An adult version of Twilight?

Use this forum to discuss the February 2020 Book of the month, "Opaque" by Calix Leigh-Reign
gracedivine
Posts: 31
Joined: 13 May 2020, 08:51
Currently Reading: Project Tau
Bookshelf Size: 27

Re: An adult version of Twilight?

Post by gracedivine »

Nicolene75 wrote: 05 Apr 2020, 04:02
Jbcitygirl wrote: 05 Apr 2020, 03:59 If you loved the Twilight saga, you will definitely enjoy this book!
I love the Twilight Saga. I look forward to enjoying this book.
User avatar
Nicolene75
Posts: 102
Joined: 24 Feb 2020, 14:16
Favorite Book: Redeeming Love
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 105
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-nicolene75.html
Latest Review: Timewise by Robert Leet

Post by Nicolene75 »

Harty wrote: 18 Apr 2020, 08:01 The similarities between the two stories are similar almost like the two author's worked on the same project but had to write independently.
Oh yes, I haven't thought of it like that!
****

I am a reader, not because I don't have a life, but because I choose to have many.
User avatar
Nicolene75
Posts: 102
Joined: 24 Feb 2020, 14:16
Favorite Book: Redeeming Love
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 105
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-nicolene75.html
Latest Review: Timewise by Robert Leet

Post by Nicolene75 »

gracedivine wrote: 17 May 2020, 09:10
Nicolene75 wrote: 05 Apr 2020, 04:02
Jbcitygirl wrote: 05 Apr 2020, 03:59 If you loved the Twilight saga, you will definitely enjoy this book!
I love the Twilight Saga. I look forward to enjoying this book.
It's a really fantastic book - you'll love it!
****

I am a reader, not because I don't have a life, but because I choose to have many.
User avatar
Nicolene75
Posts: 102
Joined: 24 Feb 2020, 14:16
Favorite Book: Redeeming Love
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 105
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-nicolene75.html
Latest Review: Timewise by Robert Leet

Post by Nicolene75 »

vagrimes wrote: 03 May 2020, 08:42 I definitely agree. Additionally, the concept of "synching" with another Descendent to me seemed very similar to the way werewolves imprint in Twilight. The book reminded me of a hybrid between Twilight and the 2005 movie Sky High about teen superheroes. The scene where the teen Descendents showed off their powers reminded me of when the kids got to Sky High for the first time and demonstrated their powers to the coach.
Oh that's right! I loved the Sky High movie. I totally agree wrt power demonstration.
****

I am a reader, not because I don't have a life, but because I choose to have many.
daphne_asir
Posts: 269
Joined: 10 May 2020, 16:53
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 24
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-daphne-asir.html
Latest Review: Love, Grandma by Ann Morris

Post by daphne_asir »

Reina275 wrote: 01 Apr 2020, 22:04 Yeah, since the first moment, but I guess the teenage romance plus superpowers always work. :lol: :P
They sure do! But to be honest, the twilight romance did not make me cringe as much.
User avatar
booksandmagicshop
Posts: 94
Joined: 23 Feb 2020, 11:33
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 15
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-booksandmagicshop.html
Latest Review: Mock My Words by Chandra Shekhar

Post by booksandmagicshop »

I can see it with the love triangle. Kane being similar to kind and bright Jacob. Adam being broody Edward. Carly as our Bella. That's an interesting perspective I did not have while reading the book, but I can definitely see it.
“The magical time is coming. Come to the Magic Shop.
Now, take off your mask and open your eyes.”

- BTS
User avatar
Barbie_sidhu
Posts: 344
Joined: 07 May 2020, 06:46
Currently Reading: The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue
Bookshelf Size: 45
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-barbie-sidhu.html
Latest Review: Business Basics BootCamp by Mitche Graf

Post by Barbie_sidhu »

The book was no where equal to or like twilight. Twilight is just amazing and i did not find that amazing vibe in this book.
Barbara Larkin
Posts: 243
Joined: 03 Mar 2020, 22:04
Currently Reading: The Raven Boys
Bookshelf Size: 55
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-barbara-larkin.html
Latest Review: We are Voulhire: The Flesh of the Mind by Matthew Tysz

Post by Barbara Larkin »

The shielding with Adam and the romance with Kane and Carly are what seems like Twilight. The eyes can be explained away with genetics and pointed out that even in Underworld Selene and the other vamps had blue eyes when they let their inner monster out. The special abilities thing is also telling, and kinda reminded me of the DC and MCU.
Fi Zoraa
Posts: 87
Joined: 10 Apr 2020, 11:54
Favorite Author: Nalini Singh
Favorite Book: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Currently Reading: Grace Revealed
Bookshelf Size: 23
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-fifizora.html
Latest Review: Echo of the Past by Rosemary Blake
fav_author_id: 2885

Post by Fi Zoraa »

I didn't make that connection at all but now that you mention it, I see it. I think that's because it's been many years and books later since I read the Twilight saga. Also, I feel the author has enough of an original plot, especially in the second half of the book that it isn't super evident.
Fi Zoraa
Posts: 87
Joined: 10 Apr 2020, 11:54
Favorite Author: Nalini Singh
Favorite Book: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Currently Reading: Grace Revealed
Bookshelf Size: 23
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-fifizora.html
Latest Review: Echo of the Past by Rosemary Blake
fav_author_id: 2885

Post by Fi Zoraa »

Barbie_sidhu wrote: 23 May 2020, 07:37 The book was no where equal to or like twilight. Twilight is just amazing and i did not find that amazing vibe in this book.
Have you just read Twilight or is this based on what you remember from reading it years ago? I loved the book when I was younger but when I read it again when I was a bit older, it wasn't as amazing as I had previously thought. But yes, I agree that Opaque wasn't amazing either.
Sumansona1344
Posts: 162
Joined: 01 May 2020, 00:27
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 16
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-sumansona1344.html
Latest Review: Masters and Bastards by Christopher J. Penington

Post by Sumansona1344 »

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.
Yes, you are right! I completely agree with you. I was afraid of the same thing but I was glad it turned out to be different.
User avatar
JustineSophia2
Posts: 76
Joined: 20 Apr 2020, 18:48
Currently Reading: Opaque
Bookshelf Size: 50
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-justinesophia2.html
Latest Review: The Hand Bringer by Christopher J. Penington

Post by JustineSophia2 »

I just finished this book and initially I thought it was a bit similiar, highschool kids, love triangle..but this book almost seemd darker and more edgy that Twilight. I'm glad it wasn't as similiar as I thought, some of the characteristics can be mimicked, but you can say that about many characters in other series regarding a dark, broody hero. Overall, I really enjoyed this book for what it was.
- The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. —Dr. Seuss
User avatar
Barbie_sidhu
Posts: 344
Joined: 07 May 2020, 06:46
Currently Reading: The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue
Bookshelf Size: 45
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-barbie-sidhu.html
Latest Review: Business Basics BootCamp by Mitche Graf

Post by Barbie_sidhu »

There was nothing like twilight but i found a resemblance to Divergent and X- men.
User avatar
Dominika S
Posts: 31
Joined: 17 Mar 2018, 03:41
Favorite Book: Picasso At The Lapin Agile
Currently Reading: Brave New World
Bookshelf Size: 12
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-dominika-s.html
Latest Review: Opaque by Calix Leigh-Reign

Post by Dominika S »

Now that you've said it, there are similarities between them, like the poppy field hangout compared to the lavender(?) field in one in Twilight.
User avatar
Sally_Heart
Posts: 322
Joined: 02 Oct 2017, 22:47
Currently Reading: The Surgeon's Wife
Bookshelf Size: 74
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-sally-heart.html
Latest Review: We are Voulhire: A New Arrival under Great Skies by Matthew Tysz

Post by Sally_Heart »

Most books these days, especially under the young adult genre, have a subtle similarity. The plots seem to be building up in the same way.
Post Reply

Return to “Discuss "Opaque" by Calix Leigh-Reign”