In the third installment of the Twilight saga, Stephenie Meyer brings her devoted readers back to Forks, Washington. Bella and Edward continue their odd romance. On the surface, to her dad Charlie, it seems as though Bella is a typical high school senior making plans for college. Inwardly, though, she is battling with an undulating sea of emotions. There is her love for Edward, the vampire, but also her deep connection to Jacob, the werewolf. Of course, these two young men in her life are enemies.
Yet the fiery-haired vampire, Victoria, still seeks revenge for James, her lost love whom Edward's family destroyed when he attacked Bella. A mysterious series of unsolved, violent murders in Seattle has Jasper, Edward's brother of sorts, concerned that these crimes are more than what they seem. Who has gone in Bella's bedroom, rifling through her things? The Cullen family is on edge, as are the Quileute Indian tribe, who protect local lands.
Bella's future depends on how these different situations will play themselves out. Can she and Edward find eternal happiness together, despite the obstacles? Can she maintain a friendship with Jacob Black, when he and Edward despise one another? Will her friends be able to protect her, and her dad Charlie, from the evil forces descending upon the northwest? As with her two previous novels in the series, Meyer skillfully crafts a fast-moving story that will have readers fairly flying through the pages!
The book was published in 2007 through Little, Brown and Company. ISBN-10: 0-316-16020-2, ISBN-13: 978-0-316-16020-9. Look for the movie coming out in June, and pick up a copy of the fourth and final installment of the Twilight series, Breaking Dawn, now available in bookstores.