Page 201. " the time he asked my favorite gemstone "
Red Topaz
Public DomainRed Topaz

 Topaz is a crystal that in its pure form is clear and transparent but is usually tinted by impurities: typical topaz can be wine, yellow, pale red, or orange.    

Public DomainGarnet

 Garnets come in many colors including red, orange, yellow, green and blue. The rarest of these is the blue garnet, found in Madagascar.  It is also found in parts of the United States, Russia and Turkey.

Onyx is a form of quartz that can be found in almost every color except blue and purple, and has long been used for carving and jewellery.

List of Gems

Find out your favorite gemstone


GNU Free Documentation LicenseOnyx - Credit: Kluka


Page 203. " the high, keening sound of the cicadas in july "


Page 208. " The grilled cheese sandwiches were in the frying pan "

The Twilight Cook Book

Three-Cheese Grilled Cheese Sandwich

(by Alison Attenborough, chef at Food & Wine)

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeGrilled Cheese Sandwiches - Credit: Joel Kraut

1. 2 slices white bread  

2. Grated Gruyère, fontina and mozzarella cheese  

3. Butter


1. Top slices of white bread with a mix of grated Gruyère, fontina and mozzarella cheese. Close the sandwiches and lightly butter the outside of the bread. Grill until the cheese is melted and the bread is toasted.

Page 220. " I found a collection of Chopin's nocturnes "
Frederic Chopin
Public DomainFrederic Chopin

Fryderyk Chopin wrote 21 Nocturnes between 1827 and 1846.

Nocturnes are intended to evoke the night, and are therefore the perfect choice for a vampire's girlfriend.  They tend to be tranquil, and a little sad.

Listen on Spotify:  No.1 in B flat minor     No.7 in C sharp minor     No.16 in E flat major


Page 221. " fidgeting with the tan sweater till it hung right over my jeans "
Tan Sweater
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeTan Sweater - Credit: Ralph Lauren
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeJeans - Credit: True Religion

Bella's Wardrobe