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Breaking Dawn

by Stephenie Meyer

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | August 2, 2008 | Hardcover

Breaking Dawn is rated 3.9198 out of 5 by 399.
When you loved the one who was killing you, it left you no options. How could you run, how could you fight, when doing so would hurt that beloved one? If your life was all you had to give, how could you not give it? If it was someone you truly loved?

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To be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare woven into a dangerously heightened reality for Bella Swan. Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to werewolf Jacob Black, a tumultuous year of temptation, loss, and strife have led her to the ultimate turning point. Her imminent choice to either join the dark but seductive world of immortals or to pursue a fully human life has become the thread from which the fates of two tribes hangs.

Now that Bella has made her decision, a startling chain of unprecedented events is about to unfold with potentially devastating, and unfathomable, consequences. Just when the frayed strands of Bella's life-first discovered in Twilight, then scattered and torn in New Moon and Eclipse-seem ready to heal and knit together, could they be destroyed... forever?

The astonishing, breathlessly anticipated conclusion to the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 768 pages, 8.62 × 6 × 2.78 in

Published: August 2, 2008

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 031606792X

ISBN - 13: 9780316067928

Appropriate for ages: 12

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from It was alright I start reading this book in 2011. Reading half the book was easy but when Bella becomes vampire it was less good and the writing was hard to understand. It took me more the a year to finish this book. I am glad I read it but I don't think I'll re-read it because it took me forever to finish. I still love this series but this book was my least favorite of the entire twilight saga series.
Date published: 2014-09-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Breaking Dawn This book was really good. I  read it like 7 times. The Jacob part was a bit boring though.
Date published: 2014-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 10 out of 5 stars! The JACOB part was kind of boring and hard to follow, but I really enjoyed this particular Twilight novel. Can't wait for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 to come out!
Date published: 2012-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greatest! I literally read this book in less than two days while still going to work. It was a perfect way to end the series. It answered all our questions and still made Bella's life happy without any regrets. Would have love to see Edward's view of things during this novel
Date published: 2011-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Book, EVER!!!! LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!! This book is just the right balance between romance and action. I loved how there was happiness and then after the happiness, there was failures, disappointments, losses and fear. Some characters that might be fading from your memory that were a big part of the story come back, like come re-introduced into the story, which I admire form Stephanie Myer. She writes the story as if you are in it, with lots of details. Most of the time, I felt like I was in the room with all of the characters. Like I was experiencing all of the emotions. I agreed with some of the decisions made by the characters, some, not so much. I was the one that introduced my mom to this fantastic series. I really liked this book!!!!!!!
Date published: 2011-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing and creative I have to say the twilight saga was amazing. Bella is someone i am sure many can relate to. She is not very pretty, she is not athletic, and she does not have the best of luck. Then theres Edward. He is basically perfect. Maybe everyones dream guy. The story that Stephanie Meyer wrote is about how Bella, a normal everyday girl, falls in love with the perfect and amazingly attractive Edward.Some would say that Stephanie Meyer did not use logic in her vampire fantasy book. It is true. She did not use any traditional vampire stereo-type stuff about coffins and crosses or turning to ashes in the sun. She got this idea through a DREAM. Her dream was specifically the meadow scene where Edward and Bella lie down next to eachother and Edward sparkles. To me, it does not matter that Stephanie broke the vampire code or whatever. She used her creative imagination to write a beautiful story about a forbbiden love between a vampire and human. Well, personally i think the Twilight saga is a real page turner. I stayed up 7 nights in a row just to read and re-read the saga.
Date published: 2011-01-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Waste of shelf space I wouldn't go as far to say that any of the first few books were terrible. The first book is something of a guilty pleasure for me - sure, it doesn't have the greatest plot or the greatest characters, but it was cute enough in its own way that I enjoyed it. Then, it was all downhill from there, and just when I thought you couldn't get any lower than Eclipse, BAM, we get Breaking Dawn. To put it bluntly, I've read better fanfiction. Better, more BELIEVABLE fanfiction. I felt like I was being treated like an idiot the whole time. Either Ms. Meyer thought we were stupid, or she has a deep hatred for logic. The actions of the characters simply do not make sense, and only serve to create stupid, shallow melodrama. And it's just pages and pages of characters making ridiculous choices, which yield NO CONSEQUENCES. In the end, everything is happy-sugar-rainbows. You just don't feel that the characters - especially Bella - should receive their happy ending. The book is so predictable that you KNOW that there's going to be a happy ending, so you never feel as if the characters are in any real danger. Look, maybe Ms. Meyer was trying to go for the "Romeo and Juliet" feel. The play's certainly referenced enough in the series. But Shakespeare's play represented the tragedy that comes with making foolish mistakes. In Breaking Dawn, the characters constantly make foolish mistake after foolish mistake, but through plot convenience and the "power of love" (UGHHH, gag me), every character gets their happy ending. This is one happy ending we can all do without.
Date published: 2010-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Awesome To me Stephenie has out done hereself with this book. I found it to be a great read. How ever I did find this book a little more darker and rivelting then the first three books. I loved how it all comes to an end and every thing gets reveled, and also out of all three books I found the first book to be the best. This saga is the first of it's kind that I have read from start to finish, and now can understand what book lovers mean when they say that they loved a sreies, or read a book that inspired them. Thanks to Stephenie for writting this serise, it has opened me to a who new world of inamigntion. Thank you Stephenie for writting this saga, it has made me a better reader, and it also has made me want to read more. I found this saga Absolutely awsome, and as far as I am concerned, it is the best set of books that I have read up to date.
Date published: 2010-09-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A Horrific Disappointment Just like the rest of the world, I was completely captivated by the first three Twilight books. Sure, I recognized that the plots could use a little fine tuning, (they all start out a bit slow), and that they didn't comprise of the best writing ever, but they were charming and contained love-able characters, nonetheless. So of course, I waited impatiently for months for the final installment, ready for the sure-to-be thrilling end to an epic love saga. But no. It was not to be. I was mortified at the plot of Breaking Dawn. I had read fanfiction much better than this, and had read a fic months before with pretty well the same plot. (and in fact was convinced that it must be some kind of fanfiction joke) The baby was just a pathetic plot device to give Jacob something to imprint on, so as to keep Jacob fans placated. The birth scene was both gruesome and the only real bit of discriptive writing there is in the novel. Bella's whole transformation was awful, as well. Even though, throughout all the other books, Bella had heard many warnings about vampires andthe struggles to maintain control - Jasper was still struggling - little Bella is perfect from the get-go.In fact, she become totally unrelatable due to her perfections. She's so perfect, that she seems to be the only one who believes that Alice had not abandoned them. (A feat which, if the characters had read any of the other books, they would've realized was not something Alice would ever do. - way to know your characters, Ms.Meyer - not.) Lastly, the book itself is slowpaced and tedious, far from the epic adventure I was hoping for. The only bit of "action" in the story is the search for other vampires in the world that will help the Cullens battle the volturi in the final "climatic" battle - if you can call it that. I turns out, there was no need for all those vamps, because perfect little Bella suddenly has a magical forcefield that protects them all from harm, scaring the volturi away. The end. So, just to re-iterate, if you liked the Twilight books because they were exciting and full of love and angst, and not just because everyone in the WORLD suddenly likes them, I'd forego this last book if I were you. It will ruin your whole perception of the series. Trust me, you'll want to pretend it ended happily and open-ended with Eclipse.
Date published: 2010-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding! Oh the Twilight Saga.... I loved this series. There is something that brings you in and you never want to put any of the books down! This might be my favorite one out of the 4 because of the great ending!
Date published: 2010-08-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Oh Brother! I loved the first book in this series, and I liked the second, but was rolling my eyes through the entire reading of the last. Unfortunately, it was, for me, all downhill after the first book, but the third was truly the worst. Granted, if you buy into the premise at the centre of this story, which I won't reveal for those who still want to read it, then I guess it can be an okay story. Personally, I didn't buy it at all, and my only motivation to keep reading was to be able to say that I got through it. I may not be in the target age group for this novel,but I would not recommend this book at all. Sorry, but there are so many more interesting works of fiction out there that this one does not merit the hype it is getting.
Date published: 2010-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING, FANTASTIC, AND SO MUCH MORE There are only 2 words to describe this book. Absolutely Amazing! The first time I read this book was the happiest day of my life. Some of you people might think I'm exaggerating, but I'm not. In my opinion this series is the best series that I have ever read! This book is the best out of all of them. There is happiness, sadness, exiting parts, weird parts , and so much more. It was inspiring. I started writing my own book but it doesn't compare to this master piece. The first part is on Bella's perspective. The second part is on Jacob's perspective. The last part is on Bella's perspective again. Don't listen to just the bad reviews or just the good ones. Read it. Take it with your own perspective. When I was reading this, I felt like I as Jacob or Bella. This book is very different from the other books. True, Bella gets everything she wants and more but she and the Cullens get a very bad surprise that forced them to rely on their friends and the wolves. Only one word is needed to explain that bad surprise "Volturi". Yup, them again. But how they resolve it is extraordinary. Bella figures out she has a special power too. There are also very inspiring parts in the book (mostly at the end). Now I leave you with a line from the book. "I came to witness, I stay to fight."
Date published: 2010-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST BOOK EVER! This book is the best book I ever read. The story is about this girl named Bella Swan who found a mysterious boy named Edward Cullen they've been into lots of adventure's together and strengthen there love for eachother. In this book they finally decided to be together as one through marriage. And then the unexpected came. They had a baby named Renesmee. Bella got tortured because of the hunger of the baby inside her stomach. She went through alot but after she finally got called mommy by her little baby. The book is very amzing you should read it it's the best book ever and I can't wait to watch the movie.:)
Date published: 2010-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from it was fantabulous i thought breaking dawn was amazing, the wedding was spectacular, the honeymoon was full of surprises, and then it was so suspenseful when you didn't know if bella would live or die and if the baby would be a monster or not. when renesmee was born it was so perfect, untill renesmee was mistaken as an imortal child and the vutouri then threatened not only renesmee's existance but the cullen's and their witnesses as well. then when they thought all was lost alice and jasper reterned to save them all, it was the best ending ever. in my opinion the twilight saga is second only to percy jackson and the olympians and i loved it!
Date published: 2010-07-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great but Cheasy I really liked the first book in Breaking Dawn when Bella was human! After that it was cheasy and Bella got evrything she wanted! Evrything perfect! The only reason i contunued to read was Renesmee she sounds the cutest and she was intersting to read about! So read it fo Renesmee! : )
Date published: 2010-07-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from boooooorrrriiinngggg The books 1-3 are okey, but I did not finish breaking dawn because it was just a waste of time. After Bella gets her baby, nothing happens at all. Everything is just sooooo perfect, its so lame!! Actually the whole story of the saga is just sooo pretictable. And all this cheeziness is just absolutly annoying, sometimes I just could not stand it. Stephanie was repeating herself over and over again, over 4 books. It was driving me crazy.
Date published: 2010-05-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from BOOO to this book... This book made me go blah!! and AHH!! Bella gets every single thing shes ever wanted and more... Yup.. how lucky for her.. Too lucky, and too dam perfect.. She doesnt have to sacrifice anything.. She's even the first ever Vampire to not have any feelings of eating a human.. Just oh iam a vamp now gimme some blood in a cup and iam good. Hey i look better too! woo hoo!!! Now lets all go into a feild and stare at each other then decide not to do anything an lets all go home.. YAY!! lame and lamer... I loved the series til i read this crapfest..But iam still a fan.. lol.. Yeah thats all i have to say..
Date published: 2010-05-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed There was no climax!...Meyer sets up the scene quite nicely and then lets it sort of hang there. Definitely the weakest book in the series, this book is full of laughable sequences that detract from the tone and take us in a different direction than the other books. I have many issues with the Twilight saga but with the first 3 there was something drawing me back to finish, with BD, that pull was just not there
Date published: 2010-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! I really liked this book and I loved all the books from the Twilight Saga. This book is full of action, always intriging and filled with suprises. We see throughout the book the friendship Bella has developed with Edward's family and how her relationship with Edward has really grown. I think it's the best book out of the four books from the saga. It leaves you hanging on your chair until the last page!
Date published: 2010-04-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It was good It could have been condensed a bit more. I find the character's very appealing, but she rambles on a little too much at times. I enjoyed Bella's character the more you read. In twilight, I found her character very juvenile and annoying, then as you read through the other books, she becomes more mature and intriguing and so very like-able (especially as a vampire). Jacob is extremely annoying, I liked him better before he became a wolf. In real life, I'd kick them both to the curb, too much hovering.
Date published: 2010-04-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Expected too much I'm kind of dissapointed. I didnt know what to expect but...what happened was nothing i was ready for. I loved the twilight series and once i read breaking dawn, i didnt like it as much. I think stephanie could of done better, but then again what else could she of written it bout? Maybe i was expecting too much, becuase eclipse was just soo good. But i realized, new moon and breaking dawn were dissapointments becuase i expected so much out of them, becuase twilight was soo good, and eclipse was just a bang of excitment.
Date published: 2010-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Perfect Ending ! Stephanie Meyers is a brilliant author, she knows exactly how to keep readers on their toes and she knows how to give them just what they want to hear. it is no wonder that so many teens seem to be under some sort of spell after reading these books. I liked the whole twilight Saga but i feel like this was the best one of all, she ended it on such a good note, she tied up all loose ends and gave the readers a sense of release, i find that during a good saga it is hard to finish the last book because you know that there wont be another. however i think that Meyer did an excellent job at making it so i didnt feel like that, for me, the story came to close and made it easier for me to set it down and walk away feeling happy, i hope to see another series by Meyers in the future.
Date published: 2010-02-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Something’s are better left to one’s imagination When I finished reading Eclipse I wasn’t sure if I really wanted to see how Stephenie Meyer chose to tie things up and end this story. Unfortunately, I didn’t. This book was trying to hard to give EVERYONE a happily ever after. Too much just coincidentally happen to fall into place so that Bella and Edward could defy the odds and avoid having to choose hurting one person or the other. All and all, I wish I’d left it to my mind to ponder the complexities of what Bella and Edward’s future might have held instead…
Date published: 2010-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One more! Well the special edition comes out...which is the same as the original but with a CD and newly designed Jacket (inside) and I have to get it :) Finally posting a review! If you have breaking Dawn there isn't really anything new here...except a CD of the concert series....and an art picture on the inside of the jacket. A must for a Twi-hard (like my teen).......but other than that nothing new here!
Date published: 2010-01-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Anticlimactic End In the fourth and final installment of The Twilight Saga, Bella Swan finally agrees to marry her vampire lover Edward Cullen. Everything seems blissful until Bella falls sick on their honeymoon and the Cullen’s are faced with something that could threaten the whole family. Meyer concludes the story of Bella and Edward and the rest of the Cullen’s with the same easy writing that we have become accustomed to in the previous three novels. I can’t really say I was disappointed by this final chapter of The Twilight Saga as I wasn’t really expecting that much, however it was good to finally see what Meyer had in store for her characters. I really didn’t like the way she had Jacob narrating a huge chunk of the novel. After hearing the story from Bella’s point of view for the last three books, it is a little bit disorienting and I had to remind myself at times who was speaking. As well Meyer fills the book with long passages of boring, pointless dialogue whereas if it had been left out the book would have been a lot shorter. Although this series can be considered in the fantasy genre, the fantasy quality of this last book seems to have been amped up. After spending three books trying to bring the characters into the real world and create credible characters, this book forfeits that effort. The only thing that is keeping me interested in this series is to see how they pull this novel off on the big screen. This is an anticlimactic ending to a mediocre series. Story ** Characters ** Readability **1/2 Overall ration **
Date published: 2009-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great ending! I know that some fans of the Twilight saga did not like this book but I loved it. I thought that it was a great ending to the series. I found it compelling. I am just sad that the series has come to an end since I enjoyed each book so much.
Date published: 2009-11-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not her best novel! I was torn. I liked Breaking Dawn...but it left me confused and unfulfilled. I just felt like that were something lacking...or maybe too much information and a story plot that did not seem to mesh nicely together. Perhaps, by the fourth novel I had too many expectations. Still worht the read, I mean you need to find out what happens to Edward and Bella (even though if it seems freaky- for a vampire storyline).
Date published: 2009-11-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible...goes against all other Twilight books This was a horrible attempt at making everything perfect for Bella in the end. Even the biological reasoning was stupid...The author should have open a genetics text book (or cell bio...wait, weren't they in biology class learning about mitosis in Twilight?! Learn Myosis then!!) I definately didn't like Jacob narrating a third of the book....I mean she's married, he needs to get over it. For most of the novel, some characters are almost non-existant (like Edward, Alice, Esme, Renee...). In the end, the war is a failed plot twist, and Bella is perfect in anything she tries. She doesn't sacrifice ANYTHING and gets all she wanted. I'd like to imagine that this book doesn't exist in the series...Goodluck reading it.
Date published: 2009-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome this book is awesome! ppls of all ages should read it(if you can read)not joking! its that darn good!!
Date published: 2009-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best book!!! (Caution contains SPOILERS) when i read this last and final book i thought to myself this is the greatest book in the whole series!!! you want to no why its because there was alot of romance which i like action but not alot i would have perfered way more but there is alot of things that haoppen in this book. *Spoiler ALERT* like jacob breaking out of his pack, bella becoming pregnant, and the volturi coming to kill the cullen family and much much more.... Read this book you will not be let down!!!
Date published: 2009-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Breaking Dawn Is The Best Book In The Twilight Saga! I read Stephenie Meyer’s mega-bestselling Twilight and New Moon last year and then like millions of others, went to see the movie Twilight upon its release. It’s embarrassing to admit as a 45 year old woman, but Robert Pattinson’s portrayal of Edward Cullen totally jammed my radar for days afterwards! He truly is supernaturally beautiful as Edward and Kristen Stewart’s uncomfortable, awkward, worried and accident prone, but beautiful Isabella Swan is an equally perfect depiction of Meyer’s “Bella”. The Twilight saga is a world-wide phenomenon (as of February 2009, over 28 million copies had been sold!) that has made author Stephenie Meyer a superstar in her own right and she deserves every bit of her success, as did J. K. Rowling before her. They have both created unforgettable characters that we care about so much that they feel like family and their stories are set against the most magical backdrops imaginable. They transport us out of our dreary, mundane, mortal lives to a place where absolutely ANYTHING can happen and remind us why we have an imagination. I completely understand the appeal of the Twilight series. A contemporary story (inspired by a dream) in which the writing flows effortlessly, the character development is superb and the characters bring to life every human emotion imaginable; in particular, young love and its all-encompassing allure. This is not a vampire/horror novel in the archetypal sense (Meyer’s main vampire characters don’t feed on human blood and live in peace among the humans of Forks, Washington), it’s a romance inspired by classics like Pride and Prejudice and Wuthering Heights. Anyone who is a fan of true love cannot help but be completely mesmerized by Bella & Edward's story. I have to say that my favourite books are Twilight and Breaking Dawn because I am more interested in Bella and Edward than I am in Jacob and New Moon just didn’t have enough Edward in it for my taste. I found the relationship turmoil between Jacob and Bella in Eclipse to be a bit overblown at times and some of the dialogue between them was almost nauseating (I found myself thinking, “If Bella apologizes one more time, I’m going to scream!”) but I understood its importance in the grand scheme of things. I just finished reading Eclipse and while I enjoyed it thoroughly, I couldn’t wait for what I was sure to discover in Breaking Dawn and so I picked it up right away and continued reading. I languished over and savored every chapter of Breaking Dawn, stretching it out for as long as I could. As an adult, I was quite disappointed with the scene in which Bella and Edward finally physically consummate their love as it translated to something you’d see on network television: a passionate kiss, followed by a fade to black and the next morning the couple are in bed together with their clothes on and everything that happened between them is assumed. (I wasn’t surprised to discover that Meyer comes from a Mormon family.) However, the last few chapters were incredibly intense, suspenseful and had me hanging onto every word that was written. I won’t give away the story or its surprises for anyone who hasn’t read it yet but I will say that its elemental themes are love (in all its forms), family, loyalty and living in peace and with tolerance for those who are different from us. If you’re a fan of vampire or werewolf/shapeshifter stories or simply a great, adventurous romance with a huge heart, this series is definitely for you. Most members of the Cullen family are an integral part of the story: Carlisle, Rosalie, Jasper and particularly, Alice who is my favourite character after Edward and Bella. Although Esme and Emmett didn’t play quite as a large a part, you can’t imagine the Cullen family without them. Jacob’s steadfast loyalty, as well as the collective allegiance of his wolf pack (Seth being the most obvious) is equally important. The addition of many different vampire covens from all over the world in Breaking Dawn, added to the intrigue of the tale and the fear of their confrontation with the Volturi ancients was palpable. It seems to me that there is plenty of room for more vampire and werewolf stories where this one concludes and I know I will read every book that Stephenie Meyer writes from now on. I didn’t want Breaking Dawn to end, although it did, and for now, Stephenie Meyer says it’s the last book of the Twilight saga written from Bella’s perspective. She was working on Midnight Sun, which was to be Twilight from Edward’s perspective but, due to an unfortunate leak of a draft copy on the Internet, it remains to be seen whether the book will ever see the light of day. No matter what Stephenie Meyer chooses to write for her next book, it will undoubtedly be another bestseller and although she admits she’s still an amateur writer in her own mind, she should have a very lengthy career in which to evolve into an expert.
Date published: 2009-08-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointing ending (The Chapters-Indigo website has been deleting my ratings so: I gave this book 3 out of 5 stars/leaves.) Let me begin this review by saying that I am NOT a member of the adolescent/YA demographic. However, after having read the entire series I can say that I found it in general to be quite well-written. The greatest strength of these novels, IMHO, is the powerful and gripping atmosphere that Meyer creates. The plot in these novels is relatively slow compared to other types of books you may read, but these novels certainly suggest that a plot need not move at top speed in order to make a book work, because these books *do* work. On the critical side, Meyer does have an unfortunate tendency to repeat herself where her descriptors are concerned -I found the repeated descriptions of Edward's "marble chest" to be particularly irritating. As for this last book, I am giving it three stars because I found the ending to be somewhat disapointing in comparison to the overall quality of the series. One plot element I found particularly jarring was Bella's apparent lack of discomfort with the fact that several of the vampire allies recruited, if you will, by the Cullens were quite sanguine about killing humans and did so on a routine basis! While I understand that Bella, as a mother, was focused on her daughter at this point, I can't help but contrast her lack of reaction in this regard with her reaction to being faced with the Volturi's human fodder at the end of the second book. The ending also left me with questions: will someone ever deal with the Volturi? Will they continue to be a problem? (While leaving the reader with some questions is not a sin per se, I was left with an 'unfinished' feeling at the end of this one.) Anyways, just MHO. Similar recommended titles (given here because of the weird problems I've been having with the Chapters/Indigo website and which they STILL haven't fixed): -The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, by E. Lockhart -Perfect Chemistry, by Simone Elkeles -The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins -Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer
Date published: 2009-08-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst book of the series I have to say that I am a fan of the Twilight series. So, when this book came out, I was both anxious and eager to buy it and read it and find out how the author was going to conclude this series. I expected action from the Volturi (possibly some sort of war) and I did expect jacob to finally imprint because she couldn't have ended the series without him doing that. So, I was relatively surprised when only one of my expectations was fulfilled. The following contains SPOILERS!!! When Jacob imprinted on Renesmee, I was both shocked and disgusted because first of all, HE IMPRINTED ON A FREAKIN' BABY, and second of all I thought he would imprint on either Leah or Rosalie. I didn't enjoy the fact that when the Volturi came, there was no action except for when they killed Irena (is that her name?). Um and also how Bella and Edward were too busy getting it on to parent their child. And since there were 3 'books' in the novel, one of them should've been Edward's P.O.V The only thing I liked about this book was Jacob's part. I am a Jacob fan, so I enjoyed reading his part.
Date published: 2009-07-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Jacob saved it for me I have to admit that I don't like this series. I'd been tempted to throw the books across the room many times because it was agrivating to read. But I trudged on because I had bought the books before realizing that I wasn't my thing. Really, the writing was quite poor. Having said that, I really enjoyed reading Jacobs POV. While I disliked him in the other books, seeing his side made me like him more than I like Bella (which wasn't a whole lot to start with). I really enjoyed reading his POV, and laughed quite a bit, especially at his chapter titles. If it wasn't for Jacob, it would have been the same droning from Bella.
Date published: 2009-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Book in the Series I have read all four of the Twilight series, and Breaking Dawn has to be my all time favourite. I loved how this book has more storylines with the other characters, and is not just focused mostly on Edward and Bella. The ending was the best, the whole book is leading up to it, all the other vampire families coming over to the Cullen's house to stand as witnesses for Renesmee. Over all the book was really written and I cannot wait for more books by Stephanie Meyer.
Date published: 2009-07-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from seriously seriously...we don't care if the book isn't well written in the opinion of a litterature student ( students have a lot to learn)...as long as you enjoy reading a book...that's all that really matters!!! the series is ending...we are getting over it (oh no...i forgot the movies) we will find an other best seller and again people who call themselves litterature pro will critisize and... I don't care. Now ... i just don't know whatttt to read! byebye...
Date published: 2009-07-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from 'Special' Edition This version of Breaking Dawn is going into publication once, and it will only have 1 million copies period. Now, all I'm aware of that's so 'special' about it is you get the DVD of the 4 concerts Stephenie Meyer went along with Blue October to. The 'handwitten' (photocopied!) lyrics to 'My Never' a 'Team Jacob' song by Blue October, and a Bella and Edward poster... That's it? All this hype for that? A million printings period, one time only for THAT? I thought maybe like you know how after Twilight you get chapter One of New Moon and after New Moon, chapter One of Eclipse - I thought maybe we'd get chapter one or more in PRINT in an actual book a little slice of Midnight Sun!!! Edward's Twilight!!! Sure she hasn't finished it, but she has 12 chapters done, she could spare one or two for 1 million fans. But no. You get a Bella and Edward poster... Which everybody already HAS!!!!! The concert, not really worth it and neither are the lyrics on paper. But in a bound book, a chapter or two of Midnight Sun IS worth it! Like maybe it comes with B.D. as tiny a bonus book!!!!!!!! THAT would be cool! If this turns out to have nothing to do with Midnight Sun, then I'll just wait for the Collector's Edition of Breaking Dawn with the Beautiful paper, fresh ink, nice font, red ink colored chapter highlights, and a silk red ribbon bookmark built in. Oh! And the FILM with Robert Pattinson as Edward, Kristen Stewart as his pale vampire bride Bella, and Taylor Lautner as the werewolf who saves the Cullens from Sam Uley. Breaking Dawn rules but seriously, unless she brings out the big guns 'meaning' MIDNIGHT SUN, that for serious forget this waste of cash. I WILL buy the New Moon Collector's Edition book though. The one like Twilight, the one that Breaking Dawn and Eclipse will be made into SOMEDAY. Seriously, LIttle Brown... Want to make some serious money? Force Steph to publish Midnight Sun. Put a hold on her sequel to 'The Host' - 'The Seeker' and her other unimportant prokects. Midnight Sun will sell more copies than any book in history I promise you. Breaking Dawn sold over 1.2 million units in the first day - Midnight Sun will AT LEAST double and most likely triple that. Consider it my fine businessmen and women we all wan the same thing in a different form you want our money and we want Midnight Sun. Do the math!
Date published: 2009-06-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Breaking Dawn Okay, I was disappointed in this book. The last three were MUCH better! No-Offense to all "this" book lovers, I personally think it was kinda screwed up! I would personally leave the book on ONE persons opinion, or at least half the book . The book has no plot (for me). When I bought the book, I read it but in two days I gave it back!! Last words... The Book Is Screwed. I apologize to anyone's feelings being hurt!
Date published: 2009-06-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Consider the First Book to be the best Book. Endings are crucial, it can make or break a book or series for this instance. For being such an action packed dramatic series, the ending was unexpected. More pressure, intensity , and thrill would have made me bow down to Stephanie Myers. However, that was not the case. My suggestion, stop reading at page 678. Let the ending play out in your mind as you see it should. It left me with the "oh, thats all?" feeling.
Date published: 2009-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic, but not really for tweens As someone who is 26 years old, I can really appreciate the wedding, the honeymoon sex and the pregnancy, but I don't really think of this book as meant for tweens! Otherwise, it's another great addition to her Bella and Edward legacy!
Date published: 2009-06-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The End What can I say without giving so much away. Not a lot to be honest, as this book has a lot more twists in it compared to the previous three in the saga. You find yourself saying "I'll just read one more chapter, then go to bed" after every single chapter. The more and more I think about this, the more disappointed I become. All of it leading up to NOTHING. Seriously. **** SPOILER ALERT ***** There was no bloodbath? No nothing? Just an "oops, our bad. K byyyye!". Epic disappointment.
Date published: 2009-06-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from You can't un-read this! People would come into Coles and ask me what I thought of Twilight series. Usually, I'd wince and go "eehhhh well they're popular" but if they asked me to elaborate, I was honest. The first three books were amateur and the last book made me hate the rest of the series. Immediately after I read it in August of 08, I came to this conclusion. Breaking Dawn fails as a story. Completely and utterly fails. And I know failure. I got an F on one of my Fiction Workshop stories. I know what failure in fiction looks like, so I can easily spot it in others. Breaking Dawn is a story with NO CLIMAX. A climax in a plotline is definied as the highest point of tension in the story and instead of that we get a build up and a build up and then... nothing. They have a BLOODY CONVERSATION. There is no battle. There is no ultimate face off. It's a conversation. It's like sex with no orgasm. Seriously. A story with no climax is not a story. It's over 700 pages of WAFFY "yay I got my marriage, my immortality and my bebe!" No. Just... No. Breaking Dawn could easily have fit into a 10-20 page epilogue at the end of Eclipse. Of course then it would have been just as terrible as the Crapilogue at the end of DH... but that's another review all together.
Date published: 2009-06-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really liked it I did not think it was like SOOOOOOOO AMAZING, however, i liked it. I think that this one and twilight were the best ones in the saga.
Date published: 2009-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! This was my second favourite book in the saga! I'm 26 so I could really relate to the wedding and the pregnancy! Although no huge battles take place, I still really enjoyed this book! I couldn't wait to see what kind of baby they would have and how their lives would change because of it! :D
Date published: 2009-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely wonderful. I thought Breaking Dawn was one of the best in the series...even though its the end of Bella and Edward. I just love the fact that they get married and have an unsuspected child.
Date published: 2009-05-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not worth all the hype. I loved the first book it had me glued. but the series just seemed to get weirder and weirder. While reading all the books they seemed wonderful, i really thought they were amazing. but after reading them a second time, they weren’t that great. Edward seemed to get less and less believable... i know he's a vampire, he's not real. but the author is trying to make the story seem real, and i just don’t think anyone can be so passive. he seemed real in the first two book's, but he started to lose his believability as the books went on. i also was waiting for this big fight to the finish, a battle at the end of the story. all the build up was their but no climax. i was waiting for some Epic ending and i got none. on the other hand i liked that things were all cleared up at the end. Despite Edward being un-believable and Bella being sooo annoying, i loved Jacob. he was more realistic and i really enjoyed his chapters. The books were good i just don't think they were really worth all the hype. i have to say I’m more an HP fan. hehe :)
Date published: 2009-05-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wraps up the series quite well I liked this last book-didn't love it though. I didn't think this book had the heart and emotions that I was familiar with in the first 3 books. I don't know how it could have been improved upon though as all loose ends were tied up and the book will make readers happy with the ending.
Date published: 2009-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly a 4.75 This was a great read. It was hard to put down. We find out why Jacob and Bella are obsesed with each other and FINALLY, Bella becomes a vampire, when there is no choice and the reason was a great wonder to read. The only disappointment was that there was no great fight at the end. Everybody lives happily ever after. I would like to see a fifth novel with the main story being to overthrow the Volturi so a new Repulic is born and a sixth novel in about 7-8 years to tell the romance of Jacob and Renesme and a new breed of vampires and wolves in a new world.
Date published: 2009-05-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from ...... i read all 3 books and when i got to breaking dawn i just wasnt in the mood anymore
Date published: 2009-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awsome! I am totally in love with the Twilight story. It was a total escape for me. So when this book was released I couldn't wait to devour it! I had read some spoilers, by accident, before I read the book and thought I might be disappointed. I was wrong. Just like the rest of the Saga I ate it all up. Yes, it tied up loose ends and sometimes that makes a book predictable but for me it was exactly what I would have hoped for. When I finished reading I felt complete, like there was nothing I would have wanted different (except maybe to read more). I loved it and will continue to read the series over and over again!
Date published: 2009-04-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Jumping the Shark (someone had to say it) Note to the fangirls: Please read my entire review before jumping on me in a fit of righteous anger. Thank you. All right, onto the review. I justify my enjoyment of Meyer's Twilight series by telling myself that I accept the fact that she is a mediocre writer and that her books are misogynistic. Honestly, it's like she sprinkled coke on the pages. I know it's bad for me, but I just can't stop. Her books aren't really that spectacular, and Bella is a horrible role model for a teenage girl -- not to mention Bella and Edward's relationship being an extremely unhealthy thing to present as a desirable real-life relationship in a book for YA readers. However. This is one of the few instances where a story jumping the shark didn't make me roll my eyes, though I appear to be in the minority on that account. More or less what is expected from Meyer: lots of drama, soppy romance, and extreme emotional reactions from all parties. I really did enjoy Breaking Dawn, and I think it's because I got the feeling that Meyer just threw up her hands, said "Screw it!", and decided to just heap on the crazy like no tomorrow. It's like she threw off any pretense of it being a chaste and romantic story for young women/girls, and finally just wrote the bloody, gory bits she really wanted to. And I respect that. That doesn't make the book any more well-written, but damn, Meyer. Damn. You really went all-out. I will give credit where credit is due, however: the honeymoon scene where Bella is having a minor panic attack in the bathroom, because she and Edward are about to have sex, truly was really, really well-written. That anxiety *is* something with which young women can identify. If she'd managed to write all four books with that kind of reality and emotional insight, it probably would have been an improved series all-around.
Date published: 2009-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! Best book I have ever read. I don't understand what all the haters say about this book. I totally loved the Twilight series and Breaking Dawn is in my opinion the best book of the series and my favorite book ever. I can not say how much I loved it and would not change a thing about it.
Date published: 2009-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Breaking Dawn Perfect ending! The fourth, and last, novel in the twilight series brings suspense, emotion, romance, twists and turns, friendship and more suspense as Bella Swan still debates whether to be human or vampire. The vampires and werewolfs are still arguing about what Bella will choose to be her final decision. Her love for Edward and Jacob is unconditional, but she must choose. So she does. But she doesn't yet choose to remain human or become a vampire, until something shocking happens. Edward and Jacob must again put away their differences to be there for Bella. A war could break out between the vampires and werewolfs if Edward breaks the agreement (not to bite a human). This was such an amazing ending. Meyer wrote the book perfectly. Perhaps Bella could have the best of 3 worlds: human, vampire and werewolf. However, this book should be recommended to teens over 15. Very graphic scenes. This was the best book in the series!! Amazing.
Date published: 2009-04-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not For Children!!! There are many graphic scenes in this book that make it unsuitable for children (it is listed as "TEEN" after all). This is my least favorite book out of the Twilight series because it basically gives the reader everything they want. However, the series is lot of fun and it is still worth reading. After all, how can you not want to know how the series ends?
Date published: 2009-04-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It was ok... It was ok, but not the best. Out of the 4 book series this was definitely my least favorite. The way it was written didn't fit in with the style of the other 3 books. Edward was way to passive in this book compared to book 3, like he was a different character all together. At least it tied everything up at the end, but I feel Stephenie Meyer could have done a better job.
Date published: 2009-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I thought this was Fabulous!! Better than I could have expected. I thought it was an excellent 4th part in the Twlight Saga.. Sorry to see it end... Want it to go on and on. Absolutely LOVE the characters!! I hope they do this one in a movie!!
Date published: 2009-04-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A Disappointment Where I found books one and two, Twilight and New Moon, interesting, exciting and believable despite the shapeshifters and vampires, the last two books were a disappointment. I found the story dragged, the charecters were difficult to care about or empathize with, and the two books could have been combined to make one really good book. I almost got to the end of Breaking Dawn, than realized I just didn't care enough about the charecters to finish. Since I loved the first two books in this series, I was really looking forward to Eclipse and Breaking Dawn. They just didn't hold the story, the suspense, or the emotional iinvestment in the charecters.
Date published: 2009-03-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good,but Meyer could do better Ok...What happened to when Meyer said that Bella wont lose her virginity?? Twilight is still #1 I'd love this book if I was older and more mature O.O Recommend only to 13 +
Date published: 2009-03-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Least Favourite in the Series, but still Good This was my least favourite in the series. It wasn't as believable and the relationship between Bella and Edward and the relationship between Edward and Renesme wasn't strong. But, overall it was good and the series as a whole was EXCELLENT!
Date published: 2009-03-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from very disappointing I loved Twilight, New Moon and Eclipse. Breaking Dawn not so much. A few times about halfway through the book I found my attention wandering because I was getting bored! The whole Jacob/Reneseme imprinting thing was creepy beyond belief and on a slightly minor note could they have found a better name than Reneseme for the child?! They should have named her Elizabeth after Edward's biological mother who died. It seems only fair.
Date published: 2009-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally! Every chapter has a bit of suspense or anticipation, that you just want more!
Date published: 2009-03-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A horrible ending to an otherwise okay series I have never been so disappointed in the final book of a series. I felt it dragged on and really had no point. This great feeling of suspense is built up when you think there is a battle coming... and guess what? IT NEVER HAPPENS! I know that everyone loves when the ending of a book is all "Happily ever after" but an author should not build up to a crisis in the book that doesn't occur. This book was not well thought out and was rushed.
Date published: 2009-03-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fun and easy to read These novels are easy to read, you can blast through them and they take you on an exciting ride. I found myself debating whether I should look for social commentary in the subtext of the story, ie: no sex before marriage? The debate was won by the "who cares, it's a fun read" side, which I suppose is at the discretion of the reader as to whether they go down the exploratory path or just watch the story unfold.
Date published: 2009-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So sad the series had to end! I really enjoyed this book although it had quite a few bad reviews. Book one esentially was the engament, wedding and honeymoon in Bella's perspective. I found this to be the way she should have ended the series besides the pregancy part. Ended it at the honeymoon after he would have turned her into a vampire. Book 2 was Jacob's Point of view. And for me the best part of this book. I was so mad when i turned the page and it said book2 jacob. Until i started reading I realized how much I loved this part. I really like how Jacob became his own pack leader when Sam wanted to kill Bella. I felt we needed to see him the way he was destined to be. The Alpha. I really loved Seth and how much he accpeted and loved the Cullens. I laughed so much when Jacob and Rosealie would argue. My husband thought i was nuts laughing out loud to my book. My heart broke seeing the way Jacob loved Bella and seeing how much Edward was suffering while watching the baby taking her life. The last chapter was really tough, seeing Edward and Jacob preform CPR and the bloody scene while getting Resemee out of Bella. It was hard to see the way Jacob left the room not really feeling the pull towards Bella anymore while Edward was not giving up trying to save Bella and turn her to a vampire. I was happy however that Jacob knew that was the only way to save her was to make her a vamp. I was sick knowing the realtionship that Bella formed with Rosealie. Book 3. Bella the super vampire who never really suffers as a new born. I was happy though that she was still in love with Edward and was not very thirsty for human blood. she could control herself. I was not happy about Renessme but quickly fell in love with her. I'm still on the fence about the imprinting thing. I was very disapointed that the fight with the volturi spend the entire 3rd book getting to know new characters and their powers to have them never really use them. I felt that we could have cut so much pages from the book. I also that the wolves came to help. I understand SM reasons for not having the fight happen. Bella protected her family instead of her family dying to protect Renessme. I also believe that this leaves the door open for future books. SM said that the Twilight Saga is ended, because the story of Bella (from her point of view) is done. But that she had already mapped out book 5 and 6 not counting Midnight sun(if that ever gets published). I fell that the Children of the Sun and the wolves being called "shape shifter" will be it's own book in the future with Leah being the story teller. i belive the Volturi will come back maybe when Renesemee is older to get controll again. Remember the Cullens won't age. and i think that Renesmee will be a huge factor in the future. As this book ended i felt as though it wa just the begining (if that makes any sense) of the real story. The ending was perfect. My favorite part of all 4 books is when Bella alows Edward into her mind and he gets to see how much he means to her and how much she loves him.
Date published: 2009-03-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible This book was an absolute FAIL. I loved the first 3 books but this one seem rushed and ridiculous. Totally anticlimactic and I was left feeling very unsatisfied. I would probably never read this one again.
Date published: 2009-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I LOVED IT!!! please everyone...dont' listen to whatever bad things people are saying about this 4th book in the twilight saga.... I loved it from start to end....yes it did take on a few different twists that were definitely not expected....but that's what made this book so exciting...Meyer really took it to the next step which is exactly what the story needed at that point and she did a great job with it!!!
Date published: 2009-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Breaking Dawn... Well, Breaking Dawn is definitly a breaking end to the series, lol. It was a great read. Personally I really don't know how I feel about the ending to the various conflicts in the novel, but I think I do accept to what Stephenie Meyer has decided to be the end of her trilogy. I mean, we all can have our own way of putting an end to a series if we don't really like it and not everyone agress to the same things but I do respect Stephenie's choices. I'm not really going to rate this novel cause I REALLY have no clue how I feel but I think it does deserve to be read and I do recommend it to those Twlight Lover out there :) So five stars for that! =) Happy Reading! :)
Date published: 2009-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Perfect End Well I was left confused by the end of this book, and not because of the story but confused why some people didn't like it. I LOVED it. I think it was the perfect end to such a incredible, Passionate, Nail biting Story...Love Story! This book had me turning the pages like crazy. Soon as I starting reading, I found myself fallig into an Abyss, Not wanting to put the book down. I loved the story, the Passionate Parts, The Action Parts, The Greusome parts...Everything! It was an incredible read, and although i am a little sad that it is "over" now, It was the perfect End.
Date published: 2009-03-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from And Sadly It's Over....... Breaking Dawn wasn't as good as the other 3 books.....but none the less I still liked it. I liked the story line for this last book and it kept me reading right to the end.....always wondering what's going to happen next. I'm a sucker for a happy ending and this was one of those books with a "nice" ending. Although this series of books are meant for teenagers, I'd urge you adults out there to go ahead and read it --- it's a good read and definately a hard series to put down. ENJOY!!!!!
Date published: 2009-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from hmm.. Okay so yes, i liked this book. But just because i really like the characters.. well.. most of them. jacob has a tendency to piss me off occasionally.. but haha i guess he does that to the other characters in the book too! lol i really, really did NOT like the fact that jacob narrates about a third of the novel. HORRIBLE decision on Meyers part. i dont CARE if he has a better view of the action, but you don't just *switch* narrators! i mean seriously,, there are some lines you just do NOT cross! argh. but anyways pretty good book.. a little cheesy, but the last ten or so pages are p u r e gold :)
Date published: 2009-02-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Could have been much, much better I went to the local release party and had a great time even though I spent the entire time waiting in line for the book. Then me and a couple of friends spent the entire night reading it out loud. By the time it was morning, we were finished. They loved it, but I have to say I was completely disappointed. I understand that Bella wasn't a great character to begin with, and I didn't expect her to improve, I honestly have no opinion on her side of the novel. What I don't like is that Jacob wishes that he'd imprint, and in the end, he does. Yes, it was to be expected, but I really wanted to see him and the girl werewolf (I forget her name) to fall in love in the natural sense. Meyer played way too heavily on the supernatural. No main characters were human at the end, which was fine, but nearly every werewolf imprinted, which I found ridiculous. After all, it was supposed to be a rare occurance, wasn't it? Another problem I had with the book was that about the first half was just rushed. I figured that the wedding would be a much bigger part of the story than what they made it to be. The first half was mostly, 'rushrushrushrushweddingokaynowwecangohoneymooning!'. Not to mention the fact that Bella's character was completely rewritten in the two pages the wedding occured, only to go back to her old style before. If Meyer even just had her trip on her way down the aisle or something, I'd have been more satisfied than I ended up being. Renesmee. She didn't deserve a part in the books at all. Seriously, the whole pregnancy deal is something you should find in a soap opera, and it didn't deserve to be in a book series with that much potential. And the way she was born? I know eight-year olds that have read the series, and with a series that big, it was much too descriptive. I know it's a teen book, but with teen books that publicized, you know kids will read it too. For anyone that read this, I hope this helped you as much as it helped me. This wasn't a review as much as it was a rant, but I needed to get that off my chest so badly.
Date published: 2009-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't want the story to end I'm the reader who loves to have a trilogy to read but anymore then that with characters that continue through a series don't really keep my attention, what can I say I'm a romantic and love that part of the stories. But I don't want this one to end! I'm with the other readers on this one, we want more, just not ready to give them up just yet
Date published: 2009-02-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Epic Fail I was really excited to read Breaking Dawn. I loved the first three books and thought that Breaking Dawn would be more of the same. It turns out it was, but I was under some delusion reading the first three that these characters were actually well developed. Clearly Stephenie Meyer has never heard of three things: character development, a strong heroine and sacrifice. First off, Bella is the exact same person as she was in Twilight. There was no character evolution. If anything, she regressed. She was never the best character, but at least in the first book she actually had some aspirations that didn't involve a guy. Second, Bella is completely co-dependent. Is this really the kind of message we want to be sending young girls? Like in New Moon, if a guy dumps you it's ok to throw yourself off a cliff just to hear his voice? I know that this is an extreme example but her dependence on this guy that she's known for months at the most is laughable. Finally, what the hell happened with the Volturi? It was the most anti-climactic ending ever in which nobody had to sacrifice anything. They got to keep Renesmee (and she is an issue all unto herself), Jacob couldn't have Bella so now he has her daughter (totally weird that he used to have the hots for her mom but that's for their therapist to work out, not me). These are just some of the issues I had with this book. I wish I could forget this book because I tried to read the first three and I am now completely disillusioned to the whole series. It's a shame because they were fun at first.
Date published: 2009-02-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not so great I think that the story is good, but I have a problem with the characters. They don't seem to have that much depth. I have a hard time believing that the human characters were 17 and 18, to me they acted more like 13 and 14 year olds. I really have a problem with Bella, I would have thought that todays writers wouldn't be writting weak female leads. Throughout the whole series Bella is written as having no life and no purpose except when she is with Edward. In the first book Bella falls completely in love with Edward in record time and becomes totally obsessed with him, to the point of not wanting to go to school because he's not there. In the second book Bella falls apart because Edward leaves. She becomes depressed and even starts to try and hurt herself to hear Edwards voice. Oh and Bella becomes delusional as well! This is a terrible message to be sending to the young girls who are reading this series. I would have thought a female author would have given her heroine some self-esteem! and maybe a little bit of dignity as well!
Date published: 2009-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great end to the saga.... Although Twilight is by far the best of the saga in my opinion, Breaking Dawn is my second favourite. So much happens in this last book that I feel it could have been split into two books, and the storyline elaborated on a bit more. But overall, it was captivating, with some neat little twists in the story, and I felt satisfied with the conclusion.
Date published: 2009-02-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Uh ... Not expecting this ... Okay, so after Eclipse, what else is left? Apparently the rest of their lives :P I would have thought that after Eclipse the series was done, and that was that. But Breaking Dawn came and I was expecting it to be good. It was, but the some parts were kind of ... not needed. The pregnancy part, which I think wasn`t really needed, freaked me out o.o But, as all stories end ... it was a HAPPY ENDING :D Hooray, and huzzah. 3/5
Date published: 2009-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unexpected! This was the best book, all-in-all, of the series. I finally got to read it when my sister surprised me with it. As soon as I got home I was hooked. I read this book in a day. I did not stop until I was finished, which was at about 4 in the morning. My friends thought I was crazy. I wont give anything away for those who haven't read it yet. But it's really really good!! Read it please!
Date published: 2009-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome!! This book and all Stephanie's books are completely amazing, I watched the movie, it wasn't as good as the books, but I guess you can't get "everything" right in a movie when a book has such great detail. The only bad part about this book was having Jacob's part of the story. But meh. It was still a great story. Does anyone know if she is making a new book? or if she is finished with this one?
Date published: 2009-02-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not as incredible as the first three. Considering what the subject matter of the books are, please take my comments with a grain of salt. Breaking Dawn was my least favourite of the Twilight Saga; it "jumped the shark" far too many times. I think I would have been happier to have closed the third book and hoped that everything turned out fine for Bella, Edward and Jacob. It just seemed rushed and the need to tie up all the perceived loose ends was visible. I didn't "feel" the love of Bella and Edward or Bella and Jacob, for that matter. It felt like the book was written for the fourth movie - and I guess it probably was. Dissapointed for sure.
Date published: 2009-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Amazing This being the final chapter of the series, I've never come across a book that I was extremely saddened to finish. I found that even though I was enthralled with the books, the story, the characters, I wasn't willing to say good bye to them just yet. So I did everything I could to put off reading the last chapter, when I had no other choice, I needed to finish this book. It's so captivating the way the mood flows through all of the books, breathing greater life as each book passes to the next. I truly wish that there could be more to this, but I'm extremely happy and satisfied with the way that it was completed.
Date published: 2009-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing&Amazing I admire Stephenie Meyer. Bella Swan, falls in love young and gets married young. Edwrad marries Bella ans has a great Honeymoon with him but one night she felt sick and threw up and found out was her problem was. And then she will discover a whole new life and will live a different way. Jacob Black leaves the pack and makes his own pack and makes peace with the Cullens. What will happen to Jacob? What will happen to Edward and Bella? you will have to read the book to found out !
Date published: 2009-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It was as good as the first book! No disappointments!! I can't believe I found this book in the teen section. I am not a teen and yet I loved every minute. My sister-in-law is reading it now and can't put it down. What a great series. I am actually sad I have no more to read....it's the end and yet I crave more!!!!
Date published: 2009-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT FINISH! (although there are more to come) WOW! That was an amazing end. This book was also one of my faves of the series. There was lots of mystery and love and fight. The gruesome details of Bella's labour to the mystery of her gift and the fight for a life with her family and to her romance with Edward that's stronger than ever! AMAZING like usual! Absolutely Fantastic!!!
Date published: 2009-01-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from not my fav out fo the series but still good so this is my least faavourite out of the series but still good when compared to some of the less liked books i've read. again it manages to captivate the reader and hold their interest. the twists were good and the mystery surrounding some of the parts always had me begging to read more. but on that note a few downfalls i didn't like teh ending. to me it felt like Stephanie jsut kind of got bored of writing the book and took teh easy way out, without giving the readers the ending they were looking for. mind oyu the ending was still graceful but not what my expectations were looking for. I felt like she jsut went for the average everyone lives happily ever after (which happens to be the last chapters title) it was kind of a let down. I expected to get so much more after investing in the characters and stories. but all in all still a good read and she deos maintain the level of writing she has showed throughout the book
Date published: 2009-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from breaking dawn I am an avid reader but it takes a lot to get me this into a book and could honestly say that I could not put this book down every chance i had i read it. it took me 2 weeks to finish this novel the shorted time i have ever taken to read a book of that size. it really draws you in from the frist chaper! i am happy how it turned out and i would love to read more from stephanie meyer she has made my fave authors list! looking forwards to continuing the saga in edwards view that would be awesome! also looking forward to reading the host!
Date published: 2009-01-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sad this was the last book. I picked up the first Twilight book after being dragged to the movie by my younger sister. As a university student I have been heckled by some friends. After reading Twilight I was hooked The writing is not great quality, but the story is intriguing. Some books in the saga are more interesting than others. Breaking Dawn may have been my favourite. I must admit I was a little sad as I neared the end, knowing that there wasn't another portion of the story to read. I would recommend this book to the mature teen reader - the content is a little bit risque at times.
Date published: 2009-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible The final book of the Twilight series and it goes out with a bang. A very well written book. I recommend it.
Date published: 2009-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Also good, but maybe went a little to far For the finale of the twilight series, this book was good (until the ending). I had read many other reviews on this book, and heard how many people said it was horrible to end with. In a way I agree and disagree with them. Throughout the book it brings you up to a high climax. You also get to experience the series through Jacob's eyes, which made me like it (and him) even more. The only thing that made me step back, was all the efforts they put into the romance scenes, that it sort of makes Bella and Edward seem to obsessed in what they can do to eachother... Also the book drew a very interesting climax, and kept me reading, until the very last pages. (700'S to be exact) I won't give any spoilers away, but overall the series was good, and breaking dawn was my 2nd fav from them.
Date published: 2009-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely great and very exciting I loved it. I needed a non baby book, a book that would take me out of reality and since I was very interested in a new vampire series "True Blood" I thought I should give this book a try. It was just perfect. At the beginning it was a little slow but of course it was necessary. I could not put the book down in last few chapters and read it continuously for 3 hours and had a head from excitement. As tired as I was, I could not leave it alone. I finished it about 2 weeks ago and I still cannot stop thinking about it. I could not touch another book at least for a few night. One of the reasons that I think I got so involved in the story is because I have a 20 months daughter whom I love infinitely. I should not say more just in case you are reading this before reading the book. I just added the rest of Stephenie's series to my wish list hoping to get them for my birthday or will just buy them after I read the other books I got for Christmas. Elham
Date published: 2009-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good ending for the series It took me two days to read this book because I was so anxious to know how it would end. I have heard some dissapointed reviews from fans about this book. I myself was a little surpised at the plot at the beginning of the book and I think I was a bit upset by it because its not what I expected. By the middle of the book I was convinced she would end the series well and thankfully, she did. I'm happy with the whole series and I really hope they make all the books into movies. I will probably start reading the series again today.
Date published: 2009-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great End Loved it. Loved the series!!! It was a great ending to the series. Keeping the story up with twists, Stephanie Meyers knows how to keep you glued to a story. :)
Date published: 2009-01-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good!!!! 5/5 I liked this book a lot, but not as much as Twilight and Eclipse . . . but this one has so many more shockers in it!!!!! I really want Stephenie to continue the saga!!!!! It just doesn't feel like she ended the saga well enough for me!!!! It was still good though!!!! 5/5
Date published: 2009-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Good Book I think that this is a good book and I reccomend to ages 10+ as it has some interesting words put into it. I am sad that there will not be a fifth to the Twilight Saga but also happy that Edwards version of Twilight (Midnight Sun) will probally be great. I believe that Stephenie Meyer is a GREAT writer and should keep writing. If you are interested in other Stephenie Meyer books there is also The Host but sad to say it is not about vampires AT ALL. I hope this review helps your search for the perfect book.
Date published: 2009-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovin' the vampires it's the last one in the series (at least, until Stephenie writes one in someone elses perspective) so if you've read the first three, then i definately recomend you read this if you want to know what happens afterwards.
Date published: 2009-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Ending To A Great Series! I have to say I loved Breaking Dawn! I can't believe how many people hate the book and I want to put my two cents in. I loved that there was a happy ending because isn't that what everybody wanted for Bella & Edward? And of course there was not a huge fight scene between the Volturi and the Cullens because the Cullens would LOSE. I think that Jacob and Nessie imprinting is not some weird perverted thing. I thought that Jocob finally got his happy ending and will always be attached to Bella in some way. But I did not like the birth scene. It was a little weird but in retrospect I guess there weren't many "normal" ways to write such a scene. SM ended the book very well in my opinion and the first three books were not all about Bella becoming a vampire. In Twilight, it focused on the start of a beautiful, gripping romance between a vampire and a human. In New Moon, it was about a developing relationship that could have turned into something more. In Eclipse it was about the ultimate decision to become a vampire and in Breaking Dawn it was about plot twists and happy endings. I don't understand why people got to such extremes when saying they hated the book. Some people went as far to say Edward's character is changed in Breaking Dawn completly but I don't believe that. The reason Edward wanted to abort his child was because he would do anything to make sure Bella didn't died and obviously he knew he couldn't have childten and by having Nessie with Bella it would kill her and as we know they cannot live without each other. One thing I would like to say is in a way I find Edward to be a little bit secondary in this book. At points I felt he was just an extra not really there. I would also like to point out that the name Renesmee is not all that bad. I wouldn't have picked but if Nessie's name made the book that bad for you I think that should tell you something about how much you were really reading the book. I see nothing wrong with her name or nickname Nessie and even if I did I wouldn't stop reading the book because her name bothered me. But all in all I found the book excellent and it was a great ending to the best series ever!
Date published: 2009-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING!!! BELLA MADE A GOOD CHOICE!!!!!
Date published: 2009-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great series I saw the movie Twilight and spoke with some friends and heard that the story was better then the movie. They were right. the movie did not do the book any justice I read the first book in less then 8 hours. I read the second - fourth novels in just about the same amount of time. I couldnt put any of the books down. I am sorry to see the end and would love to have at least had a glimpse of the woman to be from the final novel( those who have read it will know who i mean). Interesting twists..though i have to admit that the two jacob twists were predictable. You should read this series its worth the time.
Date published: 2008-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Breaking Dawn - Twilight Saga Final Book The final book in The Twilight Saga. I finished this book in 2 days and could not put it down. I don't think I have ever read a series of books that have held me the way this series has. My jaw was tight as I was waiting for the conclusion of Bella and Edward saga. As thrilled as I was to find out how the story ended, part of me is sad that this series is now over. I feel that I could have followed the Cullen Family forever. I don't want to say anything about the story because I don't want to ruin one single moment for a fellow reader. Stephenie Meyer is an amazing writer and has a fan for life. I read the entire Twilight series in 15 days and starting tonight, I start reading Book One Twilight AGAIN. I NEEDED to see how this story ended so I'm afraid I may have missed the sheer enjoyment of the story so I will be starting again and savoring every moment.
Date published: 2008-12-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Breaking Yawn Breaking was a good ending. This book wasn't as interesting as the previous three and I think its because this book was now about marriage, kids and family, which is not in relation to my age or life. I loved the other three because of the problems, that many my age face, forbidden love, love triangle, and etc. I kind of expected it better, but I was happy with the twist that enabled Jacob to be a part of Bella's life. This book satisfied my curiosity for the ending, but I sense we may expect one more from Ms. Meyer or just my wishful thinking.
Date published: 2008-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING this book was great, i just can't believe the series is over! :(
Date published: 2008-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good read! I thought this book wasn't as good as the other three, but i did still enjoy it. It dragged on a bit in spots.
Date published: 2008-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Should come with a warning......you will dream of hot vampires! I devoured this series (literally read books 1-4 in a week). I love Bella and Edward and cherished the time I spent in Stephanie Meyers world. Breaking Dawn was no exception. Without giving it away - there is romance, excitement, adventure all piled into one book (well one book that contains 3 parts). I loved the "book 2" from Jacob's point of view - and found myself laughing out loud. This series is a must read for all - even those skeptics (I was one) who don't read Vampiire stories. This is so much more than a Vampire book.
Date published: 2008-12-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Breaking Dawn Long, very very long. There has been one book ever in the past to may me cry and that was Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice. Well, the last two chapters of Breaking Dawn made me cry. That said, a nice closing to the entire Twilight series. The last half of this story is filled with more dialog then needed, getting every point of view from the many new characters added in this novel. Unlike the last two novels, the shift is once again back on Bella and the Cullen Family. Another full circle is found with reference to real folklore and myths that the author nods to in Twilight. The subplot in this one seems to run with the theme of myth and the power a myth can hold.
Date published: 2008-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Amazing ♥ I love this book. What an excellent way to end the sega. I love how it all comes together. I couldn't put it down. Stephenie Meyer is amazing :-) ...... I cant wait til Midnight Sun is out .♥
Date published: 2008-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Different View A lot of people who i talked to didn't like this book at all. Everyone acted different and Bella has a kid. Of course they're going to act different! Bella got turned into a vampire! Edward is going to think that is extremely difficult, since she was dying and he had to change her to save her, but he would still feel guilty about taking her mortal life away. Anyway, i pretty much loved the book, except when Bella was all obsessed about this child, whom she called Reneseme or whatever. The big fight didn't happen but we found out why Edward couldn't read her mind, and the last page and basically the last line when she removes her 'sheild' and allow Edward to read her mind. How great is that? Wasn't that what we were all waiting for? To find out why Edward couldn't read her mind? I absolutely loved the book, it would have taken great wit, and a lot of thinking and planning to create this book. Give her credit, she CREATED these characters, so she can tell the story the way she wanted it to happen, not you. She deserves a lot more credit than shes getting, because although some of the things made me upset i still finished it, and loved it.
Date published: 2008-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I didn't want the story to ever end I love Stephanie Meyer. Thank goodness for her big heart, for wonderful skill and her hope for happy endings. This is the final novel of the twilight series and it was the perfect way to tie up loose ends. She write the novel in a very realistic way, keeping up with each character and not losing touch with the reality of her little world. Edward remains the love focus of our heroine, Jacob is still in this book in a major way, Bella sees her future for what it truly is, finds herself along the way, We see all of our main characters and the story just ends in the best way it possibly can. I love this book and will be reading it over and over again.
Date published: 2008-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Book Ever Breaking Dawn is in my opion the best twilight book. The Book made my Cry, Laugh and even get anger at stupdi Jacob Black(soryy but i really hate him. He has done so much to hurt bella and he is a jerk) The book answer all your questions and it is a great ending book. It the book when bella finally becomes a Vampire(sory to ppl who haven't read it) and Renesmee is the cutes my Favourtie Vampire(again sorry). The wedding is amazing, expect that jacob came. (i don't know why she still like him but ok) I totally recomond this book to ever girl and boy to read. The wedding, the beach. the little girl, the stupdi jacob.
Date published: 2008-12-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome!!! I loved Breaking Dawn, I thought it was a really nice ending for the story a kind of "whats going to happen next?" Well anyway I recomand this book and the rest of the the Twilight books it's a 5/5 book!!
Date published: 2008-12-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Loved the Series x10000000 I loved Twilight, New Moon and Eclipse. But Breaking Dawn just didn't do it for me. Why would Aro and the entire guard come if all they are going to do is just, talk. I thought that was a waste. Don't get me wrong, it was an alright book. All the suspense building up to that terrible climactic point. That's where this book went wrong. The begging, with like, Isle Esme and their wedding, well that was very romantic and cute, and I liked it. Jacob's Point-Of-View, also very good. You get to first hand understand the problems Jacob's going through. And then Bella get's turned, and everything from there is good to the point of the fight, which killed me. I am in LOVE with this series, but the ending just didn't do it for me, and kinda made the rest of the book suffer. Therefore, I rated it 3/5, because if the ending had some action, I would have rated it better, but it didn't.
Date published: 2008-12-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved the series! So I picked up Twilight after a recommendation from a friend. I had the whole series read in a week and a half. I haven't been this into a series since Harry Potter (though this isn't in the same league) I loved all the books, though I felt like Breaking Dawn was written to tie up loose ends. I have read other reviews that slam this book (and the series) and the harsh reaction to these books surprise me. These books were aimed at young readers... if you are looking for amazing literature go read Jane Austin. These books were meant as light exciting reads not to compare to literay classics. I honestly couldn't wait to read all four books (though the second one did drag a bit) but this is a vampire story of teen love... and I think its sad that we are so jaded that a book with a happy ending is so harshly criticized. If you enjoyed the first three books, I recommend the fourth... it does go a little side ways at times, and is certainly not my favourite book of the series, but I enjoyed it. If you didn't like the first three books I question why you are continuing to torture yourself by continuing to read the series, if you didn't like the first book I can't imagine why you would enjoy the rest of the series. Seriously people!
Date published: 2008-12-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Still Fun, but... The ending pissed me off. The first hundred pages or so were hysterical and fun to read. Edward and Bella have fantastic sexual chemistry. The whole Jacob portion, though, was a big fat waste of time. The book could've been a lot shorter without it. I simply could not wrap my head around the woman she had become at the end of the novel; she was a stranger to me, so different from the Bella I had grown to like over the first three books. She went from being a normal teenage girl to a middle aged woman in the span of one book. It offended my "feminist sensibilities", to say the least. Why does she allow her entire life to be swallowed by Edward, who, granted, is a great character? But, why does he, and his family, have to become her absolute future, her forever? Why does she never seem to develop a keener sense of self and identity? Is he her only passion? If so, why? Also, I don't want to give out any spoilers but this novel is driven too thoroughly by the mythology of Edwards world, and I found it quite dull and convoluted. Overall, I am glad that I completed the entire series, but I was left a little perplexed by the stunted level of character development. That, and the ending felt cliched. I'm still mad at Bella for forgiving Edward so quickly in New Moon. Who forgets such intense misery so easily? I was completely mystified by her reaction to Edward's return in that book. But, that is another kettle of irritating fish.
Date published: 2008-12-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Overrated So I decided to read through the entire series because I wanted to know what Bella chose to do in the end. Not only that, but I also liked Jacob's character more than any of the others in the book. Bella just didn't cut it for me, and I hoped that this last book would prove me wrong, but unfortunately it didn't. Meyer's writing still needs some work, and she has way too much fillers. Her books could have easily been 300 pages each, but they are in fact double the size! Surprisingly, not only did I find Bella to be whiny and helpless, but I did not take a liking to Edward either--the supposedly "perfect" man--for many different reasons that I will not state, because I know there are many Edward fans out there.
Date published: 2008-12-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Mikki's reviews i'm not sure exactly what to put here but first of all i am in love with the twilight series and the eragon inheritance trliology and i'm sure many other people are so TALK TO ME PEOPLES
Date published: 2008-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from google this book right now! I loved the book! I may bit to young for it but it is so interesting. I loved Eclipse a bit better.
Date published: 2008-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BREAKING DAWN IS SOOOOOO GOOD! Breaking Dawn is soooooo good! I loved it!!!!!!!!!! It is my 2nd favourite book out of the series. I LOVE THE TWILIGHT SERIES!!! My advice to everyone is that they should read the books!!!!!
Date published: 2008-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Epic I know some people out there consider that Breaking Down killed the Twilight series, but I disagree. I admit I was ticked about Bella deciding to leave her human life to become a vampire. I mean she's only 18! How can you be sure of a choice at 18? But Meyer found the perfect way to do it without the reader resenting the choice. Though we go from narrator to narrator in the book, it seemed necessary to really comprehend what the characters are thinking. (I mean, how can you not jubilate at the end of book Jacob?) A good read for any Twilighters out there. Much angst and suspense, some action, but still Meyer manage to give you a good laugh now and then. Really well written and with plenty of pages (for those of us who like bricks), the book explore the relationships between the characters and the politics of the vampire society. I really hope Stephenie Meyer write a 5th book to the series. There is still a lot of story lines that haven't been explored. I'd still loved to read about Jacob and you-know-who (sorry don't want to give spoilers here)... So buy it, read it and love it ;) I know I did...
Date published: 2008-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fantastic end to the series!!! what a great ending!!! I really liked how she had two different narrators..plus it was full of action, passion and excitment. I never could of guessed the way she was going!!! it was great!!
Date published: 2008-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OMG LOVED IT omg breaking dawn was awsome my favorite though is eclipse and twilight stil i thought that ,that book was awsome and so cool LOVED IT!! Twilight lover <3
Date published: 2008-11-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Unimpressive I wasn't an incredibly big fan of the Twilight series. I had read the first three books and thought they were decent enough, even if their main protagonist was annoying as hell. I was interested enough in finding out what happened in the last installment of the series to preorder it. I hoped this attitude would lend me some objectivity when reading the last book, since I'd heard it was 'out there'. First of all, the plot was something else. I still maintain that SM accidentally sent her editor a fanfic she thought was amusing, and then it ended up getting published as Breaking Dawn, and by the time anyone caught on, it was too late. Either that, or she was smoking the good stuff. I mean, come on. Mutant vampire baby? Really, SMeyer? I mean, REALLY? And while we're on the subject, let's talk about the name - Renesmee. What the hell, Edward? I don't care if you ARE supposed to be 'the perfect boyfriend', show some damn backbone and tell your wife you're not gonna let her name your daughter something that will ensure merciless teasing for the rest of her immortal life. Second of all, my most favourite person to talk about in this series, Mary Sue. I mean, Bella Swan. Or Cullen, now. Whatever. I get why her characterization was the way it was in Twilight. I found her to be a relatively realistic portrayal of a seventeen-year-old (the lavender prose, however... no. Just no.). My problem is that in the two years that this series spans, Bella's character does not change. She does not mature. She is the same whining brat at 19 that she was at 17. Fail, SMeyer. And my second big qualm with Bella (if I were to list them all, really, we'd be here all day) is that when she finally DOES break out of those insecurities and sees herself as someone worthy of Edward, it's when (SPOILER) she becomes a vampire. Again I say, FAIL, SMeyer. You couldn't have had her slowly come to terms with and accept herself over the course of the other three books? No, you had to have her turn into an incredibly beautiful, athletic creature before she could like herself and actually be a strong person. What a message to send to your readers - have a little plastic surgery and become beautiful and all your problems are solved. Only THEN are you worthy of love and can be an equal in the relationship. *scoff* Third - the ending. How AMAZINGLY anti-climactic. (SPOILER) There was all the setup for an awesome brawl, and yet we saw nothing. The Volturi WALKED AWAY. No one died (well, besides someone that SMeyer didn't really make us care for, anyway). MuggleCast interviewed her and she said she couldn't bear to kill off any of her characters. To me, that kind of mentality marks the difference between an okay writer and a great writer. Not to stir up trouble, but JKR loved her characters and yet she killed them off. Sometimes, SMeyer, you have to put the story first. My second major problem with the ending was that Bella got everything she wanted without having to give anything up (except her humanity, but she was begging for that to happen since Book #1). Again, what a message to teach your readers - that you can get everything you ever wanted in life without hard work and sacrifice, as long as you're beautiful and/or have no life outside your significant other. The negatives for this book - and the series as a whole - are aplenty, so let me touch on some positives. Jacob Black, is my saviour. Without his POV, I never would have been able to get through the book. Leah was also welcome and refreshing, and I was glad to see her character fleshed out a bit more. Also, Seth was just adorable. (SPOILER) The whole werewolf (except they're not REALLY werewolves - how completely random, SMeyer) plot line with the two packs was great, actually. I would have much preferred to have read a book about THAT. Also, I loved the other vampires that the Cullens rounded up, they were all so quirky and interesting. The Alice subplot was something that kept me on my toes, as I was legitimately unsure as to whether or not she really did do what we thought she did. And the part before the "fight", where Bella bids farewell to her daughter, was actually pretty sad. Overall, though, the abundance of negatives overwhelm the few positives. Stephenie Meyer had such potential with her story. She started off well enough, and I'm disappointed that her saga ended this way. With a stronger heroine who was maybe a little more self-assured by the fourth book, someone that readers might want to be like, the plot of Breaking Dawn could have been saved. Because in the end for me, it came down to the complete failure that was the "heroine" of the series. I would rather follow a character that I can grow with and want to be like, rather than some shrinking violet. I'll take my Buffy Summers', Faith Lehanes, Cordelia Chases, and Lois Lanes over a character as detestable as Bella Swan any day of the week.
Date published: 2008-11-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Alright... Okay i was a little bit surprised about the two different point of views. I really like Jacob's POV i loved it but then when it came to the ending it was alright i wish they did something a little different...I dont know all i can say this isn't the best book in the series and it could have been better it had some good parts and some bad parts.
Date published: 2008-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Utterly Enthraled Aww, what a perfect ending! Can't wait for Midnight Sun! This series has been an extraordinary read, showing true love, true friendship, and true family. Bonds so strong that not even the seemingly impossible could break or even bend them! I was completely and utterly enthralled from start to finish!
Date published: 2008-11-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Predictable way to end the series.. The first part of the book is interesting in the aspect that it soley focus on Edward and Bella, which is what a lot of fans wanted to read throughout the other books, it was a nice change to read entirely about their interaction together. The second part of the book you got to kind of get a perspective into everyone's character and it was quite thrilling to read about Bella going through such dangers, however a weak point was that you don't really get a feeling of Edward's concern. It seemed to me that in the other books the author builds him up to be overly protective and obsessed with keeping Bella safe, but while she's reaching a near death experience, I found it lacked the proper amount of emotion. From that point on, the book for me took a massive leap downwards. You read THREE books waiting for her to become a vampire, so this scene should be epic, however her actually turning into a vampire seems like nothing. I hate how the author portrayed her. It would have been so much more interesting if she used that page space to write about Bella's transformation and the struggles she goes through. I think it would have been a great read to see Bella detatch herself from Edward. In the entire book she clings to him and I think it would have added realism if, because she was a newbie vampire, if she lost a lot of herself, and watch how Edward copes with this. A part of the book could have been added in Edwards perspective. Instead Bella seems to do everything perfectly fine and everyone seems alright. Jasper is the only one with any sense of what could happen. The last part of the book is USELESS. Bringing ina bunch of characters, preparing for a battle to the death, yet NOTHING happens and suddenly everyone gets a happy ending. This book lacked so much.. I stil consider it a good book but its hard to get into the last part. Feels like the series didn't have a proper end to it.....
Date published: 2008-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! This might be my favourite of the series. A great ending to the saga. Some people didn't like this book but I loved it. Loved the happy ending!
Date published: 2008-11-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from As bad as it gets... I'll probably get crucified by all the fans, but I don't really mind. I used to be such a fan of these books. I thought Twilight and New Moon were fantastic in their own way. Eclipse deceived me, for some reasons, but I didn't think much of it. Breaking Dawn, though? I'm still trying to tell myself that it never happened. To me, Meyer put a stake through the heart of her creation, and I feel really bad about it. Jacob's point of view is really nice. But then, this is not enough to save a book. It was painfully long to read, nothing really happened, Bella is being stupid through most of the book and some characters (EDWARD!) are really... out of character. Meyer's writing, too, wasn't good at all. I thought she had gotten better when she published The Host, but I guess I was wrong. So, all in all, this is the most disappointing ending I could imagine... I'll just pretend it doesn't exist. Ugh.
Date published: 2008-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An unbelievably breathtaking journey Wow. Just wow. Words cannot describe the extent of talent Stephenie Meyer possesses. When I first began this series, I have to admit, I was a little hesitant to be reading about a vampire, but by the end of chapter 1, I was hooked. These books have also helped me grow as a writer. I swear, you will never be the same after reading these books (in a good way of course). It's complete injustice that this series cannot stretch into infinity and keep going with thousands of books to read. Sadly there are only 4, not including the Official Twilight Guide and Midnight Sun. I love it how the book always has something to do with the title. Like in Twilight, Edward tells Bella that if she becomes a vampire, it will be the twilight on her life. In Eclipse, Jacob says he can deal with a few clouds overshadowing Bella's love for him, but he couldn't stop an eclipse. The eclipse if Bella's love for Edward. So whether you've taken Edward's side, or Jacob's side, you will be completely enchanted by this book and the rest of the series. Stephenie Meyer is truly a literary idol, the creator of a phenomenon, my role model, and living proof that one person can create something so huge and amazing with the help of others. I am truly breath taken by this series. I've cried countless times. This series is a journey. Not just for Stephenie Meyer or the characters, but for the reader. It really is too amazing for words. The quality of the writing and descriptions is impossibly breathtaking. You will empathize and laugh with Bella, be enchanted and fall in love with Edward, understand and sympathize with Jacob, laugh at Charlie, be amazed by and love Alice, laugh at Emmett's constant jokes and marvel at his strength, be in awe of Jasper, adore and respect Carlisle, be touched by Esme, and slowly understand Rosalie. Anyone will be completely awed to the core of their souls by this amazingly breathtaking phenomenon.
Date published: 2008-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So many unexpected events...but I LOVED IT!! I absolutely LOVED this book. It was very intense and emotional for me as so many unexpected events took place in this book but also the realization that this was the finale of the series and these characters that I absolutely loved, where no longer going to be in my life, was bittersweet. I really enjoyed how Bella's character was taken to a new level, she went from innocent, young, teenage girl, to a mature, responsible, women. The only thing that I found a bit of a let-down was the climatic points of this book. I think S. Meyer did a great job of creating very intense, emotional build-up to certain climatic points but then they were so easily resolved, that I was a bit tiffed that she made me go through such an emotional rollercoaster, just to have it resolved so easily. Either way, I still loved the book and I'm sad to see the conclusion of Edward and Bella and the whole Twilight gang....but I'm hoping with time, S. Meyer will come around and publish, Midnight Sun. Can't wait to see the movie, November 21st!! Yuppie.
Date published: 2008-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from read it or else!!! This is the best out of the series! i cant decide i think it is tide with Twilight!! i cant beleve it! its awesome. must finish this book. anyone would love this book!!
Date published: 2008-11-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from ending the ending was weak. as was the entire plot. as was the entire series. i'm sorry. but it sucked.
Date published: 2008-11-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Superb Finale! Although no other book in the series will ever truly compare with Twilight, I did adore this book! I was thrown a little with the different narrators, however, the novel wouldn't have been complete without the alternate perceptions. Meyer's writing is addictive, I couldn't put the book down and every new twist to the characters was a delightful surprise. It was thrilling to finally be immursed in the parts of the vampires and "werewolves" lives we never saw before (finally we were VIPs!). I loved the ending, it was complete in every way- a true fairy tale ending (it was really good for a cliché haha)!
Date published: 2008-11-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Couldn't Put it Down! Ok so now the series is over for me and I must say I did enjoy it, I never spent so much on books in such a short time. However, that being said, I was ready to take that Bella character and shake her several times. I found her to be very annoying sometimes. Edward I could relate to and find him charming but Bella irritated me more than once. She seemed to have a very nasty habit of jumping in and saying things when she shouldn't have and causing trouble to start. Then she would berate herself about being so stupid..........well she was stupid. I just didn't find her character very likeable. All the other were very likeable and you could picture them easy but her..............just my 2 cents.
Date published: 2008-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yay! I was happy that they went through with the plan! ^_^ I don't want to give too much away since not everyone has read it. What is with Meyer to have all the action at he last 200pgs of the book. She builds up to it well really well though! This is not my fave of the series but it was still pretty good! *sigh* Now what am I to read???
Date published: 2008-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Conclusion This is the fourth and final book of the Twilight series and I’m very sad to see it end. It was the perfect conclusion to a fabulous series with everything you need to feel satisfied. It’s a happy ending for almost everyone. But alas I’m moving along too quickly. The novel starts with the beautiful Cullen wedding and it was written so well I felt that I was attending it myself. Alice organized and planned the wedding for Bella and Edward and she didn’t miss any details whatsoever. Bella’s dress was ideal for her and even though she doesn’t have the flawless features of a vampire, all eyes are on the bride. She is absolutely stunning. All clumsiness aside, she doesn’t falter once as Charlie walks her down the aisle. They say their “I do’s” and are off to the surprise honeymoon. Edward has kept this a secret and Bella has no idea where she is going. Alice packed the bags so she can’t even predict the weather. As time and money are of no object the honeymooners are able to enjoy every aspect of the island they are on. In what seems like no time at all, Bella discovers that she is pregnant. Because the child is half-vampire, half-human they decide not to take any further risks with the ‘monster’ and their honeymoon is cut short. At this point the story is told from Jacob’s perspective. He discovers that Bella is pregnant and thus the tribe finds out as well. The tribe makes a decision to kill the monster before any trouble comes to Forks and the rest of the human population. Jacob is now completely torn. He agrees the child should be killed but doesn’t want to kill Bella in the process. The pregnancy is clearly hard on her and she has no chance of survival. Read more at: http://justkickinit.ca/2008/10/19/breaking-dawn-by-stephenie-meyer/
Date published: 2008-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Amazing! I loved this novel. And I thought the ending was perfect, I was dreading the end of this book but I was totally satisfied with the way that Stephanie Meyer ended it! The only complaint I would have is I felt that it was a lot for one novel, I wish it could have been two books instead of one. But other than that it was PERFECT!
Date published: 2008-10-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Oi Seems the highly anticipated Breaking Dawn is yet another pathetic attempt at a teen novel that no one with a good taste in literature will remember 3 years from now.
Date published: 2008-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING! A great ending to a great series! This book is wonderfully written, and I loved how we got to see Jake's POV as well. The perfect ending for the ultimate love story!
Date published: 2008-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Despite what many have said, this book was just amazing, I have absolutely nothing negative to say about this book besides the fact that it ended too soon.
Date published: 2008-10-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Breaking Beyond Belief I have never been a real fan of the Twilight series. I dislike the main character Bella, because I find her annoying and lacking in real substance. Her whole life revolves around Edward, and beyond that she doesn’t seem to care much about anyone. When Edward left her in the second book, I could not believe how badly she reacted to it. This also made me a fan of the character Jacob Black, because I found her more interesting when she was around him. These are the major problems that I have with the other books; however this is a review for the fourth book in the Twilight saga. I have a number of problems with this book. I have read other reviews, and have found many common complaints. A few of them I don’t think are big issues. It doesn’t bother me that Bella gets married young and has a baby. Her circumstances are such that she will never be able to have children in her immortal state, so I am glad that she managed to have at least one child, even though she is very young. Also that she doesn’t go to college seems to bother a lot of people, but Bella has many, many years ahead of her in which she can pursue any academic goal that she should wish to accomplish. My big problems are with how the plot moves forward, and how the author ties up all of the loose ends. The story never seems to have big enough problems. Well the problems are big; I just don’t find them believable. Even when Bella almost dies giving birth to her baby, you always know that she is going to be saved and turned into a vampire. Even when the Volturi are coming to kill her baby, I never for a second thought that Bella’s child would actually be killed. How the some of the problems are solved is a little unbelievable. Jacob is desperately in love with her. Bella feels bad. Problem is solved with Jacob imprinting on Bella’s daughter. Poof, Jacob no longer feels any romantic love for Bella. I think ultimately that this book makes a mockery of romantic love. Love is not desperate need for a person, yet Bella cannot live without Edward it seems. Her whole life and existence are based around him. Love is also a choice, and Jacob’s choice is taken away from him because he seems forced by instinct to fall in love with Bella’s daughter. This is magnified by the creepiness of the situation in that Jacob falls in love with a baby. Granted that Renesme (I also hate the name) will be a mature adult by the time that she is seven, you still feel that she is not fully experienced in life. Her body and mind mature rapidly, but she will just have seven years of experience on earth. Something just doesn’t feel right about it. Her choice also seems limited now, because it seems like the only person that she can end up with now is Jacob. There are many other things that could be complained about, but it will seem rather redundant after a while, because they just repeat the same mistakes over and over again with tying the plot together, the lack of character development and the conflicting messages sent to teens about how love really is.
Date published: 2008-09-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not Nearly as Bad As I'd Heard After planning the Breaking Dawn party at our store, I was completely over the book by the time it came out. So I just got around to reading it, after hearing a lot of negative stuff from a lot of people. I liked it. I thought it was going to be terrible so I guess my expectations had lowered a lot in almost 2 months. But I thought the book was good - it had grown up a bit and moved into unchartered territory with sex and violence but I loved seeing Jacob's point of view (which was so needed) and I loved the whole Jacob story line. It was a good ending to a good series but none of the books had the charm of Twilight for me. I will always recommend Twilight but not say too much about the rest of them.
Date published: 2008-09-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Guilty pleasure Meyer is no J.K. Rowling, but this was an enjoyable read for the imaginative story - fantasy and horror in the midst of normal - that Meyer weaves. I should probably admit that I have read all four of the series.
Date published: 2008-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Breaking Dawn Ends the series amazingly. It keeps you on your toes with twists and turns in the story. You get mad and sad with every action of the character you become the character in this book. Really amazing.
Date published: 2008-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Breaking Dawn...Beautiful!! A wonderful,exciting,amazing book. There are no words that describe the relationship between Edward and Bella!!
Date published: 2008-09-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from My Opinion (MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS) I read Twilight when it was still new, in paperback. I loved it. I never thought it would become so popular. At first, I was happy - i could talk to more people about it. But then, it started to annoy me. I realized after reading this book that this series wasn't so amazing to me. Although it was a pageturner for me (although my friend has been trying to read it for weeks and was utterly bored during Jacob's POV) I just found it very shallow and stupid. First of all Bella's pregnancy. Something I was not expecting. I had thought Meyer said in an article that she prided her books on NOT being about sex...But to name the child Renesmee disgusted me. It is so stupid. I found the book lacking. It built up to a wonderful climatic scene against the Volturi (similar to Harry Potter vs. Voldemort at the end of the 7th book), and then NOTHING HAPPENED. I know Stephenie Meyer was too nice to kill of any of her characters we had grown to love, but seriously, I sort of thought that even if nobody died there should have been a fight. Also Bella has no interests other than Edward and it's pathetic. I could rant longer but I will spare you
Date published: 2008-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from u hav 2 ! ITS FABLOUS twilight 1st new moon 2nd ecplice 3ed and......................... than breaking dawn !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! more about the author and other stuff = www.stephinemeyer.com
Date published: 2008-09-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from It's really too bad. (Sorry it's so long) Okay, so I wasn't really looking forward to Breaking Dawn all too much, I loved Twilight but then started to lose interest with New Moon and Eclipse, but I bought Breaking Dawn just to see how it ended up. Firstly, I have to say that Edward, who I actually really liked in the past three books, was completely boring in this book. Then Bella getting pregnant was a little... well let's face it, that was just plain wierd, and Edward saying that he would strap Bella down and take the baby out of her by force? Don't you think that was a little crude? And Bella never even says anything about it, as if she wasn't such a despie already. And the fact that Bella was drinking all that blood made me completely sick, like I had to stop reading, I really didn't need to hear about her barfing up a "fountain of blood". And I could have been spared the fact that all vampire couples ever want to do is have sex, as if there wasn't enough already. It was extremely awkward and embarassing to read, I might add. Also, all the goo about Edward and how she would do anything for him or how it hurt her to see him in pain, Yes! We get it already, it could have been a thirty page book if we could have cut that out. It's like, you have a love of the century, but you don't have to be such a wuss about it. There's also the fact that Bella has everything now... except... oh wait, A LIFE! Sheesh, does she ever think for herself? She really needs to learn how to stand on her own, and realize there's more to life than just love. I found the fact that Bella became a vampire rather upsetting, and I wasn't expecting that. I suppose I didn't find it very poetic (not like her death was a pretty thing to behold) that she just became a vampire and that was that without really thinking about what was going to happen. She's never going to die, and that isn't right. It's just not. Winnie Foster taught me that, and she was right. There's also the anticlimatic storyline, and all the preparing, crying and worrying Bella does about the Volturi coming, nothing even happened. Not to mention that no one was upset about Irina dying (I thought she was the Cullen's "cousin" or something?). But I understand Steph a little, there comes a point where it's hard to hurt your characters and the result that you want is for them to be happy. But you should not put yourself in a position that to get there you have to do a bunch of stupid things. I personally didn't mind Jacob's point of view, though it would have mean nice if I'd gotten to read what Rosalie said to Edward after Bella got off the plane. It was interesting to see how Jacob thought and about the wolf stuff. The only part I found dull and repetive was the "I can't get over Bella" thing. Like a guy's never gotten over a girl. I really wish it had been better. :(
Date published: 2008-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A perfect ending First off - you MUST read the first three books of the series. Once you've done that, you know what I mean, when I say I litterally finished all 3 - Twilight, New Moon and Eclipse - in 10 days. I was reluctant to do the same with Breaking Dawn, because I thought if I finished it quickly, fully knowing there would be no more Bella, Edward or Jacob, I might suffer serious withdrawl... But Stephanie Meyer gave me everything I needed from this series. I finished satisfied, smiling and will forever feel like once upon a time I knew this girl who moved out west and fell in love with a vampire.
Date published: 2008-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great than Harry Pottter! You never want to put down,once you start reading! Like a page tuner!
Date published: 2008-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Liked It! This is the fourth and final book in Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series and after reading about a lot of the “hullabaloo” over the topics brought up in this book and her choice of an ending, I have to say that I really enjoyed it. I wish there were more books coming in this series besides the book Midnight Sun which are the same events in Twilight, but told from Edward’s perspective instead of Bella’s. I love that idea though, and am looking forward to reading that book as well. You can read chapter 1 on Stepanie’s Website. There were a couple of plot twists that kind of weirded me out in Breaking Dawn, but the rest of the story was awesome! I don’t want to give any spoilers away for those who haven’t had the chance to read it yet, so I’ll just suffice it to say that Breaking Dawn will remain on my Keeper Shelf to be re-read again in the future. I also just gave my sister the series to read and she’s half-way through Eclipse and LOVING them all so far. She told me that she gets what the big deal about these books is all about now, and she can hardly wait to go and see the movie with me in November. So, I continue to be a huge Stephanie Meyer fan!
Date published: 2008-09-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not A "Fail" But Not A "Win" Either Being the last book in the series (in Bella's POV at least), I got really excited to read it. I went to the midnight release and got it, and read it within a day. Parts I loved? Book 2. That's all. I can't say it was bad, it was what I expected. But I can't say it was good either, since Meyer was full of mistakes. It was like she rushed through this book. Pg 39 - was it cereal or pancakes? Things like that. Characters were very out of character and there was so much to absorb in this one book. She moved onto the next big plot without any solid explanation of the previous one - like the whole pregnancy issue, and then - BAM - imprinting. Please, explain so that the fans won't question your intelligence. Book 2 was worth my money - I love Jacob's character, that's why. But the rest - it wasn't the best. This last book made me become less of a Twilight fan, to be honest. It was ... "not bad" as the ratings say.
Date published: 2008-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent book! This book is the best one out of the Twilight Saga. Stephenie Meyer really finishes the Saga with a great ending. I cannot wait until Midnight Sun, the next books (assuming there will be some) and the movies come out! I cannot get enough of the series. I dream about then day and night!!! To Stephenie Meyer: Please write more! I love your books!!!!
Date published: 2008-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally After reading this book, the only thing I could say about this book was "finally". This series has finally ended and Bella has finally been changed into a vampire. I had anticipated that Bella would be changed into a vampire in "New Moon". When that hasn't happened, I had anticipated that she would be changed in "Eclipse". To my disappointment, she hasn't been changed till this novel. So.. Finally. Out of the 4 novels in The Twilight Saga series, I only liked reading "Twilight" and "Breaking Dawn". It seems that Meyer has dragged the plot on and on in "New Moon" and "Eclipse" making it relatively tiring (/boring) to read. The sudden switch in POV in the middle of the novel made it a bit confusing as Meyer has always wrote the previous novels using Bella's POV. However, considering the alternative, it is better than Meyer did change to Jacob's POV in the middle of the novel. Otherwise, it would have been really boring to read since Bella would be stuck on the sofa 24/7 during her pregnancy. Overall, Breaking Dawn is a conclusion to this series. I cannot say I enjoyed every novel in this series, but I did enjoy reading it.
Date published: 2008-09-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Breaking Dawn. Epic Fail. Please Read. This might be a bit long, but please read it through to the end. This book is actually terrible. It could have been sooo much better. What was wrong with it you ask? well... -The characters seem like strangers. We don't know these people at all. -The lack of plot. -The outstanding number of mistakes! Did she not have an editor? The word blonde kept losing and regaining it's 'E' -I believe this book is for young adults right... the bottom of page 666, who in the world knows what OBSEQUIOUS means? Young Adults Steph! Now, *spoilers* Bella's pregnancy.... it completly impossible and illogical. Stephenie broke almost all the rules she set up in the world she created. She stated in Eclipse that vampires cannot have children. But now she says that it is the females that cannot conceive children because they require to change during their pregnancy. But the males, of course after they go through puberty their sex organs don't need to change at all to make babies! WRONG. Let's have a little lesson on sex ed, shall we? Ahem, so now, for a male to be able to impregnate a woman he needs his little 'spunk'. How does he get this spunk? Well it is created through human hormones and bodily fluids. Oh wait! Edward has nothing but venom! Even if he did bring all his, 'little men' with him into his vampire life, they need something to swim around in, the venom? Okay, maybe, sure. But once he umm, has sex with Bella, would she not become a vampire? Even if it does not enter her blood flow. Edward spoke to Carlisle about what him and Bella were planning did he not? And Emmett? AND Jasper? Which, all three of these vampires are sexually active? Im sorry, but if youve had as much sex as Emmett as Rosalie claim to have had, would they not have NOTICED that something comes out? That hey, maybe we should warn them? OF COURSE NOT. Plus, Edward is very very very careful with Bella, he's a thousand times worse than a paranoid mother. Would he not think to use some form of birth control? Anyways. besides that, all the confilct was too easily dealt with. - Edward and Jacob? over and done with. -Werewolves VS Vampires? One big happy family. -Bella being a crazed newborn? Nono. Bella's all under control. She won't eat her kid! So what is Steph gonna do when she's stuck in a corner? Well she has to start over! Book three in BD is all OMG THE VOLTURI ARE COMING. So what happens? -Alice disappears for absolutely no reason. -We're introduced to all these new characters RIGHT AT THE VERY END. Bella finds out she has a power! She's a sheild! And how did she know this? Because for some reason, there's someone that has a power which is, detecting other powers! Convinient, don't you think? Once the Volturi finally come, you're excited. Finally some action! But what happens? They.... talk? Bella sheilds everyone because Bella is the ultimate vampire so, nothing happens? Wait so... all those characters were intoduced just so... they could outnumber the bad guys? THAT WAS A WASTE OF TIME. Basically you can sum this book up quite easily. -Bella and Edward have Epic non-sex. Because of course you HAVE to cut that out. -Jacob finds his one true love which is, Bella's impossible child. Even if the werewolves were originallly created to destroy the vampires, Jacob is obviously most genetically compatible with a half-human half-vampire. Just imagine their kids. 1/4 vampires that turn into giant dogs and drink blood. -And then you have this Epic NON BATTLE. Because you can describe Renesmee's uber-gory birth, where Edward has to eat Bella's stomach open, but know we can't have a fight scene. NOW. More things that make no sense is, How did Bella drink blood from a sippy cup when back in Twilight she was fainting when it wasn't even her blood! Ok, I think I'm about done. Even though theres so much more to be said. This book was a letdown. The End. P.s. Page 39. "when Charlie was up I made him pancakes." Half the page later, "he scowled into his cereal bowl."
Date published: 2008-09-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just alright I wont go as far to say it was horrible, it was just ok. I don't think any of the books in the series will compare to Twilight, including this one. I may have been expecting something amazing, but once I finished it (the same day), it gave me the feeling of "Is that it?"
Date published: 2008-09-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Explanation (WARNING- MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!) So after reading BD (Breaking Dawn), a number of people were very dissapointed. Why were they dissapointed? A lot of readers said that the book dragged on too much, it lacked action, and Renesmee is a horrible name. However, the only complaint I have is that Bella & Edward's connection was lost in the streaming pages of this book. SM (Stephenie Meyer) said it herself that this was going to be the last book in Bella's POV (point of view). As most Twilighters know, Midnight Sun, SM's new book will be Twilight in Edward's POV. So, if this is the last book in Bella's POV, we can't have any more problems at the end, right? Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse all had endings that left us with more problems for the next book to solve. BD didn't do that, because it's the last book. Sure, a battle scene would've been exciting and possibly satisfied more readers, but if you're asking for a battle scene, you're asking for another three or four chapters. About the Renesmee issue, yes, we all know it's a horrible name, but I think it's kind of sweet that Bella incorporated her mother and mother-in-laws name together. Carlie Renesmee would've been better, but hey, SM isn't asking us to name our first born Renesmee (although no doubt that some die-hard Twilighters will) so just leave it alone. So, to address the Bella-Edward (or as their celebrity name would be, Bellard or Bedward hahaha) connection issue, I think SM wanted this book to be about Bella. To me, the book was about Bella growing up, and Edward finally realising that he doesn't have to watch over her every second of the day anymore. Also, with Renesmee around, they can't be lovey-dovey all the time. While their love is still strong, it's nice to see Bella flying the coop if you will. Bella can't always hang on to Edward.
Date published: 2008-08-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is as Good as it will Get This is by far the best of the 4 books in the series. It is very evident that Stephenie is quite amateur still in her writing. If you read all four books, you can tell that she's come very far with her skills. The first 3 books were all developing characters who would all be present in the 4th book. But, oddly enough, about 10 more show up at the end of the 4th one that have never shown up before! This is the only book in the series that actually fits the 'horror' bill somewhat. The romance in the story is present, but it's not the giant elephant in the room like it is in the other three books. The Romance between Bella and Edward is a character all on its own, which is very evident upon completion of the entire series. I read all 4 books in 5 days. They are very easy, challenge-less books to read. I now see that I wasn't missing anything by having read them. If you 're an adult and looking for good vampire books, read The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice. The Twilight Saga is a tween read all the way. This book is the best in the Twilight series...but still a very long way from awesome.
Date published: 2008-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great ending! Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer is an enjoyable book, which I found was as good as Twilight, but a little bit slow. In this novel, we are able to understand the characters better, since part of the novel is told by Bella and some is told by Jacob. Thus, we are able to see Jacob’s life style and his intentions, without Edward’s help. Bella was less annoying in this novel, as compared to Eclipse. The ending was great, just as I hoped for, and I knew what would happen later on, because the characters discussed some parts during the novel. In Breaking Dawn, Bella marries the one she loves and her life changes dramatically. It is filled with vampires, werewolves, romance, betrayal, and new discoveries, which anyone will be sure to enjoy.
Date published: 2008-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from WHAT IF! What if Charlie had decided to visit anyway in the middle of all the visits from foregin friends? Could Carlisle and Edward save him? It would have been more exciting if there was a least one more tracker to bring on a twist near the end. Maybe follow a sent to Charlie place. After all Bella visited him twice while all the vamps were gathering. Could Rene have made a suprise visit from Florida? Bella didn't talk to her mother during this whole book, "Breaking Dawn", what was that about? Not to many mothers with that kind of mother/daughter relationship that Bella and Rene had would let that go easy. Bella's mother would probably guess she was pregrant after the first phone call if there had been one. So she would have to be in the know, or at least as much as Charlie. Also I think some of the Volturi Coven should have been put down some how. But that would have been another vengence. Maybe the continuation of the saga. I did like the series It is a recomenced read for Youth. Twliight, New Moon and Ecliipse are Youth books, Breaking Dawn is a more mature read. Great Books Tanks Stephenie and I also wish you could give me a Porsche 911 Turbo. Keep on writing!!!!
Date published: 2008-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ending to a great series An awesome ending to a amazing series of books. Stephanie Meyer took it up an extra notch for this book, and like the others always kept you guessing, making it hard to put the book down.I can't believe all the crap people are giving this book. People need to lighten up, I mean really.
Date published: 2008-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it more and more with each read The first time I read this book, I was torn. I was so excited for the release, spent months planning our release party, and then it was over. But was it the ending I was looking for? Yes and no. After reading the book 5 times now (and many more to come), I have fallen completly in love with the book. The first time I read it, I disagreed with some plot points (no spoilers here). Then I looked at it again, after re-reading the entire series together. I feel that this book is great. Just as good as the others. Its not my favourite in the series, but that does not make it any less amazing. If you love Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse - read this for yourself. Don't let bad reviews scare you away. True, not everyone loved this installment. True, you may not either. But are you willing to NOT READ a Stephenie Meyer book based on what others say? I urge you all to give the book a chance, even though I did not love it the first time around, I cannot put it down still. Meyer's series was a wonderful journey, and I recommend this to as many customers as I can. I encourage you to try the series as well, if you are still hesitating on making the leap in. You won't regret it.
Date published: 2008-08-27

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Breaking Dawn

Breaking Dawn

by Stephenie Meyer

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 768 pages, 8.62 × 6 × 2.78 in

Published: August 2, 2008

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 031606792X

ISBN - 13: 9780316067928

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When you loved the one who was killing you, it left you no options. How could you run, how could you fight, when doing so would hurt that beloved one? If your life was all you had to give, how could you not give it? If it was someone you truly loved?

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To be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare woven into a dangerously heightened reality for Bella Swan. Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to werewolf Jacob Black, a tumultuous year of temptation, loss, and strife have led her to the ultimate turning point. Her imminent choice to either join the dark but seductive world of immortals or to pursue a fully human life has become the thread from which the fates of two tribes hangs.

Now that Bella has made her decision, a startling chain of unprecedented events is about to unfold with potentially devastating, and unfathomable, consequences. Just when the frayed strands of Bella's life-first discovered in Twilight, then scattered and torn in New Moon and Eclipse-seem ready to heal and knit together, could they be destroyed... forever?

The astonishing, breathlessly anticipated conclusion to the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.

About the Author

Stephenie Meyer is the author of the #1 bestselling Twilight Saga and The Host. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English literature, and she lives with her husband and three young sons in Arizona.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for TWILIGHT:
A New York Times Editor's Choice
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
An Amazon Best Book of the Decade
An American Library Association Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults

Appropriate for ages: 12