#9 Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (2005)
[549 points – 21 #1s, 9 #2s, 6 #3s, 7 #4s, 7 #5s, 12 #6s, 5 #7s, 6 #8s, 7 #9s, 7 #10s]
“I like this particular part of Bella's story because it is the beginning. It is your first glimpse into this world that I have grown to love." Sarah Mytnik, reader
Isabella Swan's move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. But once she meets the mysterious and alluring Edward Cullen, Bella's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. Up until now, Edward has managed to keep his vampire identity a secret in the small community he lives in, but now nobody is safe, especially Bella, the person Edward holds most dear. The lovers find themselves balanced precariously on the point of a knife—between desire and danger. Deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilight captures the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires. This is a love story with bite. GoodreadsA phenomenon in its own right, Twilight has swept the publishing industry by storm. Debut author, Meyer was inspired to write the story of Bella and Edward after dreaming of the young lovers in a field. This lead to three additions to the series, a graphic novel and a host of film adaptations. Awarded an ALA/YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers (2006), ALA Teens' Top Ten (2006) and a Teen Read Award Nominee for Best All-Time-Fave (2010) amongst many others.