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Breaking Dawn (The Twilight Saga, Book 4) (original 2008; edition 2008)

by Stephenie Meyer

Series: Twilight (4)

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32,27297740 (3.72)2 / 191
Member:tfattig
Title:Breaking Dawn (The Twilight Saga, Book 4)
Authors:Stephenie Meyer
Info:Little, Brown Young Readers (2008), Hardcover, 768 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:*****
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Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (2008)

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    The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening and The Struggle by L. J. Smith (_Zoe_)
  5. 41
    Glass Houses by Rachel Caine (Jenson_AKA_DL, Rachook)
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    Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead (gamermom2004)
  7. 20
    Twilight / New Moon / Eclipse / Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (amybroad25)
    amybroad25: Amazing books Could not put any of them down Hoping that she will write another one about Bella and Edwards daughter renesmee
  8. 31
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  13. 34
    Night World No. 1: Secret Vampire / Daughters of Darkness / Spellbinder by L. J. Smith (_Zoe_)
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    Not Safe For Vampires by William Frost (LostVampire)
    LostVampire: Thomas Watson becomes a vampire during the Civil War. The YA fantasy fiction novel NOT SAFE FOR VAMPIRES is a good read. It is only 128 pages, but it is not light reading, You really have to follow the beginning - once you understand the style of writing (there are flashback scenes) you will really enjoy the journey. The story is filled with history. For example, Africatown and the Clotilde ship are a real part of history (I googled it). Also, the character Captain Thomas Watson was really a soldier for the Union Army. I believe you will enjoy this book and add it to your library as well.… (more)
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SPOILER ALERT

If there were 1/2 stars possible I'd rate the series like this:
Twilight: 3.5
[b:New Moon|49041|New Moon (The Twilight Saga, Book 2)|Stephenie Meyer|http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/414jgcy2FAL._SL75_.jpg|3203964]: 3
Eclipse: 3.5 - 4
Breaking Dawn: 3

I found this book a little too Rosemary's Baby-ish and not very well edited. I think she could easily have cut the book by 100-200 pages; I mean, how many times do the wolves need to patrol the perimeter? That said, as in all the books the plot is compelling. I just found myself skipping a lot of text this time to get to the next plot point.

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  tkcs | Feb 23, 2019 |
This was the most controversial book of the series. However, I did actually enjoy it. The characters finally reach a state of contentment. Everything fits into it's place by the end. The only negative part to this final book was the last 100 or so pages. I felt like it dragged on much more than it needed to. ( )
  jawink22 | Feb 6, 2019 |
That moment when you want to rip the pages from a book but you have too much respect for the institution and trees. Let's not forget the trees. ( )
  Elaine_Omwango | Jan 26, 2019 |
This was my favorite installment of the Twilight Saga. It felt so different from the rest of the series, even taking into consideration the narration from Jacob's point of view. I loved seeing a different side to the Cullens, especially Edward. I felt like I was right there with them the whole time! This really makes me excited for Stephanie Meyer to publish Midnight Sun, and it makes me even more angry that people would disrespect her the way they did because I am very excited to see more of this new Edward. ( )
  AngelaRenea | Jan 12, 2019 |


The resemblence is uncanny.

I found this final installment to be the best written one but also the most mind-numbingly boring, which is especially disappointing when both halves of the movie version are my favorite in the franchise. It did not have to be nearly as long as it was. The so-called climax was one of the most anticlimactic things I've ever read. Too much talking! And I'm pissed off that the movie ending is not the book ending. I was patiently awaiting a battle scene in which everyone gets brutally murdered, and yet nothing of the sort happened! They have a trash Scooby-Doo ending where it was all one big misunderstanding and no one but Irina dies! 😠

Some of my dislike of this book stems from the entire part dedicated to Jacob's perspective. I've made it fairly clear that I'm about as far away from a Team Jacob supporter as one can be (#TeamMikeNewton all the way #AllMericanBoi) and his whiny, entitled, douchebag POV only solidified that. He literally runs around crying because a MARRIED WOMAN who is his CLOSEST FRIEND wants him to be near her AS SHE DIES without making out with him!!!!!! Also, oh dear that imprinting stuff is just so disgusting like uh no, no way. I'd murder my best friend if he said he'd be making out with my infant when she gets older because the fates prophecized it even if he was right.

I just love Marcus aka Handsome Squidward. He's the unsung hero of the Volturi. He's just so utterly miserable (honestly same) and I love it. ( )
  Faith_Murri | Jan 5, 2019 |
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And so the pabulum slips down, spoonful by spoonful, with every now and then a neat idea, an unspoken hint of untold perversity, an almost subliminal flash of something nasty.
 
Over 754 pages, the answers come almost too easily, but not quickly.
 
I hope no one takes this review to offense, so here I go.
I thought this book was completely insane, rambling, and irrelevant. Period. So much of this book was just fluff and not enough action like how I think a Vampire book should be about. Sure, the book has it’s good points like Jacob finally coming to terms with his power of an Alpha wolf and Bella finally being transformed into a beautiful vampire. Then again there are so many things t hat don’t make sense and leave me wanting more, but not in the good way because I know that’s the end of that.
Here are my list of problems:
1) Bella’s baby is a super genius with the power to talk through thoughts and images. Now that’s a pretty cool power if you ask me, but it has an adult mind. Not to mention that it has an earsplitting name which I don’t feel like typing out. This very baby is also the center of Jacob’s new infatuation. Please, ignore that he was completely and utterly obsessively in love with Bella for the first three books! Now he’s got an infant to be romantically involved with! Just….ew.
2) Bella is also super perfect as a vampire. Even as a human, Bella defied logic as a person with real emotions or tendencies. I mean, she goes out with a vampire who wants to drink her blood like heroine, hangs out with potentially dangerous werewolves, marries a vampire, gets pregnant, and now she gets turned into one. As a vampire she can suppress her own cravings and has developed powers.
3) The fight scene was a let down! I mean, there was no fighting!
So, those are my thoughts. Feel free to object or argue
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Certain elements of BREAKING DAWN are perplexing, even off-putting --- particularly the scenes of sex, pregnancy and childbirth.

But it's nearly impossible to please everyone --- especially when so much of the series' drama has relied on the tension of Bella's choice between two very different but desirable lovers. Readers who are able, eventually, to gain some perspective will find much to redeem BREAKING DAWN, particularly its new insights into Jacob's inner life as well as its neat resolution to several of the series' pressing conflicts and its realistic (or at least as realistic as a vampire romance can get) portrayal of the complexities and joys of married life.
 

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Childhood is not from birth to a certain age and at a certain age. The child is grown, and puts away childish things. Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies.
Edna St. Vincent Millay (Book 1: Bella)
And yet, to say the truth, reason and love keep little company together nowadays.
>William Shakespeare "A Midsummer Night's Dream" Act III, Scene i (Book Two: Jacob)
Personal affection is a luxury you can have only after all your enemies are eliminated. Until then, everyone you love is a hostage, sapping your courage and corrumpting your judgment.
>Orson Scott Card "Empire" (Book Three: Bella)
Dedication
This book is dedicated to my ninja/agent, Jodi Reamer.
Thank you for keeping me off the ledge.

And thanks also to my favorite band,
the very aptly named Muse,
for providing a saga's worth of inspiration.
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I'd had more than my fair share of near-death experiences; it wasn't something you ever really got used to.
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The days were not long enough for me to get my fill of adoring my daughter; the nights did not have enough hours to satisfy my need for Edward.
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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 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?
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 031606792X, Hardcover)

Great love stories thrive on sacrifice. Throughout The Twilight Saga (Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse), Stephenie Meyer has emulated great love stories--Romeo and Juliet, Wuthering Heights--with the fated, yet perpetually doomed love of Bella (the human girl) and Edward (the vampire who feeds on animals instead of humans). In Breaking Dawn, the fourth and final installment in the series, Bella’s story plays out in some unexpected ways. The ongoing conflicts that made this series so compelling--a human girl in love with a vampire, a werewolf in love with a human girl, the generations-long feud between werewolves and vampires--resolve pretty quickly, apparently so that Meyer could focus on Bella’s latest opportunity for self-sacrifice: giving her life for someone she loves even more than Edward. How close she comes to actually making that sacrifice is questionable, which is a big shift from the earlier books. Even though you knew Bella would make it through somehow, the threats to her life, and to her relationship with Edward, had previously always felt real. It’s as if Meyer was afraid of hurting her characters too much, which is unfortunate, because the pain Bella suffered at losing Edward in New Moon, and the pain Jacob suffered at losing Bella again and again, are the fire and the heart that drive the whole series. Diehard fans will stick with Bella, Edward, and Jacob for as many twists and turns as possible, but after most of the characters get what they want with little sacrifice, some readers may have a harder time caring what happens next. (Ages 12 and up) --Heidi Broadhead

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In the fourth and final book in the #1 bestselling teen vampire Twilight Saga, questions will be answered and the fate of Bella and Edward will be revealed.

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