“Eclipse” by Stephenie Meyer

The time has come again, my friends, to speak of mythical things. Like vampire lovers, werewolf frenemies, and human failings in all things reasonable. We open on a letter from Jacob to Bella, which is full of strike-throughs. Which I find implausible (wouldn’t he just start over on a new piece of paper?) but page … Continue reading

“New Moon” by Stephenie Meyer

You know when your friends start a conversation with “So I had a crazy dream last night” and you immediately groan because other people’s dreams are NEVER INTERESTING? Well this whole book is like that. We open on another Bella nightmare, and obviously it’s a dark harbinger of things to come. She’s searching for Edward, … Continue reading

“Twilight” by Stephenie Meyer

We open on Bella’s dream that she’s on the edge of death, stalked by a dark hunter. But that’s just a dream, right? Just anxiety because she’s moving from her sunny home in Phoenix Arizona, and moving to the rainy, desolate, small town of Forks, Washington? Right? RIGHT? The next morning she leaves her mother … Continue reading