Edward Cullen and his family leave Forks, after Bella’s eighteenth birthday party puts Bella in danger, and Edward believes that his presence puts Bella’s life at risk. Bella becomes deeply depressed for months before forming a close friendship with Jacob Black, a Native American from the nearby reservation. Bella soon discovers that Jacob is and other members of his tribe can transform into wolves and now they must protect her from Victoria, a vampire who has come to kill Bella to avenger he mate James who Edward killed in the previous book. After a misunderstanding, Edward believes Bella is dead and decides he can’t live life if she isn’t alive somewhere. He goes to Volterra, Italy to commit suicide but is stopped by Bella and Edward’s sister Alice. After Edward is saved they meet with the Volturi, a powerful vampire coven. When the Volturi discover how much Bella knows they try to kill her but Alice, who can see the future assures them that Bella will be a vampire. Everyone is released to go home only after promising that Bella be turned into a vampire in the near future. Edward and Bella reunite and she and the Cullen’s return home.