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#1 Becca

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 06:54 AM

I know very little about this series of books - only that it's about vampires and it's a very popular series. Armed with a $25 gift card from Overstock.com, I was going to order the first 3 in the series. But it says "Young Adult" fiction.

Are these books meant more for pre-teen and teen readers? Or will an adult still be able to appreciate them? And are they too "young adult" to pass on to my almost 10 year old step daughter when I'm done?

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 09:00 AM

You will like them. I am 38 and love them. I am finishing up the first book. I don't get much time to read. But I think ten is too young. They seem more for high school age. At least to me anyway. You know love and romance and stuff.

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 09:54 AM

Thanks, Linda! She's currently reading the first Harry Potter, so by the time she gets through that series, she could be 13-14 anyway.

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 10:13 AM

Rebecca, these books are awesome for adults! The writing is magnificent. You will love them! :)
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Posted 28 September 2008 - 11:03 AM

I think they are meant for the 14-17 year old ag group but I really liked them and I am in my thirties. I liked one and four best. The Twilight series has a lot of romance (not a lot of kissing and such), but the revolves on the two main characters love for each despite unusual circumstances.

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 11:30 AM

Rebecca, there are a few of us girls that are coo-coo over the Twilight series, I'm positive you will like them if you read them!!!
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Posted 28 September 2008 - 12:24 PM

Ok, you convinced me! I just ordered the first 3! :-)

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 01:19 PM

Yay! You will enjoy them, I know it.
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Posted 28 September 2008 - 01:25 PM

Good for you!! Good decision -- they are fabulous books. Awesome writing, fabulous story line -- there is just something about them that just make the fingertips tingle, and the imagination come to life. You won't regret buying them!! :) They're on Overstock.com? Hmm... good information!
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Posted 28 September 2008 - 02:07 PM

You are going to love them. I read them all, and now I can't wait till the movie comes out, and I am 48 years old. So these are not just for teens.
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Posted 28 September 2008 - 05:03 PM

Teens? Unless 30, 31 and 20 count as teenagers, then no. (That's my current age group for the midnight premier of the movie in November!)

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 05:09 PM

I agree that 10 would be too young. I feel that the fourth book is really too much for a young teen. My 14yodd started reading the series before me and so I started reading them and blazed though them and absolutely loved them. However, once I read the 4th book I was a bit leary about her reading it because I read them much faster than her. It's got a few things in it that I consider to be for a more mature audience. However, she was already into the series and it helped her and I have some good talks.

I love the series so much that I can hardly wait for the movie to come out in November! My husband is reading them to me right now and I love hearing them again after reading them myself. I'm not sure I could take them at a chapter a night if I hadn't already read them once. I'm afraid the suspense would drive me to cheat and read ahead.

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 05:43 PM

They're on Overstock.com? Hmm... good information!


Sure are! I got Book 1 and Book 2 in paperback, Book 3 in hardcover. Came to $25.79 shipped - and I had a $25 gift card. PERFECT!

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 09:07 PM

I found the books dangerous. I spent one night up until 4:30 in the morning while devouring one of the books, and that was while I knew my son would wake up for the day just 2 hours later. EXTREMELY addictive. Read at your own risk. Beware... lol.

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 09:17 PM

These sound like a fun series! Maybe I will check them out!
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Posted 28 September 2008 - 10:03 PM

LOL Erica, I did the same thing. I started reading the first one, didn't do laundry for 3 days straight, then consequently bought both the 2nd and 3rd, and finished those within the next week. I think we ate cold cereal for dinner a lot that week, LOL. :D

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 11:13 AM

Those are addictive! I've read through the first two in 3 days! I'm really trying to take it slow, but that's just not possible!!! LOL!
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Posted 29 September 2008 - 01:37 PM

I think all of us completely understand, Nadine. LOL! Seriously, what is up with these books? They're totally addictive! :)

I wonder if I should go and find a Twilight Blinkie.... would that be allowed on the Scrapgirls website? Anyone know the rules on that? :)
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Posted 29 September 2008 - 03:50 PM

Of course you could have your own Twilight blinkie, as long as it coincides with the blinkie guidelines. :)

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 06:04 PM

Umm, yeah. I'm in love with these books! I definitely think they are worth reading, no matter what your age! They are very well written.
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Posted 30 September 2008 - 07:44 PM

my DD who is 22 today:) has gotten me hooked on these books. I finished the first 2 and am starting the third right now. They are an awesome series and I'm going to be 45 next week so they must appeal to all ages. They are so tastefully written and the way she writes is just amazing to me. It's like a I'm watching a movie in my head if that makes any sense. I can tell my DD has set her standards for a young man very high since she has read these books which to me isn't a bad thing. I just love Stephanie's writing style and can't wait to start the third book:)!!!! I never even heard of them till I saw a post on this MB and encouraged my dd to start reading them and she is obsessed. Today is her birthday and all she wanted was anything that had to do with the books:). I think they are great fun to read!!! I hope you get you can read them and then let everyone know what you think:)

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 08:04 PM

You'll definately enjoy them, but they are very addictive. Don't start if you have lots to do! Buyer Beware!!!

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 11:46 AM

Well, OK...I'm hooked! In case I'm not around this weekend, I've got my nose in the first book of the series, but I'm over half way through it. I'm SO glad I bought these books!

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 10:23 AM

Yeah Becca, the problem will come when you've read the last book and you're looking for another. You will be sad, possibly have withdrawals. But you will carry on!

Glad you are enjoying the fantasy!

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 11:55 AM

I finished the fourth one a few days ago...withdrawals!!! I can't WAIT for the movie!!!
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Posted 12 October 2008 - 12:53 PM

Yeah Becca, the problem will come when you've read the last book and you're looking for another. You will be sad, possibly have withdrawals. But you will carry on!

Glad you are enjoying the fantasy!



Right now the problem is NOT peeking on the message board here. I know there's a "spoiler" thread, and it's somewhat tempting to look.

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 04:55 PM

He he..I know, I ran into that when I was halfway through book 2 or 3! I started reading and nearly knocked over my computer in my haste to exit the thread so as not to spoil the surprise! Just avoid reading ALL Twilight threads for now just in case ;)
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Posted 23 October 2008 - 01:11 PM

I had to find out what all the talk was about so I went out and got the book. Of course...the next day I had to go get New Moon since I zipped through Twilight. And now I'm on the war path to the store for 3 & 4. Can't believe I went through the first two in 2 days! Now my daughters are arguing over whose reading them first.
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Posted 23 October 2008 - 01:31 PM

I just finished the 4th book last night. I'm sad too that it was the last one, but I felt like things were wrapped up. Won't say any more for those who haven't read the last book!

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 01:44 PM

I'm with you, Mindy. I think she wrapped the story up nicely. Though there's possibility for more books, I am content with the story as-is, too. I'm holding out for the movie, and then after I see it, I'm going to read them again. :D




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