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Eclipse

(The Twilight Saga #3)

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  1,437,716 ratings  ·  37,927 reviews
"BELLA?"
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
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Hardcover, First Edition, 629 pages
Published August 7th 2007 by Little, Brown and Company
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Lea Kane There's not a lot of content in the first two books and it's filled with Bella's thoughts. Her what if's, her wondering, her inability to see the…moreThere's not a lot of content in the first two books and it's filled with Bella's thoughts. Her what if's, her wondering, her inability to see the obvious, and her over emotional dramatics…ugh. She's not a strong female lead and the author made her quite annoying. First time I ever disliked the main character. (less)

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James
Jul 16, 2008 rated it liked it
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
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Miranda Reads
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Ohhh yeah, I made a BookTube Video all about my scandalously unpopular twilight opinions (check out the video to see it...if you dare.)
Anyway, onwards to the review!
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Isabella Swan? I promise to love you forever - every single day of forever. Will you marry me?
I can feel my teenage heart quivering
I'm gonna fight for you, until your heart stops beating.
That heart just exploded

Whewwwww. Ten years ago, I would've fought anyone who challenged Edward and Bella's love. Nowadays? Not quite as
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Ariel
Dec 09, 2019 added it
Honestly at this point I really love getting to spend time with Bella, Edward, and Jacob. Theyre all silly and I love them. ...more
Melissa
Sep 10, 2007 rated it did not like it
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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emma
Aug 06, 2020 rated it did not like it
Its always Team Edward this and Team Jacob that, but theres only one real team when it comes to reading the Twilight series. And thats Team Suffering.

Honorable mention to Team Alice.

The only character I respect.

Everyone else is a nightmare gremlin demon, and also somehow the plot isnt even fun, and also this book is no joke like 1,200 pages long. Im pretty sure. Dont fact check me.

You really have to wonder why we all stanned these books so hard in middle school. Were we depraved? What was wrong?
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karen
May 02, 2012 rated it it was ok
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,
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Veronica
Oct 15, 2007 rated it it was ok
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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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
FIRE AND ICE



Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what Ive tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if I had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice

ROBERT FROST




Still loving and still wishing I could be a werewolf. Of course, I would look ultimately more awesome 😉



Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾

BLOG: https://melissa413readsalot.blogspot....
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Eclipse (Twilight #3), Stephenie Meyer
Eclipse is the third novel in the Twilight Saga by American novelist Stephenie Meyer. It continues the story of Bella Swan and her vampire love, Edward Cullen. The novel explores Bella's compromise between her love for Edward and her friendship with shape-shifter Jacob Black, along with her dilemma of leaving her mortality behind in a terrorized atmosphere, a result of mysterious vampire attacks in Seattle. Eclipse is preceded by New Moon and followed by
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Saya
Oct 12, 2007 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Only read for the sake of the very few important things that manage to happen
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Denys L.H.
May 11, 2008 rated it did not like it
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 ...more
Will Byrnes
Jul 07, 2010 rated it liked it
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
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Paula


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
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Mari

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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NReads
Sep 15, 2014 rated it it was ok
I sometimes forget this exists
Christy
Jul 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
5 stars

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2020 re-read Continuing my re-read of the Twilight Saga before Midnight Sun. For some reason, Eclipse seems to have really low ratings among a lot of my friends. It's my favorite of the series(still) and I love it so much. I have so much nostalgia for these books, it's hard for me to look at this series objectively. They all hold such a special place in my life. After nursing school, this reignited my flame for loving reading. I've always been a reader, and I did read in school, but
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Mary ~Ravager of Tomes~
Actual Rating: 1.5 Stars

Man this one was a lot harder to reread than the first two. So much manipulation & whining & lovey dovey, ugh. Definitely less fun now that Jacob is a full blown asshole.
Leanna
Sep 03, 2007 rated it liked it
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 wont 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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exploraDora
***4,5/5 Stars***

Eclipse, just like Twilight and New Moon, is a surprisingly good read. The book didnt feel like it was over 600 pages long, I literally flew through the pages and had to make a conscious effort to slow down my reading so I didnt finish the whole book in a couple of sittings.

This one is getting a higher rating than the previous two books because I probably enjoyed reading it the most so far. I found myself laughing pretty often and that's a big plus for me. I liked the story, the
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P
Mar 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
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 her
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Jenne
Jul 29, 2007 rated it did not like it
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
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Summer Owens
Feb 16, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Summer by: practically every woman I know
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
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,
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Julie
May 22, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everybody... ok, Twilight fans.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Lazaros
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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Kevin (Irish Reader)
Apr 12, 2020 rated it it was ok
Recently read this series for the first time and forgot to update here on Goodreads for my reading challenge. My full review can be found here: https://youtu.be/Cwy5_fV9wus
Deborah Markus
Jan 12, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: research-i-swear
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
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Bookishrealm
I just don't understand how a book that is so long could literally feel like there's nothing going on.

Instead of a formal review (which I lowkey can't even bring myself to write) I'm going to be discussing, in a list, a few issues that I had with this book. At this point, I'm sure everyone realizes that I'm hate reading these books. I have nothing to gain (knowledge or enjoyment) at this point.

*Charlie and Renee both see something wrong with Bella's relationship with Edward. They feel like
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Angelica
Now that I'm a grown-up, and don't care about what people think, I can openly admit that this was always my favorite Twilight book (and movie).
#TeamEdward
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