This is the best read I have had in YEARS. I was completely engrossed, in love, infatuated. I don’t think I really breathed at all the second half of the book. I stayed up until like 6 am to finish it. Meyer creates in Bella someone that anyone can relate to whether it is her normality, her mother, her self inflicted banishment to Forks, or any of the other beautiful facets of humanity. Yes, this is a vampire book but it is so much more than that. Edward is not the only vampire that steals your heart, the entire family captures you. Yes the bad guys are out there, but the dynamic created by the Cullens brings a whole new dimension. Meyers also takes an entirely different view on vampires adding in her own personal flair in the details making it all the more magical. There is a movie on its way and as usual I am afraid, but we shall see. I am also slightly in a hurry because I just got my grubby paws on the second in the series. So expect an update.