Monday, January 19, 2009

Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer

August 14, 2008
Wow, this book is huge. Why is it, that each succeeding book in a series has to get bigger and bigger? So I was unable to read this book in two days like the previous books, but I still enjoyed it even if Twilight remains my favorite. Even though the book is 754 pages long, Meyer manages to pack so many twist and turns into it. I didn't even try to guess how she was going to resolve the "will she or won't she?" dilemna. With so many additions to the plot that I could never have imagined, the book was very fun to read. There was the inevitable showdown with the Voturi that I never imagined how it would be resolved. I always knew Jacob would imprint but was shocked by who. It was good to finally see Bella happy. She is so much better to read about when she isn't whining. As always, I would like to hear more about Edward, but I think Meyer overdid the allusions to Bella and Edward's intimacy. Enough, already! I liked the introduction of so many different vampires with their special talents, but felt vampirism was glorified way too much. I found that a little creepy. Bottom line: The characters were well-written, believable and fun even if the book got a little crowded towards the end. There were some great surprises that kept me interested. I had issues with a few thing but overall, it was a great escape for a few days. And I will definitely want to read the book written from Edward's view.
Rating: 4.25
I hope this review didn't contain spoilers that will ruin it for any one. I tried really hard not to say too much.
Posted by Framed at 7:24 PM

Jena said...
*spoiler comment* You were surprised by Jacob's imprinting? I hate trying to guess ahead, but as soon as it was clear Bella was pregnant, I knew what was coming. (I was actually still rooting for Jacob to beat out Edward in the end, for Bella to choose life instead of vampirism, even though I knew it wouldn't happen--I like the underdogs.) I was less than impressed, but I'm glad you found it to be a nice escape.
8/14/2008 9:57 PM
Rhinoa said...
*spoiler comment* I though Jacob was going to end up imprinting with Leah for a little while. I really liked this book and thought she ended the series will. Looking forward to the film coming out.
8/15/2008 3:28 AM
Stephanie said...
Good review - I pretty much felt the same exact way you did. Twilight is still my favorite, but this had just enough twists and turns that I found it entertaining!
8/15/2008 6:45 AM
Carrie K. said...
Good review! And I think my favorite is still Eclipse.
8/15/2008 5:39 PM
Cassie said...
Oh, you are such a prude sometimes. (: I actually wanted a little more when it came to Bella and Edward's wedding night. Nothing pornographic, I just think it would have been interesting to know how Edward was feeling as he was trying not to kill her. I understand why she held back though.
8/18/2008 1:44 PM
Framed said...
Cassie, maybe Edward will be a little more forthcoming on his admirable restraint.
8/18/2008 8:20 PM
Tristi Pinkston said...
Good point -- when the book is written from E's POV, we'll probably hear all kinds of things :)I haven't read this one yet. I don't know why -- I raced out to get the last one as soon as it was out. This one, not so much.

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