Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Twilight: The Graphic Novel Vol 1 by Stephenie Meyers Art and Adaptation by Young Kim


When Isabella Swan moves to the gloomy town of Forks and meets the mysterious, alluring Edward Cullen, her life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. With his porcelain skin, golden eyes, mesmerizing voice, and supernatural gifts, Edward is both irresistible and impenetrable. Up until now, he has managed to keep his true identity hidden, but Bella is determined to uncover his dark secret...

Beautifully rendered, this first installment of Twilight: The Graphic Novel is a must-have for any collector's library.

My thoughts:
I am really starting to get into graphic novels.  So far I have only read graphic novels and manga books of books I've already read, so I don't know if they will be the same when I try something that is totally new, but they are fun to read and really quick.  One thing I don't like is that they do not seem to have page numbers.  When I get into reading but know it is time to put the book down I will sometimes give myself a few more pages or read to the end of a chapter, but with graphic novels that doesn't really work so well.  There never seems to be a good place to stop so I just keep going and find out that I've stayed up too late.

Bella and Edward are different than i pictured them and different than the movie version as well, but they hold true to the emotions and scenes from the book.  Honestly I have pretty much lost my own picture of the characters since the movies came out, it is hard to maintain my own images when there are people playing the characters.  While the characters may not look as I expected them to, they are really nicely done. 

Since I doubt there are many readers out there who haven't read the series or at least seen the movies, I'm not going to waste much time really reviewing the story.  This volume only gets up to the point where Edward shows Bella what happens when he goes out in the sun and how he can run really fast.  Meyer's website does not give a release date for a second volume so I don't know if that means it is still in the works or plans for it have been scrapped.  It does state that an illustrated guide is coming out in 5 days.  Maybe work on that took the place of work on a second volume, I don't know.

Product Details

Pub. Date: March 2010
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Format: Hardcover , 200pp
Age Range: Young Adult
Series: Twilight Saga Series
ISBN-13: 9780759529434
ISBN: 0759529434

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