Recently has to drive about 3400 miles, and I picked this up on audio CD because it was one of the few that wasn't between $40-$70 dollars, and also wasn't abridged (I hate abridged audio books). I was a bit unsure about the purchase, because Twilight didn't interest me enough to read past book one even though I could see where people liked it. Just not my thing. But this one also had a nice blurb by Orson Scott Card, whom I tend to like as an author, so I went ahead and bought it. Turned out to be pretty good. Held my interest, at any rate, and made for a more pleasant drive. The writing quality is better than Twilight, which is to be expected I suppose, though Meyer still only strikes me as a "competent" writer in a technical sense - nothing spectacular in terms of prose itself. On the other hand, it reinforced my prior belief that she is, in fact, a very good story teller (I think the two things are separate from one another), and I think that's a large part of the success of Twilight. Anyway, I don't know if Twilight fans will like this one or not. My daughter, who liked Twilight a lot, appears to have no interest in it. But I found it entertaining. EDIT: btw, we have plenty of threads where people indulge their irrational hatred of Twilight, so it would be nice if we could skip that here and just talk about this book instead.