Hello my wonderful followers, and welcome to my review of New Moon by Stephenie Meyer. The second book in the series and my reread!
As always there may be spoilers in my review so please proceed with caution!
New Moon still hits me the exact same way it did as a teenager, I still get the same emotions etc.
For me New Moon is the hardest to read, not because it’s the worst of the series but because my heart literally breaks for Bella. I felt like Meyer really went to town with the descriptions of Bella’s feelings in New Moon, we could feel her pain radiating through the pages.
I get so upset reading New Moon, like my lil heart cannot take it!
We finally got a better introduction and interactions with Jacob too, the banter between him and Bella had me grinning from ear to ear at points! The interactions were light hearted and felt comfortable, almost as if you were friends with the two of them. I feel Jacob really came into his own in this book, and he was finally allowed to flourish as a character.
I do feel like the other side characters were limited though in their interactions, but this plays into the whole Bella is completely out of it vibe and I think really demonstrates just how little attention she is paying.
The plot and story itself were really good and the introduction of the werewolves helped to add another dimension to the book and another perspective almost. It was nice to see Bella behave like a teenager and do some crazy things (even if it was just to hear Edward).
It was nice to have a change of scenery, especially with Bella’s suddenly crazy antics. And Meyer’s descriptions and writing of the scenery are really great, you feel as though you’re standing on the cliff edge ready to jump with Bella.
I still think that the last few chapters where Bella flies out to Rome are CRAZY, I remember reading them as a teen and not being able to put the book down for wanting to find out what happened!
I do get frustrated at how Meyer had Bella forgive Edward so quickly for what he did. I feel this less so as an adult, because I’ve certainly forgiven people for things I shouldn’t have, but when you’re young and in love that’s what happens.
On the whole, New Moon is my second favourite of the series and I really enjoy the different vibe this book gives us (being firmly a Team Jacob girl of course I would).
Keep ya eyes peeled for my review of Eclipse and Breaking Dawn coming up next Thursday & Saturday too!