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?
Stephenie show them as being much wilder than the Cullen, much more feline in a strange way. They seem always ready to escape to attack. And yes, the burgundy eyes give us a good hint on the fact that they are dangerous.
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?
You’re right, thing start to go faster and faster. Until now, the rhythm was kind of slow, a beautiful romance rhythm, as a waltz. Suddenly we pass to hard rock…
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?
Since the chapter 14, when he have that odd look talking about the vision of Alice, I have a doubt. Alice has seen Bella becoming a vampire, so the other option is to bite 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 have a good plan, until the idea of hiding in Phoenix. It was sure that James would go to Phoenix, even if he thinks it's bait. What other option he would have? She not at her father house so… logically…
I don’t think thing would have been better with Edward plan. Leaving Charlie unprotected was more dangerous: James would have bait just there! And Edward’s family would have to run away, Charlie would have called the FBI… Even if Edward would have protected Bella from James and kill him, he would have to leave her at Forks… New Moon scenario sooner…
"When Kate met Garrett, she found something she'd never found [...]. She is currently attempting monogamy for the first time in her long life." S. M. The guide p. 157