Synopsis: 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, she has endured a tumultuous year of temptation, loss and strife to reach the ultimate turning point. Her imminent choice to either join the dark but seductive world of immortals or pursue a fully human life has become the thread from which the fate 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?
My thoughts on the Main Characters:
Bella: I enjoyed her character overall but i certainly got irritated with her quite a few times, the way she treated Alice, her negative attitude about nearly everything, her reclusiveness, her dress sense.
Although weak and soppy it is what held the story together it created the suspense and the love triangle between her, Jacob and Edward more intense. I did feel that her feelings could have developed a bit sooner beyond just the crushes, most teenagers are much more interested in exploring there feelings in a more sexual way than Bella was. I enjoyed Bella's character mostly in the last book Breaking Dawn.
Edward: I found Edward strange but intriguing, his character was the one i related to the least but the one i was most fasinated with. Way to over protective to the point of ridiculous.
Jacob: I preferred Jacob over Edward i was rooting for Jacob, i enjoyed his abbruptness and roughness, i felt that he was developed very well and enjoyed reading about him very much. I really enjoyed reading things from Jacobs perspective, he make me snicker quite a lot. I think Stephanie was spot on with his character he was consistent and entertaining all the way through i think Stephanie really done well conveying his character especially as she is a woman.
Alice: Loved Alice's character, she was very fun and i loved the way she could see things before they happened, the way she used this with Bella was very fun and her obsession with Bellas dress sense was amusing.
Charlie: I loved Charlies Character and how his character developed through the books, there were lots of Charlie bits in the book that made me laugh! And the way he was about Edward was quite funny.
Billie: It was not made very clear in the series what billies roles was in the whole wolf pack thing, i found his character a bit vague, it was not until later on in the series my questions about him were answered. I could not get to grips with him.
Renee: I think her character was the least developed and not conveyed very well, i did not get her and bella's relationship i felt that it could of been conveyed better. Although she was not ment to be a main character in the book when she was involved there was not much to her i felt her character could of been a bit stronger.
The volutri: I Loved the way Stephanie wrote about them very detailed and well thought out, their part in the series flowed very well i was not left with any questions or confused about anything, i found them fasinating and enjoyed the confrontation in the last book.
The Plot (on whole saga):
I enjoyed the story line very much, there was a lot of suspense. I did feel out of all of the books that the second book in the series New Moon dragged things out a bit with Edward and Bella, although at the time of reading the book i was completely absorbed but now looking back after reading the next book i can say it was dragged out a lot.
The whole Edward treating Bella like she was going to crumble at the slightest touch was slightly over the top.
I usually do not read vampire books so do not know much detail about them, i felt that Stephanie explained well about the workings of the vampires in her series, and provided good detailed history about the cullens and the way things worked in their 'world' that it was easy for me to follow and understand everything that was going on.
I thought the whole series was very well written and she kept everything on a realistic enough tone, You could easily relate to everyone in the book and their relationships with each other.
There was constantly something new going on which is why the books are so gripping, there was never a part where i felt bored with it.
'Eclipse' was definitely one of the best books i think i held my breath all the way through, full of suspense i was hard pressed to put it down.
Breaking Dawn was excellent very gripping all the way through, but the one critiscm i have about this book in particular, is the size of the hard back they basically put two books into one hardback book, i read on my way to and from work so i found carrying around such a large hardback book a nusience and i think it should just have been published in the two seperate books.
Overall this series was one of my top all time favourites, loved every minute of them and thought stephanie Meyers writing was superb. If you have not read the Twilight series i definitely recommend them, be prepared to get hooked!Breaking Dawn (Twilight Saga)