The Twilight Saga #2 Nymåne
Title: New Moon
Series: The Twilight Saga #2
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Published in English: 2006
Dansk titel: Nymåne
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2012
Finished Reading: March 2019
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Paranormal & Romance
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
I knew we were both in mortal danger. Still, in that instant, I felt well. Whole. I could feel my heart racing in my chest, the blood pulsing hot and fast through my veins again. My lungs filled deep with the sweet scent that came off his skin. It was like there had never been any hole in my chest. I was perfect – not healed, but as if there had never been a wound in the first place.
For Bella Swan, there is one thing more important than life itself: Edward Cullen. But being in love with a vampire is even more dangerous than Bella could ever have imagined. Edward has already rescued Bella from the clutches of one evil vampire, but now, as their daring relationship threatens all that is near and dear to them, they realize their troubles may be just beginning…
I enjoyed New Moon more than I’d expected. Of course, there are some problems, starting with the fact that Stephenie Meyer can’t write to save her life. By making it, a first-person narrative told by the shy, clumsy Bella, she has found an ingenious way to get around that. Bella’s endearing klutziness is just a metaphor for her even more serious problems as a writer. As she keeps telling us, every time she walks across a room she wonders if she’ll trip over her feet and end up in hospital, similar remarks apply to her ability to string together an eight word declarative sentence.
I thought that she was a seriously unreliable narrator. Not about factual events; to start with, she doesn’t seem to be imaginative enough to make anything up. When it comes to telling us about her feelings, however, I found it hard to believe her, and presenting everything as a mass of regurgitated romantic clichés is an effective way to show us how poorly she understands herself.
I liked the first one way better than this one. This has always been my least favorite of the lot.