Okay, I read it. It is after all a kind of Star Wars for girls and I have to deal with eighty some odd twelve year old girls and their mothers on a daily basis. I thought it was okay-- not great, but okay. I liked the moodiness and the description of the countryside. I liked the cold feeling that pervaded the story. On the other hand the new additions to vampire mythology were so-so. I mean really, what is it with vampires? My favorite vampire story remains Carmilla by Sheridan LeFanu and reading Twilight hasn't changed that.