11 May 2009

Don't Hate Me

Now that I've read the entire Twilight saga, I can honestly say that I don't get the hype. I know this isn't going to make me popular with the in crowd, but I gotta keep it real.

My feelings after each book were pretty much the same: ho hum. I didn't hate the books, but I never felt rushed to finish them or read the next one. And now that I'm done with the series I'm not craving more or hoping for a spin-off.

I don't have strong anti-Twilight feelings, but I do have a problem with Stephenie Meyer changing some long-standing vampire 'rules' so to speak. And I think at times in each of the books, she wrote just to write; it felt a little redundant. I also have to say, for the record, that no vampire love story will ever top that of Buffy and Angel.

So, if you haven't read them, but are craving a good vampire story, try the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris instead. I think you'll be pleased.

8 comments:

wrestling kitties said...

Yeah, I am reading the first but don't find it to be edge of my seat exciting. I am only 1/4 of the way in though so I can't judge to harshly but I am waiting for some good action scene and not so much talking.

I LOVE anything vampires and if I read books I like them to be filled with alot of action but I think this might be too much romance for me. But I am giving it a shot!

Ky (Two Pretzels) said...

YAY! I'm glad that I'm not the only one! YAY! YAY! YAY!

SassyTimes said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

I agree with the Twilight hype. I'm on the 3rd and can't seem to bring myself to be excited to finish. I thought I was weird. Glad I'm not the only one.

Mickey D. said...

I read the first one and have had no motivation to read the second.

I don't find her to be all that strong of a writer. I felt like I was reading the same thing over and over again. I wasn't overwhelmed.

Signed,
Also Not Feeling It

Shaun said...

I'll agree that she's not that strong of a writer, but I'll admit..I was totally sucked into the hype. I enjoyed the books much more than I thought I would. I think I went in with the expectation of them being a nice short easy read. I wasn't disappointed. I didn't figure there was going to be tons of character development or any deep life altering revelations.

I have to say though that these books have influence so many young kids to read. I see 7th graders right up through 12th graders devouring this series. It's amazing how many kids aren't 'readers' but have plowed through this series. IMO, any book that gets young kids to read is a good book. :)

Quiet Oasis said...

I was feeling pressure to read them since they were so "wonderful". But now I'm feeling a little less inclined. I just don't think its my thing.....

Kay said...

First of all, A., did you use your Bella/Edward bookmark that I made for you? Tee hee. Second of all, I have no shame in liking the Twilight saga, and I think its interesting how the books polarize people. You either hate it or you love it. I'm obviously of the "Love it" camp. And I'm the first to admit that the story was not well written. Yet it pulled me in. I read the books before the hype started, and I fell in love with the story more once I saw the movie. And yes, I am the proud owner of an Edward action figure.

~Wendy

TLC said...

i have to say, i'm w/ Wendy on this one. i read (devoured!) the books last fall (before all the movie insanity started) and fell in love w/ them.

and she's right: i think it's either a 'love it' or 'hate it' thing.

that being said, i also love the anne rice vampire chronicles, and buffy, and angel. and while Twilight "breaks" some of the vampire "rules" i thought it made the story that much more interesting. :)