I pretty much agree with everything that you said Caryn
. I read Harry Potter way before I'd even heard of Twilight. I love Harry Potter; I don't really think that they are kids books. The first couple are a bit I think, but the later ones I think are aimed a lot more at adults; for the original readers as they grew up, with Harry, Hermione & Ron.
But I was the same as Caryn
; when I heard what Twilight was all about, I was like "what??? That is such a rip off of Buffy!"
And I didn't want to read them, cos I thought it was too close to Buffy. But...then I read a review of the film, and when it spoke about how Edward "never wanted another persons blood" as much as he wanted Bella's...I knew I had to see this film!! Then, I saw it, loved it, read the books, and just can't stop thinking about them!!
So here is what I think:HP Pros
-it is a completely different world to the "real" world, and I am more aware of that than I am with Twilight. I like that, a totally different world, which is very believable the way it is written (if you know what I mean lol)
-the writing is excellent, it is a better quality than SM I think.HP Cons
-I really don't like the love story thing between Harry & Cho, it really bugs me. I don't think of HP as a "romance" in any way, I don't really think it fits LOL. I'd much prefer just the wizard thing. If that makes sense!Twilight Pros
-the story...wow. I fall into these books, and I never want to leave. Books that do that to me just leave me breathless.
-Edward & Bella's relationship: I don't really think of Twilight as a "vampire" book (where as I do think of HP as a wizard book); Twilight to me is all about Edward & Bella, and their love. It blows my mind.Twilight Cons
-Erm, I'm kinda struggling here....the fact that it ends??
Jazz Girl wrote:[color]While I still love HP, Twilight has totally taken over my world in a way that HP never did.[/color]
You put it perfect Caryn
. I do love HP, the characters & the story a great deal, but I have eaten, slept and breathed Twilight since I first saw the film; HP never had that effect on me.