My expectations were very much raised for this sequel to TWILIGHT and I was so eager to lap it up, that I finished reading it in a night. A feat I had achieved only once earlier i.e. in HARRY POTTER and THE DEATHLY HALLOWS.
But the pace of the sequel was sedate comparatively. From the beginning, she keeps us anticipating some BIG thing, but not much happens in this episode or may be I was anticipating too much. Am I cribbing? No of course not! Though nothing earth shattering happens and one feels the loose ends dangling away, it seems deliberate. As if some things have been just set up in this episode, for maybe bigger things in the future episodes! As expected her language is fluid and she manages with élan to keep you spellbound.
As for the story, Edward Cullen who is now having a fully public affair with Bella leaves her (literally) so as to not compromise her in further danger, after an embarrassing situation at his home when Bella accidently cuts herself there. From then it is a kind of introspection and also retrospection by Bella. She befriends Jacob a character who was there in TWILIGHT too and there are some inexplicable mysterious happenings going on over at the reservation where Jacob stays and the authoress springs upon a surprise here. Who or what is Jacob? Will Edward return to Bella? To know this you have to read the book, because I am not about to break the suspense.
And now, I am off to find the third one in the series, ECLIPSE. There is no escaping the magic of the TWILIGHT saga.
Title: New Moon
Author: Stephenie Meyer