Okay, so my nephew's friend, upon seeing what I was reading on Sunday commented, "Wow you're way behind. There are like four of them out there." And he's right. Twilight was first published in 2005 and since then, three more books have been published, the last being Breaking Dawn, which came out last summer. Since my girls though never showed any interest in this series, neither did I.
But last fall, a friend was talking about them, and knowing I have a bit of a vampire fascination (we both love the Betsy Bauer, Queen of the Vampires series), sent me the first installment to read. It was by far the longest book I read (about 500 pages) during our Atlantis excursion, but also the "easiest" as it's target audience is teens. I don't mean to say though, that adults won't find this story appealing, if they like a cheesy love story (yes vampires and cheesy love story) and have a fascination with vampires, they just might.
For me though, I found it ... well ... slow. I guess that's what happens when you read an extremely popular book (already made into a movie), years after it's been published; the beginning of the story is lost on you because you already know the big mystery, Eddie C (as Becky refers to him, apparently to the annoyance of his adoring fans), is a vampire. I found the middle interesting, learning how the author was putting her own spin on the vampire mythos with their capabilities, and the ending pretty exciting. Now that I have all the back-story out of the way though, I'm willing to go on to the second book, to see how the story progresses.
I'll tell you one more thing too - I thought much of the interplay between the main characters erotic, probably more so because they couldn't (didn't) have sex and the thought of a pre-teens out there reading this did make me a bit uncomfortable.