Stephanie Meyer’s bestselling series revolves around a vampire clan called the Cullens, who move to the small town of Forks in an attempt to make a success of their “vegetarian” existence. Youthful-looking vampire Edward Cullen attends the local school and there he befriend teenager Bella Swan; before long, the pair fall in love.
However, the road to true love never runs smoothly, especially when one half of a couple is a vampire, and the other his likely prey! Naturally Bella and Edward’s relationship becomes the focal point: will Edward’s thirst for blood mean the end for their relationship, or will the lovers find a way around it?
The characters in the novel are exceptionally well drawn, particularly those of the Cullen vampire clan, all of whom have a unique talent that marks them out. These talents include the ability to predict the future, to read thoughts, to love like a human or to change emotions at the drop of a hat.
In addition to her imaginative characterisation, Meyer’s plot is fantastically addictive; once you start reading you’ll struggle to leave the world of Bella and Edward behind. You’ll become obsessed with the seductive vampire and his world of romance, and you’ll wish for a relationship like theirs. A brilliantly absorbing read.