It reached number five on the New York Times bestseller list within a month of its release In October 2015, Stephanie Meyer announced a new gender-swapped version of the novel, entitled Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined, with characters Beau and Edythe, in honor of the 10th anniversary of the Twilight saga.
It is the first book in the Twilight series, and introduces seventeen-year-old Isabella "Bella" Swan, who moves from Phoenix, Arizona to Forks, Washington.
She is endangered after falling in love with Edward Cullen, a vampire.
Additional novels in the series are New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn. Some praised the novel's tone and its portrayal of common teenage emotions such as alienation and rebellion.
Others criticized Meyer's prose and argued the story was lacking in character development.
Bella annoys Edward with questions about how he saved her life.
She hears that Edward and his family are vampires who drink animal blood.She is told legends of the local Quilyeute people by a friend Jacob Black who she met during a camp out (a character who becomes more important in the later books in the series).A shy girl, she is dismayed by several boys competing for her attention.When Bella is seated next to Edward Cullen in biology class on her first day of school, he seems repulsed by her, hurting her feelings in the process.He disappears for a few days, but warms up to Bella upon his return; their newfound relationship reaches a climax after Bella is nearly crushed by Tyler's van in the school parking lot.Edward saves Bella, stopping the van with only his hand.