"Edward in the sunlight was shocking. I couldn’t get used to it, though I’d been staring at him all afternoon. His skin, white despite the faint flush from yesterday’s hunting trip, literally sparkled
, like thousands of tiny diamonds were embedded in the surface. He lay perfectly still in the grass, his shirt open over his sculpted, incandescent chest, his scintillating arms bare. His glistening pale lavender lids were shut, though of course he didn’t sleep. A perfect statue, carved in some unknown stone, smooth like marble, glittering like crystal."
1) If something is normally white but currently flushed, it is flushed, period.
2) Thanks for clarifying that it was literally sparkling, instead of... metaphorically sparkling? WTF
3) "Scintillating"? Seriously? Are we just thesaurus.com-ing the word "sparkle", now?
4) Unknown stone → Marble → Crystal ???In summary, Stephenie Meyer is an awful writer. I don't know how else to put it.