**spoiler alert** Well, I finally got it read before the last movie comes out. While I enjoyed the other books in the series, this one had issues. The...more**spoiler alert** Well, I finally got it read before the last movie comes out. While I enjoyed the other books in the series, this one had issues. The other books had their flaws, but this one ebb and flowed between what I wanted to read and boring. I'm kinda wary of people who are overly critical of Twilight...it's a TEEN ROMANCE people. If you didn't like, I feel like your probably not a frequent TEEN ROMANCE reader in the first place. If you mainly read YA and TEEN ROMANCE and still didn't enjoy it, then more power to you.
First off, much like the movies, I think this should have been broken into two books. Twilight book 4 should have ended after Bella hunted with Edward as a vampire for the first time. Then maybe Stephanie Meyer could have come up with more plot for Twilight book 5/part 2 whatever you want to call it. After Bella's transformation, I was bored. The bad guys Volturi come to town, I think there's going to be a cool fight, but after way too much dialogue everybody goes happy skippy on there own way.
But, my main issue is the Jacob/Renesmee pairing. In my reading experience it was the most forced pairing since Laurie and Amy from "Little Women". Way too convenient. I feel Meyer didn't want to deal with fully resolving the Jacob/Bella/Edward triangle, so she just stuck Jacob with the infant. Logically, I think Jacob should have ended up with Leah Clearwater, the female shapeshifter in his pack. They had a hate/love/loyalty relationship that could have bloomed into a good story. Also convenient reference to Jacob and Leah in the Bible for Meyer's Mormon connection. If Renesmee had to be imprinted to a werewolf, I think Seth Clearwater would have been a better choice. Hey, at least he was closer to her age.
So, overall, disappointed at the weird twists and the plot that ran out of steam. Maybe Breaking Dawn Part 2 movie will improve on the book.(less)
**spoiler alert** Don't get me wrong, I liked the main idea behind this book, fallen angel guy who wants to be human is a very interesting idea. The a...more**spoiler alert** Don't get me wrong, I liked the main idea behind this book, fallen angel guy who wants to be human is a very interesting idea. The author did have several twists I didn't expect and, to her credit as a mystery fan, I never knew who the real villain was until the end. However, I just couldn't connect with Patch as a romantic hero. He was hateful to Nora, wanted to kill her, and then too suddenly for me, he loved her. The fact that he was so constantly mean and creepy to her made it hard for me to cheer for them to be together. Whenever one of the characters told her to watch out for Patch or stay away from him, I was thinking, yeah, stay the heck away from him...he's not good boyfriend material, it doesn't matter if he's good-looking.
I also wish the mechanics, if you will, of being an angel or half-angel or half-angel descendant had been explained more. What their certain powers and limitations were confused me. But maybe the author is saving that for the sequel, dunno.(less)