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Eclipse (Twilight #3)

3.7  ·  Rating Details ·  1,153,506 Ratings  ·  34,938 Reviews
Edward’s soft voice came from behind me.

I turned to see him spring lightly up the porch steps, his hair windblown from running. He pulled me into his arms at once, just like he had in the parking lot, and kissed me again.

This kiss frightened me. There was too much tension, too strong an edge to the way his lips crushed mine–like he was afraid we had only so much time left
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Audio CD, Unabridged, 17 pages
Published April 28th 2008 by Listening Library (first published August 7th 2007)
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Alexandra They think that Bella is a weak protagonist (which she kind of is). Some people also just hate on romance novels in general because it usually doesn't…moreThey think that Bella is a weak protagonist (which she kind of is). Some people also just hate on romance novels in general because it usually doesn't provide much of a plot on its own. Edward is also too controlling when it comes to Bella. However, I love Twilight for the action and characters like Alice and Carlisle. Bella and Edward irritate me, which I guess is the basis for the claim that Twilight is a bad series.(less)
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James
Jul 16, 2008 James rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: modern-fantasy
"You gave it three stars?" she asked me, biting her lip and holding her breath.

"Yes," I finally answered with my marble lips, cold yet strangely comforting, even warm. "Stephenie, don't forget to breathe."

"Oh, of course." A storm seemed to rage in her for just a moment.

"I gave it a three. It's good." I would never lie to her, could never lie to her. Yet, somehow, she felt it was a lie and brooded in stillness for a moment that seemed to last an eternity.

Finally, I broke the aching silence. "I ga
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Melissa
Sep 10, 2007 Melissa rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Wuthering Heights admirers
My notes to characters in Eclipse:

Bella: I'm so done with you. You're a self-absorbed little snot. You're not a strong modern woman because you don't want to be a teen bride, and you're not cute because you fall down a lot.

Alice: You're so not cute either.

Jacob: What you did is called "date rape," buckaroo. And to think I liked you best until the middle of this book!

Edward: Checking the brood-o-meter... yep, you're still no David Boreanaz.

Leah (the one lady-wolf): I don't understand why you're
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Veronica
Oct 15, 2007 Veronica rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Teen girls with far-fetched illusions of romance
I had expectations for this book, but I found it to be a terrible disappointment. Where to begin with?

First of all, I have lost most of the respect I had for Bella as a character. Her obsession for Edward has really gone overboard, to the point of becoming downright annoying, even unhealthy. She worships the ground he walks on, and is all too ready to dump her parents and friends just so she can spend more time with him without growing old. She doesn't seem to have any serious problem with the
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karen
snif. my link is worthless now.


this is the virgin daiquiri version of wuthering heights, all watered down, plopped in a blender, and sitting at the folding card table with the kiddies.and they are all gulping it down without knowing that the real deal is way more fun.

elizabeth has probably written the best review this book could ever get, with much wittier analogies, so go read that, then come back here for some less-articulate complaints.

i messed up. i thought i would have a nice vacation, wher
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Saya
Oct 12, 2007 Saya rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Only read for the sake of the very few important things that manage to happen
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Will Byrnes
With the imminent (This was written in 2010) release of the film (and the film getting decent reviews) it seemed time to dive back in. Meyer is a guilty pleasure, and the 629 pages read like 250.

Bella, as usual, straddles the line between vampires and werewolves. But Stephanie Meyer has broadened her scope. She adds the complication of additional players and increased the battle forces a bit, adding some new recruits to the forces of real darkness and throwing in some preparatory and fun back s
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Denys L.H.
May 11, 2008 Denys L.H. rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: dumbasses that could care less about character developement
Recommended to Denys L.H. by: a dumbass
This book just made me hate the Twilight series even more. It made me hate Bella and Edward more. Hell, it even made me hate Stephanie Meyer for not double-checking her stupidity all in 629 pages. But I do love Jacob ever so much now. He rules. They suck. End of story. I read the third novel because of my curiosity, and we all know, curiosity killed my brain. This is my review of the novel and my opinion. Anyone who is unhealthily obsessed with Edward or the novel should not be reading this unle ...more
Leanna
Sep 03, 2007 Leanna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I succumbed and read Eclipse. I swear this is the last time I will ever write about Stephenie Meyer. I really am sick and tired of her books. Fortunately, the next won’t be released for a year, so I can put the series behind me for at least that long.

After offending several people with my dislike for the series, I am starting to feel vindicated. Something about the third installment has pushed some Meyer loyalists over the edge. I have heard students at work complaining about how repetitive the
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P
Mar 17, 2014 P rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
“He's like a drug for you, Bella.”


When Bella is torn between Edward and Jacob, while Edward is her world, Jacob is likewise her savior. So who will she choose ?



Eclipse made my stomach flutter when I read it first time even if it was quite melodramatic as Jacob tries to hold on Bella and never wants to let her go. My heart was broken by that scene and I did want to die alone. I cried a lot for Jacob, by the way.




“Look after my heart - I've left it with you.”


Meyer didn't disappoint me with h
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Summer Owens
Feb 16, 2008 Summer Owens rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Summer by: practically every woman I know
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Mari
Dec 17, 2016 Mari rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016, snark-squad

Last year for the 10th anniversary of Twilight, I decided to read and recap (with the help of some wonderful people) that first Twilight book. This was something that I had already done with the ENTIRE Fifty Shades series, so I was expecting Twilight to honestly present us a chance to laugh more and Hulksmash less.

I was quickly proved wrong by Twilight and New Moon.

Eclipse was, if you can believe it, even worse. It's almost impressive how authors of terribly written abuse porn seem to up their
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Laz
Can't help feeling slightly disappointed by this. Having seen the movie, I expected tons of action. Instead I got none. I also got lots of Bella whining. I can't seem to make up my mind on whether I like or her this character. I always seem to change my mind when I'm about to make a decision.

We all can agree that Meyer isn't the best of writers, but she's not bad either. I just wish that the book was a little more involved in action and be less about Bella's indecisiveness on whether or not she
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Jenne
Jul 29, 2007 Jenne rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
Agh. What is the point of any of this? Edward is so dull and controlling and creepy. I think even a seventeen-year-old would need more than unearthly beauty and a nice car to inspire this epic, world-ending love.
Jacob is the only real character, and even he keeps forcing himself on Bella in unsettling ways.

The whole story is endless repetitions of

Character: I'm going to do X.
Other Character: I will not allow it.
Character: (does it anyway)
Other Character: (is hurt) I TOLD you not to do that, but
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Manny
Looking at other reviews of Eclipse, I'm a little surprised by the comments. Yes, of course it's badly written. Yes, of course Bella and Edward are horrible people, and they have a sick, co-dependent relationship. But that doesn't get any closer to explaining why these books are so popular.

I would say that what they have going for them is that the psychology is not unrealistic, and in fact describes uncompromisingly how destructive love can be. It could hardly be plainer that Bella has made an a
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Larissa
Stephenie Meyer should be sending handwritten thank-you notes to every sorry teenager (and masochistic adult) who continues to slog through her Harlequin romp of a series. Were it not for what I will generously term my ‘anthropological interest’ in this ever-popularizing series, I for one would certainly be leading a caravan out to the old country to demand that she return the four and half hours that I lost reading New Moon . Even skimming, I felt robbed.

So why continue, you ask? Well, primar
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Sierra
Feb 02, 2008 Sierra rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Okay, I gave two stars to this book because I kind of hate everything it stands for, but the facts remains the I've read ALL THREE books in this series cover to cover, and always feel a prick of glee when I get my hands on the newest one. I'm not sure what their diabolical pull on me is, and figuring it out would require the kind of self-analysis that would turn up things I'm sure I'd rather not know about. Here's the lowdown: Stephenie Meyer's books are hardcore teen romances with fangs-and-fur ...more
Julie
May 22, 2008 Julie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everybody... ok, Twilight fans.
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Deborah Markus
The good:

1. Meyer's writing has improved. The dialogue flows better, and some of the humor is actually funny:

"Do you have a medical degree that you never told me about?"

"Just give me the chance to decide whether or not I'm going to throw a fit over taking you to the hospital."

He made a face of mock horror. "Please, not a fit!"

"If you don't let me see your hand, a fit is guaranteed."


2. Bella's emotions seem much more authentic than they have in past Twilight books:

"It's the fourth? Of June? Are y
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Alyssa Helvar
What the fuck did I just read?

Reading this was a waste of my time.
Mal {RUMY THIS IS ME}
Welcome! And we are back, my friends, to another review of Eclipse - Twilight Book No. 3! Look at me bursting with joy...



~sigh~

Eclipse was by far the worst book out of the Twilight series. You might find that hard to believe considering I rated all of them harshly with 1 or 2 (in the case of Twilight) stars...however:

This book is terrible. The Twilight series and especially this book should not be called literature. I am very fond of books, I've read nearly 400 just this year. And unfortu
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Kiki
So the other day I took a trip back in time to deviantART, where I spent many a day last summer trying (and failing) to gain recognition as an artist/fanfiction writer.

God, I'm pathetic.

I used to be all over DA, back in the Church of Nomura days. The Kingdom Hearts franchise was the main focus of my fangirling back then, and lemme tell you, there's plenty more where that came from. DeviantART is absolutely full of KH zealots and preachers.

So I went back, and just for the fuck of it, I typed, "
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Rachel Wagner
Aug 09, 2007 Rachel Wagner rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: yuckybooks
I was very disappointed in this book. I liked Twilight and enjoyed New Moon, but this installment felt like a dime romance novel to me. She didn't introduce any new characters and spent the whole book on the love triangle between Edward, Bella, and Jacob. I felt like the love scenes were cheesy and tiresome. I also felt that Bella was whiney and initiating. Doesn't she understand that she can't have 2 boyfriends? This seems to be a foreign concept to her. In addition, Meyer has taken Bella from ...more
Sasha  Mizaree (Reviews)
So, this is the book where all of the emotional abuse turns into the physical kind, when Meyer thinks it's a good idea to make the only good character of the series sexually assault Bella.

Good fucking job, you irresponsible "writer".

My memory of the books isn't too great, since I was crazy enough to actually read them a bunch of years ago. However, one scene stuck with me. Can you guess what it is?

I'm sure you can, because this is the book where Jacob forcedly kissed Bella, after which her fa
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Kirsti (Melbourne on my mind)
THE NIGHTMARE IS FINALLY OVER.

This book is........look, I'm not going to lie. It's terrible. The writing is clunky and constantly being interrupted with em-dashes and ellipses, not to mention Steph's; irrational; love; of; semi-colons; which; she; uses; with; disturbing; frequency.

The relationship between Edward and Bella is a classic abusive relationship. He controls her every move, he gets angry at her for things that she had no control over her, she refers to their kisses as terrifying, he
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
Eclipse started out pretty good, and by the time I finished it, I was once again feeling the love glow that these books give me.

My Thoughts:

1.Bella. Bella was rather annoying in this book. I have decided that she must have the lowest self-esteem of any person alive. I just don't get why she doesn't like herself, doesn't think herself worthy of others' love. I think that everyone should love themselves, and with two parents that adore her, you think that would have instilled some degree of self
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Ramona
Eclipse is the third book from the Twilight Series and from my opinion the most complex in action and characters all-together.
Comparing it to the first 2 ones, you can definitely see an evolution of the writing style and also of the plot. It was more alert, with a lot of things going on and a lot of connections were made between the previous books and this one.

After all the issues between Edward and Bella dissipated, one question lingered: Will Bella accept to marry Edward? I know.. The questi
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Katrina Passick Lumsden
Anyone who's read my reviews of the first and last books in the Twilight saga knows that this review won't consist of much. Twilight was the beginning, the best book, the start of something great. Or at least, it should have been. Breaking Dawn was the bitterly disappointing ending to the saga that had potential, but just didn't deliver. New Moon and Eclipse were the pointless, disappointing, utterly forgettable filler books in this tragedy sandwich.

You know it's sad when, three days after I re
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Rachel (BAVR)
I finished Eclipse, the third installment of the godawful Twilight series, with a scowl on my face. At that point, I realized that I'd been scowling for the entire book, my eyebrows slammed together, my lips turned down, my face set in SMeyer's favorite word - chagrin. And while it's really easy to say, "Oh, it's just a book - nothing worth getting angry about," there's still the itsy bitsy annoying fact that I spent two days reading purple prose and NOTHING happened. Well, some things happened, ...more
Paula
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Book 3 in The Twilight Saga. Bella and Edward are back together, while Bella is struggling to hold on to her friendship with her very best friend, Jacob. There is also a new threat lurking on the horizon.

This was another very entertaining story in the series. Romance, action, and some great interplay and moments between the characters, especially Bella and Jacob. Jacob continues to grow on me more and more with each book. It was interesting to learn more about Rosalie and Jasper, and also the l
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