In light of the release of Eclipse (which is freaking awesome!), I thought I’d make today’s blog about Stephenie Meyer’s series. I’m not sure if anyone here is a Twilight fanatic, but I’m a HUGE one. I was a late bloomer with Twilight. All four books were done when I started. When I read Twilight, I devoured it--couldn’t put it down. Then I moved on to New Moon. I’ll admit at the risk of being booed, New Moon is my least favorite book. I almost didn’t make it through it and was hesitant to continue on with the series. But a friend of mine insisted that I needed to continue. So I started Eclipse. Low and behold, the beginning dragged and I found myself forced to read. I really, really wanted to stop. But this friend of my kept repeating, “Esme, don’t stop, I promise you it gets sooo much better.”

At this point, I had started reading Karen Marie Monings’ Fae Series. Again I will admit, I did not like the first book. It took me forever to read it. I’d read a chapter then put it down for weeks at a time. But it was KMM, my favorite author, I had to finish it. So I did. I did not get grabbed into Faefever until the last two chapters of that book. After that? Well, I’ll just say I am impatiently waiting for the release of the last book and will most likely go to a midnight release to get it. LOL.

So with this in mind, I continued with Eclipse. Then I hit the mid-way point. Everything changed. I was no longer forcing myself to sit there and endure the words. I was actively involved in the story. I read the second half of that book that day and then moved on to Breaking Dawn (my favorite of the entire series) and had all 900 pages read in three days. I thank my friend for insisting I finish the series. Because without her pestering, I swear I don’t think I would have finished it and then would have missed out on an excellent book.

So even though I may not be one of those fans who can say, oh I loved every book. I couldn’t stop reading etc. etc. The fact the series ended on such a high note for me, I can overlook the parts that I just couldn’t get into and firmly say, I am a Twilight fan and totally Team Edward.

So my question to you—have you ever started something that you didn’t really like, but then as time passed became something you loved?

Oh and I got an excellent review from Hope C. at We Write Romance for The Panther’s Lair:

"...a sensual awakening unlike any other."The Panther's Lair by Esmerelda Bishop is a sensual awakening unlike any other. Hot, exciting, intriguing...all tied into one hot night and a thrilling morning after that you won't want to miss!
You can read the entire review here:


1 comment:

Nicole North said...

Congratulations on the wonderful review! I haven't read the Twilight series but I'm loving the movies. I have a difficult time forcing myself to read books I'm not into. I'm impatient that way. But if someone I trusted urged me to finish it, I probably would. At least once. LOL