Breaking Dawn (Twilight #4)

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A disappointing end to a great series!

Reader reviewed by Jamie Lee Tomas

Breaking Dawn is the last book of the ever-loved Twilight series. We join Bella and Edward as they take their journey down the aisle. During the reception, Jacob shows up to wish Bella the best, but when he catches wind of their plans to have an actual honeymoon, all werewolf breaks loose. On that bad note, Edward and Bella head off to their honeymoon, where they end up with a plus one. Unsure of how it happened, and not sure what havoc it will cause, the newlyweds jet home to Dr. Carlisle. When the Volturi catch wind of what they presume to be an immortal child, the Cullens must rally the their friends and allies to save their newest edition and are in for the fight of their lives...

Or not. This story builds up, but is afraid to "go there". The whole story is built around getting ready for a life changing fight that never happens. It was disappointing to read through a 700-something page book, only to be in exactly the same place I was when I started. It was not a satisfying end, and it left too many open ties.


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Twilight Strikes again

Reader reviewed by Joyce Lansky

Breaking Dawn is the second book in the Twilight saga. At the start of the book, Bella bleeds at the Cullin house, which unsettles the family of vampires. This causes Edward to rethink the relationship. When he leaves Bella, she falls for Jacob, the teen wear wolf. But Bella still yearns for Edward. When she hears and sees visions of Edward while participating in risky behaviors, she takes more risks and endangers her life. The story spins into a Romeo and Juliette type adventure as the two lovers take sacrifices for each other.

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Not so great end to a great series.

Reader reviewed by Jordan

I fell in love with Twilight after reading the first three books, but this one was disappointing.  The whole honeymoon between Edward and Bella was awkward to read.  And, an unexpected pregnancy isn't really a good end to a series that 12-year-olds read.  The only thing I did like about Breaking Dawn were the chapters in Jacob's point of view.  He definitely had more personality than Bella, and he's hilarious.  I would recommend this book just because I liked those chapters so much.  But, other than that, it could have been so much better.

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Breaking Dawn all right

Reader reviewed by Lea

This was the book everyone waited for, and yet, it turned out to be something we weren't expecting. Personally, I disliked it, because I felt like I was reading a different book, by a different author. Bella was so detached, or something, I couldn't relate to her.

First, what was up with the wedding? Sure it was beautiful, but Bella didn't want it. Then the honeymoon was weird. Then Bella becomes pregnant, it is terribly painful, and the birth is very descriptive. I hated how she almost killed herself for the child. I found Jacobs narrative to be the most interesting, because I was sick of Bella at that point. Then to find out he imprinted on Bella's baby? Are you serious? It is a little disturbing, but I can get past it. I disliked the fact that, even after she made the choice of Edward, she still got the kid in the end. Bella had her cake, and ate it too.

In all, the tone was so different. I didn't feel like it was the same author, the same character, but the story did wrap up nicely, if even a little too nicely. I was relieved Meyer gave the story an ending, which every great story needs. I expected more out of the book and ending, but she gave us what she gave us nevertheless.

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Maybe it just needs a little experience?

Reader reviewed by Anonymous

I did read all of the Twilight series, and I really, really liked it at first. The whole idea of a vampire/human relationship was really different and I usually don't read vampire novels. But this book (and series) interested me, because it wasn't hard-core vampire-sucking-everyone's-blood kind of story, it was really just a romance novel. I liked the whole werewolf thing, and the history and everything. But then, I read other classic novels and then read Breaking Dawn, and I realized that Stephenie Meyer just needs to write a little more and get a little experience. The characters were a little boring, and Edward was much too perfect. His only flaw was that he sort of hated himself, but he had Bella, which fixed all of his-his only problem. The end of Breaking Dawn was a little anti-climactic because there was the whole build-up of the ending battle. And the ending ended too perfectly. The birth scene where Bella's spinal cord was a little strange, and there was a lot of Bella just wanting to, you know... *gah, no profanity*.
Anyway, I think over time, Stephenie Meyer could be a good author because she has a lot of good ideas, but Breaking Dawn was a little too strange and didn't have the ending that it built up to be. And a perfect half-vampire, half-human baby that blushes and is even prettier than Edward? ... *grumble*

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Quite a Disappointment

Reader reviewed by Froggytown

Okay, I will admit this book could've been worse, but compared to Twilight, this book fell flat.


Problems:
1. Bella's complaining.  It was bearable until she started to complain about marrying the love of her life. (*gasp* How will she manage!?)
2. The honeymoon.  I'm sure all of you readers had a pleasant time with this one.  It had me nervous (yeah, laugh at me for it) but it got on this list because Bella started to cry when Edward refused to do 'it' with her because he was afraid he'd hurt her.  
3. Renesme was equal to that of a filler.  She was only put there to avoid anyone having to experience real pain.  Plus, Stephenie never has given me a satisfying answer as to why humans and vampires can have kids.
4. Bella kept asking for Jacob.  Wasn't the whole point of Eclipse that she would get over him!?
5. The 'fight' that didn't really happen.  If having no vampire fight wasn't bad enough, Stephenie decided to get our hopes up for absolutely no reason.  And if being a letdown wasn't bad enough, everything gets resolved.
6. Bella being the in-control vampire.  This fact has finally confirmed that Bella is a mary-sue.  After Bella finally becomes a vampire, Meyer rips off 2,000 pages of worrying for her by letting her have what took Edward a century to obtain.
7. The happy ending. Nothing was sacrificed, and I repeat NOTHING.  Okay, Irina died but Bella doesn't care about her.  It was just happy happy la la, which forces me to tear Twilight's title as modern Romeo and Juliet away.  R & J was a tragedy after all.

On the brighter side, Leah yelling at Bella made Leah my second favorite Twilight girl.

So pretty much, read it for the sake of finishing the series, but nothing else.

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Eh...

Reader reviewed by Meghan W.

It was pretty good but definately not one of my favorites. I didn't like how Stephenie Meyer added the Immortal Children. You hadn't heard anything about them in any of the other books, and then in this one, that's kind of what the plot was based on. I loved all the other books, and waited months for Breaking Dawn to come out, so I had really high expectations. I also thought that there should have been a little bit of a fight, and maybe even some more deaths, or at least some injuries. The whole book led up to that little confrontation, and then nothing really happened.

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Not the best not the worst

Reader reviewed by wdebo

This book answered and created the ending all of us wanted. The cliche ending where Bella and Edward are together and Jacob finally leaves Bella alone. Though it wasn't that well written (I still think Twilight is the best) it just created an ending, but it wasn't even that much of an ending. I guess it was ok.

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Last but Deffinetly least

Reader reviewed by vampgirl172001

I have been higly addicted to the twilight sage from book one so i was very dissapointed in this book. The first part of the book started off well keeping me entertained but then i lost intrest. It seems as if the book was rushed to much and alot was left to the imagination.

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Almost Happy Ending...

Reader reviewed by AbbyLiz

First off, you must understand that I am IN LOVE with the twilight series. I am a Twi-Hard, if you will. I waited for this novel to come out for almost a year, and I was not happy with the result. True I felt that Bella becoming a vampire was amazing, and Jacob falling for Reneesme was halarious I could not grasp the ending. Everybody was waiting for a wonderful battle, or even a hint at what Reneesme would be like if she was older. The book was nice, but to me it felt like I was hanging off a cliff.

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