Title: Breaking Dawn (Twilight Saga #4)
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Genre Themes: Paranormal, Fantasy
Date Published: Aug. 2, 2008
Cover Rating: 4.5/5
Page Count: 768
Buy: Breaking Dawn
Synopsis: 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, a tumultuous year of temptation, loss, and strife have led her to 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?
First of all, I want to get one thing clear: Whatever I may feel about this book, pertains to this book only. If I didn’t like this book, that doesn’t mean I hate the series, okay?! Just this book.
We clear? Yeah?
Thinking on it now, there was nothing about this book that I liked. Nothing stood out for me. (Not saying I hate all of it – not the case at all). It was really hard to get through, and I guess there were some parts where I went “oh, that’s nice.” (like, without emotion) but nothing made me go “That’s so perfect!”
Bella’s self-confidence seems tied to her looks. So now that she’s all pretty, she great. Really? That’s pretty much what came across in this book. And still – she has low self-esteem, and keeps putting herself down. Also: She was self-ish, to say the least. I wasn’t happy with her at all.
The ending…was so disappointing. There’s this big build-up to this exciting climax, and it takes at least 500-something pages to get ready for this ending….and then nothing happens. Nothing. If I read a 768-page-book, I want at least some sort of an exciting ending.
Overall, I have no intentions of owning this book. The first was was so good, and I liked the others too – but this didn’t really feel like Twilight. I really think Stephenie Meyer should have stuck to Twilight as a stand-alone, or duology. Even a three-book series would better!
For those of you who are starting the Twilight series – I honestly think you shouldn’t read Breaking Dawn. I think skipping it would be fine, and you wouldn’t have the chance to ruin the series for yourself.