Review: Breaking Dawn

February 21, 2014 Whitney Review 2 Comments

Review: Breaking DawnBreaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
Series: Twilight Saga #4
Published by Little Brown and Company on August 2, 2008
Genres: Paranormal
Source: Bought

When you loved the one who was killing you, it left you no options. How could you run, how could you fight, when doing so would hurt that beloved one? If your life was all you had to give, how could you not give it? If it was someone you truly loved?

To be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare woven into a dangerously heightened reality for Bella Swan. Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to werewolf Jacob Black, she has endured a tumultuous year of temptation, loss, and strife to reach the ultimate turning point. Her imminent choice to either join the dark but seductive world of immortals or to pursue a fully human life has become the thread from which the fates of two tribes hangs.

Now that Bella has made her decision, a startling chain of unprecedented events is about to unfold with potentially devastating and unfathomable, consequences. Just when the frayed strands of Bella's life - first discovered in Twilight, then scattered and torn in New Moon and Eclipse - seem ready to heal and knit together, could they be destroyed... forever?

I so looked forward to reading the concluding book of the Twilight series and was disappointed.  The storyline didn’t seem as developed as the first three and became tedious. I thought that Stephenie Meyer rushed though some of the plot {especially towards the end} to get it published quickly. In the end Bella really doesn’t have to sacrifice anything, she gets Edward, she gets a baby, and she gets immortality and even her transition to a vampire was practically a piece of cake. I was a little disappointed with Vampire Bella’s power, I mean come on self-control and a protective shield of love I always thought those were more characteristics rather than a magic power. I was also a little puzzled by Edward getting Bella pregnant, I figured since he was a vampire he would be shooting blanks, but I guess that’s why they call it fantasy. Honestly, I really expected Bella and Edward to go away to college or something after their honeymoon for Bella’s change and was curious that they stayed in Folks as Stephenie Meyer consistently said through out all three of the previous books was how the Cullens had to move around a lot as people eventually got suspicious about their eternal youth; but at the end of the novel it appeared that the Cullens would stay in Forks for quite sometime which contradicted what Stephenie Meyer had written before. I wanted and expected the Volturi to return to Washington but there wasn’t as much action as I had hoped there to be, I thought it seemed like more of a debate of whether Renesmee, Bella’s daughter could co-inside with the immortal world as she was a half-breed. but of course everything works out for the best.

The second half of Breaking Dawn was told by Jacob which was interesting to hear his point of view on things but took a disturbing turn for the worst when he imprints on Bella and Edward’s daughter Renesmee. Now because Jacob and Renesmee are destined to be together the vampire/werewolf hatred is put aside and they are now one big happy family.

This review probably sounds like one big rant. I just thought Breaking Dawn was a little too tidy at the end.



2 responses to “Review: Breaking Dawn

  1. Ughhh… this book. THIS BOOK!! I did not enjoy this book at all. Which is sad because I did enjoy most of the series. This book went WAY out left field. But people love and it and whatever. I agree with everything you said.

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