With 160 million copies of the Twilight Saga sold worldwide, this addictive love story between a teenage girl and a vampire redefined romance for a generation. Here is the series finale.
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 werewolf Jacob Black, a tumultuous year of temptation, loss, and strife have led her to the ultimate turning point. Her imminent choice to either join the dark but seductive world of immortals or to pursue a fully human life has become the thread from which the fates of two tribes hangs.
This astonishing, breathlessly anticipated conclusion to the Twilight Saga illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic.
"People do not want to just read Meyer's books; they want to climb inside them and live there."-Time
"A literary phenomenon."-The New York Times
Fans of Meyer's debut novel, Twilight, may be disappointed in this second book in a planned trilogy. It begins with a bang, on Bella's 18th birthday, when Edward Cullen sweeps her off to his unorthodox family home (in the first book readers learn that the Cullens are vampires who hunt animals rather than humans) for a birthday celebration. But when Bella unwraps a gift and gets a paper cut, her drops of blood set off a chaos that culminates in the Cullens leaving town. Edward exits on page 73, and does not reappear for nearly 400 pages, except for his voice in Bella's head when she embarks on dangerous adventures, such as motorcycle riding and cliff diving. Instead, this book focuses on Jake, her friend from La Push, who has some unusual traits of his own. A Quileute legend that he confides in Bella in the first book comes to the fore here (and ties in with the title), and Bella is tracked down by the "bad" vampires from the first book, who seek revenge for Edward's murder of their friend James. Long stretches in the book may make readers feel as if they're treading water, but the pace quickens when Alice Cullen sees a vision of Bella cliff diving and mistakes it for suicide. Edward then heads to the all-powerful Volturi vampires in Italy, seeking his own death. Will Bella get to Italy in time to save Edward? Will she remain human? Meyer answers the first question but leaves the second for the third novel. Ages 12-up.
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It's funny to me when I read and hear of people really disliking the twilight series. Take it as it is: a love story which happens to include werewolves and vampires. Stop overanalyzing everything and let yourself enjoy the story. I loved the transformation that the Bella character went through since the first book. And as a mother, I can say breaking dawn was my favorite one. Break away from your preconceived notions of what a story including vampires etc. should be about and just enjoy the book.
The best book in the series, it kept me guessing and it had my heart racing with anticipation. I hope Stephenie has another dream that cause her to write a series as wonderful as all of the Twilight saga.
Good book but NOT for kids
Although I loved the series this book is most def not for children. The beginning of the book is filled with sexual content that is not appropriate for kids to be reading. This book does however keep you on yours toes and wanting more. I hope Stephanie writes more books since I have read all of her books thus far.