Now that Bella Swan knows Edward Cullen's dark secret, she's more than ready to embrace her feelings for him. She also eagerly meets his family and is happy to learn more about them. They head out for an evening of family fun, playing baseball, not realizing that a dangerous rival coven has come to town. When these vampires approach them during their game, Edward reads their minds and discovers that one of them is a predatory hunter who presents a grave threat to Bella's safety. For him, hunting is a twisted game and he'll stop at nothing to have her, placing Edward and his family in a race against time to save her. Can the Cullens keep her safe or will Bella make the ultimate sacrifice to save those she loves most?
Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 2 is exactly what the title implies, the graphic novel adaptation of approximately the second half the Twilight novel. This part covers Bella meeting the Cullen family and learning more about their backgrounds, particularly Carlisle's, and how he turned Edward. After that, the family gathers in the meadow to play baseball, and during their family fun time, they're approached by another small coven of vampires consisting of James, Victoria, and Laurent. After reading James's mind, Edward realizes he's a hunter and that's he's instantly become fixated on Bella. From there, the Cullens are completely focused on keeping Bella safe and finding James before he can hurt her.
The first graphic novel volume was a little light on story and only represented the bare bones of what was in the novel, but this second volume is pretty much non-stop action and character development. I found that it adhered fairly well to what was seen in the movie version, but at the same time, it was nice to see a slightly different perspective on this story. However, even though it was very good, I still recommend reading the novels first, as they do have a lot more substance and detail. As with the first volume, the artwork was top-notch IMHO, bringing the characters to life in a different medium, while also matching pretty closely to how I imagined them while reading the novels. Young Kim is also quite talented at drawing out the romanticism of Edward and Bella's relationship through her art. I very much enjoyed reading Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 2 and seeing it through new eyes, and I look forward to checking out the New Moon graphic novel adaptation as well.
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