Monday, 11 February 2013

NIGHTLIGHT by The Harvard Lampoon

Publication date: November 3rd 2009
Publisher: Vintage
Number of Pages:154
Date read: December 28th 2009
Genre: Young Adult, Humour, Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance, Parody
Source: Bought 

(Description source: Goodreads)
About three things I was absolutely certain.
First, Edwart was most likely my soul mate, maybe.
Second, there was a vampire part of him--which I assumed was wildly out of his control--that wanted me dead.
And third, I unconditionally, irrevocably, impenetrably, heterogeneously, gynecologically, and disreputably wished he had kissed me.

And thus Belle Goose falls in love with the mysterious and sparkly Edwart Mullen in the Harvard Lampoon’s hilarious send-up of Twilight.

Pale and klutzy, Belle arrives in Switchblade, Oregon looking for adventure, or at least an undead classmate. She soon discovers Edwart, a super-hot computer nerd with zero interest in girls. 

After witnessing a number of strange events–Edwart leaves his tater tots untouched at lunch! Edwart saves her from a flying snowball!–Belle has a dramatic revelation: Edwart is a vampire. But how can she convince Edwart to bite her and transform her into his eternal bride, especially when he seems to find girls so repulsive?

Complete with romance, danger, insufficient parental guardianship, creepy stalker-like behavior, and a vampire prom, Nightlight is the uproarious tale of a vampire-obsessed girl, looking for love in all the wrong places

“I had recently come into the possession of a Thesaurus. You would not believe how many words there are! When I opened that book, I was like, whoa! Word party!”

Nightlight is a book that both twilight fans and haters will enjoy. 

It follows the original twilight story with a very large, humourous twist.
Every tiny detail of the twilight story has been amplified to the point of being hilarious, from the alternate character names to the vast over exaggeration of the vampires.

Belle's attraction to vampires is beyond comical, to the point that if the book continued on for much longer it would get annoyingly sickening. It is a VERY over the top book to amplify the points of Twilight that people hate and to turn the whole thing into a tastfully done joke.

I found it to be very enjoyable and it is definitely a good book to read for a good laugh and to just sit back and enjoy.

Nightlight is not offensive or dull and it is not a book to be taken seriously or to heart because you can tell that it was written just to poke fun at the Twilight franchise. Yet I will say that it is done in a nice way that is over the top yet still tasteful atleast.

“I was so attracted to him I could have peed myself right there on the spot, but I hadn't done anything like that in a while. I was older now, and harnessed my feelings in moments like these by opening and closing my fists very rapidly.” 

I rate Nightlight Three out of Five!

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