September 24, 2009

Defining Twilight - Brian Leaf + Contest!

Pages: 192 pages
Publisher: Cliffs Notes
Release Date: July 14, 2009

Can you resist the allure of Edward’s myriad charms—his ocher eyes and tousled hair, the cadence of his speech, his chiseled alabaster skin, and his gratuitous charm? Will you hunt surreptitiously and tolerate the ceaseless deluge in Forks to evade the sun and uphold the facade? Join Edward and Bella as you learn more than 600 vocabulary words to improve your score on the *SAT, ACT®, GED®, and SSAT® exams!

Use this workbook side-by-side with your own copy of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight!

The success that is Twilight is beyond limits. It was a defining point that separates the industry in before or after Twilight. It certainly made teens and young adults everywhere discover or rediscover an interest (or in my case, passion) for reading. And I believe it gave YA books the wonderful momentum we are now enjoying.
What an incredible and creative idea had Brian Leaf to make another learning experience out of an opportunity like this. I'm really hoping this workbook has an impact close to what the novel did on every teen specially for the Twilight fans.
Its amazing how much I enjoy reading Twilight. Yes, I read it again, you need it to complete the workbook. But it is way more amazing how we can now actually enjoy learning vocabulary. To be honest, I was a little skeptical about accepting this for review because its not a book. Now, I am so thankful and glad that I got this and really exited for the Defining New Moon that will be coming out next.
I am currently taking writing courses in college and my writing and vocabulary has definitely improved since I finished Defining Twilight. I even showed my writing consultant the workbook and she was thrilled and exited when she saw it. I think everyone can learn from it. So I cant thank Brian enough for putting this in my way, I know I would have never grabbed it on my own. So all of you crazy Twilight fans like, go get your copy of Defining Twilight. I bet you will come back and thank me!


Brian was nice enough to give me *SIGNED* copies for giveaway. So, I have 3 copies to giveaway. That's right, 3 winners!

All you have to do is comment about my review and please leave your email or a way to contact you. Extra entries:

+1 Every time you spread the word (Twitter, Facebook, sidebar...) Leave a link.
+1 If you are already a follower of my blog (before this post)

Contest ends Oct 15 at midnight! Open to US and Canada.


  1. Just like you I didn't think I would like this book. If it would help my writiing process and give me a few things to learn in process I'm all for it.
    +1- already a follower

    findjessyhere at gmail dot com

  2. Wow this sounds really interesting, thanks!
    +1 already following
    +1 sidebar
    adrienne2093 at comcast dot net

  3. Great review. I saw this on amazon and thought about buying it so I'm glad it was helpful to you

  4. for flips sake.
    open to us and canada? hello, have you forgotton about the UK
    just cos twilight and that was filmed in america doesnt mean we dont bum it over here.
    think your all hotshots.

  5. OR Katie, we think it's expensive to send things to the UK from the US. Sab has the right to open her contests to WHO she wants and where, it's her money she's spending shipping things! Think about her as well!

  6. Geez, what's up with the hostility on where the contest is opened? Shipping overseas does cost a lot, and not everyone can afford it.


    I was one to look over this, but I'm all about improving my vocab so count me in!

    +1 already a follower


  7. I saw this when it was posted in you IMM and I don't think I would have picked it up either. If it helps improve my vocab then I'm all for it :)

    +1 follower


  8. Oooh oooh, I'm already a follower...and I'll add you to my sidebar. Does it count if I bribe you with an award??? Check it out:

    Parajunkee (at)

  9. Wow, this sounds really interesting. I haven't heard of Defining Twilight before but it is definitely going on my reading list. Thanks for the chance to win it! I'm a new follower.


  10. +1 wow, this sounds good! I love the twilight series and this would be interesting to do!

    +1 link in sidebar -

    +1 If you are already a follower of my blog

    A Blog with Bite!

  11. This book looks very interesting! I"m not a big book reader but Twilight made me wanna read more! I so love the story! Hope to be able to read this book soon enough!! .. Hope to win the book too ahha


  12. I'm a Twilight fangirl and would love to improve my writing and vocabulary with this book.

    +1 Follower before this post


  13. I'd like to be included, count me in!

  14. This is such a great contest! I would love to have my vocabulary boosted! ha

    +1 - follower
    +1 - contest in sidebar
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  15. Ooh, I'd love to read this!

    +1 follower (via google reader)
    +1 Tweeted

  16. Loved reading this post I have just became a follower! :)

    + I have just spread the word here----

    ,Jessica V.

  17. Thanks for the giveaway. Please count me in. I am interested in reading it since you sais your writing improved.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  18. This sounds like an amazing book! I'm a Twilight addict, so now when I read the first twilight over again, this book sounds like it will shed some light on some things! I also look forward to the New Moon Guide that is yet to come :)
    Thanks, Crystal

  19. count me in - brand new follower :)

    hefollowedme AT gmail DOT com

    I just came over from Jill's Breaking the Spine blog as I noticed you didn't know how to do the link instead of just posting the website addy. Feel free to email if you want, its super quick to do ;)

  20. I'm not a big Twilight fan but my sister is and she has SATs coming up so I'd love to win this for her!

    stephaniefleischer889 [at] gmail [dot] com

  21. This would help alot since I just started high school and all. Tomorrow's PSATs so you can imagine, nice review.

    +1 sidebar:
    +1 tweeted about contest:
    +1 follower prior to post

  22. This looks great! Enter me!
    +1 - I don't know if I was a follower before you posted this, but I was a follower before I discovered this post

  23. I've always wanted to get this book to help me in school. And I'd love to enjoy learning about words ;) Thanks for your review!

    +1 posted the link on the side bar at

  24. It'd definitely be awesome to see how much Twilight diction could help with SAT vocab prep!



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