Wednesday, June 11, 2008

New Moon

New Moon begins with Bella's 18th birthday, with a party hosted at the Cullen's home. But Bella, in typical clumsy style, ends up getting hurt, and once her blood is spilled, the vamps have a hard time resisting. Shortly thereafter, the Cullen's leave town, leaving Bella to her thoughts... and to a burgeoning friendship with Jacob.

Despite Jacob's role in caring for Bella in Edward's absence, I'm still firmly an Edward girl. I think this mostly has to do with Edward's 80-something years of experience and how suave he can be because of that. Jacob is still an awkward teenager, and he doesn't have the weight of "eternity" behind his actions.

Truth be told, I feel a little odd, having been so completely enamored by this series meant for teens. I've read these first two books incredibly quickly, and I'm already well into book three. What are some other great series (YA or not) that have pulled you in?


Linda said...

Don't worry, I love these books too and am counting down the days until Book 4 comes out. But come on, Team Jacob all the way! I know, Edward is incredibly romantic, blah blah blah, and I was in love with him after I read Twilight, but I'm totally a Jacob girl now. I know he's young, but he's matured a lot, plus he's a bad ass and has a motorcycle. =) I just think Bella sees him more clearly than she sees Edward. I can go on and on about this, so I think I'll stop now before this gets out of hand.

To answer your question though, I love the Georgia series by Louise Rennison. Have you read them? They are hilarious.

Becky said...

I'm on Team Jacob :)

Anyway, just wanted to remind you that the 24 Hour Readathon is this Saturday.

As for great series, you might enjoy Scott Westerfeld's Uglies trilogy.

And Georgia Nicolson is pretty fab :) I especially loved Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging.

Pam said...

Wow, I love the title Full Frontal Snogging