Chapter 18 - The Hunt

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Chapter 18 - The Hunt

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1. We get our first glimpse of "real" vampires in this chapter. What was your impression of them as a group and as individuals? Did you connect the fact that their red eyes had to do with the type of blood they drank?

2. To me, the book takes on a second sort of plot right here with the emergence of Bella being hunted and put in danger by someone other than Edward. Up until know, the book had a much different feel and rhythm. Do you get the same impression or did you feel something different?

3. On page 383, Alice says that there is another option than just running away, which angers Edward into saying, "There-is-no-other-option." What's your take on this moment and what do you think that other option is?

4. Do you think that Bella had the best plan? Do you think things would have worked out better had they gone with Edward's plan? Considering how things worked out, do you ahve suggestions over what they shuld have done differently at this point?
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[quote="Alphie"]I STRESS that we are NOT to spoil New Moon just yet! Give the few users that don't have the book the chance to be surprised. So no comments about New Moon. Stick to only the facts and impressions you get from Twilight.

1. We get our first glimpse of "real" vampires in this chapter. What was your impression of them as a group and as individuals? Did you connect the fact that their red eyes had to do with the type of blood they drank?

The thing about their eyes being red makes sense because it shows what monsters they are. I thought it was strange how they traveled in small groups because I thought that they would want to always stay together. I didn't realize that the Cullen's and the Voultri were like the largest groups of vampires.

2. To me, the book takes on a second sort of plot right here with the emergence of Bella being hunted and put in danger by someone other than Edward. Up until know, the book had a much different feel and rhythm. Do you get the same impression or did you feel something different?

I was suprised about how everything went much faster after that one little moment. I got the same impression it was so weird.

3. On page 383, Alice says that there is another option than just running away, which angers Edward into saying, "There-is-no-other-option." What's your take on this moment and what do you think that other option is?

I think that the other option could have been that they fight James and Victoria, but Edward didn't want to put Bella in any danger than she was already in. That's why Emmett didn't want to run away.

4. Do you think that Bella had the best plan? Do you think things would have worked out better had they gone with Edward's plan? Considering how things worked out, do you ahve suggestions over what they shuld have done differently at this point?

Yes, Bella's plan was the best because James really didn't know at first. If they had gone with Edward's plan I don' t think that things would have turned out very good. It was such a spurr of the moment idea that I can't think of anything that they should have done differently. Sure Bella was almost killed, but James wasn't really even after Bella.
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1. We get our first glimpse of "real" vampires in this chapter. What was your impression of them as a group and as individuals? Did you connect the fact that their red eyes had to do with the type of blood they drank?

I connected it, but it still creeped me out. James and Victoria scared me! shivers*

2. To me, the book takes on a second sort of plot right here with the emergence of Bella being hunted and put in danger by someone other than Edward. Up until know, the book had a much different feel and rhythm. Do you get the same impression or did you feel something different?

It was different until then. I agree a secondary plot.

3. On page 383, Alice says that there is another option than just running away, which angers Edward into saying, "There-is-no-other-option." What's your take on this moment and what do you think that other option is?

I thought it was him changing her, and that he wouldn't do it because he didn't want to damn her to that life. In Edward's own words.

4. Do you think that Bella had the best plan? Do you think things would have worked out better had they gone with Edward's plan? Considering how things worked out, do you ahve suggestions over what they shuld have done differently at this point?

I like Bella's plan, in Emmett's words, she's devious!!!
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1. We get our first glimpse of "real" vampires in this chapter. What was your impression of them as a group and as individuals? Did you connect the fact that their red eyes had to do with the type of blood they drank?

When they first entered, I was somewhat dazed (More pretty people!), but then I thought about when Bella and Edward first arrived at the Cullen's, and Edward warning Bella about him maybe being overprotective in the near future, and I guess I just sort of knew that they were going to be after Bella.


2. To me, the book takes on a second sort of plot right here with the emergence of Bella being hunted and put in danger by someone other than Edward. Up until know, the book had a much different feel and rhythm. Do you get the same impression or did you feel something different?

I got sort of the same impression. A sense of intensity/danger appears (for me, anyways).

3. On page 383, Alice says that there is another option than just running away, which angers Edward into saying, "There-is-no-other-option." What's your take on this moment and what do you think that other option is?

I definitely got that the other option was changing Bella, and Edward is still so determined to let Bella live a normal human life.

4. Do you think that Bella had the best plan? Do you think things would have worked out better had they gone with Edward's plan? Considering how things worked out, do you ahve suggestions over what they shuld have done differently at this point?

Bella, at the time, had the best plan. However, I think regardless of whose plan they followed, James following (and eventually getting to them) would've been unavoidable.
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1. We get our first glimpse of "real" vampires in this chapter. What was your impression of them as a group and as individuals? Did you connect the fact that their red eyes had to do with the type of blood they drank?

I was really anxious, mainly because of how Edward had warned Bella before about the "visitors", and I could sense trouble brewing. I made the connection about the eyes immediately, and it gave me goosebumps - realyl creepy!

2. To me, the book takes on a second sort of plot right here with the emergence of Bella being hunted and put in danger by someone other than Edward. Up until know, the book had a much different feel and rhythm. Do you get the same impression or did you feel something different?

Yes, because up until this point the main focus of the book is Edward & Bella's "impossible" relationship and the difficulties they have and will face because of his being a vampire.

3. On page 383, Alice says that there is another option than just running away, which angers Edward into saying, "There-is-no-other-option." What's your take on this moment and what do you think that other option is?

When I first read that part I honestly had no clue as to what the "other option" could be. But now it's obvious that Alice was suggesting that Edward change Bella.

4. Do you think that Bella had the best plan? Do you think things would have worked out better had they gone with Edward's plan? Considering how things worked out, do you ahve suggestions over what they should have done differently at this point?

Bella's plan was definitely better :)
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1. My first reaction was to feel nervous becuase Bella was in danger, but I was confident that the Cullen's would protect her. And from what Laurent said it seemed at first they weren't that dangerous. Ove James smelled her the book took a whole new direction. And the eye colour meant they drank blood immdiatly.

2. I ansered this in #1. It changed where the book was going incrediably, and added a new level to Edward and Bella's realtionship.

3. Well when I first read that I had no idea what and I was reading so didn't have time to make ilabrate theories. But I thought it was whatever Alice had seen that Edward didn't want. So I was right. Now we know that it was chagnign her.

4. Bella had the best plan for sure.
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Alphie wrote:I STRESS that we are NOT to spoil New Moon just yet! Give the few users that don't have the book the chance to be surprised. So no comments about New Moon. Stick to only the facts and impressions you get from Twilight.

1. We get our first glimpse of "real" vampires in this chapter. What was your impression of them as a group and as individuals? Did you connect the fact that their red eyes had to do with the type of blood they drank?

2. To me, the book takes on a second sort of plot right here with the emergence of Bella being hunted and put in danger by someone other than Edward. Up until know, the book had a much different feel and rhythm. Do you get the same impression or did you feel something different?

3. On page 383, Alice says that there is another option than just running away, which angers Edward into saying, "There-is-no-other-option." What's your take on this moment and what do you think that other option is?

4. Do you think that Bella had the best plan? Do you think things would have worked out better had they gone with Edward's plan? Considering how things worked out, do you ahve suggestions over what they shuld have done differently at this point?





1. when the vampires came out of the forrest, i was honestly scared to death. I could tell by the way they presented themselves - the fact that they were described as having wild hair - they were more dangerous. I'm also proud to say that i immediately connected the color of their eyes to the type of blood they drink - the red color is far more sinister seeming than the color of the cullens' eyes.


2. i have the same vibe - the change was needed though - it helped me realize that just because the cullens are good, doesn't mean all vampires are. it also helps to put some more action back in the book. :lol:


3. i was surprised by what alice said, and i knew what she meant because she didn't speak it - she let edward read her mind. and by edward's reaction, i knew that she was referring to changing bella.


4. i think bella had a very good plan (i might be moving into the next chapter, so i'll be vague), but i think i would've changed which cullens stayed with bella.
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1. We get our first glimpse of "real" vampires in this chapter. What was your impression of them as a group and as individuals? Did you connect the fact that their red eyes had to do with the type of blood they drank?

My heart started pounding when I read the description of their eyes, I had a very vivid picture in my mind, it gave me chills!

2. To me, the book takes on a second sort of plot right here with the emergence of Bella being hunted and put in danger by someone other than Edward. Up until know, the book had a much different feel and rhythm. Do you get the same impression or did you feel something different?

I completely agree. For the first half of the book I was reading along enjoying the blossoming relationship between Edward and Bella, then BAM the hunt begins...my stomach was in knots for the rest of the book. Thats pretty rare for a book to affect me so strongly, go Stephenie!

3. On page 383, Alice says that there is another option than just running away, which angers Edward into saying, "There-is-no-other-option." What's your take on this moment and what do you think that other option is?

I was pretty sure Alice was referring to changing Bella.

4. Do you think that Bella had the best plan? Do you think things would have worked out better had they gone with Edward's plan? Considering how things worked out, do you ahve suggestions over what they shuld have done differently at this point?

I do think Bella had the best plan. Alice was too fixated on the "other option" to try and come up with a long term plan and Edward's thoughts were too clouded by his fear for Bella's safety. I was proud of Bella for thinking of such a rational solution in such a stressful situation. If I were in her place I would have sat in the back seat and cried like a baby! :roll:
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1. We get our first glimpse of "real" vampires in this chapter. What was your impression of them as a group and as individuals? Did you connect the fact that their red eyes had to do with the type of blood they drank?

Yeah, I kind of figured. I didn't like them at all though. Its just kind of disturbing that thy feed off of humans. I like the Cullens eyes alot better!

2. To me, the book takes on a second sort of plot right here with the emergence of Bella being hunted and put in danger by someone other than Edward. Up until know, the book had a much different feel and rhythm. Do you get the same impression or did you feel something different?

I did get that impression. Before it was all love-y touchy and feely (which by the way I LOVE) then all of a sudden Bella's about to killed! It was slightly shocking.

3. On page 383, Alice says that there is another option than just running away, which angers Edward into saying, "There-is-no-other-option." What's your take on this moment and what do you think that other option is?

Alice thinks Edward should change Bella. Edward won't. Period.

4. Do you think that Bella had the best plan? Do you think things would have worked out better had they gone with Edward's plan? Considering how things worked out, do you ahve suggestions over what they shuld have done differently at this point?

I do think Bella had the best plan. It was logical. Edward's plan was irrational and would've caused problems. I'm not sure there WAS anything they could've done differently...
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1. We get our first glimpse of "real" vampires in this chapter. What was your impression of them as a group and as individuals? Did you connect the fact that their red eyes had to do with the type of blood they drank?

I thought that they were more than just a little scary, and they were conspicuously less civilized than the Cullens (the word 'savages' comes to mind). And yes, I picked up on the red eye thing right away.

2. To me, the book takes on a second sort of plot right here with the emergence of Bella being hunted and put in danger by someone other than Edward. Up until know, the book had a much different feel and rhythm. Do you get the same impression or did you feel something different?

definitely. At this point, it started to move in strange lurches (I'll get back to this in the 'Phone Call' chat) and became a heck of a lot darker.

3. On page 383, Alice says that there is another option than just running away, which angers Edward into saying, "There-is-no-other-option." What's your take on this moment and what do you think that other option is?

I comprehended that Alice was suggesting that they turn Bella into a vampire, which is why Edward reacts the way he does.

4. Do you think that Bella had the best plan? Do you think things would have worked out better had they gone with Edward's plan? Considering how things worked out, do you ahve suggestions over what they shuld have done differently at this point?

oh, she definitely does. I must agree with maryalice that a confrontation would have happened no matter whose plan they followed, because James wasn't going to be stopped that easily.
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