May 3, 2010

Twilight: The Graphic Novel Volume 1

Twilight: The Graphic Novel Volume 1
by Stephenie Meyer

art and adaptation by Young Kim

'What A Stupid Lamb'

Bella's mother has just remarried, it is a new start for her with a new husband and Bella doesn't want to be in the way. And so Bella has made the noble gesture to trade her erratic, loving mother and sunny Phoenix for her father, Police Chief Swan and the gloomy, cloud covered town of Forks.

As the new girl in town Bella is just trying to fit in, but not all is simple in this quiet little town. Bella soon discovers a mystery in the form of the beautiful and dangerous Edward Cullen. Edward knows the secrets of everyone about him but has never had his secrets revealed, that is until Bella.

Bella and Edward have found in each other someone with whom they can be themselves with, someone with whom they can love. But a love like there's will not come easily, there are a number of complications to over come, not least of all is that Edward is a vampire. As their love grows so too does the danger, but for now they are together at the beginnings of their relationship.

Twilight has been given a fresh new twist that captures and conveys the heart of this story using very few words but many skilful images. The medium of graphic novel is extremely successful in projecting Bella and Edward's story, artfully detailing each character as they might have been imagined when they were still only characters on a page. This first volume is all about how they meet and how they fell in love; in essence it is simply a love story.

Edward Cullen & Bella Swan
by Young Kim
On sale: 17 March 2010
Price (AU): $26.99
ISBN: 9781905654666
Recommended age: 14+
In a word: twilight
Re-read it: yes
Recommend: yes
Star rating: three out of five

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