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I just want to start by saying that I love the Twilight Saga (the books and the movies), but I was very disappointed with the final novel in the series. Okay, well so far it sounds terrible, it's not. The book itself is quite good and I couldn't put it down for days, but the ending is terrible. I don't want to give anything away, all I'm going to say is that, sadly, Stephanie Meyer has turned into a 'people-pleaser', trying to make everyone happy. To be honest, I think more people would've been happier if she hadn't made everything perfect at the end. I think that everyone should read the Twilight Saga, including this novel, but don't start reading it thinking that the ending will be amazing, you'll be disappointed, but, despite the ending, it is still a great book and you should definitely read it if you have read the other books in the series!
Obviously is it far fetched to certain degree as you can hardly expect a vampire series to be realistic, however does this book work with the flow and moods of the other books? Hmmmm.........
Throughout the series the relationship between Bella and Edward develops from this awkward lust for one another to outright full blown love which has enhanced thought the threats of other vampires, werewolves and the possibility of losing each other. Bella has also had to cope with the stresses of keeping the vampire secrets still secret, the fact that her close friend Jacob is madly in love with her, is a werewolf and is the swore enemy of her vampy boyfriend. Not only that but as Bella gets older the age gap between her and Edward increases as he is immortal and can not ages, the solution...become a vamp. Bella wants Edward to be the one to turn her however Edward is worried for her soul and is against the idea, unless.....she marries him!!
At the end of book 3- Eclipse Edward proposes to Bella and agrees that he will turn her if she marries him, however as they are both from different generations and eras the idea of marriage has a different meaning to each of them, so cab they find a compromise, can they find some sort of agreement.
Its safe to say that in this book the relationship between Bella and Edwards grows and takes there love to new levels, in result the hate that Jacob feels towards the vamps also heightens.
I could say alot about this book, but without giving to much away i ll keep it fairly brief.
I couldn't put the book down for days and finished it much faster than i thought i would, however i didnt enjoy it as much as he others, i felt that the author has dug herself to deep in some parts of the story and took shortcuts and easy ways out and ended up writing the characters in situations, scenarios and reactions you wouldn't expect the characters to do or take. Jacobs and the wolves are much more present in this book than other, but i feel some chapters were totally unnecessary and had no purpose or relevance to the storyline. Your are introduced to the The Volturi again as well as other groups of vamps.
I was glad to get closure from the series and ends appropriatle and without a cliffhanger where you are left guess if there would be another book. However i think the author could of done much better, i was so frustrated reading the story as i felt that instead of following the natural reaction of the story ( which i beleived should of fetured more violence, fighting, and bitter tensions, which is what alot of the other books had relied on) the author has become a "people pleaser" and has basically said ...."and everyone lived happily ever after." which in my personally opinion is a cop out of an ending.
This is another series which was extremely compelling for me, along with Harry Potter.
Probably the best book out of the series in my opinion, I don't want to produce any spoilers for people that haven't read it, so I will just touch lightly on the book.
In this book you get to know Jacob more, how his mind works, his thoughts etc: Stephanie Meyer writes part of the book from Jacobs point of view, and for the storyline that is involved, you will know that it is better from Jacobs point of few rather than Bellas. At the end of New Moon I got confused when it switched to Jacobs point of view, and slightly annoyed, but it really works for this book, Meyer has done a great job wrapping up the series of books. (I presume this is the last one apart from the one through Bree's point of view).
From the constant happenings in this book, it is the type that just makes you want to read on, so prepare to lose your day. I work and had to put it down for a bit, and was also sad enough to be restless about getting home so I could finish the book.
The Volturi make their biggest appearance since New Moon in this book, relationships are explored more and secrets come out.
This is the most I could write without ruining it for you, I really recommend reading it, after of course, reading the first three. You won't be disappointed.
Breaking Dawn is the final book in the Twilight Saga and I have to say it wasn't as good as Eclipse. The book is considerably longer than the others, which is good value for money, but for me Stephanie Meyer gets carried away.
When I first finished Breaking Dawn I thought, "well that was a bit far fetched" but then I realised that the entire saga is far fetched - a love triangle between a werewolf, a vegetarian vampire and a scatty human.
Don't get me wrong, I'm obsessed with the Twilight Saga, and have seen each film at least once at the cinema and countless times on dvd, and no doubt will do the same with Breaking Dawn (split into 2 films, one to be released November 2011, and the second to be released November 2012).
This film sees fans of the Edward and Bella finally getting what they want. Edward and Bella get married, get it on and get pregnant. For me, the pregnancy and the consequences of this were the bits that was too far fetched for me.
For those who are Team Jacob, they also get their treat when we finally get to see what Jacob thinks about Bella and Edward, and understand the emotional pain he goes through when he sees them together.
Although this book wraps everything up and isn't as good as the previous books, it still left me wanting more, and I ended up reading all the books again to get my fix. The second time of reading Breaking Dawn was actually better and I enjoyed the book much more.
It goes without saying that for all those who haven't read this book or any of the Twilight books yet, it really is necessary (and for some 'special fans') life changing.
I shall preface my review by saying that Twilight, New Moon and Eclipse are three of the most captivating books I have ever read. I began thinking that the screaming tweens who were falling over themselves to buy the next book and watch the next film could only mean one thing: a vacant storyline about hot guys and a girl caught between the two... Same old, same old.
After reading the novels I found that the storylines run much, much deeper than that. The saga contains the trials and tribulations of any ordinary girl in love aswell as dealing with the issue of personal control, restrictions and sociological perceptions of what is right and wrong. After devouring the first 3 books, I ordered the last book and watched the postman come and go with much anticipation before the book finally arrived.
I like Meyer's use of different character perspectives in the novel (and after seeing the hype surrounding the leaked copy of Midnight Sun have become eager for Meyer to lift her embargo on completing the piece and for it to be published), and of course the character descriptions are more vivid than ever despite a prominent lack of evolution in writing style, but imagine my disappointment when the longest of all the books contained very little story and instead found that there are many pages in the novel where very little actually happens.
As for the love triangle, *and I'm trying not to contain spoilers here*, I found it's resolution unsatisfying. Jacob's emotions change so fast that I found it played on my mind about the reality of his emotions in the previous books.
The book is, of course, a must read if you've read the rest of the saga, and there are definitely some gems contained within the text of the work, but I found the overall resolution to the series somewhat of a let down. Breaking Dawn is just not as memorable as Meyer's other vampire page-turners.
Breaking Dawn is the 4th and last book of the now famous Twilight Saga. It is also the longest book of the four and is split up into 3 parts - Bella (part 1), Jacob and Bella (part 2).
Breaking Dawn is the one book which has alot of people split down the middle - some love it, some hate it and some are on the fence. I can see reason for loving and hating the book. I personally love it but can see it has some flaws - the big battle, for example, was a huge let down given how it is pretty much what the last half of the book is about. But, it holds on to the belief of having a true love and being with that true love forever.
Breaking Dawn sees Bella change from a teenager to a woman. She is given new passions, new reason to fight and finds surprises in the least expected places with Jacob. You see rivals become friends, boundaries are crossed and betrayals by "family".
You see a new side to Edward and Bella's relationship. Suddenly she is the one in control and is the stronger of the two. I enjoyed seeing how this worked out, what effect it would have on their relationship for Bella to have the upper hand and not be the love sick, "breakable" teenager anymore. It made a change to have her have to be cautious with Edward.
I find the book a highly enjoyable read and have read it 4 times now. I personally don't think it is the end of Edward and Bella's adventures through eternity. I think Stephanie Meyer has alot more up her sleeve.
Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn is the last installment of the saga. I was very excited to purchase this book and became hooked because it was the time in which Bella and Edward were finally getting married. The story begins in Bella's perspective and then it is Jacob's and then finally back to Bella's. They get married and they have their dream honeymoon. I was highly disappointed to find that Stephenie Meyer ate her own words when she states that Bella is.... well I'll leave you to read it and find out, but I was shocked and stunned to find that this happened. Although, the ending was quite sweet but disappointing because it seemed as though to me Bella was the one to save the day and it showed that she had sacrificed everything to be with Edward and I just thought that she did not really care about her small family i.e. Charlie and Renee!
It's worth reading if you absolutely love Edward and Bella and want to know how their life turns out, but, do not waste your time if you're looking for one of those stories with good twists and turns because it does not have this.
All in all, I found bits of this story very interesting but on the other hand, I feel towards the end, Stephenie Meyer just rushed it and just added any old ending just to make it sound good.
What is it about?
This is the fourth part of the Twilight saga collection by Stephaenie Meyer, circulating around 4 main characters - Jacob who is a werewolf and in love with Bella (a human!), who is Jacobs best friend and is in love with Edward (a Vampire) who also loves Bella. Jacob and Edward start Breaking Dawn as enemies, and after many twists and turns end it as friends.
Who is it aimed at?
I would say this book is aimed at either young adults or teenagers and more female audiences than male.
I personally think this book is quite good! Although expensive it is definately a good beach read. The book half way through changes naration to Jacob's perspective and then back to Bella's and this I think weakens it somewhat. The writing is good and makes you feel real empathy towards all the characters where it is approprate. To fully appreciate the novel I would say you have to of read the first three books in the series - Twilight, New Moon and Eclipse - to be able to understand about the characters, although this on amazon would set you back around £23, it is worth it and should keep you occupied for a couple of months. The book is very long, and therefore at some points there is alot of unnecessary flab I think.. but generally the information that is required is given without too much additional, boring details!
I would recommend it as a beach read for teenagers or young adults.
There has been a lot of talk and hype about the Twilight Saga, and I must admit they did not immediately appeal to me. My friend read her niece's copy to discover what all the fuss was about and she quickly recommeded them to me.
I took her word for it and was quickly encapsulated in the story which ends with this book, Breaking Dawn.
When reading the book there are short explanations as to what is happening at that particular time, but I think to appreciate the story properly you should read the other three books first.
Without giving too much away, this story is very dramatic and provides the answers to the questions you have been looking for throughout the first three novels. The power and intensity of Edward and Bella's feelings for each other, as well as their relationships with the other characters, especially Jacob and Rosalie, is all beautifully conveyed by Stephanie Meyer.
I would recommend this book to anyone who has read the first three. I have read this book more than once and I am sure will read it many more times.
Breaking Dawn is the final book in Stephenie Meyers Twilight series. The book is a pretty hefty 756 pages long, which has made it quite a long read.
**contains spoilers from the first three books**
Luckily the plot has already been set in the previous three books. Bella Swan is the daughter of Charlie and Renee Swan who separated when Bella was a baby. Bella moves back to Forks to live with her dad when her mum, Renee and step-dad Phil have to start travelling due to Phil's baseball career. Bella really dislikes Forks until she sets eyes on the mysterious Edward Cullen. Bella is then pulled into the world of vampires. Edward and the rest of his family are unlike many other vampires as they choose not to drink human blood.
The following three books then take us through the ups and downs of Bella's life. We follow her as she is hunted by James and Victoria (vampires who drink human blood) and discovers that her best friend Jacob is a werewolf, as are a lot of the boys from the Indian Reservation. Bella is then abandoned by Edward for her own safety, which just leads to more trouble in which Bella and Alice Cullen have to travel to Italy to save Edward from the Volturi, which just brings Bella to the attention of the Volturi who decree that Bella must become a vampire or be destroyed as she knows too much. There is then a union between vampires and werewolves to protect Bella from Victoria who is out to avenge the death of her partner James. All this and more leads us to the fourth book.
As the fourth book begins we find Bella engaged to Edward and the wedding very close on the horizon. The wedding is a wonderful affair that goes quite smoothly considering that this is the marriage of perpetually clumsy Bella. The honeymoon does not go as smoothly, as what was thought to be something completely impossible happens. This event plunges the Cullen's, the werewolves and Bella into mortal danger once again.
I really enjoyed this book and due to the size I felt like I had got plenty of story for my money ( £11.04 hard back, £7.49 paper back from www.whsmith.co.uk) I found it quite amusing that Edward had finally got his own way and Bella would have to marry him before he made her a vampire.
The description of the wedding and of Isle Esmee is really well done and makes you feel as though you are there observing. The portrayal of the honeymoon is done quite subtly but still makes me feel as though this book is not really suitable for anyone under the age of 14 (I know I won't be letting my daughter read it till then).
About a third of the way through the book we switch over to seeing things from Jacobs's point of view instead of Bella's, this was very refreshing and stopped the story from dragging.
As with each book there is a finale that is pretty spectacular. What I enjoyed about this book was that we get to meet a lot of other vampires that the Cullen's have mentioned throughout the series of books. The description of the sequence of events leading up to the end of the story is very interesting and is filled full of little sub-plots that kept my interest all the way through. When this book finally ended I was a little bit sad as I did not want the story to end.
The chemistry between all of the characters is fantastic, and thanks to the fact that this book is really well written the characters came alive in my mind quite easily. The plot has steadily got more intricate throughout the series of books, but has stayed understandable, all ties together nicely at the end. I feel that Stephenie Meyer's writing style has matured from book to book. I am really looking forward to sinking my teeth into anything else this author produces.
The way the book is written I do feel that there is the possibility of spin off stories, such as, The short after life of Bree Tanner, which will be released on the 5th of June 2010 in the form of a novella and for free online between the 7th of June and the 5th of July at www.breetanner.com. I have got my fingers crossed for more spin off's.
For lots more information on all Stephenie Meyers novels visit www.StephenieMeyer.com
Thank you for reading.
Before you read this 'Breaking Dawn' is the last in the Twilight saga of books and although I won't reveal the conclusion, if you don't want to know the plot you may not want to read any further...
I loved the first Twilight book and was somewhat hooked from there - from the movies to everything else all the way back to the books. I was left somewhat disappointed after finishing this book-
1) because I was depressed that it was all over
2)the ending itself was a little disappointing.
As I have said it is the last book and the fourth of the Twilight Saga. It continues where the story was left off in Eclipse and continues to follow, Bella and Edward...
After Bella finally agrees to marrying Edward, which in return, he will be the one to turn her into the vampire.
Of course, Alice will be the one to organise this, depite Bella wanting a slightly conserved wedding. They go on a honeymoon to 'Esmee' island, however things soon become wierd when Bella becomes to get ill and vomiting and maybe a skipped period...
Finding out she is pregnant, Edward is horrified and tries to persuade her to get rid of it, however the only person and maybe the most unlikely person Bella confides in is Rosalie.
Bella becomes increasingly ill throughout the pregnancy with, where the baby is near enough killing her, with bruises to her stomach and broken lips. Jacob begins to resent Edward even more for letting her to this to herself - not to mention how much he hates the baby...
Only for the Volturi to get involved...
Will Jacob ever be happy/imprint? Will the baby be safe?
Will the baby be human? What will the Volturi do? Does Bella finally become a vampire? Does Bella make it through the pregnancy?
I really enjoyed this book and it is my favourite in the series, despite the fact that I found the ending a little disappointing.
The book it self is fairly fast paced and with new revelations happening all the time, it is certainly not a book that seems 'lacking'.
Despite the fact I found the ending a little disappointing, it is also a ending where Stephanie Meyer can easily plug on the computer and write a few more books due to it being left quite openly. I personally think the ending could have a bit more 'umph' to it, as unlike the other books it did lack a bit of fight and unlike having waves of excitment like a good book should, towards the end it was somewhat a solid line.
However, saying this it is no doubt my favourite in the series and is thoroughly entertaining!
The book itself has 699/700 pages and in hardback costs around £10-15, though probably could be picked up cheaper.
Overall this is a thoroughly entertaining read and is a satisfying end to the series, despite the fact it had that much more potential, I would still recommend this and definitley deserves the five stars!
Breaking Dawn is the fourth and final part of the Twilight saga written by Stephenie Meyer. It is unlikely to win any new fans but as the final part of a set it does bring with it enough existing fans for this not to be an issue. In this novel Bella & Edward's love story is concluded but as in previous books, life and love in Forks is never a simple affair.
This novel breaks from the norm; whereas in the previous books in the series the narrative has been solely from Bella's perspective, in Breaking Dawn the narrative is split between Bella and Jacob. The story is also divided into three distinct sections. Without giving too much away, here is an overview.
The first section, from Bella's perspective covers Bella & Edward's wedding and their subsequent honeymoon on a secluded island. At this point the relationship which has been deliberately chaste starts to finally become physical. The setting is idyllic but this being only the first of the book's three sections it doesn't take Alice's gift for foretelling the future to see a cloud on the horizon. Some major complications arise which result in their honeymoon being cut short and a rapid return to Forks being necessary.
Jacob picks up the second part of the story and the fall out from the honeymoon. Recent events fracture the uneasy alliance between the vampires and the wolf pack, but Bella's unswerving commitment to one course of action starts to splinter familial bonds within both the Cullens and the Quileute Pack and Bella finds an ally from an unlikely person.
Bella's voice returns in the final section of Breaking Dawn. After the horrific conclusion of Jacob's narrative, life in Forks although irrevocably changed seems to have calmed down. This is until Alice receives a chilling premonition. The Cullens are going to have to muster all their strength and enlist as much help as possible if they stand any chance of surviving.
Although each book contains its own story arc and can be read in its own right, the series has been building to this point and Breaking Dawn definitively concludes the saga. I think that is what makes this and the previous book my favourites of the series, as everything finally falls into place and all the loose ends are satisfactorily tied up.
Breaking Dawn explains more about vampire law and we meet lots of new characters that enrich our view of the wider vampire world. With so many new characters arriving in this book it could be easy to get confused over who is who. Thankfully Meyer supplies a useful crib sheet at the back of the book cataloguing the vampires and noting the relationships between them. We also learn more about some of the Cullen family members that until now have remained mysterious. This helps to explain their behaviour to that point and finally makes them a more sympathetic character. As a warning this book gets a little gory at times but I feel this is justifiable within the context of what is happening. The book contains some sexual references (the first section does after all depict a honeymoon between the two principle characters) however these could hardly be called graphic and when things start to hot up the narrative skips forward.
If the previous books in the series had me gripped, Breaking Dawn did even more so. My daughter, husband and housework all got sidelined in my need to finish the book, although it was with equal sorrow that I realised that the story was now over. The sense of imminent danger, which grew more significant in Eclipse, is upped yet again in Breaking Dawn. This being the final chapter in Edward and Bella's love story you no longer have the safety net of another book to reassure you of a favourable outcome. Anything can happen and the seemingly insurmountable odds stacked against the family heighten the drama deliciously.
If you have read the first three books then I doubt there is anything that will deflect you from reading the final instalment of the saga. I personally don't think you will be disappointed with its conclusion though I imagine you may be loath to leave the series behind. Thankfully Stephenie Meyer is about to release a novella to be read alongside Eclipse - "The short second life of Bree Tanner" which although not a continuation of the story will at least let Twi-hards immerse themselves in the canon from a new angle. Meyer also had plans to release a story called "Midnight Sun" which viewed the events of Twilight from Edward's perspective. Sadly an early draft was leaked which understandably upset Meyer and this novel has been set aside for the time being. An incomplete draft has been posted on Meyer's official website www.stepheniemeyer.com/midnightsun and I hope one day she feels in the right place to complete and publish it. In the mean time we will have to content ourselves re-reading the existing books.
I thoroughly enjoyed the whole Twilight series of books, but especially the Breaking Dawn. I hope if you decide to read it you will too.
Breaking Dawn is the fourth and currently final book in the Twilight Saga written by Stephenie Meyer. I say currently as although this book does have a definite ending, like all good money spinners I am sure there is a way more could be written at a later date as either prequels or sequels! Also I have heard rumours of a further book being partly leaked already. And Tesco's are already selling books about 'The Real Forks' and the such, including a documentary type DVD about the town and surrounding areas!
As this book is the last in a series please do not read this review if you intend to read the other books as it may give away some of the plots from the previous books, and I really don't want to spoil the end of the other books for anyone.
The book is mainly black with the red and white colour coming from some chess pieces on a chess board on the front (I think it's a queen and a pawn but I'm not 100% sure on that!). This book is noticeably ticker than the three proceeding books.
This book is currently only available in hardback, but I would imagine that the paperback will follow shortly.
This is the final part in the story of Bella and Edward, and starts off where Eclipse left off. It starts with the wedding of Bella and Edward and their romantic honeymoon which follows.
Bella decides that maybe she would like some more time as a human before Edward comes good with his promise to make her immortal by turning her into a vampire. However, before Edward is able to properly decide when the right time would be to turn Bella into a vampire, things take an unexpected twist.
Will Edward be able to turn Bella into a vampire at all? And will the Volturi have a reason to come and visit sooner than expected?
At the back of the book is a very helpful list of all the vampires that we have met throughout the saga and who they are linked with as partners and families, those that have special powers and also includes those that have died!
This is by far my favourite of all the Twilight books. A few of my friends warned me that this book does drag a little and that the ending is a little weak. But to be honest I found this book just as gripping as the first book, Twilight, and it was the ending that I really had been hoping for so I was very pleased!
This book I found to be slightly more gory than the others even though it was not quite as action packed. If you are squeamish about blood then I guess you wouldn't be reading a vampire story, but they do take it up a notch, so be warned! And don't read this book while you are eating! Although having said this I kind of forgot at times that this story was about vampires as to me it is one of the best love stories I have read for ages!
This book is slightly different form the first three where we only see things from Bella's perspective, however in this book we are treated to a few chapters from Jacob's perspective, which was a nice change and I did eventually get used to Jacob talking about himself, at first I got confused at why Bella was turning into a wolf!
The only complaint I had about this book is small, after so much sexual tension is built up between Bella and Edward, spanning over the first three books, I was hoping that after they were married there would be a fantastic sex scene to really get your teeth into, however as soon as it starts to get slightly risqué Stephenie seems to loose interest and then picks up the story in the aftermath. I found this frustrating, but seeing as how these books are supposedly aimed at teenagers I guess I can let her off!
Again the book is broken up into quite a few chapters which makes it easy to put down after just a few chapters if you have stronger will power than me! The language used was easy to read and overall very well written.
Would I recommend this book
This book refers to so much that happened in the past that I don't think you could read this book and understand it without reading the previous 3 books, I would recommend starting at the beginning and working your way through.
If you have read and enjoyed the previous books then this is a must to tie up all the loose ends and to see if there is a happily ever after. Again this book is more gory than the first two, so anyone younger than a teen my be a little upset by the descriptions used, and there is a sense of dread in this book much more so than in the others.
Overall I have been so impressed with Stephenie Meyer and the way she is able to write such a compelling story, and I am slightly sad that I don't have any more in the Edward and Bella story to read, at least I feel that the ending is quite final and I don't feel like she has left anything out. I can see why the films have done so well as the story is fantastic, but in my opinion a film could never do these books the justice they deserve.
I'm not the sort of person to read a book twice as I feel that there are so many great books out there that I only have time to read each book once, however I am really trying my hardest not to go out and buy my own copies so that I can read the complete set through again as I am sure that they would be great to read a second or third time. Once the price of these books has come down I will buy my own set, but perhaps try not to read all of them in less than 2 weeks! It got to the point where if I wasn't reading one of the books I spent my time thinking about the books, and have done for a while since finishing them. The Twilight Saga deserves way more than 5 stars!
Price £14.99 (Amazon and all the other sites will have it cheaper I am sure)
Published by Atom in 2008, reprinted 24 times since then!
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== Introduction ==
I started reading the Twilight series last year, and was hooked from the first couple of paragraphs. Stephenie Meyer is the author of the Twilight series which includes 4 books: Twilight; New Moon; Eclipse and Breaking Dawn. The books all follow the lives of the people of Forks, Washington in the USA, namely Bella and Edward. They met when Bella Swan was shipped off to Forks to live with her dad, Charlie when her mother re-married and moved away, Edward lived with his weird family, the pale skinned beautiful people, The Cullens.
Soon learning their secret, Bella is entranced, the Cullens are vampires.
Very quickly a relationship starts up between Bella and Edward despite the danger for Bellas life, much to the dismay of her werewolf best friend, Jacob Black, and his pack.
With her life in the balance is every book, Bella is determined to become a Vampire herself...but Edward is reluctant to take her life from her, unless...she marries him first.
And this is where Breakind Dawn begins.
== Plot ==
Bella and Edward are made for each other, so when the wedding comes around, it is no surprise for anyone, but nobody is to know what will happen afterwards.
Bella and Edward go away on honeymoon to a remote island which they have all to themself for as long as they please, whilst there, their relationship becomes "physical" for the first time, although Edward is reluctant to sleep with Bella in case he hurt her, it was one of her conditions of marriage along with changing her into a vampire. But neither of them could know just HOW dangerous it could be- when Bellas starts throwing up and having strange dreams, she is concerned, but soon the reason becomes apparent when a bump starts apprearing under her shirt!!!!!!
Who knew a vampire could impregnate a human!?
The events which happen after this, is the basis of Breaking Dawn, the final book of the series.
Will the Cullens family be broken up more...permenantly? Will Bella ever get her Happy Ever After with Edward Cullen?
== A good ending? ==
The ending to the book really is a final to end the saga, and I don't really think there is any chance of any more sequels, although I would love it...I don't think that is going to happen! The ending, I found was great for the book and ended the story perfectly.
It keeps you on tender hooks right up to the very last chapter or so, which didn't really happen with the other 3 books, and you had a strong idea what was going to happen in the end of the book...mainly because you knew there was another so many books afterwards so you knew that Bella and Edward were never actually going to die in the end, no matter how much it seemed like they might, but with this book, there is no way of knowing what was going to happen in the end!
The book is amazing, and the end really is the perfect finish to the saga which has become very quickly one of the most famous sagas around!
== To be made into a movie? ==
The book is set to be made into a film like the rest of the books, which is due to be released in cinema's next year (2011) with the same cast as the other 2 films which have already been released, and the third film set to be released later this year, of Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson.
I think this book could be quite difficult to make into a film- more difficult than the other books, as so much "changes" in this film, plus it is very long, at over 800 pages long, with a total of 3 "books" within the one, I was considering they may make two films, but I don't think this is what they are doing, and so I think this film may be a case of cutting out a lot of the book to complete the film is less than a couple of hours. Which will be a shame as there are so many little bits of the book which will be likely to cut out of the film which make such a difference to the book- but only time will tell what will happen!
== Book information ==
As I have touched upon the book is around 800 pages long, and is a comprisation of 3 books. The first book is written in the narration of Bella, as the previous 3 books have been, this book is around 250 pages long. The second "book" is in the narration of Jacob, who is Bellas best friend and a werewolf, or shape shifter as his pack is more accurately known. This book is much shorter than the other two, at around 150 pages long, and the final book is again in the narration of Bella, and is around 400 pages long. I think it would have been better for Meyer to have split to book into two seperate books, the first two "books" in one, and then the final Bella book as a final novel as it is a book all in itself. It would also have made the cliffhanger at the end of Jacob's book much more exciting if you had to wait for a whole other book!!!!
The book has an RRP of £14.99 (hardcover), but is available on Amazon for around £7 with free P&P, but you can get a Twilight selection of all four books for £22.34 from Amazon, which is great for people who want to start reading the books, and is the perfect gift for a teenage girl!
== Score out of 10 ==
I am giving this book a 10 out of 10, it is a fabulous ending to the perfect supernatural love story. The books are fabulous for all older teenagers (16-21 approx is the age range of the books), but is known to be a guilty pleasure for older readers too!!!!
I loved this saga, and I am sure you will too!
At the end of Eclipse there were lots of questions left open which I was desperate to find out answers to: will Bella marry Edward, will they get to be intimate, will he turn her into a vampire, what about Jacob- the list goes on! And I'm so glad I had no idea what was coming when I started reading this.
I ADORED this book - if you told someone reading Twilight what kinds of things happen, they wouldn't believe you, and whilst I did think it had got a bit silly at points, I was still totally swept up in the drama! I liked meeting the new characters and getting the 'bigger picture' of the vampire world, and the characters did seem to be pulling together for the greater good, rather than acting selfishly as they had done in previous books in the series. The book kept me reading, and kept me thinking about it when I wasn't reading it, and after I'd finished.
If you loved Twilight, New Moon and Eclipse, I see no reason why you wouldn't like the final book, I tried to read the last few chapters really slowly as I just didn't want to get to the end of the Saga! Am looking forward to seeing New Moon in November (even though I preferred the other 3 books) and am looking forward to reading all 4 again soon!