Welcome to the first installment of Monsters in May!
(Giveaway details are at the end of the post!)
Stephenie Meyer weaves a mesmerizing tale of dark romance in her debut novel, Twilight. While there are plenty of mysteries and an action-packed climax, the cast of characters transcends the plot itself. The unfathomable psychological motivations of the mystifying hero will leave readers puzzled, eagerly trying to unravel Edward's inscrutable thoughts. Bella is a completely relatable YA heroine - bookish, a bit of a loner, always feeling out of place. More than anything, it is this intense characterization that has won over millions of readers. The relationship that develops between Bella and Edward is as engaging as it is impossible, and their tightrope walk between destiny and disaster is captivating. This unusual story is charming and will deposit readers in the rainy green wilderness of Forks, right in the midst of the mystery and intrigue. While Meyer's writing style may not earn her a Pulitzer, her storytelling more than makes up the difference. The one-liners and quips sprinkled frequently throughout the novel keep the dark story from turning too horrific, making Twilight an entertaining and consuming read. As long as readers can handle a little cheesiness, they won't regret delving into this enchanting and exciting supernatural romance that has entranced millions and spawned an international phenomenon.
This novel can be purchased here.
Go here for the Monsters in May details. If any other reviewers would like to participate, simply post a Twilight review, add the image and link back to this page on your blog, then let me know and I will link back to your review! (If a lot of people are interested, I'll probably add a Mr. Linky to simplify things.) Hopefully we can get some good Twilight discussions going!
***UPDATE! The Host Giveaway has been extended until midnight EST on May 24!***
THIS FORM to enter! Go here to read the book description and an excerpt!
There will also be random small Twilight prize giveaways for commenters! All you have to do is comment on a Monsters in May review post and you're automatically entered. Prizes may include bookmarks, keychains, door hangers, posters, bumper stickers, or magnets (it depends on what I can find - exact item cannot be guaranteed). Winners will be announced in a Monsters in May post and contacted immediately via email. They will have 48 hours to reply with their shipping address or a new winner will be selected.
I will add ANOTHER BOOK (Monsters in May themed, of course) for every 100 new followers during this contest (from the current number of 128)!
The contest will run from today (May 1) to May 24 at midnight EST. I will be posting weekly, but I'll post my last review a little early to give people time to comment and enter. Winners will be selected using a randomizer. I will contact the winners immediately and they will have 48 hours to respond with their shipping address or a new winner will be selected.
*The Bookish Type accepts no responsibility for lost or damaged books.
**Books added later in the contest will probably be from Book Depository, so winners will be limited to countries where this site ships. This does not apply to The Host, which is open internationally.
PS - Don't forget to enter my 111 Follower Giveaway for a chance to win a SIGNED copy of The Curse of Nefertiti by Charline Ratcliff.