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Title: Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 2 adapted & illustrated by Young Kim
Notable: Book #2 in the Twilight Graphic Novels series (incomplete series)
This book picks up in the middle of the original Twilight book. It covers Edward and Bella’s growing relationship, Bella’s introduction to the Cullen family, and James and Victoria’s hunt to catch Bella.
Honestly, I thought this book was even better than the first one. Probably the best part is when Edward tells Bella about the history of his family. The narrative takes on more of an actual story and not just the longing looks and professions of love that we constantly hear from Edward and Bella. Bella also gets to meet the Cullen family and is mostly welcomed with open arms, except by Rosalie who’s still a little uptight about becoming a vampire.
It seemed like the part with Victoria, James and Laurent wasn’t quite so impressive as it was in the original novel and the movie. James just seemed like a creepy dude and I didn’t get an adequate sense of how dangerous and terrifying he really was. Victoria wasn’t much more than a bit player, and Laurent seemed like just another sweet guy. Where was the danger and menace? Okay, rant over. Really, I did enjoy the book.
I recommend Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 2 to Twilight fans as an interesting alternative.
Rating: 3 1/2 Stars
Until next time…