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(September 05, 2008 by JeZz Send DollMail )
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Like vampires? I didnít. (No, Iím not kidding.) I really didnít care for any of the vampire lore until I read Twilight. I enjoyed the book and enjoyed New Moon even more. Then when Eclipse came out, I was angry when I finished it Ė I mean who ends a book that way? (If you donít know what Iím talking about, there is a huge cliffhanger that is totally aggravating.)

But regardless of my anger toward Stephenie Meyer, the author of the series, I waited just like everyone else to see what happened next. And now I know. (If you donít know yet, or just donít like spoilers in case you read Breaking Dawn later, donít read any more. Stop now. The rest of this contains spoilers.)

My Overall Impressions

The first three books were well-written with a great story line. The vampire and werewolf thing was a different twist on a love triangle, and Stephenie was so consistent it was easy to fall into her world of make-believe, especially since her world is so much like our own. To me, that is what makes the books especially good Ė they are 100% believable. Until the last one, that is.

Iíll admit it. I didnít like Breaking Dawn as much as I thought I would. Donít get me wrong, the story was good. I had always harbored hopes that Bella and Jacob would wind up together Ė I personally prefer tall, hot men to cold, hard ones, but she didnít ask me. So Bella actually married Edward. The honeymoon, however, is where things started to fall apart for me. I mean Ė a pregnancy that lasts only a matter of weeks? So much for believability.

Lost in Translation

I know there are many of you out there who will argue tooth and nail that the pregnancy part was totally believable, but I beg to differ. Iíve been around pregnant women and plenty of babies. I donít care if youíre a unique being or not, you have to follow at least one of the rules we learned in science class. So, Iíll readily admit I floundered for a bit during all the pregnancy parts. They felt almost silly at times.

But then, things finally started to pick up again. There is an emergency delivery, Bella dies and is reborn on the operating table, Jacob imprintsÖon Bellaís daughter. Then, at last, things came full circle for me. The rapid-fire pregnancy was necessary to make the love triangle fall into the right position. Now itís not a triangle Ė itís a square.

Bella and Edward are desperately in love (as shown through their hormones), and Jacobís infatuation with Bella is finally resolved through his infatuation with her rapidly aging daughter.

Back on Track

From here on out the book was back on track. We learn of the impending visit from the enemy and the plot starts moving in Meyerís normal way. There is heartbreak and worry. There is adrenaline and laughter. Finally, there is an ending that we can all be satisfied with Ė a relief after the horrible cliffhanger in New Moon. Itís possible however, that some of you feel there was just a bit too much of a good thing there at the end Ė itís possible, but I think any love story series this good needs a solid, happy ending, and it has one.


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hovergirl2588

20/Female
Brookhaven, PA
Posted On: September 16, 2008
theres not going to be a edward novel some idiot but a rough draft on the internet qand now stephine isnt releaseing it

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dadezgurl

22/Female
Antarctica
Posted On: September 14, 2008
i'm so sad that it's over.. i can't wait for edward's twilight... the name escapes me righ now...
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janiefey

106/Female
Jacksonville, FL
Posted On: September 13, 2008
I agree w/ never_more. And the whole thing is so anti-feminist, it's scary. :/
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KITTYx

101/Female
Niger
Posted On: September 13, 2008
I almost cried out od Disapointment with Breaking Dawn.

But then I got passed Jacob's view and I loved it all over again.

But seriously it was pretty much French Lingire, and sex in the beginning. I think SM should've thought about her yonger readers with that part.

All-in-all Breaking Dawn is a book I would re-read. And getting me to re-read books are pretty hard. [;

+K
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junebug21

22/Female
Rochester, MN
Posted On: September 12, 2008
I personally don't think the books were that good.

BUT NOW IT"S OVER!!!

The fad will die, Stephanie Meyer will be forgotten, and the internet will be rid of those Edward-obsessed icons!!!

I like Cirque Du Freak better, but my school's library doesn't have one of the books in the series so I can't continue.

I tried to read Dracula, I got to about page 250, and I just had to stop. I got distracted by other books with a faster pace, and it was just getting sadly crumpled in my backpack. Plus it was a pretty hard read.
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ILY_heart

20/Female
Rising Star, TX
Posted On: September 11, 2008
if you're talking about me, i never said anything about hating them.

i just said that i dont think i'd enjoy them.

-megaboo-
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hovergirl2588

20/Female
Brookhaven, PA
Posted On: September 10, 2008
and y do u read articals on books u hate

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hovergirl2588

20/Female
Brookhaven, PA
Posted On: September 10, 2008
i looved that boook it was the best so i wanted to read it all the way through 10 times and she dose not rty and kill herself she wants go cliff diving because jacob promished her and vegitarin vamps are the thing best ever i dont likeann rice novels
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never_more

22/Female
Arvada, CO
Posted On: September 10, 2008
can vampires really be that attractive? They are technically DEAD.

Hear me? DEAD. Rotting and dead.

Kinda like Miley Cyrus in that picture thing everyone was so whipped up about. She looked like a decaying vampire.
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HSMbabex

20/Female
Los Angeles, CA
Posted On: September 10, 2008
To be honest, I don't think I'd like those books. Any of them.

But that's my opinion. Some people would hate me for it though.
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gamerbe1517

23/Female
AZ
Posted On: September 10, 2008
Ahhh... I dunno to me this sounds like a Soap Opera... with vampires. To me that's like "WTF!?" 'cause I grew up thinking that while vampires could be romantic they are first and foremost the bada**es of the 18th century. Cooking, cleaning, homework, whining about being a vampire?! Love triangles?! The only thing that -to me- seems believable yeah I can see a vampire if he or she has nothing better to do sitting down and reading a book. But I guess everybody has their own preference. ... I just can't digest reading a book with crybaby vampires...
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heart_rose

19/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: September 10, 2008
I definitely agree with Edward being the perfect vampire.

But as much as Breaking Dawn didn't live up to my expectations, I still think Stephenie is a good writer, especially when she's writing other things besides vampires, like The Host. I really want to see what she comes up with next.

~Shawne
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Eulalie

20/Female
Orofino, ID
Posted On: September 9, 2008
Ohmuhgosh.

There's finally people that I belong with, not my obsessed friends. Gosh. They drive me insane.

Only reason people bother to read that book is the hot guys.

It's really poorly-written on Stephenie's part. She tells us all about Bella's boring, perfect life when she doesn't have Edward. But wait! She stuffs in complications every here and there, only to be saved by the oh-so-perfect Edward.

It's repititious stuff about Bella's day. Cooking, cleaning, homework, reading. And not only is does it repeat over and over, it's totally Mary Sue. And, if not worse, she spends the whole book complaining and whining how bad she is. Same with Edward.

Her only real flaw is her clumsiness. But it's so... stupid, it makes me laugh. But Edward erases any trail of her klutziness.

While I'm at it, did you ever notice that Edward is the only perfect vampire in the bunch? Edward's the only perfect vampire in the entire series. Think about it.

But it's nice to know I'm not alone.

xoSarah
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coleyfelix

19/Female
San Marcos, CA
Posted On: September 9, 2008
Silent_wolf, I agreed with everything you say. Anne Rice is the best Vampire writer out there (next to dracula, which really was the original Vampire novel. XD)

I am so happy there are people out there who agree that the last book was sucky. All my friends are like, "Nicole!!! How could you say it was aweful?! I love edward and jacob and want a boy just like them and vampires are real and blah blah blah blah!"

It's enough to drive me mad.

The entire story seemed like a very bad Mary-Sue fanfiction to me. And the ending was aweful. Build up, build up build up... Nothing.

And there's my opinion.
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heart_rose

19/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: September 9, 2008
I did like Breaking Dawn but everyone has different opinions, although I do agree that more people besides Irina should've suffered.

Stephenie had a LOT to live up to after the uproar about her first three books, so everyone should understand how much pressure she was under.

As for the Midnight Sun leak - which is awful, especially some of the things people are saying about her now - I was shocked. I hope Stephenie gets back on her feet quickly.

~Shawne
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