An electrifying debut novel of a young woman's love for a vampire.
When 17 year old Isabella Swan moves to Forks, Washington to live with her father she expects that her new life will be as dull as the town.
But in spite of her awkward manner and low expectations, she finds that her new classmates are drawn to this pale, dark-haired new girl in town. But not, it seems, the Cullen family. These five adopted brothers and sisters obviously prefer their own company and will make no exception for Bella.
Bella is convinced that Edward Cullen in particular hates her, but she feels a strange attraction to him, although his hostility makes her feel almost physically ill. He seems determined to push her away - until, that is, he saves her life from an out of control car.
Bella will soon discover that there is a very good reason for Edward's coldness. He, and his family, are vampires - and he knows how dangerous it is for others to get too close.
Stephenie Meyer is the new queen of teenage fiction. - Girlfriend
Meyer's imagination is prodigious, her plot twists are surprising and emotional crises are described in delightfully overblown prose. Her nuanced dialogue captures each character and some one-liners make us laugh out loud. Many tender, romantic moments remain. - Sydney Morning Herald
A must-read for rainy days - Cleo magazine
It made me mad, made me laugh, made me cry and broke my heart. - Sun-Herald
Her writing has a hypnotic quality that puts the reader right inside the dense, rainy thickets where her vampires and werewolves square off - Marie Claire
In the tradition of Anne Rice...this dark romance is gripping. - Booklist (starred review)
Propelled by suspense and romance in equal parts [this story] will keep readers madly flipping the pages of Meyer's tantalizing debut. - Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Will keep readers madly flipping the pages of Meyer's tantalizing debut. Publishers Weekly
Stephanie Meyer is the new queen of teenage fiction. - Toowoomba Chronicle
this novel transcends its teenage demographic - Marie Claire
The sexiest vampire tale for years arrived in Stephenie Meyer's TWILIGHT, about teenage Bella's chaste romance with a beautiful vampire boy. Their intensely erotic feelings are endangered by more predatory types. Guaranteed to suck in sulky 13+ girls for hours. - THE TIMES
her writing has a hypnotic quality that puts the reader right inside the dense, rainy thickets where her vampires and werewolves square off - Who
The novel's danger-factor skyrockets as the excitement of secret love and hushed affection morphs into a terrifying race to stay alive. Realistic, subtle, succinct, and easy to follow, Twilight will have readers dying to sink their teeth into it. - School Library Journal (starred review)