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Meyer, Stephenie.
Boston : Little, Brown, 2007
ISBN 0316160202

(2 booktalks)

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Booktalk #1

Things were way too complicated. Having Jacob, a werewolf, for a best friend. Being in love with Edward, a vampire. Werewolves and Vampires being mortal enemies who would rather kill each other than work things out. Edward wouldn’t even let me visit Jacob. If he left town, he had his sister and my best friend, Alice, baby-sit (i.e. kidnap) me. After all, there was an enemy werewolf, Victoria, who swore she would kill me in retaliation for Edward having killed the vampire she loved, despite the fact that he had tried to kill me first. 
So, I had to take things in to my own hands and sneak off to La Push to see Jacob. At first Edward was beside himself with worry and almost broke the treaty and trespassed to make sure I was safe. But, eventually, Edward came around to my point of view. Being in the midst of a bunch of protective werewolves was just about as safe as anywhere, and he quit hassling me. 
Then there was the problem in Seattle. A string of mysterious killings that the Cullens knew was the work of new, uncontrolled vampires. Soon, they would have to do something about the problem or risk a visit by the Volturi, the vampire enforcers from Europe. And, if the Volturi visited, they would begin to question why I was still human and not yet turned into a vampire…a state that Edward was still trying to dissuade me from. 
But, Edward had promised to change me himself once I graduated from high school, and that was just weeks away. If, I first married him. I HATE marriage.
(Sam Marsh, Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award Nominees 2009) 

Booktalk #2

This is the third book in a trilogy, but a fourth book is coming, and rumor has it that this will be a series of seven books. “A riveting vampire saga” promises the blurb. Edward Cullen and Bella are the main characters, high school seniors in the small and isolated town of Forks Washington. 
Many complications in their romance result from the distance in their ages and personal history, Bella’s father Charlie’s opposition to the relationship, and Bella’s friendship with Jacob Jacob’s family, native to the Forks area embodies the historical enmity between vampires and werewolves. The uneasy peace established in the first two novels is threatened by horribly violent murders attributed to a gang of newborn vampire outlaws rampaging in the Seattle area and supported by a European branch of the vampire community. Jealousy, unusual family relationships, and Bella’s impending conversion to vampirism complicate the unfolding of their senior year. (Who could concentrate on the mundane reality of high school life?) The suspense, romance, and other-worldly dangers make this a must read for the series fans.
(Marge Erickson Freeburn, Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award Nominees 2009) 

SUBJECTS:     Vampires -- Fiction.
                        Werewolves -- Fiction.
                        Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
                        High schools -- Fiction.
                        Schools -- Fiction.
                        Seattle (Wash.) -- Fiction.
                        Washington (State) -- Fiction.
                        Horror fiction.
                        Mystery fiction.

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