And even though we all know what was going to happen to Bree at the end, it still made me sad and almost shed a tear lol. SM as always, is amazing :)

  48. I first read Twilight after seeing the movie.
    My favorite book is Eclipse although I think New Moon is the best written.
    The characters captivate me. Stephanie creates characters that just seem to live on the page.
    I only go to a couple fansites, usually. I like to know when the actors will be TV and the latest news.

    When I first heard about Bree Tanner I was somewhat indifferent. I thought it was exciting that a new Twilight work was coming out but I didn’t think I would be that interested in it without our normals characters being the focus.

    Having just finished reading it I am so glad that I did. It was excellent. Of course I love Bree, Diago and Fred. How does Stephanie make you care so much about murderous vampires?

    I have a minor issue with the Novella but overall I think it is brilliant. The way she intertwined the Eclipse dialog into the story was so cleverly done. The last two lines were a beautiful surprise and made me cry.

    Since Bree is much darker and haunting I hope the young kids’ parents use some caution before letting them read it.

  49. scuba doo says:

    I first read Twilight in Jan 2010….I know, I was late but I’m so into it now. When I saw Stephenie on Oprah and heard that it all came from a dream she had, I had to read it and then it just snow-balled from there. I was given the first two books for x-mas and when I finished NM I couldn’t wait, I went out and bought the box set. I’ve now read the whole series 5 times…Twilight 7 times and Midnight Sun 7 times (well…what Stephenie has posted).
    It’s hard to pick just one book, it’s all one story to me, I can’t read one with out the others. If forced I would say BD as then Bella changes and is able to show Edward all the love that she hasn’t been able to.
    The story captivates me; even with reading it so many times I still get caught up in the emotions…laughing, crying…getting angry and having to put the book down for a bit…but always picking it back up.
    I just discovered this site about a month ago now and I like it because I don’t feel alone in these feelings I have for this story and these characters. I have a couple of friends that have read the series and love it too, but I feel that I can express the extent of my feelings here without prejudice or somebody saying aren’t you too old…I thought that was for teens. Well it’s NOT!! And I love it!!! :)
    My town is small so we didn’t have the midnight release and then I had to work so I just finished it now….10:30pm..West Cost time and I love it. I’ve thought about things that we might have missed or happened when we were in Bella’s world…that’s why I’m really hoping Stephenie will be completing Midnight Sun….it’s great in Bella’s world, but you learn so much away from her too, things make sense and getting to know the other characters away from Bella is so interesting….this series really could go on forever…Yes I am wishing that, maybe they’ll meet up with Fred in the future…hint, hint :) Thank you to Twilight Lexicon for this site and thank you to Stephenie Meyer for having that dream and doing something wonderful with it. Lots of love from Kelowna, BC Canada

  50. Airayana says:

    I started reading twilight in 2008. I was at a slumber party and this girl just kept talking about it and how amazing this dude name Jasper was. I had seen the book before but I thought the cover was stupid looking and I didn’t want to read it. However this girl talked about the book like it was the bible so I decided to read it… I read it in one day and quickly stole the other books from my friend. I read each book several times until i got the next one. The funny part is that the girl made it seem like Jasper was the most important character, so when I read the book I was like “WHERE IS THIS JASPER DUDE?!?” then he was finally introduced and had like 6 lines in the book…. I was so confused.

    My favorite book in the saga is Eclipse, than it’s Twilight, then New Moon… Breaking Dawn doesn’t exist in my mind…

    The thing about Twilight that captivates me is that it takes this girl who believes she is ordinary and plain and she manages to fall in love and embark on this amazing adventure. It’s easy to place yourself in Bella’s place when you read the book. I also like the different take on vampires. It’s cool how Stephenie takes something that is usually portrayed as a monster and write them as the good guys.

    I like looking at the online fansites because I love all the fun facts and random tidbits. It’s also nice to know about things before the majority of your friends do. It’s pretty cool to have your friends constantly asking you for updates on Twilight because they know you already know and probably have for a few weeks.

    I’m currently waiting for my madre to take me to the bookstore so that I can buy the book. I’m so excited….

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