Thursday, October 8, 2009

Breaking Dawn

Meyer, Stephenie. Breaking Dawn. New York: Little, Brown & Co., 2008.

Plot Summary
This book is the fourth of the Twilight series. We follow Bella, Edward and Jacob through another phase of their lives. In this book, though, a new character emerges who puts quite a spin on each of their lives.

My Thoughts
Even though the suspense and action and love story are here, this is probably my least favorite of the series. I didn't find myself reading this one as fast as the other books. Perhaps it is because I knew it was the last book, and I didn't want the story to end.

There are several twists in the story that are logical, but I found myself questioning the believability. Could this really be the course of events if these items were possible? How did Meyer create the idea? Why didn't I realize that Jacob was really only a shape shifter (probably because I don't read too much about the supernatural)?

I think I've been clear that I really like Jacob, so when he says, "this was the problem with hanging out with vampires--you got used to them. They started messing up the way you saw the world" (Meyer 284), I found myself feeling messed with by the story like Jacob felt with the vampires. I can see these characters. I can feel what they feel. I think Meyer does a fantastic job creating a saga. I feel like I understand vampires more and even question my personal beliefs about the possibility of them existing. Maybe...

I'm sad that the series is done, and I will read Meyer's other book The Host which I understand is NOT the story of Bella, Edward and Jacob.

Thanks Ms. Meyer for four wonderful reads!

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