8.06.2008

Location and why I am not on the bandwagon...

So I don't really want to give the exact location of the house on my blog that's open for anyone to read, and I included a picture of it on my last post, and just never know who's out there... so I'll just say it's out of the ward, for sure. In fact, it's most likely in the Lehi Ward. So still in Mesa, just further East, and a little further North. Sorry that's pretty vague, but ask me in person and I'll be happy to let ya know the exact location.

And now for my rant... why I am really just not a fan of Stephenie Meyer's series. WARNING! This rant may include some spoilers from Twilight, New Moon, and the first half of Eclipse. Oh, and if you are totally obsessed and in love with this series, just don't read it. It will probably just make you angry. Okay, I tried. I really tried to like it. But here's my problem... I think the first book should have been about 100 pages. Total. She repeats the same details over and over. Okay I get it, Bella's truck is loud and old. Edward is perfect. Charlie likes her cooking, and he watches sports. And where was the build up to the love story. I would have liked more detail there. And Edward's perfect, and glittery, okay got that. What color was his hair? Maybe it was mentioned and I missed it. I don't think there's very good character development at all. And now a couple tiny details that just ruin it for me. For example... Bella is all immune to Edward's mind-reading powers, and that super powerful vampire's ability. But yet, Alice can still see her in her visions. And Jasper can control her emotions with his weird thing too. And Alice can't see werewolves, but Edward can read their mind. I think this is so inconsistent and it just bothers me. I also think Edward is controlling and tempermental. Bella is needy, and pathetic. Jacob was the only redeeming character until he got obnxious and kissed her all crazy like. The relationship with Angela was barely established, but their dialog is like they're best friends. And so I kept reading with the hope it would get better. Two and a half books later, and I'm just more annoyed. So I stop. Want a good series? Check out the Belgariad by David Eddings. :)




And after that rant I'm glad I didn't disclose the location of my house! Ha

3 comments:

Natalie Ann Ingram said...

hahahah I absolutely love this post! Did the talking last night get to you? Now I am just glad that I never finished the series.

Sarah W. said...

Ha! You are totally right, but for some reason, i got stuck into the book. I'm glad you said that about Edward... I don't understand why everyone loves him with him being so controlling. It seems like teens expect men to be like. He drives me nuts! Maybe I'm just "TOO INDEPENDENT!" It just would never have worked with me and Edward. Oh but I forgot, he is a in a book and not real! Guess, with all the talking, I'm glad I couldn't make it last night. I haven't read the last book yet.

jlynn and Chad said...

You really don't want me to start! :) Sorry that you didn't like the books. I don't think Edward is controlling in the ways that we might think. The thing is that Bella is so irresistable (sorry can't spell) that it totally over takes him. That is why he is controlling in a way that he doesn't hurt her. Even in the first two chapters of the last book he had to be carefull not to hurt her, until...well I won't want to ruin anthing just in case. See look, I am off on a rant. Some like it and some don't, that's ok. I still like you and will miss you after you move. See you Sunday!