New Moon (Twilight, #2) by Stephenie Meyer

New Moon (Twilight, #2)

There is an alternate cover edition for this ISBN13 here. I knew we were both in mortal danger. Still, in that instant, I felt well. Whole. I could feel my heart racing in my chest, the blood pulsing hot and fast through my veins again. My lungs filled deep with the sweet scent that came off his skin. It was like there had never been any hole in my chest. I was perfect - not healed, but as if there had never been a wound in the first place. For B...

Details New Moon (Twilight, #2)

TitleNew Moon (Twilight, #2)
Release DateSep 6th, 2006
PublisherLittle, Brown and Company
Number of pages563 pages
GenreYoung Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Paranormal, Vampires, Fiction

Reviews New Moon (Twilight, #2)

  • Steph Sinclair
    Stephen King once said, "Stephenie Meyer can't write worth a darn. She's not very good." I couldn't agree more, Stephen. With that, we shall kick this off with a joke: Heh. This re-reading is brought to you courtesy of Project: Hindsight. I'm sorry folks. I just could not get through this shit book another time. However, since I've already read it a few times, I feel extremely confident in skipping to the review. But first, can someone please ex...
  • Haleema
    This should suffice.
  • Amanda
    Keep in mind that though this review is about to wheel off into an angry rant, this book is good. The series is addictive. And as I said previously about Stephanie Meyer, if you want to cease brain function for a few hours, she's your girl.The beginning is slow, the middle is gold, the end is lacking. The blank pages to represent months passed in zombie-depression, great idea.Now, my problem. My problem is not so much with the story as it is perh...
  • Denys L.H.
    You may have heard me rant about the previous novel Twilight. I decided to read the sequel, just to see if it will get better.Boy, was I wrong.First off, we began with Bella Swan bitching about how old she's getting, because Edward stays 17 forever, and since her birthday is coming up, she'll be one year older than her perfect lover. Um... older than him? Looks-wise, yes, but these dumbasses don't realize is that he's 100 YEARS OLDER THAN HER! WH...
  • Kiki
    Dear Ms. Meyer, Yours painfully (or some other adverb)The Society Of Of People Opposed To Douchebags And Their Disciples (T.S.O.P.O.T.D.A.T.D)
  • Nicole
    Uhg. I read Twilight and was sorely disappointed in it, but I had heard through a series of acquaintances that this one was better--that it introduced werewolves and slightly healthier relationships.I was deceived. It was awful--not as bad as its predecessor, but still pretty bad. Right off the bat Bella is crying about how she hates her birthday and dreads aging and wants little to do with her birthday. This was a annoying to read through becaus...
  • karen
    oh, hai, just me here, reading new moon on my nook simple touch...this twilight craze... the books are not as bad as the haters say they are, but they are also nowhere near as good as lovers of this series believe. this installment was just kind of... bland. despite my reading it on the fine e-ink technology of the new nook.she did one thing right - one wonderful thing. i assume it is too late to actually "spoil" anything in the bellaverse, so i ...
  • Manny
    As ye sow, so shall ye reap. Earlier this year, I foolishly lent my copy of Twilight to Cate across the road. She liked it. Then, when she got a place at college last month, we thought we'd give her something as a congratulations-and-going-away present. It was so logical to buy a copy of New Moon.Cate zipped through it quickly, and dropped off her copy before leaving so that I could read it too. How could I possibly say anything except thank you?...
  • Scott
    I can't even.... wow. Is anyone else completely aghast that this dreck saw a printing press not to mention became a wildly popular series?I thought I was being hard on Twilight when I criticized it for portraying a relationship so ill-advised and unhealthy and then romanticizing that relationship to young people as if people didn't already make enough bad decisions. I thought maybe now that Book 1 was done the series would take a nice turn.Enter:...
  • Lucy
    Bella Swan's relationship with her hot vampire boyfriend Edward Cullen is heating up when her characteristic clumsiness messes everything up again at her vampire-thrown birthday party. In typical Bella style, she gives herself a paper cut and Edward has to literally throw himself in front of her to keep her from being dinner for six hungry vampires. That's the last straw for Edward, and he and his entire family pick up and leave to prevent any mo...
  • Julianna
    Reviewed for THC ReviewsTwilight was a grand romance which frequently left me smiling, but New Moon takes on a bittersweet, angst-filled and edgy tone in this continuing dramatic saga of teen love between a vampire and a human. The book gets off to a rather explosive start, but rapidly turns to heavy sorrow when Edward make a fateful decision concerning Bella's safety. Following his decision, Edward is off the canvas for about the next two-thirds...
  •  Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
    I admit I put off reading this second book in the Twilight series, for a few reasons. Maybe my love for Twilight would turn out to be a fluke. I had watched the movie recently, so it would feel like a rerun. I wasn’t ready to dive back into the series. Well, I finally manned up and read New Moon this week. I can honestly say this is one of my favorite books of all time.Many bad things have been said about Ms. Meyer’s writing. I don’t agree ...
  • Stephanie
    I am so mad right now. So. Fucking. Angry.Is this what we're supposed to be teaching our teenage daughters? Sisters? Nieces? Apparently Ms. Meyer believes that:1. Moping for 4 straight months over a goddamned boy is okay, and you'll make people worried and your friends may stop talking to you, but hey! it's okay, because your love is so strong for this boy and you'll eventually figure yourself out on your own.2. Becoming another boy's friend sole...
  • P
    “Forbidden to remember, terrified to forget; it was a hard line to walk.” This was sad. Edward and Bella are separated without good reasons. He wants to protect her, but now what ? I couldn't stomach the first few chapters of this book, after that it was all bearable for me with Jabob and his attitude. I like his protective instinct of Bella, especially when he cares for her, my heart was melted like ice cream. “Before you, Bella, my life ...
  • Saya
    Not as good as Twilight having chosen to abandon EVERY element that made it so great but still manages to keep this book afloat with the new mystery and dangers.Edward leaving wasn't surprising, he kept thinking about it before when Bella was in the hospital and it was a drama and angst inducing twist- it was bound to happen in due time. I just can't believe Bella's self esteem went from feeling occasional envy and remorse due to Edward's perfect...
  • Deborah Markus
    So much to say about this book! Most of which I already posted in my eleventy-thousand updates, so I'll stick with the theme suggested by a friend: what is it about Bella that casts a spell over so many readers and drives so many other readers smack-dab out of their minds?I got a clue from one of my favorite lines from one of my favorite novels, Anne Tyler's Ladder of Years: "The very thing that attracts you to someone can end up putting you off....
  • Christina
    The first thing I'll tell you is that Stephanie Meyer knows her way around lyrical prose. She finds the balance between sensual and realistic, modern day language. Unlike say, Anne Rice, who bores me to tears with her page-long sensual odes to, say, cement walls and turgid baby nipples. Meyer doesn't so much turn a phrase, no; she lays it gently on it's back and rubs it's tummy until it purrs.When I landed in Port Angeles, it was raining. I didn'...
    *BREATHE* OK...LET'S GET STARTED! For those who have previously read my review of Twilight, you will understand and realize I am not the biggest fan of The Twilight Saga.^^^Sorry I couldn't help myself.^^^Anyways....let's move on... The Plot Well, that (^) pretty much explains it all. So what actually did happen in the book?Well...Jasper attacks Bella, which could have led to her death. Our Eddie freaks out and becomes the world's worst boyfr...
  • nicole
    ...what is there to even say?I liked about 80% of this book. Liked as in actually sort of kind of enjoyed it. I mean, yeah, it was still redundant and Bella was still pathetic, but I like Jacob, and I actually liked the werewolf storyline. It's too bad that Bella and Edward aren't broken up for the rest of the series. Or that they aren't, you know, murdered and put out of their own misery. Alas, Edward comes back and INSTANTLY the novel goes from...
  • Sparrow
    I know a couple of things about love. I know that when you meet the truelove, you “just know” because it’s like you walked with that person once upon a dream. Out to dinner one time, I overheard a man at another table describing this perfectly: “I was at a bar the other night," he said, "and I looked across the room and suddenly noticed this girl. I felt like I had seen her before, but I couldn’t think where I might have met her, so I t...
  • ★
    Oh yeah, and Bella is a general whiney bitch, Jacob is awesome and the movie sucked.That is all.
  • Anuradha
    Continuing from my review of Twilight, I'm going to refute points that claim that Twilight is better than Harry Potter. I repeat, I'm only posting this because I read this article. I'm literally only refuting the points mentioned in this, nothing else. I don't like comparison, but if the other party does it, be sure that I will respond. REBUTTAL POINTS 11-20: 11. In harry potter all they do is fly around on brooms and kill people with magic stic...
  • Fabian
    Vast improvement over the 1st book which drowns readers in tween syrup. This one, about love momentarily lost, has more dimensions and significantly broadens the world of vampires and werewolves. That you can read 100 pages in an hour or so is also a perk, though... poor, poor trees.Here, the metaphor for becoming a victim, though not as one would consider in a vampire novel where the protagonist could just become one and see for herself with mon...
  • Leanna
    I am totally insane. Even though I totally dissed Twilight in this blog, I have an obsession with series and read New Moon.Why do I intentionally put myself through such dreck?New Moon is only a slight improvement over Twilight. The book has two things going for it:First, I had no expectations going in. I already knew it would be a poorly-written romance—and Meyer did not disappoint.Second, Bella, our heroine, and Edward, her prince, are separa...
  • Ramona
    New Moon is the second installment of the Twilight Series and with a broken heart I have to say that it was not as expected. Yes, I've read it without breathing but only because I wanted to search for the one thing that interested me: the relationship between Bella and Edward.We all know what happened, they split, leaving Bella heartbroken and vulnerable. If I would want to analyze the reasons that made Edward take this decision, I would not port...
  • Shannon (Giraffe Days)
    I read this in 7 totally engrossing hours, staying up till 2am to finish it - hence I now feel a bit wrecked, both emotionally and physically. New Moon was absolutely heart-wrenching (you can tell I invest heavily in these books can't you?!). But I was physically unable to put it down, and only just managed it for toilet breaks.It's Bella's 18th birthday and a simple paper cut as she opens her presents leads Edward's brother Jasper to almost kill...
  • Melissa Kunz
    Few people mention that Meyer is a member of the Church of Latter-Day Saints. I say this not to judge her or color someone's opinion of her, but to throw into perspective her possible motivations behind the plot for this book, namely the religious dialogue and the "together forever" aspect of Edward's and Bella's relationship. Two people in love being together for eternity is a touchstone of the Mormon faith, which is what we see in Edward and Be...
  • Arcanemuse
    So, I found myself strangely addicted to the crack that is the Twilight saga. I know it’s not good for me, like binging on a quart of ice cream, but I couldn’t put this book down. Even at the times I wanted to hurl it across the room because I was so angry at the characters I was riveted in disbelief. I enjoyed the end of this book even less than the first.Whiny Bella gets old quick. She starts off this book upset that she is a year older tha...
  • else fine
    First of all, just so you know where I'm coming from, you should know that this is not the worst novel I've ever read. In fact, I don't think the installments of the Twilight series can even be called novels. They're barely books. It's as if aliens had come to Earth and constructed a shoddy simulacrum of a book, based on an imperfectly understood idea of what a Book is like.A Book should come out in hardcover, and so the Twilight novels appeared,...