It seems like Bella has loved Edward forever. He is the air to her and she like blood to him; both are necessary for the other’s happiness.
Bella is a senior in high school and on the verge of graduation. The culmination of her life sits around the corner. She is ready to begin her new undead life.
Edward will do nothing to risk Bella and that includes coming between her and Jake. He gallantly steps aside, knowing that their friendship means a lot to her.
It’s a time for goodbyes and revelations. A time when anything is possible. A time for the past to haunt the present.
Out of the three books, this is my least favorite. Twilight was exciting and a fresh look at YA books for me. New Moon was an emotional wreck that pulled me with it as it crashed, burned and began anew. Eclipse felt almost like the end.
I guess it kind of is. From the way the epilogue was written it seems possible the next story will be told by Jacob, Jake. That could be interesting, but I don’t know that it will be. If you know, please comment and share the wealth with the rest of us.
I enjoyed the book, but I didn’t believe for one minute in a love triangle. Not one. I like Jake. Not enough to believe that he ever had a chance with Bella as anything more than a friend. She makes that clear over and over again. While she was very clear in this area she seemed a little ‘iffy’ in others.
At times it seemed like Bella was taking a realistic look at what being a vampire meant. She knew she’d have to give up her friends and parents, but it seemed like she didn’t really relate to them well prior to the past six months.
The sex issue is explored too. Bella pushes it and Edward resists; kind of a nice change from the norm. Personally, I want them to have sex. I want to see how well he controls himself. That would be the ultimate test. I haven’t really talked about it but the book doesn’t revolve around Bella. There are other important things that take place in in the book that have nothing to with her.
For example, the pack dynamics come into play also. We learn about werewolves interaction with one another and their history, why they came into existence.
Eclipse brings everything together. It sets up for the final book of the Twilight series, Breaking Dawn. It ties up many loose ends, explaining both Edward and the werewolves. It levels out Bella, Edward and James’ relationship after their many lows and highs. It’s a mellow enjoyable book.