I just wanted to point out that after reading this book, I have found several things that don't make sense in actual vampire folklore. I admire changes made to vampire that make them better, but not ones that make them seem like pixies.
Vampires are supposed to be undeniably sexy, alright I will give you that one. But I don't find Edward Cullen to be sexy at all, and it is more to capture humans to drink from than it is for anything else. Vampires do not breathe or have a pulse and as a result are very cold. This is a defence mechanism to prevent hunters from finding and killing them. Vampires will normally burn severely or catch fire when introduced to sunlight for too long. Unless of course this vampire happens to be a day walker, at which point they will suffer mild headaches.
I can't stress this enough, but vampires have fangs. These are needed to pierce the flesh of the person they are feasting upon. Vampires will hardly ever feast from an animal unless starved. It is always hospital blood packs or humans.
Vampires can not touch water. This weakens them severely and can kill them if they are in it for long enough. Religious icons and garlic are mildly irritating to vampires depending on how strong they are. Weaker fledgling vampires will be severely weakened and easier to kill after having these used on them.
I would also like to point out, that in this book... Bella is jailbait. Edward is over one hundred years old and he had sex with a girl that was one hundred years YOUNGER than him. I find that greatly disturbing. Yes, vampires can live for a long time but they will not copulate with humans.
Edward Cullen is also extremely abusive towards Bella if you have not noticed. Although Bella was indecisive, it is her choice on who she wants to be with and tearing her car apart is not going to make her lean against you any more than she was before. If I were in that situation I would have kicked his ass to the curb immediately following that. It is one thing to try and lock the person up, it's a completely different story when you destroy their car.
Is it just me or is Bella also surprisingly easy? I'm not sure if I would give a vampire my entire trust right away, I would still be quite worried that he would try to turn me into a concubine. There is also the entire Master-Servant vampire thing where whoever turns you into a vampire is your master and until you have taken their blood you are not free to make your own choices.
Also! Vampires to not inject nor to they ejaculate venom. Having sex with one will not kill you as that is often how they get their prey. It is not the venom, it is the fact that after they had sex with you they drained you of your blood and left you for dead unless they decided to turn you.
I myself write stories about vampires, and I admit, I make minor alterations, but to make them better and seem a little more fitting for the story. I'm sorry, but vampires just aren't cut out for sappy love stories and movies. Twilight reminds me of something I would see on fanfiction.net, because vampires truly are cold beings. Sure, they have soft spots for people they were raised with and fledglings and occasionally fall in love, but it would never happen like this even if vampires really existed.
Another problem I have is with what is happening to poor Robert Pattinson. From recent reading, I learned that deranged fans are now writing their phone numbers all over his car and trailer and saying that they belong together.
I have news for you, guys. He's got a girlfriend. He is never going to call you, unless it is to tell you never to leave your number on his vehicle again. I would appreciate it if you people would let him continue his life and ever so silently cheer him on rather than mobbing him wherever the hell he goes.
Go ahead, threaten me, flame me, do whatever, I don't care but I needed to get this out to one of the main Twilight sites because this is truly, truly out of hand and I'm sure many of the legitimate fans are aware of this. I have seen people starting to hate the book because of what the rabid fans are doing to cause issues. There have been several beatings and injuries toward people who don't like the book. I would like to add that a guy got ACID from a chemistry lab splashed in his face for simply saying he disliked the book, but did not make fun of it.