Monday, March 23, 2009

Teaser Tuesday: Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

TEASER TUESDAYS : Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading ~ I always look forward to reading everyone's teasers!

My 2 “Teaser” Sentences for today (In honor of the movie release of Twilight to DVD on Saturday) Ok - I simply can't resist this quote, and yes - it IS longer than 2 sentences, but the humor and irony is too great here:

"And so the lion fell in love with the lamb. . . . " he murmured. I looked away, hiding my eyes as I thrilled to the word.

"What a stupid lamb." I sighed

"What a sick, masochistic lion." [Edward is talking to Bella in this scene]

~ p. 274, “Twilight" by Stephanie Meyer




From Amazon:
"Softly he brushed my cheek, then held my face between his marble hands. ''Be very still,'' he whispered, as if I wasn''t already frozen. Slowly, never moving his eyes from mine, he leaned toward me. Then abruptly, but very gently, he rested his cold cheek against the hollow at the base of my throat.

As Shakespeare knew, love burns high when thwarted by obstacles. In Twilight, an exquisite fantasy by Stephenie Meyer, readers discover a pair of lovers who are supremely star-crossed. Bella adores beautiful Edward, and he returns her love. But Edward is having a hard time controlling the blood lust she arouses in him, because--he''s a vampire. At any moment, the intensity of their passion could drive him to kill her, and he agonizes over the danger. But, Bella would rather be dead than part from Edward, so she risks her life to stay near him, and the novel burns with the erotic tension of their dangerous and necessarily chaste relationship.Meyer has achieved quite a feat by making this scenario completely human and believable. She begins with a familiar YA premise (the new kid in school), and lulls us into thinking this will be just another realistic young adult novel. Bella has come to the small town of Forks on the gloomy Olympic Peninsula to be with her father. At school, she wonders about a group of five remarkably beautiful teens, who sit together in the cafeteria but never eat. As she grows to know, and then love, Edward, she learns their secret. They are all rescued vampires, part of a family headed by saintly Carlisle, who has inspired them to renounce human prey. For Edward''s sake they welcome Bella, but when a roving group of tracker vampires fixates on her, the family is drawn into a desperate pursuit to protect the fragile human in their midst. The precision and delicacy of Meyer''s writing lifts this wonderful novel beyond the limitations of the horror genre to a place among the best of YA fiction. (Ages 12 and up)

~ Wendi

18 Comments:

Kaye said...

that teaser is humorous, Thanks for sharing. Happy reading!

tanabata said...

Fantastic quote! :)

Anesthezea said...

That's one of my favorite Twilight quotes. :) Thanks for sharing!

Alice Teh said...

You brought back fond memories for me, Wendi! Great stuff! I love this series...

Dar said...

You brought back good memories for me too Wendi. I really enjoyed this series although I still have the last one to read.

Mary said...

You know, people either love this series or hate it. I liked Twilight the most but I didn't hate the others. Good teaser.

PopinFresh said...

Your teaser reminds me that I still need to read Twilight. Great tease and funny too.

~ Popin

Jenny Girl said...

Those are some of my most favorite lines. HOpe you are well.

Melissa said...

I enjoyed that exchange, too. Hope you are enjoying Twilight!

Nise' said...

Great teaser. I have not watched the movie yet. I had finished the book too close to its release so I waited for the DVD to come out.

the epic rat said...

I haven't read any Twilight. I know...*gasp*...but I will get to it. And then I will get to the movie. :)

Thanks for the teaser!

The Bumbles said...

I am totally avoiding the Twilight hubub but that Teaser was hysterical.

me said...

I have felt like Twilight must be a "Buffy" wanna be. But your teaser has shown me that perhaps I was judging a book by its cover...or at lest premise

Mari said...

Awesome. Love this book. :)

Staci said...

I love that teaser so much!! I'm still a teenage girl at heart!!

Marg said...

Ah Twilight!

It is funny looking around in the train everyday because there are always people who are reading one of Stephenie Meyer's books!

sally906 said...

Is a very good teaser - it summed up the relationship at that stage perfectly :)

Jenners said...

I've heard so much about this book that I'm reading it for the Spring Challenge just to see what all the hubbub is about!

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