In interviews with RPattz, he always says he's read the first 3 books, but not the last one. I think he has read BD and doesn't want to admit it. It's...moreIn interviews with RPattz, he always says he's read the first 3 books, but not the last one. I think he has read BD and doesn't want to admit it. It's an embarassing book. Stephenie Meyer should be ashamed.
My review: Holy shit, this book sucked. I skipped a lot--the boring werewolf "drama" and the non-"climax" with the Volturi.
Needs a thorough edit (lose 300 pages) and close the plot holes. Needs a real climactic scene. Jacob needs to go away and get a life. Also, very weird that after 3 books of sexual frustration, we get to read about how the Cullens break furniture and entire houses with their crazy acrobatic sex.
I definitely do NOT want to see this as a movie. Twilight Movie Edward is hot, sexy, virile, and has some personality--someone you could fall for.
The Edward in this book is weak, no backbone, mood varies from flat to misery--if I were Bella I'd use him for his money and sleep with his friends. That's how little respect I have for him. I do not want to see Robert Pattinson playing this sucker.
Sampling of weird things: 1) Bella doesn't want a wedding. Edward is hot--doesn't she want to see him dressed up? I know I do! 2) She has to beg for sex on the honeymoon. Did Edward drag her to a deserted tropical island so they could snorkel? 3) Edward doesn't poop, pee, eat, or cry tears, but he has viable sperm. 4) While on the Brazilian island, Edward says they'll be back in Washington in a couple of hours.... flying commericial airlines. 5) The Cullens have an x-ray machine upstairs and buckets of blood ripped off from the blood bank. How? Why? 6) Wouldn't the fetus have preferred that blood IV? Kind of useless if Bella digested it. Wouldn't Bella have preferred it IV as well? She fainted during bio lab at the sight of blood, now I'm supposed to believe she likes it? 7) Why don't they INDUCE her??? WTF? Are they worried about fetal lung development? 8) Why didn't Carlisle call, fax, teleconference with the Volturi? Such a big build-up for nothing. Could have been resolved in 5 minutes. 9) Bella's mom and Charlie were poor excuses for parents anyway. Why keep mentioning those losers? Bella should have made a clean break. 10) Jacob magically falls in love with a baby. Sick!! (less)
The only reason I'm still reading these crappy books is because I am picturing the unbelievably hot guy from the movie the whole time. This 3rd book i...moreThe only reason I'm still reading these crappy books is because I am picturing the unbelievably hot guy from the movie the whole time. This 3rd book is better written than the first two, not that that says much. The story flows better, but character's motivations are still a huge question mark. Why is Bella still hanging onto the boring Indian guy? Why doesn't she want a wedding? Why does Alice do nice things for her when she is such a whiny ingrate? Why are Bella's parents such pathetic losers who can't boil pasta?
As for the sex, they Almost do it twice, but they decide it's better to wait until after marriage. Of course. Thank you, Mormon author. I just rolled my eyes. Bella was in heat, begging for it, but Edward wouldn't even let her unbutton her shirt. Do you have to wait until marriage to go to first base? I don't get it. At first I thought Edward might be impotent, but I read a review saying they do have sex in the last one, so now I have to read that. I don't know who is more frustrated, Bella or the readers.(less)
Not enough Edward in this one. He's at the beginning and end. In between is 400 pages of Bella hanging out with some boring guy named Jacob who isn't...moreNot enough Edward in this one. He's at the beginning and end. In between is 400 pages of Bella hanging out with some boring guy named Jacob who isn't hot at all. When Edward does show back up, stupid Bella inexplicably won't marry him. And still no sex. Surely the third book.... I swear, I want to slap the author. She's ruining this great story.(less)