[[ Download Audiobooks ]] The Twilight CollectionAuthor Stephenie Meyer – Albawater.co

God, the entire series was a failure It had absolutely no plot, no action, I wouldn t even consider it to have romance, just infatuation Also, I think that the main character is so annoying to have three guys in love with her Bella is, if anything, undeserving of so many admirers Then book four I know it s not here , that was terrible At the end, you expect some epic battle, but nooooooo the Volturi or whatever they were called just have to fall in love with Renesme She s a BABY for cr God, the entire series was a failure It had absolutely no plot, no action, I wouldn t even consider it to have romance, just infatuation Also, I think that the main character is so annoying to have three guys in love with her Bella is, if anything, undeserving of so many admirers Then book four I know it s not here , that was terrible At the end, you expect some epic battle, but nooooooo the Volturi or whatever they were called just have to fall in love with Renesme She s a BABY for crying outloud And not even a vampire at that And to be so smart at barely two months old, scoffs unbelievable On the whole I was very disappointed with this series Everyone was going on about how great it was, I don t see it The only reason I actually finished was because I had A LOT of time to kill during the summer I wish I never had So I just read the first three Twilight books, and I m not moving onto the fourth in the near future, because I need to clear my head of all this tsuris PSo let s clear everything up right away The Twilight books are horrible Horrible writing seriously, did we have to go through every step of Bella s days Horrible characterization honestly, Bella s intuition had to do with how quickly Stephenie wanted to unveil a plot point that the readers could already guess at anyway Horri So I just read the first three Twilight books, and I m not moving onto the fourth in the near future, because I need to clear my head of all this tsuris PSo let s clear everything up right away The Twilight books are horrible Horrible writing seriously, did we have to go through every step of Bella s days Horrible characterization honestly, Bella s intuition had to do with how quickly Stephenie wanted to unveil a plot point that the readers could already guess at anyway Horrible plotting case in point in book one, it took 320 pages for anything of substance to happen And in book two, Bella had a moment with Edward near the end where she basically told him flat out, hold on, Edward, my internal monologue is informing me and therefore the readership of my personal growth arch Isn t it wonderful To Stephenie Meyer you might want to substitute a littleaction for dialogue every once in awhile Makes the character development a littlebelievable and less boring And no, it doesn t count when the superhero can figure out everything in advance and the human is left hyperventilating either because she s in mortal danger or because omg love triangle angst Frankly, I m surprised Bella s heart didn t give out on it s own However, I do have to give this series my props Because like every insecure teenage girl, and older women longing for the days when they were insecure teenage girls, I was hooked for a bit I mean this very seriously it s a dark and intriguing fantasy for an ordinary girl to be swept up by moody superheroes who want to love us, protect us, and touch us all over our bodies, despite our droll ordinariness It worked best in the second book when Edward was largely AFK, and Bella Jacob hadn t reached its angst climax yet.But at the end of the day, you know it s bad for you Bella didn t have any personality save to pine over Edward and a little over Jacob And speaking of Mr Fire and Mr Ice yeah, Stephenie, I ll play into your pun, despite their topical personality differences, the vampire and the werewolf were really quite similar moody, manipulative, and just a wee bit emotionally or physically controlling While oblivious Bella was just fine with it so long as they d watch her in the night Gee, thanks for that one, Stephenie Female pride.Some other notes Bella wasn t the only one with a flat personality Yeah, she had lots of company there.Also it was so obvious that Stephenie did minimal research in how to write a fantasy book I respect that she had to have her own take on vampires But to take away all of their flaws and to just make them perfect just no Rule number one in story telling Rule number two if your characters sparkle in the sunlight, then someone had better go effing blind to detract from the blatant wish fulfillment agenda All in all, if you need a soap operish romantic fix, you can turn to Twilight If you need an action, kick your ass for no good reason flick, turn to Dark Knight And if you re looking for somethinggrounded in reality and complex character situations, I d suggest expanding your horizons I don t think this series is good for young adults because it introduces them to dark things like Vampires and suggests that it s okay in this series they are friendly and civilized But once the intrigue with this subject has been placed in the children s minds, they will probably want to read other vampire books which could be scary and dangerous to their spirits taking away sensitivity to kindness and love I also think the main character is a terrible role model as she gives into her wea I don t think this series is good for young adults because it introduces them to dark things like Vampires and suggests that it s okay in this series they are friendly and civilized But once the intrigue with this subject has been placed in the children s minds, they will probably want to read other vampire books which could be scary and dangerous to their spirits taking away sensitivity to kindness and love I also think the main character is a terrible role model as she gives into her weaknesses She is always upset sad, mad, or worried scared And she doesn t become better and better, she simply gives into her feelings and acts like she has no control over them She is with a guy because she feels she has no other choice because of the way she feels away from him She doesn t need him because she loves him Quite the opposite, she loves him only because she needs him so desperately This is a sick way to have relationships So overall, perhaps not so good However, it might be a great way to get someone who has no interest in books to be very interested They will be surprised and feel accomplished by the amount of pages they can read quickly And its wonderful how even though it is a passionate love story, there is no sex in it Also, there isn t too much violence Feeling a bit nostalgicTwilight Re read July 14 July 16, 2014It s twilight It s the safest time of the day for us The easiest time But also the saddest, in a way the end of another day, the return of the night Darkness is so predictable, don t you think So ready for this to be the end, for this to be the twilight of your life, though your life has barely started You re ready to give up everything Seeing as this was the first vampire book I ever read and was able to enjoy t Feeling a bit nostalgicTwilight Re read July 14 July 16, 2014It s twilight It s the safest time of the day for us The easiest time But also the saddest, in a way the end of another day, the return of the night Darkness is so predictable, don t you think So ready for this to be the end, for this to be the twilight of your life, though your life has barely started You re ready to give up everything Seeing as this was the first vampire book I ever read and was able to enjoy the first three books before they became a phenomenon, it was fun going back to my YA paranormal roots and revisiting this cast for a few days There s so much I seemed to have forgotten about the books that I read over seven years ago, but one thing remains vivid The Meadow was a captivating scene.Some random thoughts I would have like to have my original cast back in my imagination With the exception of Charlie, I liked my own conjured up version of Edward and Bella.I just couldn t read this in eBook I pulled out my tattered paperback that I must have read over 5 times and a Borders bookmark fell out That really made me sad I forgot how hungry these books made me Lasagna and milk, cereal, steak and potatoes, mushroom ravioli and soda All so yummy nom.nom.nom Only my original Edward was so attractive in all of his intense, passionate, protective ways.I don t remember Charlie disabling the battery cables I forgot Alice s back story Jessica didn t bother me nearly as much as the first time I met her.Overall, I enjoyed my long overdue re read of this book I ll be sure to continue on with New Moon XD My annoyance with this series is that it sucks you no pun intended with the promise of a good story that in the end doesn t deliver If I could have be certain from the onset that this series were aboutcheese than substance, I could have laughed with everyone else Instead I read a story that should have ended afar book one with at a bite that never should have been taken back Had I heard about the series after the completion of Breaking Dawn and could hear such mockings as he cuts ope My annoyance with this series is that it sucks you no pun intended with the promise of a good story that in the end doesn t deliver If I could have be certain from the onset that this series were aboutcheese than substance, I could have laughed with everyone else Instead I read a story that should have ended afar book one with at a bite that never should have been taken back Had I heard about the series after the completion of Breaking Dawn and could hear such mockings as he cuts open her uterus with his teeth or comments about pillow feathers and baby imprinting I would with horror wonder why anyone would read such a series All the readers who avoided the hype are now justified because it turned out to be all they mocked it to be I read the first book when I didn t know anything about it, back when the story was still worth telling I would have preferred it if it had been one book that left my imagination and sites of fan fiction to create a happily ever after instead of being beaten with a stick until there is nothing left of the story to tell Then I could ignore my personal issues with the message of the story for the fun of the fantasy.Those messages annoyas much as the unjustified romance This book is being thrust unsuspecting into the arms of a generation of girls and told it is a clean book because there is no premarital sex I m all for a clean book, but this is not one of them This book flaunts a protagonist who is begging for sex from her boyfriend, a girl who used to be smart and independent, but has since meeting her infatuation not only forsakes her life but her personality and all that is Bella just to be a part of his life And the guy this girl has thrown all her dreams away for is a guy who is overbearing and controlling Edward isn t dangerous because he is a vampire Edward is dangerous because he treats Bella like a child who needs to be lead and given guidelines and Bella becomes a spoiled child who whines inconsiderate of everyone else s needs or wants The worrisome part is that girls want to emulate bland, empty Bella and have overbearing boyfriends who are the ones who say it s best to wait for marriage so they don t have to I am appalled to read reviews that say guys should read Twilight to see how to treat women If a guy ever treated me the way Edward controls Bella, I would run for my life His personality has all the makings of an abusive stalker that work for a fantastical vampire, but not in real life I actually like Edward, but part of that attraction is his dark vampire self, not an obsession to find a guy just like him The guy who sneaks in your bedroom, encourages you to lie to your parental guardian, and has a problem with his anger, isn t the one who makes stellar marriage material.In Twilight the story is still innocent enough that the problems are easily overlooked until later books hound the characters worst qualities Twilight is a decent story, but it degrades into one not appropriate from readers as young as preteen I hope parents are having conversations with their daughters about the pitfalls of Twilight that are being haled as wonderful and that parents are holding back the story from younger readers now that they see the unfortunate direction the story took.That audience annoys me as much as the books These girls who think that the Twilight saga is the best thing ever written when it is the only thing they ve ever read The excitement quality is high, but not the literary value Not every story has to be a masterpiece that makes you evaluate your place in the world, but cheap literature should be sold for what it is Girls are stuck on the high not the quality Once they ve experienced the high of cheap fiction, are they going to be open to the slow beauty of literary fiction What utterly kills me is that the idea had such potential In the hands of a better author this story could have been so muchI had such high hopes for the series and they were dashed Not only by an unnecessary detour with a werewolf that served nothingthan to devalue a love that was never explained beyond a physical attraction but by laughable, illogical plot twists that completely ruined the story and the characters The story went from potential to ridiculous If only the story could backtrack back to where it veered off to go horribly wrong after New Moon to aappropriate series end Sometimes I m still appalled that the series ended the way it did.I liked Twilight Even though I was aware of the relationship problems and the bad writing, I was drawn into the story and found myself curious about its conclusion I m not against the Twilight saga because I find the whole premise absurd I m not someone who always ridiculed this story and the people who read it I was one of its fans I m against the saga because it crushed me I was drawn into the story against my better judgment only to get to the end and find myself being a sucker for ever thinking this story could be something I am annoyed that a story I cared about could be so mutilated I am annoyed that all vampire stories are now compared to this and anyone who tries to write a better story will be called nothing but a copycat In the end I m not sure the series is worth it It will break your heart, which is the opposite of what Meyer was trying to accomplish These books are very well written and great for Young Adult readers I fell in love with the first book, and couldn t wait to get my hands on the next ones The first in the series is being made into a movie to come out this December, and the author is a Chandler native Book four in Aug 08. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This review gets five stars only because I have been drawn into the world Meyer has created Despite all my inner workings I actually like the story The writing isn t spectacular, but it s the story itself that folds you in and holds you.I ll admit it, I ve read the seriesthan once The second time was just pure pleasure I was unwilling to leave the little world Meyer had created The third yes I know, I m letting my nerd flag fly high here was to try and figure out WHY I enjoyed it s This review gets five stars only because I have been drawn into the world Meyer has created Despite all my inner workings I actually like the story The writing isn t spectacular, but it s the story itself that folds you in and holds you.I ll admit it, I ve read the seriesthan once The second time was just pure pleasure I was unwilling to leave the little world Meyer had created The third yes I know, I m letting my nerd flag fly high here was to try and figure out WHY I enjoyed it so much I dissected all the things I liked and dislike about it This is what I ve gleaned.My BIGGEST gripe with this series is Bella I m sorry, but as an woman, reading these books can be teeth grinding at times She is SO wimpy She relies not on her inner strength, but men She whines, faints, sleeps entirely too much, and in general just waits around to be rescued True, she gets herself into trouble because she thinks she needs to take action Ultimately her actions are futile She ALWAYS needs to be carried, saved, and take care of.Further, she has NO life I can accept that Meyer s characters aren t terribly deep But can t Bella have a life outside of Edward Where is her independence I recently posted again with the nerd flag here on a goodreads discussion board expressing these concerns And a girl I m assuming she s young posted that Bella is in love, and that s how love should be, all about the other person Or it was something along those lines I about fell over when I read it Wow Bella is a horrible example for young girls Where is the balance Where is the interest in one s self here Why can t she have a life AND Edward Bella gets left in the second book So of course she s a zombie Who of us haven t been there, right Many of us have suffered a broken heart Okay, I can handle that But the fact that she couldn t right her self, she couldn t get out of it WITHOUT the aid of another man er, or boy in this case She moved right on to Jacob, clinging to him for dear life I m sure I ll get all kinds of angry comments about that one About how she was so broken, blah, blah, blah Whatever She needs to stand on her own a bit Human or not, she needs a little spine and to dig deep into that female strength which she MUST possess Also, she needs to stop being such a brat about presents and things She s actually rude to those she supposedly loves However, I m sure that hasto do with the fact she s 17 19 through the books Though, it would be good if she s around 19 in the next to show SOME emotional and personal progression.I ll admit it, issues aside, I will be in line to get the next damn book on August 2nd I can t wait to see where it goes I m hoping Bella does get turned because why bother with the whole story if she doesn t AND gets to go to school and find some interests outside of Edward i loved the books and to all the bitches that dont like it are missing the best parts and are only reading it beacause you want to see why every one talks about it so much and are missing the whole point that you just want to be different and dis on the best series ever so fuck off and is you stop reading them in breaking dawn you miss the best thing there the wedding ,the death, the wars , the baby the sadness, anll the good things like bella getting pregnant and pushing out a rock vampire chil i loved the books and to all the bitches that dont like it are missing the best parts and are only reading it beacause you want to see why every one talks about it so much and are missing the whole point that you just want to be different and dis on the best series ever so fuck off and is you stop reading them in breaking dawn you miss the best thing there the wedding ,the death, the wars , the baby the sadness, anll the good things like bella getting pregnant and pushing out a rock vampire child that breaks her bone and has a speacil power giving bella a speacial power and killing her so bad stuff goes on and you just have to keep going and yea i spoiled it the movie sucked the first one okay the second one suck the third one is full of facts and the last one is amazing i hope i reach someones hear and i will look up all the people that dissed twilight and when i find ou be expecting a virus to come to your myspace Esme C Here we go.Twilight New Moon Eclipse Small nod to Mrs Meyers for spawning a series that continues to captivate a young audience Aside from that brief allowance, I ve gotthan a few frowns for this trio of teen angst.The message If an author employs a thesaurus to the narrative of a high school girl I dare not say heroine, because Ms Swan is surely not one of these , the reader should instinctively accept that said female is responsible and intelligent, which somehow must quantify t Here we go.Twilight New Moon Eclipse Small nod to Mrs Meyers for spawning a series that continues to captivate a young audience Aside from that brief allowance, I ve gotthan a few frowns for this trio of teen angst.The message If an author employs a thesaurus to the narrative of a high school girl I dare not say heroine, because Ms Swan is surely not one of these , the reader should instinctively accept that said female is responsible and intelligent, which somehow must quantify the desperate tortured obsession she confuses for love With a pretty vampire boy Personally, I have been concerned about Bella for awhile, and annoyed, and horrified We know Bella must be in love with Edward because Because Right Oh, because he s sexy and because he loves her, naturally At least the vamps psychology is slightly better chalk it up to blood lust and the fact that Bella s brain is dysfunctional obviously but attractive Hmmm See, there is nothing about Bella that exhibits true intelligence or female empowerment, or maturity, and when you re catering to a young audience, that s tragic Maybe that s the point though..let s drop the standards for today s youth evenMaybe we can all be as shallow and horny and self involved as Bella is.or maybe these novels are just trash fiction Still.The writing I have hope for her future stuff, but I found the style of writing particularly vocabulary to be so widely inconsistent that I must physically stretch my imagination to accept that one individual is responsible for the series I could digress, but won t The story Soap opera in print Sure, it s captivating.you re curious, I m curious, we re all curious.but is it worth it Really I m frustratedthan sated so far So, that being said, decide for yourself I m not much of a romantic especially when you re talking about teen love I think the fact that Meyers cites Shakespeare and Bronte does her storyharm than good If you re reading this series for pure trashy entertainment, that s one thing But I m concerned about the tweens reading novels like this, I feel like it s setting the bar for behavior really really low Sure, it s fiction, it s fantasy, but it still bothers me, because they could be infinitely better And maybe I m being a bit rough and tough on this newbie writer, but, I ve set my standards for literature a little higher than Mrs Meyers has aimed Which is too bad, because I think these novels could ve been really gratifying Deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful,Twilight,New Moon, andEclipsecapture the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires This stunning set includes three hardcover books, two full color posters and exclusive tattoos, and 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