So it's no secret to anyone who knows me that I'm a huge Harry Potter fan. I started reading the books way back in 8th grade and have been a fan ever since.
Thus, through Harry Potter, I've been introduced to another fantastic series. I started reading Twilight on June 27; within 9 days I had read Twilight as well as its two sequels: New Moon and Eclipse. Many Harry Potter fans have read Stephanie Meyer's Twilight series...many female fans that is. Frankly, I don't know many guys who have read Twilight; however, after reading all three currently released books, I can not understand why. I would assume this could be attributed to the fact that Twilight is generally viewed as a romance novel. Yes the main character is a girl. Yes there is romance. There are also bloodsucking vampires both good and bad, werewolves who act as protectors for a town, and oh...did I mention the two hate each other?
Twilight is set to hit the big screen in December so I'm sure there will be a huge media blitz and all the fanfare that surrounds a novel of this magnitude. Before this happens, I encourage all (males and females) to give Twilight a chance. Some may say it's only a book for children or girls; however, I strongly disagree. Let me close by offering up a few reasons why guys should read Twilight, aside from the whole vampires and werewolves thing:
- Fantastic character development. I felt truly attached to these characters after the first few chapters.
-Meyer does a great job with emotions, thoughts, and feelings. This is actually one reason I'm worried about the movie because it's so hard to convey exactly what Bella (main character) is thinking in film, whereas Meyer executes it brilliantly.
-A fantastic new world...not quite as original as Star Wars or Harry Potter, but it still takes a lot of creativity to create a world in which vampires and werewolves live in secrecy.
-Strong themes like love, friendship, and trust.
-It's really not just for girls. There are plenty of fight scenes, twists, even special types of powers for certain characters.
-Edward (another main character) just might teach you how to be a true gentleman with the ladies.
Believe me there are plenty more, but these were just a few that stuck out to me. Hurry and read the first three books! The final book in the Twilight series, Breaking Dawn, will be released on August 2, 2008!!!