Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer

Edward’s soft voice came from behind me.

I turned to see him spring lightly up the porch steps, his hair windblown from running. He pulled me into his arms at once, just like he had in the parking lot, and kissed me again. This kiss frightened me. There was too much tension, too strong an edge to the way his lips crushed mine–like he was afraid we had only so much time left to us.

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?
I did it! I managed to finish Eclipse. I started another book afterwards, but then I decided that I should not mess with a good thing and finish Breaking Dawn while I still can. So, I am now a hundred pages into that book and then the series will be done! Did I like Eclipse? Not especially. I was just more interested in whether anything would actually be wrapped up or I was in for another drawn out love triangle book. Romance is fine and everything, but she knew in Twilight that she could not live without Edward, so it just seems silly to spend two books discussing two guys. I know that Jacob has fans, but really, there is so much other stuff she could have done with all those pages! So much wasted potential.

Truthfully, I think I read the books for all the secondary characters. Alice is entertaining. The 'sister' of Edward, she makes for an interesting character. I like her better than Bella. I was also interested to learn more about the Cullen's. Both Jasper and Rosalie's stories were told in detail, while other details were filled in about the other characters. I really like the Cullen's. They make for interesting reads. I am not as big a werewolf fan, though. While some of the characters are interesting, I guess I am more for vampires and their stories.

As per usual, Bella gets herself into a bit of trouble and Edward and company has to come to her rescue. She sure brings out the worst in people! I mean, there is bad luck and then there is Bella... If something bad can happen, it will happen to her! This means that there is a bit of action in the book, and it is readable. Really, the series has so much potential but Bella is annoying and I am just not a love-triangle fan. If she had explored other things I probably would love this series as much as other people apparently do... I did really like The Host by Meyer, so she is not totally wasted on me. I will be back with a review of Breaking Dawn at some point. It depends on if I get through it right away or have to put it aside for a bit...

4 comments:

  1. I know what you mean about the secondary characters. I really like Alice and Bella's dad Charlie.

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  2. Yeah, in many cases the secondary characters make me read the book!

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  3. I've heard really good things about The Host and really bad things about the last in the Twilight series. Will be interested in your thoughts. Perhaps because of its series nature or its overwhelming popularity, I am just not that interested in reading these books.

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  4. You know, if I knew then what I knew now, I probably never would've started this series. When I read Twilight, though, the craze hadn't started yet. She was just a random author... Then, I am not sure what happened, but she got really famous really fast.

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