Now I have read the Vampire series by her and felt that the first and last book were wonderful. I had heard about this book and that alot of people were confused at first so I was leary about it. My dad got it on audio and loved it so he bought it for my mom who let me read it first cuz she knows I am a speed reader. 1 book and 1 night later I am now Stephanie Meyers biggest fan. THE BOOK IS AWESOME!!! I laughed, I cried, I was tense, I was a freaking emotional rollercoaster! It was so great to feel that way reading cuz so few books do that for me. If you get a chance check it out and settle in for a glorious adventure.