Book review: Breaking Dawn

Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I finally finished this book, it took me far too long!

SPOILER ALERT

I feel about the ending of this book, as I did about the ending of the previous one, Eclipse. The whole book was building up to a climactic ending which didn’t really happen.

Bella and Edward are now married, and she becomes pregnant, giving birth to a half vampire child. As she nearly dies in the process of giving birth, Edward turns her into a vampire and everything is good. Then the Volturi are told about the baby and get the wrong end of the stick thinking that the Cullens have broken the rules and turned a child into a vampire. So they come hot footing it to destroy the child. There is a confrontation but its all a misunderstanding and everything turns out alright in the end.

Disappointing.

It was all a bit too easy. Bella doesn’t go through any of the problems of a newborn vampire, she bypasses all the raging thirst and killing humans bit and settles in to it within a few hours. Even her dad, Charlie sort of accepts what is going on in the blink of an eye when they tell him. Jacob decides to switch his affections and “imprints” on the baby so the feud between the vamps and werewolves (or are they?) is over. Bella turns out to have a very useful “ability” and saves the day and they all live happily ever after.

It was too much of a Hollywood ending really.

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2 thoughts on “Book review: Breaking Dawn

  1. I agree with you about the ending. A lot of build up, and then nothing happens, not even a fight…. it was for me the most disappointing aspect of the book. And not enough character conflict (as you rightly said).

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