Review – New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
I got lucky. And giddy and silly all at the same time.
I felt like the folks working the Hachette Book Group USA booth at The Stacks – 2006 ALA Annual Conference Exhibition thought I should get a life. But I was so happy to score an Advance Reading Copy of New Moon, by Stephenie Meyer, that I proudly proclaimed to them, “OK, I can go home now!” I had hoped to find this copy during my visit to New Orleans and now that I had I didn’t think any other event at conference could top it.
Nothing else did.
Oh sure, I have blogged about all the cool stuff I saw and heard those five days and believe me I was thrilled many times over. But I have been waiting for this book ever since reading Meyer’s Twilight after finding that advance copy at ALA Chicago 2005.
New Moon did not let me down. In fact, it expands on the vampire story and draws new conflicts into Bella and Edward’s relationship. With love this strong, how do you live with difficult choices? What kinds of love are the most sustaining? Can you really go home again?
I love the contrasts of hot versus cold, dark versus light, and puberty versus maturity. I want to know the answers to questions about ancient legends and mythical monsters, impossible fairytales and absolute truths, magic and ghost stories.
I cannot wait for Bella to help me figure those out.