I have to say, it took me awhile to get past my first impression of Twilight. Actually, I had never even heard of the Книги until I saw people gushing about them on Fanpop. I scoffed at the Fanpoppers comparing them to Harry Potter, never questioning my belief that nothing could come close to the level of awesomeness that is the HP series.
The Twilight saga came up еще and еще often as the release дата for Breaking Dawn drew closer, and despite my first impression, I started getting curious. Dismissing a book offhand is not something I do lightly, especially when so many people seem to Любовь it. So I suppose it was really inevitable that I'd read them eventually.
What really did it in the end was when my roommate came Главная with the first book. I was still wary, having recently had someone who knows me pretty well tell me I might not like them. Then, not еще than 100 pages into Twilight, my roommate was already hooked and told me in no uncertain terms that she'd be passing me the book as soon as she was done with it.
It took me 10 pages to fall in love. I fell so hard and so thoroughly that it honestly quite took me by surprise. I couldn't even hold on to my blasé attitude for an entire chapter. One look into Edward Cullen's topaz eyes and there was no turning back. I haven't fallen so hard for a novel since the first time I read The Golden Compass, and trust me, that's saying something.
That was Friday night. When I'm really hooked, I can be a ridiculously fast reader. Even pacing myself, I tore through the first three Книги in less than 72 hours. Hell, the only reason I haven't already finished Breaking Dawn is because my roommate is taking her sweet time Чтение it. Still, I'm appreciating the break. It's nice to be forced into reflecting on what's happened so far and anticipating what I know is going to be a mind-blowing finale.
So, this has turned into an enormous gush-fest, but I really just wanted to express how utterly and completely wrong I was to judge these books. They are everything an imaginative young (or even young at heart) girl could want in a novel and more. I know I will read them many еще times over the years, and get еще out of them with every reading.
My final verdict: firmly entrenched in my сердце for eternity.