Monday, June 15, 2009

Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

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, she has endured a tumultuous year of temptation, loss and strife to reach the ultimate turning point. Her imminent choice to either join the dark but seductive world of immortals or pursue a fully human life has become the thread from which the fate 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?

Am getting more and more slack with my book review posts, sorry. To be honest, Eclipse & Breaking Dawn pretty much merge into one for me (cause I read them one immediately after the other) so it's hard for me to remember where the third one ends and the fourth begins. But I did enjoy this one. Aside from all the cynical bits I've mentioned before, of course. I will say she took the story in a direction I really wasn't expecting in this one. And I wasn't overly impressed with the ending, it fell a bit flat as the ending of "the entire series", but really, what else could she have done? Overall, it's not the best series I've ever read, but it was enjoyable and a nice easy-to-read, "must know what happens next" story :)

I gather there's a fifth book coming out which will be the first one written from Edward's perspective. And I'm almost sure there's elsewhere she could go for prequels and sequels and I'm sure she will. Unlike most of the world tho, I'm not avidly awaiting the arrival of the 2nd movie ... I truly don't like the dude playing Edward. Which just irritates me thruout the movie. More annoying is I thought he was ruining Brothers & Sisters for me too, so convinced was I that it was the same actor ... until I tried looking it up for this post. Turns out there are two completely separate but equally annoying (and not my kinda good-looking at *all*) actors out there. Come on, tell me you aren't equally convinced that Luke Grimes (playing Ryan Lafferty in season 3) & Robert Pattinson (the world's favourite vampire since Brad Pitt in Interview) were not separated at birth (and to prove my point, I'm not even going to tell you which is which!)?

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tanyadeville said...

hahaha, thats so funny! they do alike tho... and i totally agree... I hate edward in the movies! altho, i'm not even a huge edward-from-the-books fan-girl either.
team jacob all the way :)

Janine / Being Brazen said...

Wow, they do look kinda similar...

Im a big edward and Robert Pattinson fan though

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