Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

14 Aug

Favorite Lines: “There was a squeal against the window-someone deliberately scraping their steel nails across the glass to make a horrible, cover-your-ears, goose-bumps-down-your-spine noise. I shuddered.” (p. 29)

Bella Swan is about get married, be turned into a vampire and never ever be 19. With her fiance, Edward, and her families planning an elaborate wedding, all she has to do is focus on getting married. That’s what she’s planned, but what she gets is something she never expected.

Meanwhile, Bella’s best friend Jacob is having issues. As a werewolf, he has a natural aversion to vampires, therefore Edward. Jacob is afraid of losing Bella and left (in wolf form) to run in the wild. It seems like nothing will bring him back, not with him knowing that Bella will be transforming into a vampire.

I wondered how Stephenie Meyer was going to wrap up all the different strands of Bella and Edward’s relationship and she didn’t disapoint. I see where other stories can come into play, but all the issues that were brought up in different books are resolved satisfactorily.

For me, this is a hard review to give without spoilers, so I’ll stick to the basics. Bella, Edward and Jacob are true to the people we met in Twilight. The world building has not changed and seems stronger, because it revisits different aspects and solidifies the world. The feud between the werewolves and vampires is looked at, the vampire rulers are faced, and a very personal grown-up issue between Edward and Bella is finaly addressed.

Breaking Dawn is sometimes painful to read (physically), but there is nowhere near the emotional turmoil that was reached in book New Moon. Enemies become comfortable together, and the “your enemies enemy is your friend” becomes true.

Read other reviews at Book Room Review, Teen Book Review, and Love Vampires.


15 Responses to “Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer”

  1. Tracy August 14, 2008 at 4:43 pm #

    Thanks for linking my review:) Like your site!

  2. katiebabs August 14, 2008 at 4:56 pm #

    I admit I was disappointed in BD. There was way too much going on. But, Jacob really shines here and Bella and Edward finally get their HEA.
    As for Nessie…

  3. scooper August 14, 2008 at 5:39 pm #

    Tracy: Thanks. Come back and visit.
    Katiebabs: There was a lot, but for me it was good because it was an endpoint. Nessie can have a series all her own in the future. Possibly an adult series…

  4. katiebabs August 15, 2008 at 3:04 pm #

    Nessie and Jacob? *Bleck* How would he explain his crush on her mom?

  5. Allie August 15, 2008 at 3:25 pm #

    Good review. I gotta say though New Moon is still my fav out of the saga.

  6. scooper August 15, 2008 at 3:49 pm #

    Katiebabs: I said the same thing. I’d be pissed if I were Bella.

    Allie: Thanks. My fav. is Eclipse.

  7. DEMI LOVATO October 19, 2008 at 11:35 am #

    ooo…i want there to be a love triangle between edward bella and jacob and i dont want bella n edward to get togetha i want jacob n bella who agrees? who disagrees?

    email me with ur replies

  8. scooper October 19, 2008 at 4:54 pm #

    Demi: Really? I’m a sucker for a good HEA, and I wanted Edward and Bella together in a grown up romance. I think with Jacob it would ruin a great friendship.

  9. rObiN November 19, 2008 at 7:40 pm #


  10. LoLA*** November 19, 2008 at 7:42 pm #

    daT book wuz d bomb diggity

  11. babyk January 7, 2009 at 4:53 pm #

    i love 1.2&3 but 4 i liked it but th 3rd book bella most of it was gross blood i hate blood it makes me through up ew ew ew ew

  12. whoe January 7, 2009 at 5:03 pm #

    love em all good!!books umhuh ya heck yep um huh sup yep

  13. scooper January 8, 2009 at 7:17 pm #

    babyk: I like bloody books, but only if it fits with the storyline. Gore for the sake of having it is not fun to read about.

    Whoe: Yep, good books.

  14. babyk January 12, 2009 at 1:07 am #

    yea but bloods gross lol

  15. loser September 12, 2009 at 12:28 am #


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