Rating: [rate 3.5]
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 pusling 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.
So, the sequel to Twilight. I don’t know how to write this review, but maybe that’s only because I have this headache from that too short of a nap I had earlier. But anyway. New Moon is the sequel to Twilight, the YA vampire story I raved about last week. I have been quite excited to read this one, but I had to stop myself to picking this up immediately just so I have the time to really digest the first book. And amazingly, I finished this in a short period of time, which spoke of my interest of the book.
New Moon is a good book…but I personally think it’s not at par with Twilight. I felt sad when the first “tragic” thing happened. After that I got irritated by Bella’s…nonexistence. I don’t know, her clinginess annoyed me, just like it irked me in the previous book. Of course, I can’t really relate because I haven’t experienced whatever Bella has…but the entire “hole in my chest” thing that lasted for months is just too much. Maybe I’m just being cynical. But I still like Bella and she could really use some medicare advantage with everything that happened to her in the novel.
The bright spot in the entire novel is Jacob Black. He was interesting enough in the first book, but he really shone in this one. I loved how gruff he was, and how he was Bella’s “personal sun.” I bet he could be anyone’s personal sun, with his personality. I love how much he loved Bella, and how he can be a friend to her even the circumstances. I love how playful he can be with his “brothers”. I felt sad when the inevitable came in the book, and I badly wanted him to have something other than “leftovers” from Bella…and in the end he didn’t get even that. :( Well, yet.
The book was good, but not really as good as Twilight for me to gush over. I’m still curious about Eclipse, and most probably I’m going to be buying that soon even if it’s hardcover, just to satisfy my curiosity. I do think that this is an important part of the entire series, so this book shouldn’t be skipped. And yes, I’m also saying that because of Jacob Black. ;)