First and foremost, I find it important to tell you that I am not a fan of vampires. I don’t like the TV shows, such as True Blood, and before reading Twilight (Book 1) I had never enjoyed a vampire book. However, I was a big fan of the Harry Potter series and some supernatural books by authors such as Stephen King and Dean Koontz.

My Mom introduced me to Twilight

When I read the first Twilight book it had been out for awhile. I only ended up reading the book because my mom, who is a huge fan of reading, practically begged me too. She just kept going on and on about how much I would love it. Finally, she wore me down and I gave the book a chance.

Why I’m Glad I Read Twilight

I’m almost slightly embarrassed to admit, I devoured the first book in a matter of days, okay maybe hours. However, it wasn’t the vampires that had me hooked, it was the intense attraction and budding love affair of Bella Swan and Edward Cullen that made me fall in love with the series. While many sagas feature a love affair romancing forbidden love, not many novels, at least at this time, had dealt with a nearly impossible love between a vampire and a teen-age girl. By the time I had finished the first book, I was practically foaming at the mouth for my mom to finish the second novel, so that I could devour it as well.

Twilight the Book is much Better than the Movie

I read the entire Twilight saga series and loved every minute of it, even the slow parts. As with most Twilight fans, I was also anxious to see the movies as they were released. Usually, when a movie is adapted from a book, I always make sure to read the book first. When it comes to the Twilight series, I am so grateful I read the books first. Why you ask? Well, for me, the movies, especially the first, Twilight, were terrible. In my imagination, the story in Twilight was a very pure love affair. The movies on the other hand were well cast, but featured weird camera angles, a lot of cheesy acting, and seemed very overdone. While the movies still did very well, in my opinion, this first book and the subsequent sagas that followed, were all much better as books and failed to impress me in film.

As I mentioned above, I am a fan of the Twilight book, but not the movie. Check out the YouTube clips to learn why other viewers weren’t happy with the films either.

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  • GrandmaT2 Jul 02, 2014 @ 3:58 pm
    I agree with you about the books! I read the Twlight series in Cancun Mexico by the pool. I only viewed the first movie it was so awful that I could not bring myself to watch the others.
  • Spirality Mar 25, 2014 @ 11:35 pm
    I love vampire movies and books but surprisingly I haven't read the books but I did see only the ending of the last movie. I was highly disappointed in how it ended. Besides, I like my vampires more snarly and less sparkly.
  • katiesnow Mar 20, 2014 @ 11:30 am
    I love the twilight series however I never read the book but my granddaughter would so agree the books are better. Congrats on review of the day!
  • kg241191 Mar 18, 2014 @ 2:22 pm
    the books are better of corse but i like the movies too
  • ejasso1 Mar 18, 2014 @ 7:27 am
    Lol, of course, I'd read the books and when the last one (part one of Breaking Dawn) came out my husband was actually asking to go see it. I was surprised but glad. As we left the theatre he couldn't stop complaining that "I" was never allowed to pick the movie again! It WAS HIS IDEA!!! He's not supposed to like it or he wouldn't be my "tough guy." Duh! Anyway, it was a double win anyway because I still had to take my teenage daughters and BFF. They've read them. If you haven't read the books I don't know how you really follow the films. They are all over the place.
  • tjhousel Mar 18, 2014 @ 9:07 am
    Your absolutely, right. Thanks for stopping by!
  • AnitaJax Mar 17, 2014 @ 3:20 pm
    My roommate is a HUGE Twilight fan. He was so excited when the movie came out and took me to see it. I sincerely hope that the books are better as my reaction to the film was thinking that it was 121 minutes I would never get back.
  • tjhousel Mar 17, 2014 @ 3:22 pm
    I promise the books are SO MUCH better!
  • lazywrites Mar 17, 2014 @ 1:37 am
    Indeed, once I heard they were going to make a film out of this movie, I was heartbroken. I guess its just me, but when they turn books into movie it sort of sort of lack of the element anymore. Anyway, such a truthful review.. congratulations!
  • carlene-ford-5 Mar 16, 2014 @ 5:46 pm
    Congrats for Review of the Day.
  • tjhousel Mar 16, 2014 @ 7:21 pm
    Thank you!
  • DeniseMcGill Mar 16, 2014 @ 12:41 pm
    Congrats of Review of the Day. I haven't read the books or watched the movie but I was curious. I love books and will often read them before seeing a movie based on it. The books are almost ALWAYS better, of course. How could anyone possibly put even half the great stuff from a book into 2 hours? Of course Peter Jackson came close with the Lord of the Rings trilogy though. Thanks for giving me reasons not to bother with the movie but I am intrigued by the books and may go there based on your review. Thanks.
  • tjhousel Mar 16, 2014 @ 7:22 pm
    You are absolutely right. I have found that 99.9% of the time, the book is better than the movie.
  • ibidii Mar 16, 2014 @ 11:14 am
    Congratulations on Review of the Day! That is interesting that your Mom recommended the book to you! It was my daughter who recommended the books to me! I have to agree with you, the movies left out so much it really changed what the books were about! Oh well, that is 'Hollyweird' for you!
  • tjhousel Mar 16, 2014 @ 7:22 pm
    Thank you! "Hollyweird" I LOVE it!
  • grammieo Mar 16, 2014 @ 10:45 am
    P.S. congrats on Review of the Day!
  • grammieo Mar 16, 2014 @ 10:44 am
    While I have not read this series of books, I am most often, much more a fan of the written word than the movies. Books let you imagine, and the movies sometimes leave out important points......I'm with you read it first, and if you like it go see the movie and make up your own mind which is better!
  • tjhousel Mar 16, 2014 @ 7:23 pm
    Thanks, grammieo! I instill this same love of the written word in my daughter. She just read Charlotte's Web for the first time and THEN I let her watch the movie. She LOVED the book so much more.
  • RenaissanceWoman2010 Mar 16, 2014 @ 9:48 am
    Congrats on Review of the Day! I have not read this series or seen the movies. Yes... I've been living under a rock. (Actually, I'm not typically into vampires.) But you have opened my mind to the possibility of perhaps cracking open these books. It takes an excellent review to accomplish that.
  • tjhousel Mar 16, 2014 @ 7:24 pm
    You won't regret it, RenaissanceWoman. The forbidden love affair in the book is much more powerful than the vampire drama.
  • tonyleather Mar 16, 2014 @ 9:22 am
    Not a fan of this stuff. Sorry!
  • Merrci Mar 16, 2014 @ 8:40 am
    Way to go--congrats on Review of the Day!
  • tjhousel Mar 16, 2014 @ 7:24 pm
    Thank you, Merrci!
  • Brite-Ideas Mar 15, 2014 @ 11:05 pm
    I did watch the movies, and was so surprised that I enjoyed them! my youngest son is aghast! lol - he's not a vampire/twilight fan - I won't be reading the books but they must have been excellent to beat the movie - in fact I hadn't even heard of Twilight before the movie came out (I'm so out of the loop)
  • DaisyDixon Mar 15, 2014 @ 9:01 pm
    I definitely enjoyed the books way more!
  • tjhousel Mar 16, 2014 @ 7:25 pm
    I'm with you, Daisy!
  • smine27 Mar 15, 2014 @ 8:57 pm
    Just like you, I devoured the books in mere days. When the movie came out, I was shocked by how bad it was. Your review was spot on!
  • tjhousel Mar 16, 2014 @ 7:25 pm
    Thank you, Smine! I'm so glad to know that I'm not the only one that thought the movies were terrible.
  • aesta1 Mar 15, 2014 @ 8:37 pm
    I have still to read this book but am encouraged by the review.
  • tjhousel Mar 16, 2014 @ 7:26 pm
    You will love it, aesta!
  • Merrci Mar 15, 2014 @ 6:51 pm
    I totally agree with you! I thought the whole scene was just silly, but when I read Twilight I was hooked too. Maybe it was for young adults but I was impressed how she wove the whole story and tied everything up. I thought it was pretty clever. I still don't want to read about vampires. The movies were just plain odd, as if the directors wanted them stiff and poorly acted. I liked the characters but couldn't believe they would all 'act' that way! Ok, I've gone on and on! Great review. I'm on your side.
  • tjhousel Mar 15, 2014 @ 7:01 pm
    Thank you so much, Merrci. To date, this series is the only vampire series I have ever read, and I'm glad to know you are on my side.

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