Set primarily in the small American town of Forks, Washington (“The Logging Capital Of The World”), Twilight revolves around the romance between Isabella “Bella” Swan, a teenage girl who comes to live with her policeman father in the area and Edward Cullen, a young man who moves to her high school.
At least, he seems like a young man. But there’s something odd about Edward and his family. Bella can’t quite place it at first, but she’s irresistibly drawn to him.
She soon learns that he’s a vampire – albeit one in the Twilight mould, which means no fangs (just sharp teeth) and no particular aversion to sunlight (though he prefers to avoid it since it makes him glitter) – and that to love him is a very dangerous proposition.
When other vampires, including twisted psycho James, realise that Bella and Edward have made a connection, they plot to kill her and drink her blood. Soon she’s fighting for her life.
But it all ends happily when Edward comes to her rescue, kills the villain and the pair are reunited in Forks.
Happy ever after? Well, not quite…
Next: New Moon...