**spoiler alert** Oh, Ms. Harris, you really need to wrap this thing up! I once again find myself asking, "Self? Why are you still using your precious...more**spoiler alert** Oh, Ms. Harris, you really need to wrap this thing up! I once again find myself asking, "Self? Why are you still using your precious little reading time on these books?" This book most of all I felt like she is dragging out the series because of the show (True Blood)...I could totally picture the graphic fight scenes near the end and the sex scene on the porch swing like I'd just watched Anna P and What's his name going at it on my tv.
I had so many things to bitch about with this book! I'm pissed with the way she used Alcide in this one (all of four pages and making him out to be a complete @sshole and an idiot!). Eric is still saying "my lover" way too much, although not nearly as much as the last two books, and Sookie keeps calling him "my honeybuns" (which is bad enough on its own, but even worse when nicknaming an ancient, dead Viking!!). And then she made herself look dumb: talking about Sookie applying an ice pack to her "yahoo palace" (SERIOUSLY?!?!) and having Bill declare basically out of nowhere, "...you have a pair of breasts that should win the Miss America Tit Competition." Even her word choices made me irritated: "craven" must have been on her Word-of-the-Day calendar when she was writing the middle of the book 'cause she used it four times and in totally different (and bad) ways!!
I used to chuckle when I read these books and have a light-hearted good little read. Now I'm just appalled at what a mess the world of Sookie has become and my eyes hurt from rolling around so much:( (less)
This was a re-read for me...it's been a long time since I picked up one of the Bishop/Special Crimes Unit books...now I remember why I miss them! Even...moreThis was a re-read for me...it's been a long time since I picked up one of the Bishop/Special Crimes Unit books...now I remember why I miss them! Even though I've read it and vaguely remembered "who did it", I never would have guessed. A good, quick read w/ a supernatural twist and just a smattering of romance. I'll be getting back to this series ASAP :) (less)
OK, so it took me about 170 pages to get really into this, but then it started to fly. I got so engrossed, I read through the night until 6 am to fini...moreOK, so it took me about 170 pages to get really into this, but then it started to fly. I got so engrossed, I read through the night until 6 am to finish it! I guess you have to kind of set up the characters at the start, but the second half is worth it...very exciting! I can't wait to read the next in the series!(less)
I like to think I'm too old for YA stuff, but for some reason this series has captured me. Maybe it's my addiction to vampires or my schoolgirl musing...moreI like to think I'm too old for YA stuff, but for some reason this series has captured me. Maybe it's my addiction to vampires or my schoolgirl musings of true love...or maybe it's just damn good storytelling! I do wish that somebody warned me that this book was a lot longer than the first one! I read like a demon to get this one done in a day and a half. As with Twilight, it took me almost 200 pages to get interested, and I wasn't as impressed as I thought I would be until the last three chapters or so. I've got to give Stephenie props for grabbing you at the end & making you want that next book ASAP! Without giving any plot away, I definitely hope the third book is focused on the vampires...because the other stuff just wasn't as interesting to me. I'm all about Edward:)(less)
**spoiler alert** This is the best of the series by far! I'm so glad I didn't give up after New Moon! I enjoyed this one from start to finish, which h...more**spoiler alert** This is the best of the series by far! I'm so glad I didn't give up after New Moon! I enjoyed this one from start to finish, which hasn't happened before in the series.
In this book, several of the other characters get fleshed out, like Jasper & Rosalie, and the plot thickens. I loved just about everything in this story...Bella seemed to mature quite a bit and I like how the conflict level ramped up. I still think Jacob is an annoying immature boy/werewolf, but that's just me! I found myself telling him to "Grow Up!" about twenty times while reading! *L* But I liked that the characters seemed to actually grow in this book instead of dragging out their plot lines.
I think this book had a bunch of great one-liners too...I caught myself smiling or laughing quite a number of times! I knew what was going to happen, but I still liked the way she worked everything out. The only thing I wish there had been more of was the big fight...we got practically no details about it (probably because Edward & Bella weren't there for the main fight), and I felt like so much had been built up to it, that I would have liked to see a bit of action with the Cullen family pulling together with the Werewolves to fight the newborns.
I can't wait for the next book, I just hope it keeps up with this one and doesn't get to wrapped up with the wedding nonsense. It should be very exciting if all goes as it is supposed to go!(less)
**spoiler alert** I was pretty disappointed with this one. I really thought that things that happened in the beginning would be more drawn out. Of cou...more**spoiler alert** I was pretty disappointed with this one. I really thought that things that happened in the beginning would be more drawn out. Of course the part I was most looking forward to, the wedding, took maybe 10 pages of the 768 page beast. I found the pregnancy ridiculously predictable once the wedding was over by Chapter 7 and even Jacob's imprinting on Renesmee didn't surprise me. It took forever to get to the confrontation with the Volturi and then there was never even a fight! And I totally knew Alice was coming back, too. So all of that predictability made me bored. This took me a long time to read because I just didn't care enough to not be able to put it down! Kind of a let down after Eclipse! And definitely seemed like she stopped aiming toward the teens and tried to grab the adult audience.(less)