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?
I'm not even sure what I first thought. They didn't seem as "evil" as I thought "real" vampires would seem... til James smelled Bella. I figured that was the reason behind the red eyes.

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 definitely the climax of the novel. Very intense. I was nearly out of my seat, eager to see what happened next.

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 believe I thought the other option was turning Bella into a vampire.

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 have suggestions over what they should have done differently at this point?
They had an limited amount of time to decide what their actions would be. I think that it was probably the best plan, instead of turning her into a vampire... If Bella didn't go to the place she said she actually would be, things would've been different.
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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?


1. I felt that Laurent would proabably be the nicest. As for Victoria and James I thought instantly that they would be trouble. Victoria sounded like a right nasty person, and James sounded moody and the type of vampire that would kill a human the moment he saw one.

As a group they didn't seem as strong as the Cullens. I always thought that Laurent was the leader and not James.

I knew that the red eyes were to do with the fact that they drank human blood.

2. No I had the same feel as well. I felt it was slow paced and mysterious throught out the book, but the moment James and his clan came, it became fast paced and action.

3. I knew Alice was talking about changing Bella into vampire instantly. And from Edward reaction it shows the reader how strongly he is agaisnt it. and how strongly he feels about been a vampire himself.

4. Both the plans were rushed and at the spur of the moment. Maybe the Cullens should just have jumped James the moment they knew what he was up to, but this could have caused more damage.
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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?
The eye thing I understood immediately..red eyes=not vamps I want to hang with. My first impression of them was "savage"..predators, hunters..not good news.

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?
totally the same reaction..to that point it had been a very sweet, mysterious, with just a dab of danger *never knowing if Edward would be overcome with his thirst for Bella*..after it was straight out "please just let Bella make it through the next chapter!" and "dont let Edward get hurt!"

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?
changing her.. I knew that as soon as Edward reacted the way he did..thats the only thing that would have set him off as it did

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?
she really DID have the best plan for the limited time they had to work one out..Edward's plan would have eventually lead to the same result, and would have really messed up Bella's and the Cullens' life in Forks. I cant think of anything that would have been better if they had done it 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 knew that they would be trouble, since they're 'original' vampires and since vegetarian vamps are the heroes in this novel, their opposites will naturally oppose them.

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?

No I felt that too, it was suddenly more frantic and tense.

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?

Change Bella! 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 shuld have done differently at this point?

I don't think they should have gone to Phoenix, it wasnt diabolical at all, it was transparent. I expected better from Alice.
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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 guessed that it was the human blood. They were scary and had a wild feel to them. They were very well written.

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 still view it as almost two completely seperate books. Twilight the Romance, and Twilight the Thriller.

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?

Obviously, the other option was to turn her. The first time I read the book though, I had no idea what she was talking aboutl

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 think they should have just locked Bella up in the Cullen home and waited for James to attack. They could have taken him ;)
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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?
The red eyes did clue me in to their eating habits. Usually red eyes are associated with evil creatures, and these seemed to be not so friendly 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 definitely felt a difference. Up to that point, it was the lovely back story, the falling in love that we all gush over, and it was wonderful. I could read the meadow scene over and over again and never grow tired. The book took a dramatic turn, it was unexpected but I loved it.

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'll admit I was clueless as to what she was talking about. I just thought he reacted that way because he was so anxious about what was happening.

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's plan wasn't the best for many reasons, but at the same time it was. She could never have just taken off without getting the Cullens in trouble. Charlie would not have allowed for his daughter to disappear without someone being responsible. But her way cost more time and pretty much led James to her. The plan would have worked if they just went somewhere completely different than where they said. Maybe some isolated island would have been nice...mmmm, Edward on an isolated island... :D
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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?


No, I didn't catch on at all. Their raggedy and messy appearance made me think of hobos, if anything. I was like, "Ew, they are definitely not sophisticated like Bella's Cullens." As a group, I found the vampires intimidating, naturally, but I didn't pay much attention to them individually - I was much too preoccupied with Edward.


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?


Oh, absolutely. The rest of the book was tense and full of anticipation and suspense. I missed the newfound loving atmosphere that Bella and Edward were just enjoying, but the hunt was exciting, too, in a different way.


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?


Well, I just thought Edward was being difficult, the first time I read it. I thought he was being rude, abrupt, and snappy. But now, that I think of it, the other option could've been turning Bella into a vampire - and then James wouldn't want to drink her delicious blood. Voila! But I only thought of that now. Before I didn't consider it.


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?


Well, Bella's plan seemed confusing and totally roundabout. Full of backward logic - like reverse psychology. It made my head hurt. But Edward's plan was too strict.... I think Emmett's idea would've been very interesting to watch - vampire violence - yay!
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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 they were more menacing than the Cullens, obviously. The fact that they had red eyes I related to the fact that they drink blood as a general rule. I thought that good vampires have golden eyes and bad vampires have red ones.

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 now, the book had a much different feel and rhythm. Do you get the same impression or did you feel something different?
I thought so too. The whole tone and mood of the book shifts, but not necessarily in a bad way. Just the fact that Bella's life is put in danger causes her to tell what is happening in a different way.

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 saw it as Alice suggesting that Edward change Bella and Edward saying no. I think Edward was right to say no. Even though he loves Bella, he is not ready to part with her humanity (which makes up a large part of everything he loves about her).

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 have suggestions over what they should have done differently at this point?
I think Bella's plan was the best. Even though she got hurt in the end, she was just trying to do her best to save the people she loves.
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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 they were uncivilized and wild. Yes, I got the point that their eyes were burgundy because they drank human blood.

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. I admit this part of the book I'm not too keen on. I LOVE the romantic part, but this 'hunt' seemed to be almost 'bolted' on; an afterthought get Bella into a certain state in the story.

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?
My gut feeling still says there's a BIG unknown about Bellas future as a vampire that Edward and Alice are in on, but none of us are! Arrggh! "It just gets worse and worse ."

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 almost think it would've been better to use Bella as bait (sorry Bella and Stephenie) and have her witness a big fight with Edward and James. Then she might've had a healthier respect/fear for vampires in general, be even more in awe of Edward and his ability, and even more beholden to him for her life (my hero!).
But...that would've set up a different story path and we wouldn't have the 'james biting her hand and Edward saving her by sucking out the venom' plot line. I believe the bite Bella received from James is a key point to the entire story line.
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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?

Even though they came as a small group, to me it didn't feel like they really belonged together - at least not the way the Cullens belong together. The way their movements are described made me feel a bit scared. It feels as if they were ready to attack any moment. I immediately connected the color of their eyes to the fact that they drink human blood. There was no other explanation that would have made sense to me.

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, there definitely is a new kind of mood or rhythm here. It all gets much faster, much more exciting in a different way than it was before.

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?

Up till now I never really thought about what Alice says in this moment. The only option that comes to my mind is to turn Bella into a vampire so that James has no more reason to hunt her. It makes perfect sense that Edward's reaction is sort of angry as he would do almost anything to keep Bella human.

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 have suggestions over what they should have done differently at this point?

Bella's plan seems better because it gave some sort of explanation for her going away. If she had just disappeared, Charlie would have done something and the Cullens may have gotten into trouble. On the other hand I don't think going to Phoenix was such a good idea. Maybe they should have gone to a different place. I am not sure whether it would have made sense to just stay and wait for James to attack. I guess that could have worked as well, as the Cullens outnumber James and his followers. I am still not 100 % sure which plan was the better one.
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