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?

As a group, I'd probably be scared to death of them. As individuals, I'd be afraid of James and Victoria. Not so much Laurent. Laurent seemed to be hiding behind James and Victoria's powers. I didn't really see a connection between the blood that they drank and their eyes. When Edward was angry and hungry, his eyes would turn black. But then they turned a golden brown. It confused me about the fact that their eyes were crimson. Maybe the fact that they were evil compared to the more civilized Cullens.

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 like "Wow! This book is really picking up it's pace!" But really I was waiting for the big ending to this book. It showed the other side of the Cullens. Throughout the whole book, it was Bella's discovery of them and her newly found love and obsession for Edward. Then the coven comes and it's kicked into extreme measures mode. I loved how that happened.

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 Alice's option was to wait for them to find her. Or maybe have Edward turn Bella into a vampire. I thought that moment showed the angry and worried side of Edward.

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 that Bella's plan would have worked correctly but I think that they should have gone to Florida instead of going to Arizona.
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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?

A: Very wild and scary. I was on edge the moment Alice realized they were there. Yes, I made the connection.

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?

A: I definitely felt the shift. While the intensity between Bella and Edward was always there, combined with their own danger, their intensity towards each other increased and the danger shifted completely. I never again worried about Edward bring her harm. It was obvious he never would - physically - and that from this point onward his one goal would be to keep her safe and she would return it all completely.

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?

A: At the time I had no clue. I know better now. :D

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?

A: I think Edward's plan could have worked but it would have been less intense maybe. Not making as much good on the action front but I could be wrong. It's all how you spin it. SM did amazing, of course.
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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?

Quickly. That was the first thing I thought when they said red eyes. I was just interested in the vampires, but really, I didn't care to hear more. The only vampires that mattered to me were the Cullens.=D

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 do and I kind of hate it, but I love it none the less. I loved the initial love story. It's so sweet, so romantic. I mean, yes, it is just as, if not more, but still. I love 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 think Alice is saying to change her. She probably already ahs seen Bella's change and figures that that's when and how it's going to happen.

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?[/quote]

I'm not saying anything. I like that they went with Bella's plan and I think that everything worked out perfectly. Nothing could have been done better there.

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<b>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?</b>
As a group they seemed strong, they gave off a very powerful vibe to me. Individually I wasn't as impressed. I was getting used to this very intelligent, very refined view of vampires and to see them so feral and animalistic was a little off putting. Especially the description of all the stuff in Victoria's hair, ick.
I did connect the color of their eyes to human blood. Maybe not the first second I read it but very quickly into Laurent's conversation with Carlisle.

<b>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?</b>
I got the same impression. Up until this point the vampire part almost just seemed like a new twist to a barely concealed romance novel . Now it feels like a real, well rounded novel. Before the book seemed to be using the fact that Edward is a vampire to shake things up, now the vampires appear to have a purpose. There is conflict beyond the romance. To me, while the romance is interesting and certainly captured my interest if the books hadn't made this turn I'm not sure the series would have had the impact it did.

<b>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 the other option is?</b>
I image that the other option is changing Bella. It seems like the most logical way to get a hunter permanently off your tracks -- just remove the temptation completely. And it makes sense with how Edward react, he has such a negative view of his own state, of him being a monster that he wouldn't want to subject his love to that.

<b>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?</b>
Bella doesn't have the best plan, but I think it beats Edward's idea of simply running off without any more thought than that. I wouldn't have separated her from Edward, his mind reading ability would have been useful to know if James was getting to close to her. Also, Edward is becoming so attuned to Bella that I doubt her worry of her mother would have escaped him and she would have had a harder time running from him than from Alice and Jasper.
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1 Well, yeah, it just seems reasonable.
2 I'm not one to analyze plots. My language teacher made me very angry when she said that there couldn't be more than one climax, but there could be a subplot with a lesser climax and "complications" I said that I thought the complications were the climax of a subplot (because the teacher doesn't like to be wrong and if I said their own plot, I'd of been given ISS or something) but she said I was wrong, like she always did. So, if you want her advice, the love was a "complication" or a "subplot"
3 Well, it was on this website, I can't remember where, though...
4 I don't know. I wonder a lot what would've happened if something was changed in Twilight or New Moon, but then Eclipse would be totally different and it would affect Bella's chances at becoming a vampire, etc. So basically, my solution is that they are themselves and wouldn't do anything 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 was quite surprised by their casual behavior towards eating humans. When the group mentioned they had "stopped just outside of Seattle" my first thought was "I wonder what family is suffering". As individuals, Laurent came off as the most understanding and willing to bend. He didn't hesitate from admitting to eat humans, but he was willing to respect others limits and lifestyles.

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 definitely got the same impression! My mind started reeling at how much danger she was in, and how the Cullens were going to be able to keep her safe.

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?

This is where Edwards nobility steps in and where I think he starts to heavily doubt keeping Bella involved, yet is battling because he also realizes he can't let her on her own anymore.

. 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 feel that Edwards plan was based on immediate reaction and fear for Bella, all he cared about was staying away from James. Bella was immediately considering all the close people and issues that needed to be dealt with.

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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 as a group they were very animalistic. You could tell their primal instincts had taken over. As individuals, I could tell that they were the same. It seemed that Laurent was a bit different fromt he rest of the coven. I do connect the red in their eyes to the type of blood that 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?
I did get a different feel. There was a real sense of danger. Something that was out of either Bella's or Edward's hands.

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 the other option was changing Bella into a vampire. I think that this will eventually happen, even if Edward does not want it to. I think that Edward's anger is just showing how much he loves Bella and does not want to cause any harm to 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 ahve suggestions over what they shuld have done differently at this point?
I do think Bella's plan was the best. It is what I would have thought of. I think if they went with Edward's plan James would have figured it out. I don't think things could have been done any differently to change the outcomes. I think they took the appropriate precautions to protect Bella. James just knew what he wanted, I think no matter what he would have gotten to her.

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1. I could tell they were different from the Cullens and attributed the difference to their way of life and the fact that they drank from humans.

2. Yeah, I did have the same impression I guess. There was a whole new problem, now. Before it was overcoming the bloodlust and trying to find a way to be together, in this chapter it was trying to protect everyone from an outside evil force.

3. I think that option was staying and fighting, as opposed to getting Bella out and safe.

4. Hmm, I liked Edwards idea better. Him and Bella alone for a few days...oh yeah.
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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?


Scaryyy!! I knew it had something to do with the blood they drank though.

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 thought that there was a complete change. Now Edward has to protect Bella from someone other than himself. It was pretty intense.

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 meant to change her 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?

I thought Bella's plan was actually better than Edwards.
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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 seemed very typical, while the Cullen's remained atypical to me. I knew right away about the eyes, it seemed so obvious!

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 thought it was a slam into a brick wall. I thought they would go back to the house and chat, then maybe Bella might have second thought about wanting to be a vampire. I had no idea it was going to turn into a thriller. It made me finish it that much faster.

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?

She meant turning Bella into a vampire, obviously! But I still wasn't sure if Edward meant that he refused to do that or if he meant they would still hunt her. I wasn't sure.

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 god, why oh why didn't they just take Bella to Edward's house?!?! Put one vampire on Charlie's house and then the other SIX Cullen's could take care of the tracker. Puh-leez! Its like Aliens, had they all stayed in the well lit kitchen no one would have died!!
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