A lot of people told me that New Moon isn't that good. And after the part when Edward left and Bella is just being crazy, I lost interest. I don't care for Jacob. One of my personal rule is that I don't date younger guys. So, I am not interested in seeing Bella with him.
Then, how did I end up staying up till 8am reading New Moon? Honestly, I was waiting for Edward to come back. I wonder if Ms Meyer expected this reaction from her readers. She makes it seem like Edward didn't really leave. He's still there, taking care of Bella through his voice. So, I read page after page, waiting for Bella to realize that it's really him or for him to come back.
Near the end of the book, when Bella jumped off the cliff and saw the "flame" in the ocean, I was fully expecting a big fight between Victoria, the evil vampire, and Jacob. And, I also expected Jacob to actually get to kiss Bella. I was sad, but I thought that would be how the story goes. I thought Edward won't be coming back till much later in the book.
I was actually pleasantly surprised that Edward reappeared sooner than I expected. It was exciting to read about the events in Italy, though it turned out to be a lot milder than I thought it would be. No fighting?? Come on! I feel like this book's climax is more like a plateau. Just dragged on and on, but not really peaking anywhere.
My favorite scene is when Bella was waking up and thinking that she's dreaming because Edward was right beside her. I am a sucker for the "sleeping" scenes because I love waking up next to my fiance every day. But, I don't get the whole marriage proposal and rejection thing. Why would she not want to marry him, but want to spend the rest of eternity with him. That doesn't make sense to me at all. It makes me feel like Ms Meyer is just doing it to prolong the series.
Anyway, I am not going to start on the next book till I get on the plane. I don't have time to pull any more all nighters :) But, I think this is going to be one of my most enjoyable 20-hour plane ride to Hong Kong. Not only do I have my fiance with me, I will have Edward. Ok, and Jacob too.