The second book in the Twilight Saga.
It begins with Bellas birhtday. She now is one year older than Edward and that fakt haunts Bella in her dreams and life. Alice ofcourse throws a birthday party for Bella, but when she by misstake cuts her finger, hell break lose. Jasper throws himself at Bella and Edward has to defend her against his own family. Because of that incident Edward decides to leav Bella and never come back. Bella is miserable, she feels this hole in her chest and there is nothing she can do about it. When Bella finds out that if she does reckless things she can hear Edwards voice, she finds a couple old motorcykles and gets Jacob to fix them. Bella and Jacob became really good friends wich developes into something else on Jacobs side. When Edward thinks that Bella is dead he decides to infuriate the Voulturi and go outside in the sun and show himself to the people, Bella is the only one that can stop him.
I really like how Bella and Jacobs relationship developes during the book, but still, there is a lot of pages when nothing happens and you get bored reading the book. And after all this time I can’t understand how Edward was thinking, just leaving Bella alone in Forks after evreything that happend in the first book.
So summary; the beginning is slow, the middle is great and the end is kind of lacking.
But there is some great things in this book, my only problem really is the edditing. But the Romeo-Juliett story is great. The forbidden love, the dilemma in the books with the whole human-vampire relationship is that either way the human becomes a vampire or God forbidd the vampire somehow becomes human again. So it’s easy, turn the human to a vampire. But then there is the whole blood drinking-immortal-you-are-going-to-want-to-kill-your-family-and-friends thing 😉
Favourite quotes; “Before you, Bella, my life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but there were stars, points of light and reason. …And then you shot across my sky like a meteor. Suddenly everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty. When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black. Nothing had changed, but my eyes were blinded by the light. I couldn’t see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason, for anything.”
“What a marshmallow. You should hold out for someone with a stronger stomach. Someone who laughs at the gore that makes weaker men vomit.”
“His skin was a pretty colour, it made me jealous.
Jacob noticed my scrutiny.
What?” he asked, suddenly self-conscious.
“Nothing. I just hadn’t realised before. Did you know, you’re sort of beautiful?”
Once the words slipped out, I worried that he might take my implusive observation the wrong way.
But Jacob rolled his eyes. “You hit your head pretty hard, didn’t you?”
Well, then, thanks. Sort of.”
I grinned. “You’re sort of welcome.”
“They call her my singer—because her blood sings for me.”