by Stephenie Meyer
The Supernatural Quotes in New Moon
How we cite our quotes: (chapter.paragraph)
I stared at the monstrous creature, my mind boggling as I tried to put a name to it… I could only think of one possibility, locked in horror as I was. Yet I’d never imagined that a wolf could get so big. (10.168)
What does Bella mean when she says, "I could only think of one possibility"?
[Jacob’s] skin was burning hot… (12.34)
Jacob’s normal body temperature as a werewolf would be considered "running a fever" for humans. There’s nothing supernatural about it, though. It’s just a fact of wolf and dog life: they have higher body temperatures than humans (source.) However, this stands in stark contrast to Edward's deathly cold skin.
What kind of place was this? Could a world really exist where ancient legends went wandering around the borders of tiny insignificant town, facing down mythical monsters? (12.175)
Bella wonders if she might be dreaming, because her view of the world she’s been living in has radically changed to include supernatural creatures. What’s next, we might ask…