New Moon (novel)

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New Moon is the second novel in the Twilight series, written by Stephenie Meyer. It was originally published in hardcover in 2006.

1. Party

  • "Eighteen isn't very old," Alice said. "Don't women usually wait till they're twenty-nine to get upset over birthdays?"
    • Alice Cullen to Bella Swan, p. 10
  • Attention is never a good thing, as any other accident-prone klutz would agree. No one wants a spotlight when they're likely to fall on their face.
    • Bella Swan, p. 12
  • Charlie would be forever grateful to [Alice] for saving him from the horror of an almost-adult daughter who needed help showering.
    • Bella Swan, p. 22
  • "You haven't changed at all," Emmett said with mock disappointment. "I expected a perceptible difference, but here you are, red-faced just like always."
    • Emmett Cullen to Bella Swan, p. 26
  • Dazed and disoriented, I looked up from the bright red blood pulsing out of my arm — into the fevered eyes of the six suddenly ravenous vampires.
    • Bella Swan, p. 29

2. Stitches

  • "You try very hard to make up for something that was never your fault. [...] You didn't choose this kind of life, and yet you have to work so hard to be good."
    "I don't know that I'm making up for anything," he disagreed lightly. "Like everything in life, I just had to decide what to do with what I was given."
    • Bella Swan and Carlisle Cullen, p. 35
  • "I think, in most other ways, that I've done the best I could with what I had to work with. But was it right to doom the others to this life? I can't decide."
    • Carlisle Cullen, p. 38
  • "Mike Newton would be a hell of a lot healthier for you to be with," he growled. [...]
    "I'd rather die than be with anyone but you."
    • Edward Cullen and Bella Swan, p. 45

3. The End

  • "No! This is about my soul, isn't it? [...] Carlisle told me about that, and I don't care Edward. I don't care! You can have my soul. I don't want it without you — it's yours already!"
    • Bella Swan, p. 69
  • "It will be as if I'd never existed."
    • Edward Cullen to Bella Swan, p. 71
  • "Don't worry. You're human — your memory is no more than a sieve. Time heals all wounds for your kind."
    • Edward Cullen to Bella Swan, p. 72
  • Tonight the sky was utterly black. Perhaps there was no moon tonight — a lunar eclipse, a new moon.
    A new moon. I shivered, though I wasn't cold.
    • Bella Swan, p. 74
  • "Are you hurt, Bella?"
    It took me a minute to think that through. I was confused by the memory of Sam Uley's similar question in the woods. Only Sam had asked something else: Have you been hurt? he'd said. The difference seemed significant somehow.
    • Dr. Gerandy and Bella Swan, p. 77
  • I felt the smooth wooden floor beneath my knees, and then the palms of my hands, and then it was pressed against the skin of my cheek. I hoped that I was fainting, but, to my disappointment, I didn't lose consciousness. The waves of pain that had only lapped at me before now reared high up and washed over my head, pulling me under.
    I did not resurface.
    • Bella Swan, p. 84

4. Waking Up

  • Time passes. Even when it seems impossible. Even when each tick of the second hand aches like the pulse of blood behind a bruise. It passes unevenly, in strange lurches and dragging lulls, but pass it does. Even for me.
    • Bella Swan, p. 93
  • My eyes did not stray toward the black garbage bag that held my present from that last birthday, did not see the shape of the stereo where it strained against the black plastic; I didn't think of the bloody mess my nails had been when I'd finished clawing it out of the dashboard.
    • Bella Swan, p. 103

5. Cheater

  • Only a teenage boy would agree to this: deceiving both our parents while repairing dangerous vehicles using money meant for my college education. He didn't see anything wrong with that picture. Jacob was a gift from the gods.
    • Bella Swan, p. 136

6. Friends

  • Jacob was simply a perpetually happy person, and he carried that happiness with him like an aura, sharing it with whoever was near him. Like an earthbound sun, whenever someone was within his gravitational pull, Jacob warmed them.
    • Bella Swan, p. 145

7. Repetition

  • He patted my head. "You're like a little doll," he teased. "A porcelain doll."
    • Jacob Black to Bella Swan, p. 179

8. Adrenaline

  • "Did you know, you're sort of beautiful?" [...]
    Jacob just rolled his eyes. "You hit your head pretty hard, didn't you?"
    • Bella Swan and Jacob Black, p. 192
  • I'd had the most amazing hallucination today. My velvet-voiced delusion had yelled at me for almost five minutes before I'd hit the brake too abruptly and launched myself into the tree.
    • Bella Swan, p. 193
  • "Maybe we'll see the super bear," Jacob joked. [...]
    Billy just laughed at his son. "Maybe you should take a jar of honey, just in case."
    • Jacob Black and Billy Black, p. 197

9. Third Wheel

  • I was like a lost moon — my planet destroyed in some cataclysmic, disaster-movie scenario of desolation — that continued, nevertheless, to circle in a tight little orbit around the empty space left behind, ignoring the laws of gravity.
    • Bella Swan, p. 201
  • "So are you going to be my Valentine?" [...]
    "What exactly does that entail?" I hedged.
    "The usual — slave for life, that kind of thing."
    • Jacob Black and Bella Swan, p. 202
  • One thing I truly knew — knew it in the pit of my stomach, in the centre of my bones, knew it from the crown of my head to the soles of my feet, knew it deep in my empty chest — was how love gave someone the power to break you.
    • Bella Swan, p. 219

10. The Meadow

  • It was ridiculous that I should be so elated because a vampire knew my name.
    • Bella Swan, p. 236

11. Cult

  • I'd thought that Jake had been healing the hole in me — or at least plugging it up, keeping it from hurting me so much. I'd been wrong. He'd just been carving out his own hole, so that I was now riddled through like Swiss cheese. I wondered why I didn't crumble into pieces.
    • Bella Swan, p. 273

12. Intruder

  • I protected the Cullens' secret out of love; unrequited, but true.
    • Bella Swan, p. 287
  • I thought of Carlisle, the centuries upon centuries that he had struggled to teach himself to ignore blood, so that he could save lives and be a doctor. Nothing could be harder than that.
    • Bella Swan, p. 299

13. Killer

  • Once you cared about a person, it was impossible to be logical about them anymore.
    • Bella Swan, p. 304

14. Family

  • "I bet she's tougher than that. She runs with vampires."
    • Embry Call about Bella Swan, p. 329
  • "So, you're the vampire girl."
    I stiffened. "Yes. Are you the wolf girl?"
    • Emily Young and Bella Swan, p. 332
  • Love is irrational, I reminded myself. The more you loved someone, the less sense anything made.
    • Bella Swan, p. 340

15. Pressure

  • I thought briefly of the clichés, about how you were suppose to see your life flash before your eyes. I was so much luckier. Who wanted to see a rerun, anyway?
    I saw him, and I had no will to fight.
    • Bella Swan about Edward Cullen, p. 361

16. Paris

  • "Juliet gets dumped and ends up with Paris" would have never been a hit.
  • Bella Swan, p. 371

17. Visitor

  • "Leave it to you, Bella. Anyone else would have been better off when the vampires left town. But you have to start hanging out with the first monsters you can find."
    • Alice Cullen, p. 387
  • "It's not normal, Alice, and frightens me. Not normal at all. Not like someone...left her, but like someone died." His voice cracked.
    It was like someone had died — like I had died. Because it had been more than just losing the truest of true loves, as if that were not enough to kill anyone. It was also losing a whole future, a whole family — the whole life that I'd chosen...
    • Charlie Swan and Bella Swan, p. 398

18. The Funeral

  • Keeping his eyes on mine, Jacob began to bend his face toward me. And I was still absolutely undecided.
    • Bella Swan, p. 411

19. Race

  • "You are so bizarre, even for a human."
    • Alice Cullen to Bella Swan, p. 437
  • "I'm going to get you as close as possible, and then you're going to run in the direction I point you. [...] Try not to trip," she added. "We don't have time for a concussion today."
    I groaned. That would be just like me — ruin everything, destroy the world, in a moment of klutziness.
    • Alice Cullen and Bella Swan, p. 441

20. Volterra

  • I'd never seen anything more beautiful — even as I ran, gasping and screaming, I could appreciate that. And the last seven months meant nothing. And his words in the forest meant nothing. And it did not matter if he did not want me. I would never want anything but him, no matter how long I lived.
    • Bella Swan about Edward Cullen, p. 451
  • "You smell just exactly the same as always. [...] So maybe this is hell. I don't care. I'll take it."
    • Edward Cullen to Bella Swan, p. 452

23. The Truth

  • "Before you, Bella, my life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but there were stars — points of light and reason. ...And then you shot across my sky like a meteor. Suddenly everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty. When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black. Nothing had changed, but my eyes were blinded by the light. I couldn't see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason for anything."
    • Edward Cullen, p. 514

24. Vote

  • "The worst the Volturi can do is kill me. [...] You can leave me," I explained. "The Volturi, Victoria...they're nothing compared to that."
    • Bella Swan to Edward Cullen, p. 524
  • What if you sincerely believed something was true, but you were dead wrong? What if you were so stubbornly sure that you were right, that you wouldn't even consider the truth? Would the truth be silenced, or would it try to break through?
    • Bella Swan, p. 527
  • "Marry me first."
    I stared at him, waiting... "Okay. What's the punch line?"
    He sighed. "You're wounding my ego, Bella. I just proposed to you, and you think it's a joke."
    • Edward Cullen and Bella Swan, p. 540

Epilogue — Treaty

  • Abruptly, I remembered what had happened to Paris when Romeo came back. The stage directions were simple: They fight. Paris falls.
    • Bella Swan, p. 552


Meyer, Stephenie. (2006). New Moon. Park Avenue, New York: Little, Brown and Company, 563. ISBN 978-0-316-16019-3.

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