At first I really enjoyed reading this book. However, my opinion has gone down a bit since reading The Vampire Diaries. So much of the concept for this story seems to be taken from there. The basic, girl meets and falls for vampire boy with no rational or reasoning. Also the scene where Edward confirms he is a vampire and tries to scare Bella away. The scene is almost the same.What I can give this story is I liked the characters, and story still. The town is described well enough to visualize yet still use the imagination, as where the characters. The thing I liked the least was the whole, sparkling vampire thing. I am not alone on this dislike, but I agree with those that mock this series for it. It is the most ridiculous vampire trait I have yet to read. Other than that, I liked how she wrote about them. I especially liked the special abilities they have.