Thursday, May 16, 2013

Book Review: Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

Title: Breaking Dawn
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Category: Young Adult/Fantasy
Pub. Date: 08/02/2008
Publisher: Little, Brown and Co.
Format: Hardback
Pages: 756
ISBN#: 031606792x
Series: Twilight, Book #4

WHEN YOU LOVED THE ONE WHO WAS KILLING YOU, IT LEFT YOU NO OPTIONS. How could you run, how could you fight, when doing so would hurt that beloved one? If your life was all you had to give, how could you not give it? If it was someone you truly loved?

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 a 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?

The astonishing, breathlessly anticipated conclusion to the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.  

My Review:  
Well here I go. I am going to try to do this book justice in this fourth and last book in the Twilight saga. 

It may sound redundant, but I have to give tremendous credit when due. And I know I said it before in my Twilight, New Moon and Eclipse reviews but: Author Stephenie Meyer is One Amazingly, Angst, Thrill Seeking, Outstanding Lady and Writer!  I know this series has ended with this book, Breaking Dawn, but I will continue to keep up with all the other books that author Stephenie Meyer has and will be writing. 

Alright, Bella has made the most important decision she has to make, will two of the most important decisions. One to marry Edward and two to become one of the family by becoming a vampire as well. And all of this while still keeping Her Side of the family and school friends in the need to know category. Wow, What a Girl! 

Jacob is trying to support Bella, but does not like what she is doing and is having a ruff time of it. He loves her but really not sure why the "Werewolf, imprinting thing:" has not happened for them. But the connection between them will come to light within the, again stomach knot tying roller coaster pages of Breaking Dawn. Through out this book my fan love has only grown for Jacob. What a Young Man, Werewolf he has become. 

Okay for Edward, my love/hate feelings for him still remain through out most of this book. I can understand Edward/vampire for the most part. But once again, he tares Bella's heart strings to pieces but comes to realize what he truely has, or will have?  

Now I am going to also give some credit to some of the other characters together in groups. 
Bella's dad, Charlie Swan, amazing, her mom Renee, just a little over the edge so to speak but loved her. The Cullen group, Vampires, Dr. Carlisle Cullen, absolutely loved his character thru out the saga as well as his wife Esme Cullen, the momma of the family. Alice and Jasper a pair. what can I say except everyone needs an Alice Cullen in the life and Jasper Hale, you just have to love. Emmett Cullen and Rosalie Hale, Well Emmett is one that while reading the book you picture him as So Strong there is nothing going to get by him so naturally you want him on your side. Rosalie Hale, another love/hate relationship. Read the books you will understand. 

For the other side: Werewolf clan, there is Emily, love her, she is the momma so to speak for this side. Sam Uley is the Leader of the pack, Paul, Leah, Jared Quil, Embry, Seth make up the pack besides some elders. The one that really caught me was Seth. You just gotta love you some Seth. He stands on the side of the right no matter which side that is on. You gotta read the books!   

There are a few other characters through out the saga that add so much to the story, but listing them all would be hard. But believe me when I say that you have to make sure not to miss any thing in the book. 

I am going to give my rating of this some over the top heart wrenching, love, friendship, absolutely amazing saga that I have read in quite awhile. I love how it was divided up into two movies in order to do justice to the book. That alone should tell you something.  

So now that I have shared my thoughts on the book and the movie I will say this: just like Twilight New Moon  and Eclipse if I had a rating that was far above a five (5) clock rating these both would receive it. But since I don't. 

I wholeheartedly recommend this Amazingly, Fantastic, Suspenseful book and movie to ALL my young adult and older readers!

Pick it up today and please let me know what you think.      

So due to the above, I am giving this book a Breath of Life ratings of: 

Five Clock Rating!!!  
Disclosure: I did not receive this book for my honest opinion and review. But these opinions are my own and yours may differ. 


Now for the Movies:   

Breaking Dawn Part One
Well now, what to tell you about this young adult/fantasy, part one of the last of the book/movies of the Twilight saga? I AM HOOKED! I am a wife/mother/grandmother/soon to be a great grandmother and I AM HOOKED!!!  This movie is only the beginning of the end. My heart was racing so fast at times, I was setting on the edge of my seat, tear jerking, screaming, laughing and oohhing... from the beginning to the end of this one. I totally felt all the emotions that went into this movie. All the Actors from the first to the last from the least to the top of them where AMAZING!!! Way to go for the first half of Breaking Dawn.  

Breaking Dawn part two:
Crying, SCREAMING, knot twisting ending to one AWESOME, AMAZING Book and Movie. I love them both and have all them, books and Dvd's. I have only read the books once so far, but have watched the movies over several times. And all from the beginning to this one, Breaking Dawn part two.  Thanks to all the gang and to Author Stephenie Meyer for giving us this  Outstanding Fantasy Saga! 


About the Author:  

I was born in Connecticut in 1973, during a brief blip in my family's otherwise western U.S. existence. We were settled in Phoenix by the time I was four, and I think of myself as a native. The unusual spelling of my name was a gift from my father, Stephen (+ ie = me). Though I have had my name spelled wrong on pretty much everything my entire life long, I must admit that it makes it easier to google myself now.
I filled the "Jan Brady" spot in my family-the second of three girls. Unlike the Brady's, none of my three brothers are steps, and all of them are younger than all the girls. I went to high school in Scottsdale, Arizona, the kind of place where every fall a few girls would come back to school with new noses and there were Porsches in the student lot (for the record, I have my original nose, and never had a car until after I was in my twenties). I was awarded a National Merit Scholarship, and I used it to pay my way to Brigham Young University, in Provo, Utah. I majored in English, but concentrated on literature rather than creative writing, mostly because I didn't consider reading books "work" (as long as I was going to be doing something anyway, I might as well get course credit for it, right?).
I met my husband, Pancho (his real name is Christiaan), when I was four, but we were never anywhere close to being childhood sweethearts. In fact, though we saw each other at least weekly through church activities, I can't recall a single instance when we so much as greeted each other with a friendly wave, let alone exchanged actual words. This may have been for the best, because when we did eventually get around to exchanging words, sixteen years after our first meeting, it only took nine months from the first "hello" to the wedding. Of course, we were able to skip over a lot of the getting to know you parts (many of our conversations would go something like this: "This one time, when I was ten, I broke my hand at a party when-" "Yeah, I know what happened. I was there, remember?") We've been married for ten and a half years now, and have three beautiful, brilliant, wonderful boys who often remind me chimpanzees on crack. I can't write without music, and my biggest muse is, ironically enough, the band Muse. My other favorite sources of inspiration are Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance, Coldplay, The All American Rejects, Travis, The Strokes, Brand New, U2, Kasabian, Jimmy Eat World, and Weezer, to mention a few.
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