I had heard so much about the series that I got the audio books from the library. The books are long and not much happens in the first 3 books. Personally, I think with some really tight editing the series would be really good if books 1 - 3 could be stripped down and made one book.
I really like the idea of the werewolf society in the series and would like to see that expanded more and perphaps have a few books based on that alone.
I loved the relationship that developed between Bella and Jacob and saw that the character of Jacob really developed while Edward was this big blah to me. I do think the author is a bit wordy and needs to be held under a tighter rein by her editor.
The author is really gifted at is describing the world through an alien/other point of view. The author did it in her book The Host with the main character, Wanda and with Bella after her transformation in book four. That ability to see the world through alien/other eyes is a gift.