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Friday, November 28, 2008

Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

Breaking Dawn (The Twilight Saga, Book 4) *Warning - Spoiler alert*

I got the 'happy ever after' I was wishing for and I wasn't the least bit disappointed. Predicting (or hoping for) much of what happened before I started the book did not in anyway lessen the riveting read. I didn't find it disappointing or contrived or fluffy, the tearing pace & excitement made it easy to overlook the odd spelling error and cheesy cliché. Breaking Dawn was my favourite of the series, obviously it wouldn't be my favourite without the others in the series, (they were essential building blocks to create suspense and enhance the storyline) but for me, Breaking Dawn had everything I could have wished for and more!

Bella joins the Cullens in immortality and comes into her own as a vampire with the ultimate gift - the ability to shield and protect her loved ones. Reading about vampire 'gifts'; those from visiting covens and the vampires of the Volturi was fascinating. Bella's pregnancy was the curve ball that I didn't see, the impossible physiology of this really didn't bother me, after all we are reading a paranormal love story. I loved the whole graphic, indepth view of Bella's pregnancy and the vampire C-section birth of Renesmee human/immortal/hybrid. Jacob imprinting with Nessie made sense to me, in a bizarre way and explained Jacob & Bella's odd dependence & infatuation with each other.

I loved the themes of 'vegetarian' vampires becoming more family less coven orientated, enemies becoming allies & friends and I would have been severely peeved if the happy ending had not eventuated. I think after the saga & angst of 2500 pages the Cullen family deserved their HAPPY EVER AFTER and so did I.

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Andrew Clarke said...

May I suggest another title to look at? "Outcasts Of Skagaray" can be previewed by reading the sample chapters on www.threeswans.com.au If you decide to give it a read I will be glad to know what you think. Best wishes, whatever happens. I love reading too. That's why I started writing.

Teddyree said...

Thanks for the recommendation Andrew, have checked out the excerpts and reviews for Outcasts of Skagaray and I am definitely intrigued. Will let you know

Marg said...

I was a bit disappointed with Breaking Dawn.