Release Date: April 12,2011
Age Group: Young Adult
Publisher: Little, Brown
Page Count: 524
Available At?: Amazon, B&N, Books-A-Million and Simon and Schuster.com!
The Guide to the Saga, of the Vampires and Stuff!!
'This must-have hardcover edition--the only official guide--is the definitive encyclopedic reference to the Twilight Saga and provides readers with everything they need to further explore the unforgettable world Stephenie Meyer created in Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn, and The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner. This comprehensive handbook—essential for every Twilight Saga fan—is full-color throughout with nearly 100 gorgeous illustrations and photographs and with exclusive new material, character profiles, genealogical charts, maps, extensive cross-references, and much more.'
The Cover: Is pretty cool and creative, just like the other covers in the series . . . but it looks more childish in real life. On the computer its looks better, because the puzzle pieces are actually rounder in real life.
My Thoughts . . . .
I don't have much to say, not because I want to avoid spoilers, but because I was rather disappointed . . .
Firstly, the term Illustrated Guide, is rather misleading. There are some illustrations, but nowhere near as much OR the kind I was anticipating. The Cullens are illustrated, as are James, (some of Bella's human friends) Victoria, Laurent, Bella, Nessie, Jacob and Charlie and that's it!!
I was really expecting that every character was going to have an illustration or at least the wolves and the Volturi, but nope, they are not and that is soooooooo, lame and disappointing and just . . . .blah!!
The character profiles where nice and had some interesting facts, but they really didn't go into detail which also, was lame.
Stephenie Meyer tries to explain the reason that some vamps have special abilities, saying they already had tendencies towards their powers when they were human; just as Edward and Jasper being very intuitive to the people around them, so when they became vampires, that natural ability intensified and became a power . . . . hmmmm, OK, I can sorta buy that but, but and however, how can Steph Meyer explain the reason why Benjamin from Breaking Dawn, is all like Aang the Avatar/Last Airbender and he can control the four elements. I don't really get that, because the way she explains the attaining of powers, does not justify Benjamins' abilities. . . . yeeeeeah.
And do not get me started on the whole imprinting thing . . . gross.
So, overall the book was lacking in the picture department and didn't have enough plausible info to quench my questions concerning the series, but it was still an interesting read.
Should YOU Buy It? No; Not unless you are a mjr Twihard and love everything sparkly vamp and Steph Meyer, but I do think if you have read the series, you should defo check it out from the library or borrow it from a friend!!
The Guide Gets A 3/5!!!
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