08-15-2008 12:39 AM
08-15-2008 05:32 PM
08-17-2008 11:14 AM
everyone I know seems really disappointed with breaking dawn and so do a lot of people here. I was really surprised because I thought it was one of the best final installments of a series I've read. I certainly thought it was a lot better then the final Harry potter book.
A lot of people seem to feel that the end was really anticlimactic. I'm so thankful it was anticlimactic. Thankfully Stephenie Meyer could think of some way to finish of the series that wasn't the cliche apocalyptic giant battle sequence. I was actually really disappointed that Harry Potter ended that way. Its not that its such a bad plot line, it just feels cliche and overused. Stephenie's ending was way more original.
I've also heard a lot of people saying that not enough people died. For me "they all lived happily ever after" seems completely appropriate. The book is essentially a fairytale. A beautiful, gripping, teenage fairytale perhaps; but if you want a realistic portrait of human suffering you should probably not be reading a book about vampires. Also, like the giant battle, killing off half the characters and saying "looking at the sacrifice we had to make to get here" is getting a little stale.
Anyway I know I probably won't convince many people but I just felt like I had to stick up for the book somewhere.
I love ALL the twilight series!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
08-18-2008 08:15 PM
"And they all lived happily ever after" is probably the most cliche ending possible . . .
I don't think people should have died, but what was the point of bringing the volturi in and having no action. it was such a waste of 200-some pages.
08-19-2008 11:12 AM
I am a bit disappointed! After the first three books, this book was just sub par...
WOW! It started out fairly dull... the chapter where they tell Charlie, should have been more tense...but it fell flat. Then when she tells Renee... I could get that they are two separate people, but no one ever once tried to talk her out of it... Modern day parents are all about kids getting jobs and going to college, not getting married straight out of High School.
I did feel that the honemoon chapters were a bit drawn out. There was too much... and okay so she got pregnant... yes it was a surprise... and I did get sucked into that... and reading, but when Jacob came back, I was back into being disappointed... Imprinting on Renesmee? And what is up with that name? I get that it is a combination name but couldnt Carlie have been the first name? really??? what was she thinking?
The biggest disappointment that I had with this book was that the scenes with the Volturri were so condensed. And not in a good way. The action was so rushed and hurried. She builds up to the epic battle with Aro Caius and Marcus and nothing happens! No one gets hurt except Irina and that was not even climactic.
Oh! and what is this? "Good Bye, Jacob...My Brother...My son???" What kind of cheese is this??? This ONE line made me want to shut the book!
all in all there was to much in this book...the wedding, honeymoon baby drama and then the volturri... The natural flow of the series should have been wedding, honeymoon, volturri.... throw the baby in at the end...for good measure... I mean... I can understand as an author this was her vision, her idea of how Bella and Edward ended... But... I was still disappointed that it was not nearly as great at Twilight, New Moon or Eclipse.
again, substandard. Not her best work.
08-20-2008 05:59 PM
I thought that Breaking Dawn was a complete dissapointment..to be honest. It was all over the place. She could have done a much better job with it. And it was way too sexual for me, espically in certain parts. It took me a long time to get really interested in the book. I thought that it was sort of soap opera-ish, the way that Jacob imprinted on Nessie and everything. And some parts of the book were just ridiculous. Like when Bella flipped out on Jacob for imprinting on Nessie and giving her Renessme the nickname of Nessie. I was like oh come on..how forced was that?? And I mean really what kind of name is Renessme...so lame. It should have been Carlie..which is much cuter.
Personally the Twilight saga should have just been three books...huge dissaponiment!! D:
08-20-2008 07:27 PM
hahaha i agree with jacobblackXD and theegraces. the book was way too sexual, dramatic, and cheesy. And the name renesmee is so stupidd. thank god jake gave her a nickname that wasn't such a mouthful. yep Stephenie Meyer should have stopped herself at eclipse. she obviously ran out of ideas.
i just started school today, and my friends and I were talking about Breaking Dawn and I was amazed that some of them said it was their favorite. i was like uhh we must have read two different books, because the Breaking Dawn I read was not even comparable to Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse.
08-27-2008 02:36 AM
i think sm did i fantastic job of making the book i think all the people bashing her should try to write the last book over. i loved it but i might have liked a little more action i loved the part of nessie made the book more dramatic i think.
best book by far!!!!
I promise to love you forever, every single day forever, will you marry me? - Edward
"I'll go if you stop saying that." replied Bella.
~*~ Twilight Fangirl ~*~
08-27-2008 12:04 PM - edited 08-27-2008 12:06 PM
This got to be the worse Book I've ever read in my life, and believe me I've read some.
I liked the first 3 book they were a sort of guilty pleasure, Stephanie is a bit Barbara Cartland for my taste, her ideals a bit questionable, but it was an engaging story. Bella was in love for the first time love makes us do foolish things.
But Jesus, suddenly she turns from a clumsy teenager into a women that begs her Husband for sex, how the hell did that happen? And then she gets pregnant by a VAMPIRE, that by nature is dead. How can something that is dead can create life is a mystery that not even Stephanie can explain. She breaks her own rules.
The anti-abortion moral lesson in this books is sickening, this miracle baby is killing her, breaking her ribs an all, but Bella that a few months ago only tought about how perfect Edward was and did not even care about children much, now prefers to die than kill the "thing". Well she would have "died" if she wasn't such a Mary Sue, so do not follow her example children!
How how "Ghetto fabulous" this babie's name is? There is glamour model in the UK called Jordan that did exactly the same thing, she called her child Princess Tiaamii, the logic of the name was exactly the same as in the book, I wonder if Stepahnie reads Uk's trash mags for ideas.
And if it was not bad enough the child has a name that can send her straight to the trailer park, she gets "imprinted" by a grown man that just has to wait a couple of year to sleep with her. Creepy? i thought so.
And the stupid things go on and on and on, Edward poor thing in this book is as erotic as a midweek trip by coach to visit your grandparents, I have to give Stephanie credit he does sound like he lived a century,and without sex on top of it.
Did ANY editor read this book?How can an editor explain the "Libishomen"?Did they ever heard about research? There is no SUCH THING as "libishomen" in the portuguese language. I should Know I'm portuguese. What she meant was lobisomem, and that is a classic werewolf.
The lobisomen It's a very popular myth in Brasil about a Man that turns into a wolf in the full moon and shifts back when the cock crows. And no he's not beautiful and he's not looking for sex, he may want to bite you and kill you but that's it, he certainly does not want to sleep with you.
I wonder how are they going to fix things in the portuguese translation, People would laugh in her face if they included such wide spread myth with totally the wrong meaning,
It's just bad bad bad is has no redemming quality,in the end Bella gets everything she wanted,destroying centuries if feminism in the process but who cares she even looks like a supermodel. Isn't life wonderful!
09-02-2008 09:52 PM
Dear Jacob.I Win.Sincerly,Edward
09-19-2008 04:37 PM
09-21-2008 03:14 PM
i just finished it for the third time last night and i love it.
sure there are moments were i wish a few things were changed.
but overall i love it.
i grew a tolerance for jacob that i thought i would never have..
then i just wanted to kill him again.
but overall...it is not my favorite in the series. like other series
aka harry potter
the first will alway be the best and my favorite.
i like the name renesemee. it is adorable.
and perfect and unique.
i loved the first book. i lvoe the wedding.
the honeymoon. all of it right there.
and alice...i love alice.
ehh. to jacobs POV. its jake. i will never love him.
but over all...he surprised me and i grew to
apreciate his presence.
but then he lost it the minute he imprinted.
well..i was happy taht he imprinted...
but i totally thought leah has already imprinted on him.
but that description is awesome. love it..
i loved bella becoming a vampire.
i loved the "you've been holding out on me" section.
i love it all.
i love this book.
it was the only way for it to end.
if it was different it would have all been wrong.
it was absolutely dazzling and perfect.
just like edward.
but seriously...i do agree about the "happily ever after" being cliched.
but its a cliched love.
and cliches are awesome.
i lvoe them.
i love edward
i love this book.
Hey Stephen, I could give you fifty reasons why I should be the one you chose. Those other girls, well, they're beautiful, but would they write a song for you?
book nerd. music freak. movie fanatic.
major obsesser over so many things.
I love to read and write poetry/lyrics and short stories. The layers of music fascinates me. Someday, I want to do movie soundtracks, maybe, or teach. The book to movie transition fascinates me to the extreme. I've been mesmorized by the way Harry Potter and Twilight and so many others have been brought into movies is something I think I would love to do.
10-14-2008 07:25 PM
Well the book is OKAY but Stephenie could have done better work, because Twilight really was great and Eclipse, those are my two favorites. Breaking Dawn could have been better but its actually good work, but could have been better. I like the ending. but WTF w/ the vulturis and ahh.. really like a soap opera.. but what the heck. i read it and i love all the books
Someone here had read generation dead? Please i want to read it but i don't have the ebook xD and im not going to sandiego till next week
10-14-2008 09:16 PM
I absolutely loved the book. I thought that it was a perfect way to wrap the story up, but it still left you feeling like the story could continue on with Bella's new life as a vampire. When I first thought of what could happen in Breaking Dawn of course I felt Bella would get turned into a vampire but i never thought that she would have a child or that Jacob would have such a big role in this final installment. I was glad to see that he finally imprinted as well. There was no one else I could see him imprinting with besides Renesmee because she is the closest thing he could get to Bella. This story really turned into something even better than I was expecting. The way all of the characters developed helped create a great piece of literature.
10-17-2008 12:32 PM
I will never understand...
Breaking Dawn was the best!
twilght being the first of course.
-jars of clay
10-17-2008 02:14 PM