REVIEW: New Moon by Stephenie Meyer


The "star-crossed" lovers theme continues as Bella and Edward find themselves facing new obstacles, including a devastating separation, the mysterious appearance of dangerous wolves roaming the forest in Forks, a terrifying threat of revenge from a female vampire and a deliciously sinister encounter with Italy's reigning royal family of vampires, the Volturi. Passionate, riveting, and full of surprising twists and turns, this vampire love saga is well on its way to literary immortality.

Title:  New Moon
Series:  Twilight Saga
Book #: 2
Author:  Stephenie Meyer
Approximate Book Length:  577 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  13+
Sexual Content:  Mild


This is my least favorite book in the series. I appreciate the character development of Jacob and the progression of the relationship between Jacob and Bella. What I didn’t appreciate was the level of depression in to which Bella fell and the implication that she might kill herself rather than live without Edward. That being said, it did speak to the hopeless romantic in me.

The biggest problem with this book is that despite the good parts – the beginning, the wolfy parts, and especially the very end – the super depressed and mopey Bella, not to mention the awkward hallucinations, make for a rather boring book.

Bottom Line:

New Moon, while important for overall plot development for the saga, is a slow read. You’ve can’t miss it though.