Friday, July 04, 2008

A New Dawn: Your Favorite Authors on Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Series edited by Ellen Hopkins


Well I guess I was on a mini anthology kick here! Listen up all Twilight fans, this will get you through the final month up until Breaking Dawn's release!

I happened to be in Borders one Saturday, like most weekends! and the Special Edition of Eclipse had just come out. There was a big display right in the front entrance that included the Special Edition of Eclipse, the paperback of New Moon and this book. Definitely an impulse buy but it was well worth it!

Classics lovers with love some of the essays that go into comparisons with Romeo & Juliet, Dracula, and Pride and Prejudice among others. I really enjoyed the tour of Forks, Washington, the battle between Edward and Jacob as the best boyfriend for Bella, the history of vampires and the history of werewolves. As you can tell I pretty much liked this whole anthology!

I think some of my lesser favorites dealt with Edward: sociopath or not? and two fan girls debating with two scholars. Another thing that was just slightly off putting was several of the authors explaining how they didn't want to read these books at first and then finally they did and they liked it. I guess I went through that myself but it's not really something I'd be proud to mention! It sort of made me wonder if they should be writing essays for this book.

Does anyone have any ideas about what is going on, on the cover? I'm not really making the connection. I swear I see a faded scar on the girl's hand, either that or some sort of printers error. Is that supposed to be Bella? I'm not sure I'm buying that...

Overall, I really enjoyed this anthology. I'm surprised more people haven't talked about this book. I wonder if because it's a "Borders exclusive" some people don't have access to it.

Are you a fan of the Twilight series, and if so do you have Breaking Dawn pre-ordered?

I'm dragging my sister to the midnight release! Who knows when the next one of those will ever be! I thought I'd never get to partake in that kind of excitement after the last Harry Potter book was released!

3.5/5 Stars
Purchased by myself

7 comments:

  1. Yes, I have BREAKING DAWN on my list. I won't get it for a couple or so more weeks though.

    That said, I am sooooo glad to read this review. I'll see if I can locate a copy.

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  2. Ah I'm glad you enjoyed this! I feel like no one knows about it and have been bringing it up like I'm the one selling it because I think lots of people would just love this, if only they knew about it!

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  3. Hi Alea, I am a fan, and I can't wait for the movie to come out!

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  4. Alea - I know exactly how you feel.

    =)

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  5. Kelly- December is going to be amazing! Harry Potter 6 and Twilight!

    J. Kaye- It's so strange. I want to scream about this book from the rooftops!

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  6. If it's a Borders exclusive I guess I won't be buying it anytime soon! No Borders stores in Canada!

    I thought the girl on the cover might be Leah? Know she's not a big character, but that girl looks kind of Native American in that image.

    Thanks for commenting on my blog! Up for a link exchange?

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  7. Gabbi- Yeah I don't know if it will branch out to other stores or what! I hope it does!

    I have no idea about that image! The flower in her hair makes me think of Hawaii.

    I've added you to my sidebar ;)

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