Bella Swan has always been a bit different, never caring about or fitting in with the trendy girls at her Phoenix, Arizona high school. When her mother, Renee remarries and decides to move with her new husband to Florida, Bella decides to go live with her father, Charlie in the rainy little town of Forks, Washington. She doesn't expect anything to change. Then, she meets the mysterious and dazzlingly beautiful Edward Cullen , a boy unlike any she's ever met. Intelligent and witty, his piercing eyes see straight into her soul. Soon, Bella and Edward are swept up in a passionate and decidedly unorthodox romance. Edward can run faster than any cheetah, he can stop a moving car with his bare hands, and he hasn't aged since 1918. Most importantly, he's a vampire. Like all vampires, he's immortal. He doesn't drink human blood (they're vampire "vegetarians"), which is rare among the vampire population. Instead, they go on regular "hiking" trips, where they feed on prey such as grizzly bears and mountain lions. For Edward, Bella is the thing he has waited ninety years for - a soul mate. But the closer they get, the more Edward must struggle to resist the primal pull of her scent, which could send him into an uncontrollable frenzy. And what will they do when James , Laurent , and Victoria come into town and James sets his sights on Bella? Will true love prevail when Edward is forced to save her life and conquer his thirst? The true question is, "When you can live forever, what do you live for?"