New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
(Twilight Saga, Book 2)

63%

16 Critic Reviews

For all my disappointment, New Moon zips by and leaves me wanting more. It is engaging and unique but flawed. It’s not one that I will be re-reading anytime soon.
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Synopsis

Legions of readers entranced by Twilight are hungry for more and they won't be disappointed. In New Moon, Stephenie Meyer delivers another irresistible combination of romance and suspense with a supernatural twist. The "star-crossed" lovers theme continues as Bella and Edward find themselves facing new obstacles, including a devastating separation, the mysterious appearance of dangerous wolves roaming the forest in Forks, a terrifying threat of revenge from a female vampire and a deliciously sinister encounter with Italy's reigning royal family of vampires, the Volturi. Passionate, riveting, and full of surprising twists and turns, this vampire love saga is well on its way to literary immortality.
 

About Stephenie Meyer

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Stephenie Meyer is the author of the #1 bestselling Twilight Saga and The Host. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English literature, and she lives with her husband and three young sons in Arizona.
 
Published August 8, 2007 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 577 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Sports & Outdoors, Biographies & Memoirs. Fiction
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All: 16 | Positive: 10 | Negative: 6

Guardian

Good
Reviewed by ABitCrazy on Jan 28 2014

I would definitely suggest reading it! Vampire fan or not, it will make you a fan by the end of the series. It's not for everybody, but find that out by reading it rather than assuming you won't like it.

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Guardian

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Reviewed by ThePinkElephant on Jul 11 2012

...this novel was still EXTREMELY depressing, and pointless, as it did the saga no favours. It really made me lose the will to live.

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Dear Author

Below average
Reviewed by Jane on Aug 16 2006

For all my disappointment, New Moon zips by and leaves me wanting more. It is engaging and unique but flawed. It’s not one that I will be re-reading anytime soon.

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Examiner

Good
Reviewed by Lisa Westerfield on Jun 27 2011

I think the novels, along with the films which are based on them, are a testament to pop culture in the early 21st century and as so will be studied for years to come.

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Examiner

Above average
Reviewed by Crystal McNeal on Jun 04 2010

The most interesting part of the novel is seeing how Meyer’s portrays vampires other than the Cullen’s and their foe from the first book. The reader gets to see how vampire society and rules exist, something necessary for a vampire world to be as thorough as possible.

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Suite 101

Good
Reviewed by Roberta Goli on Apr 25 2009

New Moon is a highly enjoyable sequel, despite or perhaps, because of its similar style to Twilight and due to the conflict between vampires and werewolves...

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Suite 101

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Reviewed by Jessica Scott on Mar 04 2009

For those who are able to look past the misogynistic nature of the novel, the plot is actually quite interesting, but the book is ultimately just a filler between books one and three of the series.

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Teen Reads

Good
Reviewed by Norah Piehl on Oct 18 2011

If readers have any complaint about NEW MOON, it will be that the story, at least for the middle 400 pages, doesn't have enough magic. Edward vanishes in short order and only reappears shortly before the Gothic extravaganza near the book's end.

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About.com Bestsellers

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Reviewed by Anna Limber on May 08 2014

New Moon is nevertheless a fitting continuation of the Twilight saga, endearing its readers to its characters even more, and leaving plenty of unanswered questions for the following novels.

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EzineArticles

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Reviewed by Chanakya Garg on May 08 2014

The book is well written with the loss of love very well expressed. With this book Jacob Black's character is further etched.

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Reading Lark

Excellent
Reviewed by Andrea on Nov 05 2013

My favorite part of New Moon was learning more about the wolf pack. This is really the first time where we get to spend a lot of time with the La Push characters. Sam is my favorite member of the Pack; he is complex and has a tremendous burden on his shoulders as Pack leader.

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Geeky Bloggers Book Blog

Good
Reviewed by Felicia S on Jul 23 2009

New Moon by Stephenie Meyer: This is my favorite of the series! I loved delving into and exposing other “supernaturals”.

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Literary Exploration

Below average
Reviewed by MICHAEL KITTO on Oct 28 2013

Apart from the constant angsty whining...this novel never really went anywhere, it was just 500 pages of treading water.

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https://suite101.com

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Reviewed by Bailey Shoemaker Richards on May 12 2014

New Moon, like the rest of the Twilight series, isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Far from a romantic tale of separation, loss and redemption, New Moon more closely follows some of the darker stages of an abusive relationship.

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Bookshelves of Doom

Above average
on Sep 01 2006

I had the same reaction to New Moon as I did to Twilight: I had some issues, but they didn't stop me from reading the entire book -- 563 pages -- in one sitting.

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Young Adult Books Central

Above average
on May 12 2014

In New Moon, Stephenie Meyer delivers another irresistible combination of romance and suspense with a supernatural spin.

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