Sunday, December 2, 2012

Book Review: The Psychology of Twilight

3 stars
Genres: Non-fiction, reference
Editors: E. David Klonsky and Alexis Black
Contributors: David A. Frederick, Erica Berg, Susan Carnell, Melissa Burkley, Amanda M. Vicary, Jennifer L. Rosner, Mikhail Lyubansky, Robin S. Rosenberg, Jeremy Clyman, Catherine Glenn, Lisa Dinella, Gary Lewandowski, Tamara Greenberg, Peter Stromberg, and Pamela Rutledge

Format: ebook
272 pages
Published: by Smart Pop
Published on October 4th 2011
ISBN: 1936661292
ISBN13: 9781936661299
Where to Buy: Amazon, Barnes and Noble
View on Goodreads

Note: I received this book via Netgalley.

Synopsis from Goodreads:
You’ve read the books. You’ve seen the films. Now get inside the heads of your favorite Twilight characters (just like Edward can!) in The Psychology of Twilight.

Explore the minds and motives of Bella, Edward, Jacob, and more with a deeper look at the series that’s captured the hearts—and psyches—of millions. Find out:

* How Edward and Jacob match up in an evolutionary psychology smackdown for Bella’s—and our—affection
* Whether Bella’s motorcycle-riding and cliff diving in New Moon are suicidal—or her salvation
* Why vampires and werewolves aren’t so different after all (at least psychologically)
* The emotional appeal of love stories like Bella and Edward’s
* Why being a part of Twilight fandom is good for your psychological health

Snuggle up on the closest chaise, and get ready to revisit the Twilight Saga—with some professional help.

My Review:
If you want to know what the hype is about Twilight then this is the good place to start.  This book is jammed packed with a collection of chapters written by different specialists in different fields.  They are able to effectively explain the relationship feelings of the characters, Bella’s perspective of life and death, and the swoon worthy Edward Cullen. 

Overall, the book was extremely interesting with the contributors’ difference perspective.  It is a entertaining light read.


  1. I will have to check it out! John Granger wrote a nonfiction account of the Twilight series as well, I can't remember the name of it, but it was good!

  2. Sounds good! I'd be interested to see what they have to say about the whole big deal saying that Edward and Bella have an abusive relationship. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm a new follower!

  3. Hi everyone I'm a new follower and just wanted to post the name of the book juliababyjen was referring to its called Spotlight: A Close-Up Look at the Artistry and Meaning of Stephanie Meyer's Twilight. It's an interesting read and he brings up a few points that had never even occurred to me.