Thursday, May 16, 2013

Book Review: Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer

Title: Eclipse
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Category: Young Adult/Fantasy
Pub. Date: 08/04/2009
Publisher: Little, Brown and Co.
Format: Paperback
Pages: 629
ISBN#: 0316027650
Series: Twilight Book #3

Readers captivated by Twilight and New Moon will eagerly devour the paperback edition Eclipse, the third book in Stephenie Meyer's riveting vampire love saga. As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob --- knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella has one more decision to make: life or death. But which is which?  

My Review:  
Alright my third review in this amazing series! Book #3 I will have to say took me by surprise in a few ways. I am not going to give away any thing due to up and coming new readers and movie watchers. But I will say that I was even more pulled into the series by this book. 

Author Stephenie Meyer is one outstanding, amazing lady and writer. Her writing style as I have said in my other two reviews of Twilight and New Moon, grows more bold and grabs and pulls you in from the very beginning. Her character building is amazing! Each character within her books/movies have such an importance and adds so much to the storyline, does not matter how big or little the part. 

Riveting is exactly the word, as in the synopsis, that I would use! 

There are more twist an turns, more triangle pulls on Bella for Edward and Jacob. All the things that Bella has went through, decided to believe in, fought for and managed to keep secret from her family! OH MY GOODNESS! There would be no way and I do mean No Way that I could do what Bella has done so far. Trying to put myself in her shoes is like trying to say that I could jump over the highest mountain in the whole world. And if you know anything about me, you know I can't even walk some times. (lol) But seriously I love Bella! She is the fighter that I only wish I was at her age. 

Jacob: Alrighty then! What A Woof... Wolf.. hehe. There is not enough words in the dictionary for me to correctly say what the character Jacob is and does in this book. So much strength, love, gentleness, anger, angst, and that is not even talking about Mood Swings!  I am a Big Big Jacob Fan. 

Edward: Well let me just say that I have a love/hate relationship with this young man. Some of the ways he acts toward Bella and actually quite a few characters I could smack him. But you really have to keep in mind that he is, lets see How Old, and from what Era? Yes I Love Edward as well. A Gentleman in so many ways! And even though he and his family are all Vampires... you gotta love them all.   

This book was a pivoting book for me. As before though I did watch the movies before reading all the books. But reading this book (#3) in the series was like being at the bottom of a roller coaster and knowing that now you have to climb to the top and then feel like you are falling to the bottom again, the twisting and turning only to climb the biggest drop off point the hanging there!

I started book four the night (actually 3 in the morning) after finishing this book. I So Needed More!


Now for the Movie:  

Now then, I feel the cover of this really say's a lot for the way this story is going. Have you ever been torn between two loves? Well I could probably dare to say all of us have had that at one point in our lives. The love/friendship relationship that you feel you just can't live without. Then there is the other that You Know that you would die if they are not there either. How do we make those choices?  You have to watch every piece of this movie. You just don't want to miss any part of it. Watching then reading the book, well I Love Both!

So now that I have shared my thoughts on the book and the movie I will say this: just like Twilight, and New Moon 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. 


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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