"You Don't Have to be Teen to Enjoy the Tale"
The story has the characters returning to Forks. They find
out a serial killer is loose in Seattle and it appears the
killer is creating vampires. Bella can't see Jacob who she
considers her best friend because he is a werewolf. (It
would cause problems with the Cullen's and the treaty
between vampires and werewolves.)
Bella must choose her fate. Edward wants her to remain
human. He fears she will lose her soul. She must weigh
the pros and cons about becoming a vampire. Will she be
able to stay away from her family until she learns to
control her urges to feed on humans? There is also the
possibility she will give in to the blood lust.
Jacob sneaks away to see Bella. He wants her to be with
him, which puts another damper on Bella's decision to
become a vampire.
I liked that Bella grew up a little in this book and
actually took a look at the consequences of becoming a
vampire and the effect it will have on her family and
friends. I liked the rivalry between Jacob and Edward for
Bella's affections. We learn more about the werewolf
history, which by far is an interesting story all by
itself. I felt Edward is sometimes overshadowed by Jacob's
personality. Jacob knows Bella. You feel his love for
her. You witness how Jacob falls in love with Bella by his
actions, his words or a mere touch. With Edward, you just
know he's in love with Bella because the author has told
us. Not to say I didn't fall in love with the first book,
but I would have to say I find Jacob and Bella's
relationship more realistic.
I enjoyed the book, and anyone who has been reading the
series will love it too.
Reviewed by: Karen
Michelle Nutt, author
Reviewed by Karen Michelle Nutt
Posted October 18, 2008