Isabella Swan? I promise to love you forever – every single day of forever. Will you marry me?
I can feel my teenage heart quivering
I’m gonna fight for you, until your heart stops beating.
That heart just exploded
Whewwwww. Ten years ago, I would’ve fought anyone who challenged Edward and Bella’s love. Nowadays? Not quite as fervently, but I will still go head-to-head on this one.
In case you’ve been under a rock for the last decade, Edward (the sparkling vamp) loves Bella (the clumsy human) who loves Jacob (the hot-headed werewolf) but ONLY AS A FRIEND (ha!).
Annnd that’s pretty much it.
There’s some background stuff – evil vampire assembling an army to wipe out Bella, Bella accidentally breaking her bones, the Volturi threatening to kill Bella if she isn’t turned into a vampire, yada yada.
…but MORE IMPORTANTLY she has to finally choose – once and for all.
Let’s examine the evidence:
Okay, okay. Joking aside…Let’s just say, reading this as an adult has shifted my perspective (slightly). I was totally oblivious to things that are glaringly obvious. Chock it up to being a YA while reading YA lit.
Yes, their love is frighteningly codependent – especially taking Edward’s age into considerations. Isn’t the rule half your age plus seven?
And yes, the love triangle is so incredibly over-the-top – you have on one side a normal teenage boy and on the other…A psychotically obsessed ex-murdering stalker.
Annnnd yes, Bella is a bit of a limp noodle when it comes to heroism and her clumsiness is so extreme that she needs to get her head checked. Honestly, Victoria should’ve just scattered a bag of marbles in Bella’s bedroom and waited for the human to trip and die.
But, hats off to nostalgia because I still had fun reading this one. I’m no longer super obsessed teen but I still adore this series.
P.s. Anyone else seen the Hillywood Eclipse Parody? Freaking love it.
The 2018 PopSugar Reading Challenge – A book set in the decade you were born
The reader (Ilyana Kadushin) was alright. Not the best, not the worst.