In New Moon, werewolves and vampires exist in the human world, only most people don’t know about them. What’s even more surprising is that they defy Western culture's traditional perceptions of such monsters. The vampires are drop-dead gorgeous, their skin sparkles in the sun, they’re super strong and fast, and they possess unique mental skills. Stephenie Meyer’s version of werewolves also strays away from traditional notions in that anger causes certain humans to explode into werewolves. No full moon necessary. Huge, strong, and fast, werewolves can also hear each other’s thoughts, and are bent of protecting humans from vampires.