Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 2 by Stephenie Meyer and Young Kim

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Twilight: The Graphic Novel (Volume 2)

by Stephenie Meyer, art by Young Kim

Having uncovered the dark secret of her enigmatic classmate, Edward Cullen, Bella Swan embraces her feelings for him, trusting Edward to keep her safe despite the risks. When a rival clan of vampires makes its way into Forks, though, the danger to Bella has never been more real. Will she make the ultimate sacrifice to protect the people dearest to her?
The second volume of Twilight: The Graphic Novel completes the visual adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s worldwide bestselling debut novel and is a must-have for any collector’s library.

I’ve taken forever and a day to get around to reading the second installment of the Twilight graphic novels. I’m still completely convinced these are better than the actual books. I know huge Twilight fans will disagree, but I love the visuals. The art is so beautiful. And let’s be honest, Stephenie Meyer’s writing isn’t that amazing. Those books are too detailed. I much prefer the graphic versions. In fact, I might pick up a copy of the special edition that has both volumes together (something I think they should have done in the first place).

I’m not going to waste time explaining what happens or discussing characters because if you don’t know anything about Twilight, you’ve been actively avoiding it and you don’t really want to know anyway. I will say this: I know that this whole graphic novel adaptation thing is probably just a ploy to make more money. While I tire of everyone squeezing every cent they can out of this franchise, I also think these graphic novels are beautiful so I’m going to keep reading them.

If you’re a Twilight fan, the graphic novels are a must have. If you’re not and you want to know the story without reading the books, this is a great alternative. If you gain nothing else, at least you’ll see some really beautiful art.

★★★★☆

Yen Press, 2011
Hardcover, $19.99
IBSN 978-0-316-13319-7

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About the Author

Stephenie Meyer graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in English. She lives with her husband and three young sons in Phoenix, Arizona. After the publication of her first novel, Twilight, booksellers chose Stephenie Meyer as one of the “most promising new authors of 2005” [www.stepheniemeyer.com]

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