Tuesday, December 9, 2008

New Moon

Warning! This is a Twilight post. If you think I am silly for posting this or don't want me to give anything away then move along. Otherwise....

I just finished reading the second book, New Moon. I loved it. It took me longer to read this one, but then again I didn't have have to try to read this book in less than a week. What made me like this book so much is Jacob. I just love him. A few weeks ago Justin asked me if I was on Team Edward or Team Jacob. I wasn't quite sure why that was a big deal. But now I know. And at this point in the series I think I might be on Team Jacob.
Jacob is a genuinely good person. And he loves Bella more than anything. He loves her so much that he will accept her for who she is and even wait until she is ready to love him. He is even okay with the fact that she loves Edward more. Reading about Jacob makes you eager and excited at the possibility that there maybe someone out there that will love you the same way.
Truth be told, I was a little disappointed when Edward came back. That meant that Bella wouldn't see Jacob, and he wouldn't be in the book as much. But don't get me wrong - I certainly like Edward too!
The last few chapters of this book annoyed me. Bella gets on my nerves sometimes. I can't stand the fact that she wants to be a vampire. I'm sure if I was in her situation, I might want it too. But the fact that she goes to the Cullens and has them vote. WTF?! Why does she feel the need to be a vampire right this instant? I don't think she has really taken into consideration what being a vampire is. All she is thinking about is being young like Edward and being with him forever. Has she even thought about drinking blood, especially since blood makes her queasy? And I really can't see her hunting an animal and killing it with her bear hands. And what about the thirst? Does she think it's easy to control it? I know the book keeps hinting at her turning into a vampire, but I really hope she doesn't. It would ruin it for me. At least I hope it doesn't happen till the last book.
But overall I enjoyed the book. I'm told that books 3 and 4 are even better, so I can't wait! I found these pictures on Vanity Fair so I thought I would share..

I also wanted to add that I am very disappointed that the two songs below were not on the soundtrack. These would be perfect for the film (and good mood music too). Maybe one day I will have a say in these things!

Closer ~ Kings of Leon

Stranded in this spooky town

Stoplights are swaying and the phone lines are down

This floor is crackling cold

She took my heart, I think she took my soul

With the moon I run

Far from the carnage of the fiery sun

Driven by the strangled vein

Showing no mercy I do it again

Open up your eye

You keep on crying, baby I’ll bleed you dry

The skies are blinking at me

I see a storm bubbling up from the sea

And it's coming closer

And it's coming closer

You, shimmy shook my bone

Leaving me stranded all in love on my own

Do you think of me?

Where am I now?

Baby where do I sleep?

Feel so good but I'm old, 2000 years of chasing taking its toll

And it’s coming closer

Open Your Eyes ~ Snow Patrol

All this feels strange and untrue

And I won't waste a minute without you

My bones ache, my skin feels cold

And I'm getting so tired and so old

The anger swells in my guts

And I won't feel these slices and cuts

I want so much to open your eyes

'Cause I need you to look into mine

Tell me that you'll open your eyes [x4]

Get up, get out, get away from these liars

'Cause they don't get your soul or your fire

Take my hand, knot your fingers through mine

And we'll walk from this dark room for the last time

Every minute from this minute now

We can do what we like anywhere

I want so much to open your eyes

'Cause I need you to look into mine

Tell me that you'll open your eyes [x8]

All this feels strange and untrue

And I won't waste a minute without you


Sarah said...

Have you watched true blood at all?
I'm addicted.

Lacey said...

Not yet. I don't have cable :( But I heard it's great.