Archive for January 18th, 2014

Lily Wight

     Updated 18/01/2014

     It is nearly a decade since the launch of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga so New Moon, the second book in the series, may already seem like old news to the next generation of teens.  Let’s take another peek under the cover…

     The Twilight Saga becomes increasingly derivative as it seeks for ideas to expand upon its potentially intriguing but ultimately restrictive central romance.

     Things get off to a promising start with Meyer adding a third-party to her ongoing variations upon the classic and reliable “Beauty and The Beast meets Romeo and Juliet” yarn.  Replacing static lust-object Edward with the earthier and charismatic Jacob makes for a more mature and complex romance, whilst the Native American Shapeshifter lore feels original and fresh.

     There is also some vastly improved prose. The stormy build-up to Bella’s…

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