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He'll bite me. He'll bite me not.

September 19, 2006|by KYLE LEFLER

Review

Imagine you've found the love of your life and can't be without him. You are perfectly happy except for one thing that will eventually shatter your romance: He is immortal and you're not. How can you change this?

Well, if your true love happens to be a vampire with the power to make you immortal, you could change it. Welcome to Bella Swan's life.

"New Moon," by Stephenie Meyer, continues the twisted love story of Bella Swan, a normal 17-year-old, and Edward Cullen, a vampire, that was set up in "Twilight," the first book in this trilogy. Bella is dead set on getting a Cullen to bite her so that she can spend eternity with Edward. However, the Cullens refuse to do so because they have worked for centuries to become unaffected by human blood.

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Then, one day something happens that changes the relationship of Bella and Edward forever. The rest of this riveting novel is one big surprise after another as the reader follows a modern set of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers.

I was sucked into this book as soon as I started reading. Meyer uses intense imagery to describe the setting and the emotions of all. These descriptions instantly make the reader feel like they're part of the cast of characters. The story line is original and fresh and, no, not all the vampires are evil bloodsucking demons.

I recommend this book to anyone older than age 10 who enjoys a good suspense novel, and, of course, a good love story.

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