I gotta say, I absolutely did not miss this garbage. Not one bit. But, I’m trying to dedicate myself more to my projects and actually finish them. This is one of my projects and I still have faith in it (in theory). A lot has happened since I last wrote a review, most of it recently. I lost my best friend the day after Christmas and that has made me reevaluate my life. I don’t want to leave things unfinished anymore. Not even this. I committed to this project and dammit if I’m not going to see it through to the bitter end.
In keeping with the spirit of change, I have decided to add a new element to my reviews. From now on, I will record myself reading each chapter. Out loud. I will react to them. You will laugh at me. I’ll be embedding the videos at the beginning of every review. The reviews themselves will remain unchanged for the most part, though may end up a bit shorter since I won’t be able to take notes the way I used to. But you don’t care about that stuff. You just want to see my brains leak out my ears. So let’s get to the review! Continue reading →
I didn’t set out to cover two chapters with this review, but chapter 9 was just so completely pointless other than to provide some completely unnecessary foreshadowing that it didn’t warrant its own review. So I tacked chapter 10 onto it. You can imagine how excited I was. These were some fun chapters, you guys. Prepare yourselves to somehow hate Bella Swan even more than you already do. Continue reading →
This chapter made me yell out loud at the book for the first time since I started reading it again. It wasn’t just badly written, it introduced (or at least built upon) yet another horrendously dangerous behavior for Bella. This was potentially the most irresponsible chapter Stephenie Meyer has yet to write in this series. I was angry for most of it. Care to find out why?
New Moon, chapter 8: Adrenaline
This may be the single most infuriating chapter of anything I’ve ever read, guys. Seriously. I was angry at Bella for being stupid, I was angry at Meyer for being irresponsible, I was angry at myself for stupidly embarking on this voyage of masochism. Those of you who have read this book already are no doubt aware of why I’m so pissed off. For the rest of you, strap in and prepare to develop an eye twitch. Continue reading →
Can my whole review just be “BLARGH?” No? How about this?
This is how I felt reading this chapter. I don’t even know where to start, guys. There’s self-destructive behavior, there’s mental instability, there’s more fun sexism from Stephenie Meyer. Fun for the whole family. Let’s get this over with.
New Moon, chapter 7: Repetition
The chapter starts right off the bat with Bella’s narration saying that she’s doing something she shouldn’t be doing. She doesn’t say what, but it doesn’t take long to figure out what it is. She also admits that Jacob has been a positive influence on her.
“I should have gone straight down to La Push. I felt much, much healthier around Jacob. This was not a healthy thing to do.”
This is an important passage for a number of reasons. First, it shows us that Bella is capable of recognizing that she has unhealthy tendencies and she’s able to comprehend when she’s doing them. Second, this shows us that Bella, and by extension Meyer, recognizes that Jacob is a healthy influence on her. Jacob is good for her. Even as just a friend, he makes her feel good about herself. She feels relaxed in his presence and can smile and laugh and just enjoy life. In other words, the exact opposite of how she feels when she’s around Edward. Continue reading →