Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Twilight Companion by: Lois H. Gresh

The Twilight Companion: The Unauthorized Guide to the Series by Lois H. Gresh is an assortment of all things related to the Twilight series. From tips on what to expect if you fall in love with a mythical creature like the vampires and werewolves of the saga, to interesting legend and facts about their history, it has a large variety of materials. This book also includes many quizzes ranging in various vampire related subjects such as whether you would be compatible with some of Twilight’s characters, or what type of vampire you would be. You can also read the true story of the real life Vlad “the impaler” Dracula who the Dracula legends are based off. Another feature is the comparison of the twilight vampires and werewolves to those in other stories. This book is, as it title states, a guide to all things Twilight.

However, though I would consider this book to be a good read for all the Twilight obsessed teens out there, it repeatedly strays from the basics of the series. From statements such as how werewolves are man-eating beasts to suggesting that characters could make themselves less appealing to vampires by simply wearing gothic makeup it is filled with inaccurate accounts of the saga’s details. It does have some redeeming qualities, though. Some of the quizzes- though very biased- are entertaining and some of the legends included in it are interesting to compare to those of the chronicles. Though I personally wouldn’t likely read it again, others may enjoy this unofficial companion to the Twilight series.

Reviewer Age:14
Reviewer City, State and Country: Marble Hill, MO USA

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