Anyone who knows me knows that I am a real sucker for a good book series. This summer I found Stephenie Meyers' Twilight series. The first book (Twilight) begins with the story of Bella Swan, an average 17 year old girl who moves to small town Washington state to live with her dad. She goes from never being noticed by any boy before to being the talk of her new school. (Most girls can relate to this unexplainable phenomenon - why did no boys at my high school pay attention to me, but I had my pick of boys at summer camp? Same kid - just different perspective.)
So ordinary Bella finds herself with more attention than she wants, but she finds she does want the attention of Edward Cullen - the most unearthly beautiful 17 year old boy she has ever seen. He reacts strangely to her (to say the least), but the pull between them is unmistakeable.
The problem? Edward is a vampire, as is his beautiful family. Bella's blood sings to him, and he wants it more than anything - but not quite as much as he just wants Bella. Supernatural teen romance? You betcha. Lot of fun to read? Absolutely. Engaging characters and can't wait for the first movie out in December? Big uh-huh.
The final book of the series is Breaking Dawn. Barnes and Noble is welcoming the book as it should - I might be dressed in prom attire or maybe just simple black and red and show up for the midnight release of the book Friday night. If I'm really tired, I'll just head to B&N early Saturday morning. Need a fun and really engaging read? Run to your local bookstore and start poring through the series. (Did I mention that not only do teen girls have lots of blogs and websites about this, but also lots of middle-aged women as well? Stephenie Meyer knows what she's doing!)