Of course the first book I am going to review is Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. I too have joined in the phenomenon. I bought the first book in the series in 2006. I have always enjoyed reading and watching vampire based stories, so I knew this was going to be a enjoyable read. I finally read it in August 2008. I am sorry that I waited so long to read it!
The first in the series book kept your attention the whole way through it with action, suspence, friendship, and romance.
"Bella Swan's move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. But once she meets the mysterious and alluring Edward Cullen, Bella's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. Up until now, Edward has managed to keep his vampire identity a secret in the small community he lives in, but now nobody is safe, especially Bella, the person Edward holds most dear. " from amazon.com
I have to say that this is my favorite book I have ever read.