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The only good thing about this book was that it ended.
, 22 Jan. 2014
This review is from: Breaking Dawn: Twilight, Book 4 (Twilight Saga) (Kindle Edition)
I bought this train wreck of a novel simply because I had to finish the saga once I had started reading it. However, I did think that it would at least tie up all loose ends and finish with the epic battle that had been promised. It didn't. This book was somehow even worse than the others in the series. Meyer seems to find something about incredibly creepy men attractive, which was first hinted at in Twilight when Edward showed his true colours as an overprotective stalker, and is now confirmed as Jacob imprints on an infant. The messages against abortion and sex before marriage were overwhelming, as was the ridiculous amount of pointless angst. Book one seemed to be entirely comprised of proclamations of undying love and pointless arguments that almost always ended with Bella crying and begging for something or other. Which brings me onto Bella. I find it disturbing that so many people see Bella Swan as a good role model, when she is really just a spineless, selfish idiot. Throughout the series there are times when Edward acts like a control freak and Bella just takes it without even trying to stand up for herself, yet there are almost no situations when she acts like a normal person and tells Edward to stop treating her like a toddler. The only time she ever got close to doing this, she started to feel bad and apologized! Anyway, enough ranting. So, book one begins with Bella driving a car that she almost crashes, and complaining about Edward buying her stuff. Once she gets home, she remembers when she told her parents that she was marrying Edward. They were both pretty much ok with it, and all the complications that could have made the story better were avoided. The next day there is a wedding, where we meet the other horrible, manipulative man in Bella' s life, Jacob Black. He gets angry that Bella is going to be having sex with Edward and almost rips her arms off, even though the thing he was worried about was Bella getting hurt. Bella goes on a honeymoon to an island owned by the Cullens, has sex and is badly hurt, but still begs for more. She finds out that she is pregnant, so Edward flips out, despite the fact that he can't possibly know that the baby is going to be dangerous yet. Book two: this is probably the most ridiculously bad part of the whole novel. It is told from Jacobs perspective. When Jacob hears that Bella has been ill, he jumps to the conclusion that she has become a vampire and tries to convince the pack to go and kill all of the Cullens. No one wants to, so he goes there himself. He finds out that Bella is actually pregnant with some weird hybrid monster thing which is killing her. Then, (and this is probably the most repulsive part of the book) Edward tells him to go and offer to have a baby with Bella so that she will abort her child and carry Jacob's child rather than his. Thankfully, this did not happen. The rest of book two is basically Jacob moping until Bella almost dies having the baby. Jacob attempts to kill the baby, and... falls in love with it. Not in a cute way, not in a "that kitten was so cute I fell in love with it" way, actually FALLS IN LOVE WITH a BABY!
Book three... where do I begin? This was every shade of awful. Bella is now a vampire, and from there everything that the earlier books said would happen went out of the window. Bella copes with being a new born very well, her thirst does not bother her, she gets to spend time with her dad, and she has a child. Then they find out that the Volturi want to kill them, they worry for months, rally an army of vampires, meet the volturi on the battlefield... and have a nice chat and go home. This book is the biggest anticlimax I have ever read. I don't want to sound evil or anything, but at the end of a series, someone needs to die. And before you mention Irina, I mean someone people actually care about.
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