I really liked this book. It seemed kind of long, but after a little bit, I was really into it and it just flew by. When I got it I wasn't sure I want...moreI really liked this book. It seemed kind of long, but after a little bit, I was really into it and it just flew by. When I got it I wasn't sure I wanted to read it right away because it was another book about werewolves, but it was great. I liked the werewolves, and I liked the romance in it too. It kind of reminded me of the Anita Blake books, but I like Elena much better than Anita. Really looking forward to getting the other books in the series from the library.(less)
First of all, I'm not really a fan of the Twilight books. I read them because I want to know what people are talking about, and I did want to know wha...moreFirst of all, I'm not really a fan of the Twilight books. I read them because I want to know what people are talking about, and I did want to know what happened.
When I read Twilight, I liked it. Sure, Bella was annoying some of the time, and the vampires were different; I thought the idea was okay. When I read New Moon, I got through it because even though Bella was annoying again, I liked Jacob. Of the first three, Eclipse is my least favourite. I can hardly remember what happens besides the main plot. But, when I start a series, I want to keep going, one way or another. So when I had the opportunity to find out what happened in Breaking Dawn early, I took it.
I first heard what happened in summaries people wrote on LiveJournal, and I have to say, my first impressions were far from good. You could say it's because I wasn't reading the book itself, but even when I started the book, it felt like I was reading a terrible book. It seems like something only a hardcore fangirl would like, because they get the happy ending they wanted. Part one, narrated by Bella, seemed so bad to me. They get married, they have sex, and (breaking all vampire rules, even the ones she set for herself), Bella gets pregnant. I don� t want to say she�'s stupid for keeping the baby, but if I had a half-vampire baby inside me that was aging three times the normal speed, I�'d think about myself. It just seemed stupid how even though she got bruises, and Edward felt really bad about it, she wanted more. And then having a baby is okay because she�'s married, and because there� s a vampire life form inside of her.
Part two, which is Jacob, was something I liked more, even though it was still Breaking Dawn. It was a nice change to go to Jacob� s head and see how he thinks. I think Jacob is funny, and I really liked his chapter titles. Plus, Jacob thinks that having the baby is crazy. I haven�'t read further than after Jacob, Seth, and Leah have their own pack, but I do know what happens. Maybe I haven�'t read further because I�'m reading it on the computer, but right now the book is just too boring. I am going to read it when it becomes available at the library, but probably not before.
Since I said I know what happens, I�'ll talk a little about that. I do know that Bella gives birth in a very graphic scene, and that she almost dies while doing so, and someone turns her into a vampire. I don�'t really understand her need to become a vampire besides being with Edward all the time. � I can have this demon child because if I end up near-death, Edward will turn me.� Being a vampire is not that good. I�'ve also heard that Jacob imprints on the baby, Renesmee � Nessie� (putting the grandparents� names together is a Mormon thing, I�'ll point out). That�'s fine for the people who like happy stuff because then Jacob is happy and not crushing after Bella, but remember when imprinting was supposed to be rare? Even Jacob questioned that. I also know what the Volturi come and try to do something about Nessie, but that�'s all I know about that. I don� t know exactly what happens next, but I expect it�'s another fight that is not really that cool because everything ends good. Then Nessie conveniently ages to an adult in 6 years so she can be with Jacob and the epilogue ends with everyone being happy and alive.
I� m sure everyone� s noticed that Breaking Dawn has been getting lots of bad reviews. I don� t think I�'ve seen a good review that wasn�'t by a hardcore fangirl, as I put it before, that is practically obsessed with the books. Even Entertainment Weekly has had a negative review. I could go on forever about how I think all four books are bad, but I won� t. I don� t think that the fangirls need to conform to my opinion, I just think that the fans need to accept that people think it�'s bad, and that means Smeyer too.
Ps: I also think that 768 pages for a book like this is ridiculous.(less)