An adult version of Twilight?

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An adult version of Twilight?

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Playing devil's advocate here: I am a superpower/mutant abilities fan and really enjoy books and movies of that kind. Did the book remind anyone else of the Twilight saga? Think young romance, eyes that are different than those of humans, special abilities, the clash where they display said abilities, even the love that Kane feels for Carly ... Look forward to hearing your thoughts on the matter. :wink:
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Yes! This book does resemble twilight in many ways.
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KimberlyS88 wrote: 26 Mar 2020, 19:25 Yes! This book does resemble twilight in many ways.
I thought I might have been the only one that picked that up! :lol:
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I agree that there are certain similarities.
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True! There is a close resemblance.
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Never thought of that, but yes!
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Yeah, since the first moment, but I guess the teenage romance plus superpowers always work. :lol: :P
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Reina275 wrote: 01 Apr 2020, 22:04 Yeah, since the first moment, but I guess the teenage romance plus superpowers always work. :lol: :P
I agree, definitely a killer combination!
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I did not think of that before but yes, there are similarities. Romance and superpowers are thrillers.
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It is amazing that you mention this because while reading, I had similar thoughts. Especially when Adam seemed to have a cloak/shield type of power like Bella did when she turned into a vampire.
In Twilight, the Cullens and others emphasized that it made sense why Edward wasn't able to read Bella's thoughts, and eventually, her ability to cloak others from the vampire's abilities became a useful element in battle. With Adam, there were similarities. Having the ability to cloak his core from the detection of other Descendants before even realizing his power, and being able to cloak the other Descendants with his ability later on in the book during battle.
There were other similarities but this is what stood out most to me. They had a very similar type of power dynamic.
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Yes! That was my first thought! I was scared it was going to be just a spin off and not very interesting because I have already read the twilight books- but I think the author managed to turn it in the middle and towards the end so it didn’t read exactly like the Twilight series.
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venxsfi wrote: 04 Apr 2020, 14:47 It is amazing that you mention this because while reading, I had similar thoughts. Especially when Adam seemed to have a cloak/shield type of power like Bella did when she turned into a vampire.
In Twilight, the Cullens and others emphasized that it made sense why Edward wasn't able to read Bella's thoughts, and eventually, her ability to cloak others from the vampire's abilities became a useful element in battle. With Adam, there were similarities. Having the ability to cloak his core from the detection of other Descendants before even realizing his power, and being able to cloak the other Descendants with his ability later on in the book during battle.
There were other similarities but this is what stood out most to me. They had a very similar type of power dynamic.
Yes, exactly my thoughts as well!
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Thehorselover wrote: 04 Apr 2020, 20:01 Yes! That was my first thought! I was scared it was going to be just a spin off and not very interesting because I have already read the twilight books- but I think the author managed to turn it in the middle and towards the end so it didn’t read exactly like the Twilight series.
I agree! I think the author took all the best parts of the Twilight series and that's why it made such an excellent read.
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I wasn’t sold on this book, but this thread is making me rethink it. I loved the Twilight Saga, and is this similar, I will definitely enjoy this too.
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Jbcitygirl wrote: 05 Apr 2020, 03:59 I wasn’t sold on this book, but this thread is making me rethink it. I loved the Twilight Saga, and is this similar, I will definitely enjoy this too.
If you loved the Twilight saga, you will definitely enjoy this book!
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