Twilight (The Twilight Saga, Book 1) (Paperback)

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Twilight (The Twilight Saga, Book 1) (Paperback)

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Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 1 (The Twilight Saga)

  • ISBN13: 9780759529434
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When Isabella Swan moves to the gloomy town of Forks and meets the mysterious, alluring Edward Cullen, her life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. With his porcelain skin, golden eyes, mesmerizing voice, and supernatural gifts, Edward is both irresistible and impenetrable. Up until now, he has managed to keep his true identity hidden, but Bella is determined to uncover his dark secret… Beautifully rendered, this first installment of Twilight: The Graphic Novel is a must-have for any collec

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10 Responses to “Twilight (The Twilight Saga, Book 1) (Paperback)”
  1. Timothy S. Hill says:

    Review by Timothy S. Hill for Twilight (The Twilight Saga, Book 1) (Paperback)
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    I must differ with the previous reviewer. While the Twilight Saga is hardly worthy of C. S. Lewis, Robert A. Heinlein or Jr. R. R. Tolkien, it is by no means not worth reading.

    As to the books being juvenile, the reader must consider the audience Mrs. Meyer was aiming for: mid to late teens.

    Over all, the series, Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn are good. Of the four, my personal favorite is Eclipse for reasons I will not reveal here due to the `spoiler factor’. Read them and decide for yourself, why don’t you?

  2. Jennifer Johnson says:

    Review by Jennifer Johnson for Twilight (The Twilight Saga, Book 1) (Paperback)
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    This is a great book for those who would like to escape from the stress of everyday life.

  3. J. Kang says:

    Review by J. Kang for Twilight (The Twilight Saga, Book 1) (Paperback)
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    couldn’t put it down and had to buy the whole series. a fantastic read. already read the whole series a few times

  4. R. Adams says:

    Review by R. Adams for Twilight (The Twilight Saga, Book 1) (Paperback)
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    I saw the movie first,so I didn’t have high hopes for the book. My brother-in-law convinced me to give it a try and boy am I glad I did. The book is amazing. It made me feel like a teenager all over again. The book is very entertaining and a must read for anyone who believes in true love. Bella and Edward’s story is so much better in print than on the big screen.

  5. J. Walker says:

    Review by J. Walker for Twilight (The Twilight Saga, Book 1) (Paperback)
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    Honestly I’m not much of a reader, but I got hooked on this Saga. Nicely written and easy to read!

  6. School Librarian says:

    Review by School Librarian for Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 1 (The Twilight Saga)
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    It took one hour to read this magnificent graphic novel, but oh, what a fantastic 60 minutes it was!

    SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!!

    Let me just say that the artist, Young Kim, is one talented lady, and she has breathed new life into a classic vampire series. She captures the quiet beauty of Bella Swan, making her look lovely, but in an unadorned way that we have always pictured, but have never seen. She combines her own artistry with live shots, and the results are stunning. You feel as if you are truly stepping into the wet and slippery world of Forks, Washington, immersing yourself in a world where humans, werewolves and vampires co-exist unwittingly. What made this graphic novel such a easy page-turner is not just the knock-out drawings, but the layout as well, which is key to the enjoyment of any graphic novel. Kim has been able to give a face to all our favorite characters, and where she resoundingly succeeds is in her depiction of Edward. No slight to the handsome Robert Pattinson, but this is the way I had imagined Edward Cullen to look like – gorgeous and other-worldly in his male beauty.

    For those of us who know the story like the back of our hand, this first volume concludes with Bella and Edward leaving the forest, with the initial secrets of vampires revealed in their pretty swath of forest. We all know how it starts, where it’s going, and how it ends, but my goodness, I cannot wait for the next installment. Let’s hope Stephenie Meyer will give her blessing for the three other books, because as of right now, only Twilight is getting the graphic novel treatment. I highly recommend this book to all fans of Twilight, vampire lovers, and reluctant readers who need a more aesthetically pleasing introduction to the world of Bella Swan and Edward Cullen. For grades 5th and up. Enjoy!

  7. Setsuna says:

    Review by Setsuna for Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 1 (The Twilight Saga)
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    I never review and I would never review on anything Twilight. But I guess there is a first for everything! I received this book in the mail today and was immediately impressed. Opening it up, I honestly didn’t really know what I was expecting. I saw the movie before I read the books. First thoughts was the movie was ok, but after I read the book, I hated the movie.

    After finishing the graphic novel (took about an hour) I have to say, it makes me wish they would re-do and re-cast the first movie. This is way more than even I could have imagined. Stephanie Meyer was right when she wrote that this breathed new life into the Bella and Edward story. The drawings are exactly how I would have pictured the characters for the movie should look like. The vampires are truly beautiful and Bella has that understated beauty, so well drawn out in this novel. Their love story is not rushed (like in the movie…I never understood why Bella and Edward fell in love) and is well played out. What surprised me even more was the nice little splashes of color through-out the book. This is what sets this apart from being a boring black and white manga/comic, the splashes of colors (there is a nice colored twilight scene) and the emotions certain scenes carried.

    Definitely a must read, this is the way the movie SHOULD have been like!

  8. E. A Solinas says:

    Review by E. A Solinas for Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 1 (The Twilight Saga)
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    For the record: I don’t like “Twilight.” At all. But I decided to give “Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 1” a fair shot at impressing me, especially since it’s rendered into manhwa/manga-style artwork and a pared-down narrative. The artwork is sumptuous, elegant and all-around lovely, but the story is dragged down by the rather stuffy internal monologue.

    Everybody knows the drill — a girl from Phoenix named Bella Swan “exiles” herself to the rainy overcast town of Forks, so she can live with her dad. When she isn’t moping, she attends the local school and is struck by the beautiful, aloof Cullen family (and particularly with the standoffish Edward, who seems to be bipolar). He also has superhuman speed and strength, as Bella discovers when he saves her from a runaway van.

    In case anybody needs to be told, Eddiekins is a vampire, albeit one who doesn’t adhere to any of the traditional vampirey rules… except sucking blood. And despite the danger to her person, Bella develops a Phoenix-sized crush on him despite him constantly insisting that he’s ohsoverydangerous.

    It’s a given that any rabid fans of “Twilight” will gobble down the graphic novel adaptation of the first book’s first half. As for everyone else? Well, there are still spurts of rather pompous, un-teen-girlish narrative (“I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him”) and Bella still whines way too much about mundane stuff (“You could have saved yourself all this regret for not just letting that stupid van squish me!”).

    Fortunately, Young Kim did a pretty decent job translating the novel into comic book form, and I ended up enjoying her streamlined, sped-up version of the story. It’s heavy on atmosphere and light on fluff (such as “Bella being randomly clumsy” or “Bella being chased by every boy in school”), with especial emphasis on the dreamlike landscapes, Indian legends and secretive conversations.

    And Kim’s artwork is simply gorgeous. Her style is a semi-realistic manga/manhwa style, full of delicate strokes, light shadows and smooth lines. Lots of flowing hair, vivid eyes and even some lightly colored scenes when the story demands it (such as when Bella faints at the smell of blood). Additionally, she does succeed in making the Cullens look very lovely and ethereal, yet also very sinister.

    There are, however, some scenes that just don’t work. The infamous “sparkling in the sun” scene ends up looking ridiculous — Edward looks like he’s covered in fish scales, not diamond sparkleskin.

    “Twilight: The Graphic Novel Volume 1” is a decent graphic novel in its own right, and Young Kim’s elegant artwork distracts from some of the story’s flaws. Worth reading if you’re enamored with the book, or really like beautifully-drawn manhwa/manga.

  9. Tiger Holland says:

    Review by Tiger Holland for Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 1 (The Twilight Saga)
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    This is an enjoyable graphic novel adaptation because the storyline is very clear (in many manga, one is left bewildered from page to page, constantly wondering what just happened) and the art is pleasing–I’d characterize the style as halfway between realism and the stylized “disproportionately big & sparkly eyes” look common to manga. I love the faithful little details that are added! In the original novel, Bella says that when she hops a plane to Forks, she wears her favorite shirt trimmed with eyelet lace, but her carry on item is a parka. Now, with the visuals included, you can actually see Bella in the lace shirt while she’s toting a duffel bag and a parka. This orderly matching of graphic-to-text makes me terribly happy. *such a geek*

    Breakdown of character appearances (in random order):

    Bella: Nearly perfect. Pretty enough that you can understand why five or so human guys and one vampire are interested in her, but she’s not an unfathomable knockout. And her long whippy, wispy hair works wonderfully, as its state of dishevelment is practically a measuring stick for her emotional state.

    Charlie: Has an aging-football-player-who’s-made-a-couple-trips-to-the-donut-box look that I can’t get into, especially after seeing the wondrous awkward solemnity that was Billy Burke as Charlie in the movies. No other rendering could come close to right, for me.

    Angela: Except for the hairstyle, looks identical to Bella. *shakes head*

    The Cullens: All look more typically manga-like than the other characters, because the big eyes and dramatically shaded faces make them look otherworldly.

    Carlisle: Looks so much like Jesse Spencer, my mental Carlisle for the past few years, it’s not even funny.

    Jasper: Wears a posh European-playboy type scarf and is visually wow (I knew there was a reason he was my favorite boy Cullen! Poor Jackson Rathbone from the movies…one wonders how many small, fluffy animals had to give their lives for his superhumanly bad wigs).

    Rosalie: Is the ice queen knock-out she’s intended to be. (Again, in the movies I’m thrown off by the unusual look resulting from the filmmakers casting a deeply tanned brunette as Rosalie.)

    Emmett: Has a too-serious rugby player sort of face. Can’t imagine this version of him cracking jokes.

    Alice: Looks like a pouty 12-year-old boy who’s had his allowance stolen. How will he buy that Optimus Prime action figure, now?

    Edward: Decent. The menacing bruise-shadows around his eyes are a big plus, but his apparently gel-shellacked hair looks odd.

    Jacob: a bit too feminine of a face–it doesn’t counteract the wicked-long hair like it should.

    The Reservation kids: All look Caucasian, but this is a common trope in manga, where the all-Asian casts are rendered in North American whitebread forms.

    Overall, a nice reading experience. Even if you’re long past the days when you enjoyed Twilight (if indeed, you ever did), the graphic novel will bring back the magic. Through art, the angst is angstier, the cheese is cheesier, but with the benefit of making melodrama enjoyable, like watching a good Lifetime movie. Young Kim does a good job of moving the story forward, which is no simple task, and the art is arresting at times. The change from dark to light eyes for Edward is very noticeable, and signals his moodswings well, and the sparing use of color in a black-and-white novel is wonderful: Phoenix is sepia-toned, then all color disappears in Forks, only to have tiny splashes of color appear at various points, always employed for great dramatic effect, like the topaz eyes or ruby-colored blood drops.

    Note: This is not the entirety of Twilight rendered as a graphic novel–the story stops just after the Meadow Scene where Edward monologues about his motivations and feelings for twenty or so pages. If you’re a Twilight fan, this is a lovely visual companion to the series. If you’re not a fan, this is the same story with the boring(er) parts cut out.

  10. Mystery Person says:

    Review by Mystery Person for Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 1 (The Twilight Saga)
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    I purchased the graphic novel in April. I was excited to see Twilight in a whole new aspect. The graphic pictures are AMAZING. Most of the book is in black in white except major scenes which are one or two, but still wonderful otherwise. The story is also told pretty well considering it is a comic strip. The only negative I have about this graphic novel is that it isn’t the full book of Twilight. It’s about half actually. I paid 16 dollars for it at the book store when I see I should have come here for it but I just don’t think it is worth it to buy all of the volumes to the book when it is only half. So when you think about it. Twilight with be split into Two graphic novels, New moon will probably be two as well, Eclipse will be three, and Breaking Dawn will be either 3 or 4. So assuming they are all 9.99 and you want all of the volumes to complete the story, you’re paying over 100 dollars just to look at pictures for a story you have already painted in your head as well as seen on the big screen. I don’t think I will be purchasing anymore volumes. But everyone has their own level of obsession with The Twilight Saga so I know that price and length wouldn’t matter to a Twihard fan. Judge for yourself.

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