Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (498 pgs) 2005
My favorite type of reading is the “just-one-more-chapter,” “up-way-too-late,” “excited-to-get-back-to” kind. Twilight fits the bill perfectly.
When Bella moves from sunny Phoenix to gloomy Forks on the Washington coast, she resigns herself to a miserable existance. Instead she finds herself drawn to the mysterious and compellingly handsome Edward. As she becomes entwined in his life, she discovers that Edward and his kin are vampires (luckily of the non-human-eating variety.) The star-crossed love that grows between them is of the most unusual variety: human and vampire.