Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)
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Breaking Dawn (Twilight #4)

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"Don't be afraid," I murmured. "We belong together."

I was abruptly overwhelmed by the truth of my own words. This moment was so perfect, so right, there was no way to doubt it.

His arms wrapped around me, holding me against him... It felt like every nerve ending in my body was a live wire.

"Forever," he agreed.


When you loved the one who was killing you, it left you no option...more
Hardcover, 1st Edition, 756 pages
Published August 2nd 2008 by Little, Brown and Company (first published January 1st 2008)
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Meg
Stephenie Meyer is really starting to piss me off. I'm actually ANGRY at her. Why? Because she's the great untapped potential of our time. She was born with such an innate gift for storytelling. It's uncanny. I mean, as a storyteller, she's one of those six-out-of-five-stars kind of talents. But as long as her writing clocks in at the zero mark, she'll never reach greatness. HER INTERMITTENT GENIUS IS KILLING ME!!! I really love her stories--a fact which embarrasses me... and it doesn't have to!...more
Karene
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Jenne
Aug 20, 2008 Jenne rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: ya
oh yes, so VERY many spoilers! and unladylike language, sorry.


p.1: god help me. Here we go.

p.8: yep, Edward is already "going overboard" protecting Bella.

p.20: Her parents think it's a good idea for her to marry this weirdo at 18? They never think ANYTHING is a good idea.

p.33: Vampire babies! creepy! in a good way.

p.58: Jacob!

p.72: I swear Bella never just goes anywhere, you always have to DRAG her like a toddler.

p.85: I think they just had sex!! OMG!!

p.86: now of course we have to suffer throug...more
Annalisa
Aug 09, 2008 Annalisa rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: girls who like a happy ending at all cost
I was so disenchanted with Eclipse I wasn't excited for this read, but I had to know how it ends. I held off judgment in hopes that the conclusion would redeem the series. The verdict? Hard-to-swallow soap opera. A car crash you can't stop staring at in hopes that something salvageable comes out of the wreckage. But nothing does. So bad I started taking notes on all the plot holes because I couldn't keep track. What happened to the story that captured the hearts of girls everywhere?

You can't fal...more
Jillian
Aug 03, 2008 Jillian rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone wanting to spoon their eyes out
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Janae
Jul 24, 2010 Janae rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Die-Hard Twilight Fans, not appropriate for young teens.
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James
Reviewer update Aug 2009: I have demoted the book from 5 to 4 stars. My confession/explanation is at the end of the original, unedited review.
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Yes, I gave it 5-stars. This is partly because I was so pleased by it compared to the last two books in the series that I overreacted. But I also approve of her approach to the book and have rated it so highly in order to counteract those reviewers out there who hated it because they felt Bella was a bad example to young girls.

***THESE TWO PARAGRAPHS SP...more
Rachel
Page 318 - Had her body changed because she was a werewolf? Or had she become a werewolf because her body was wrong? The only female werewolf in the history of forever. Was that because she wasn't as female as she should be?

Okay, it's always been obvious that the only things Smeyer finds important in life are marriage and babies, the younger the better, but what the fuck, y'all. I am beyond disgusted at this. (edit - this is kind of unclear, mostly because at the time of typing I was too angry t...more
Abby
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Lissa
Oct 13, 2011 Lissa added it
This is a direct quote from Seth, Stephenie Meyer's brother and the person who runs her website.

"In an attempt to keep the books clean and not make young girls think about things that they don't need to think about, no other book mentioned anything about reproductive systems."

Hear that, girls?

You're not supposed to think about things.

Especially not sex.

Don't think about sex. Ever.

Or you will be thinking about things you shouldn't be thinking about.

Don't think about boys. Thinking about boys lead...more
Ann
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Shannon (Giraffe Days)
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Lauren
Aug 22, 2008 Lauren rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Nobody
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Meredith
Aug 04, 2008 Meredith rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: a masochist and a moron
Recommended to Meredith by: I'm going to shoot them in the face
Shelves: ya
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Denys L.H.
Feb 17, 2009 Denys L.H. rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: crackheads
The last book of the series. You would think this would all get better, eh? It hasn't for the most part. But yeah, there is a happy ending (no doubt about it). Yeah, they DO IT (Bitchface and Edtard). Yeah, Bella turns into a vampire. How come I'm not surprised? The novel ended all too neat and too predictable. But in the middle of the book, there was a whole load of unfortunate and turning events going on. And no, I didn't see THAT one coming...

In the beginning of the book, Bella is bitching (o...more
Manny
There's a nice progression here, anyway. I lent Twilight to Cate-across-the-road; we gave her New Moon as a present, and she lent it back to me; most recently, she bought Eclipse, and I borrowed it after she finished. I suggested to her father that the logical next step would be for me to sneak in through her bedroom window and steal Breaking Dawn. I'm not entirely sure he found this funny.

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I am shocked, dismayed, not surprised at all to discover from U...more
Syl
Aug 23, 2008 Syl rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Airheads
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Elizabeth
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Teresa
Apr 02, 2012 Teresa rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: People that would jump off a bridge just to meet Edward
****For you dumbasses people that look up to Bella Swan and think she's an inspiration (if such people exist in the world), read this:

12 Things That The Twilight Series Taught Me

1. It's okay to abandon your parents after graduation (literally)

2. When a vampire wants to kill you, hide out on a mountain and run for your life while your boyfriend's family fight to protect you.

3. It is the most romantic and beautiful thing in the world when a guy you barely know oils your bedroom window to watch yo...more
Heather
Aug 07, 2008 Heather rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Serious Twilighters Only
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Katrina Passick Lumsden
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Holly
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(G)Emma
May 12, 2009 (G)Emma rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: No one
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Amanda
Aug 09, 2008 Amanda rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves Twilight
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Penny
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Shamae
Aug 09, 2008 Shamae rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anybody
Recommended to Shamae by: Thanks Wendy for getting me hooked on this series!
Ok now that more people have read this book, here is my long review. Be prepared to read a novel. :D I will divide this into 2 sections. The first part is my original review w/out spoilers. The second part contains spoilers.

**No Spoilers**

Well, Stephenie Meyer has done it again. I loved this novel just as much as the first three. Let's face it, most of her books are fairly predictable; however, she has a talent of making the predictable happen in unexpected ways. This is exactly what happens in...more
Gretchen
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Sara
Aug 03, 2008 Sara rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: no one
The more I think about this book, the less I like it, which is (obviously) the opposite of how it should work. But this book read like poorly written fan-fiction - both prose and the plot! - and there was very little to like. The writing was just okay (like the previous books), the plot was beyond stupid, all the "twists" were obvious (nothing "subtle" about the foreshadowing...), etc. etc. How did this book get published?!? Even the ending was a huge let down; virtually nothing of interest happ...more
Sarah Kissel
If you're already to Breaking Dawn you might as well finish it and put yourself out of your misery.

Heidi
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