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Breaking Dawn (The Twilight Saga Book 4) by…

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

by Stephenie Meyer (Author)

Series: Twilight Saga (4)

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Although eighteen-year-old Bella joins the dark but seductive world of the immortals by marrying Edward the vampire, her connection to the powerful werewolf Jacob remains unsevered.
Title:Breaking Dawn (The Twilight Saga Book 4)
Authors:Stephenie Meyer (Author)
Info:Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (2008), Edition: 1st, 297 pages
Collections:Your library

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Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (2008)

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  4. 51
    The Awakening / The Struggle by L. J. Smith (_Zoe_)
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    Glass Houses by Rachel Caine (Jenson_AKA_DL, Rachook)
    Jenson_AKA_DL: If you're looking for more vampire stories, I'd suggest this one!
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    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
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    Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead (gamermom2004)
  8. 31
    Evernight by Claudia Gray (titania86)
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    Book of Shadows by Cate Tiernan (mgcdreamer13)
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    The Host by Stephenie Meyer (willowwaw)
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    Team Human by Sarah Rees Brennan (TomWaitsTables)
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    Night World No. 1: Secret Vampire / Daughters of Darkness / Spellbinder by L. J. Smith (_Zoe_)
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    A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray (goodiegoodie)
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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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BREAKING DAWN has been a fair read however not as good as new moon or eclipse which had you hooked from start to finish. B.D started off icky with the offset of character but it picked up at the next chapter, and gradually picked up as it went along. when i got to the part from Jacobs pov it made the whole book more alive seeing outside of Bellas fairy tale lifted the book allot and although there was a character introduced that i immediately thought would kill the book (possible reaction because i read negative spoilers from the american amazon site which looked at the book with more reality than fantasy) but i pushed the negative thoughts aside and read with open mind and i must say S.M strange imagination made the whole story tie up nicely.-and i don't even like happy ever afters- i was disappointing that i was deprived of action i hoped would happen but it wasn't a huge disappointment

The two star review is for how anti climatic the books as a series were, never were the main characters sacrificed and always a nobody got the blunt end of the stick, the books were predictable and quite frustrating. ( )
  Enchanten | Mar 12, 2023 |
First of all, it's been brought to my attention that I haven't mentioned that these books are racist and problematic in their portrayal of natives. So, let me state: these books are racist and problematic in their portrayal of natives. As a white woman from Sweden I'm not really qualified to talk about this at lenght, so I'm just gonna link this: http://www.burkemuseum.org/static/truth_vs_twilight/ which is a collaboration between Burke Museum and the Quileute Tribe that "seeks to inform Twilight fans, parents, teachers, and others about the real Quileute culture". It's really cool!

That said, now I'm gonna focus on the book. Which I finished five days ago and have forgotten. As much as I enjoye the books and couldn't put them down as I was reading them, they were really easy to leave behind. I'm not saying I'm not tempted to buy the physical copies, read the gender swapped version and watch the Breaking Dawn movies, I'm just saying I can barely remember what I thought as I read it.

Which is why I'm not giving it more than two stars. Sorry, S-Meyer. You never made it :(

Right, so, Edward and Bella gets married, ehh ... I don't think anything happens there. They to go Isle Esme and have sex. I've always heard the sex part describe as "he knocks her out and loses control", almost making it sound like rape, but ... that wasn't what happened. We fade to black, of course, because S-Meyer is not gonna put a sex scene here, but Bella clearly ENJOYED the sex they had, seeking it out again. She also wakes up covered in bruises because Edward was rough with her (and he slaughtered a pillow), but I didn't read that as him forcing himself on her, I just suddenly saw where E L James got the inspiration for 50 Shades of Grey.

The sex is apparently so good Bella suddenly wants to remain human, which is hilarious, but relatable (oh, also, in the Eclipse movie there's a moment at the end where Bella explains why she wants to become a vampire and Edward says "so not just because of me?" with a smile and she's like "sorry, no", and it's so funny because they have the EXACT opposite conversation in the book, and I liked it so much better in the movie. I had some issues with Eclipse the movie that I didn't have with the first two, but that was good). Then disaster strikes and she's preggers and decides to keep the baby no matter what.

I don't know what I think of that plotline tbh. Before realizing she's preggers Bella thinks about how she doesn't want a baby and I really related to her, then she completely changes her mind. Which happens!! I know!! But still. However, I do think that once she decides to keep it, it's her decision, and I like that they're mostly supportive of that (honestly, she has to "conspire" with Rosalie to get protection but I don't think the others would've forced an abortion on her if she'd said she didn't want one ... Edward just assumed she wanted it gone and Bella never corrected him).

Anyway … then we switch to Jacob’s perspective!?!?!!!? Yeah, just what I needed, MORE of him. Luckily we get to hang out with my new favorite character Seth a lot when we’re with Jake, and I did like him taking command from Sam, so it wasn’t as bad as I thought it was gonna be. And I see why S-Meyer did it, seeing Bella’s pregnancy from another perspective worked pretty well. Also, her pregnancy is gross.
Then she arrives … Renesme. Her middlename is Carlie and like, why didn’t they name her that?? It’s a much better name, but NOOO, she had to go with Renesme. And her nickname is Nessie!? I see why that pissed Bella off, but really, you’ve only got yourself to blame here. Poor kid never stood a chance. Especially not when a werewolf falls in love with her. I totally see why that pissed BElla off.

Look, I get it. It’s fantasy. Hell, I love it when immortals falls in love with girls much younger than them. I love it when girls have wolfish boyfriends. But even I think this is truly FUBAR. It’s disturbing. The fact that imprinting means the girl HAS to fall in love with the boy when she grows up is not okay. If we’d seen one example of imprinting where it just meant them being BFFs or something that would have been one thing, but it’s made very clear that the wolf is just … waiting. Yeah no. No.

I have complicated feelings on Renesme. She’s a bit annoying, but I think it’s cute how she “talks” with pictures. I wish she would have not aged as rapidly, and not had the ability to speak, because that puts her as more of a creepy character than a simple baby would be. But when she sees Bella for the second (?) time and shows her all that’s happened to her in the past two days because she wants Bella to know about literally everything, that’s very adorable.

Idk, I guess I didn’t hate her as much as I expected to, but I don’t love her.

You know what doesn’t bother me though? Bella being the most awesome vampire to ever vampire. FUCK YEAH, that’s my girl!!!! I always knew you had it in you. Or maybe I didn’t but I’m happy she did. She fucking deserves it!! Deserves being awesome!! I don’t fucking care about that making her a ~Mary Sue~, that’s the same bullshit saying Rey isn’t allowed to be an amazing jedi immediately, but no one questioning eleven year old Harry Potter standing up against Lord Voldemort. You go, Bella!

I’m too tired to finish this properly. I don’t know if I wanted a big battle (like they pretended to have in the movie) or if I liked the way it turned out. I really don’t. S-Meyer has an annoying tendency to never really hurt or kill any major characters and that’s a bit meh, but also, I’m happy she didn’t kill everyone off for shock value, so fuck knows. It’s a satisfying ending, I think. They all live happily ever after.

Oh, also, I wanna know more about Leah?? Why is she the only female werewolf?? Did she find happiness? TELL ME.
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  upontheforemostship | Feb 22, 2023 |
Look I LOVED Twilight. The first book was brilliant - I fell in love. And then she wrote the next one. And that was good. Decent. Not quite what I wanted but it was okay. The third one was pretty average. I struggled to get through it. This last one?

What the hell was she thinking? It was like she jumped off a cliff. She threw every crazy idea you could possibly have and honestly left it looking like little more than a parody fanfiction.

I just don't even know where to begin with this, there was so much wrong it wasn't even funny. It was just a disaster of epic proportions.

Renesmee? Are you fking kidding me? Horrible name. The Jacob/Renesmee thing? Jesus Christ. I mean come on, we're just going to write off everything between Jacob and Bella as being because she was fated to have a kid that is his mate? WTF!???? And then Renesmee aging to a teen? It was just a fkn mess. It was like a badly written fanfiction.
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  funstm | Feb 14, 2023 |
3.5 Stars

I thought that since I am listening to Midnight Sun I would finally get around to writing reviews for this series. I'll use the same review for all the books.

I read these books about 10 years ago. I liked them enough to buy the entire series and they still sit proudly on my bookshelf. Ten years later and something still sticks out in my mind so vividly as to why I fell for this series.

Stephenie Meyer captured the yearny kind of love so incredibly well.

It's not pretty. There's anxiety. There's self-doubt. There's fear that it's unrequited. There's crying and staring off into the distance (ala Joey's smell the fart scene from Friends). There's sense defying instalove. It's basically a cluster fudge of emotions. But wasn't it an utterly over the top, self-indulgent, no one in the world knows what I am going through glorious experience! To be fair, you aren't usually worried your love interest will drain you of blood...unless you are dating Dexter...or well, a vampire. I will acknowledge that I had my fair share of yearny love experiences as a teen. I was besotted with a new soul mate every other month. When I was reading some of the cringey inner monologue about the state of affairs in Bella's heart I had to flip to the front cover to make sure I wasn't reading my own journal. I'm sure we have all been there. Well genuinely I hope we have. It's a wonderful, wallowy experience not to be missed. And so that's what struck me as I read it. I saw my own ridiculous self in there. Again, it wasn't the vampire or werewolf thing. It was the messy falling in love thing. Isn't that the one of the marks of a good writer? To draw a reader in and create relatable characters? I never cared about Edward or Joseph, although if pressed I wouldn't choose a panting wet dog. Sorry Team Jacob. I wasn't wowed by the writing, in fact it felt really clumsy in parts, and Bella was a next level 'special snowflake'. So I will just put myself in to Team 'Dramatic Over the Top Ugly Snot Crying Messy Love' and leave it there.

Bravo, Stephenie, bravo. Thanks for the incredibly long walk down memory lane. ( )
  Mrs_Tapsell_Bookzone | Feb 14, 2023 |
Twilight Saga Book 4
  SueJBeard | Jan 8, 2023 |
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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.
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)
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.
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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