Thursday, August 21, 2008

Breaking Dawn

Breaking Dawn
By Stephenie Meyer (Author's Website)
Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers
Published on August 2008
ISBN-13: 9780316032148
768 pages

Now, how do I write a review about this book without giving too much away to both readers who have yet to read the Twilight saga and those who are about to read it, whichever book they’re currently at? Tough.

What’s not tough though is telling you how much I have enjoyed the book and how magnetic it was. At 768 pages, I could be reading 3 Indiana Jones stories because that’s what I have set out to do – to complete the entire series by end of this month. But I also needed closure to the human-vampire-werewolf saga so I embarked on Breaking Dawn without hesitation. I just have to work extra hard in finishing the rest of the Indy series, hopefully as scheduled.

Let’s get back to Breaking Dawn. Stephenie Meyer is wonderful in weaving a fairy-tale romance in an unlikely world of humans, vampires and werewolves. It’s not all rosy because so much pain is involved before anyone could smell the roses. There’s constant strife and plenty of it throughout the story. Bella is passionately and irrevocably in love with the forever-seventeen vampire, Edward Cullen (he’s a century old, by the way). At the same time, she also loves her werewolf best friend, Jacob Black. Vice versa – both guys are willing to risk their all for her. Torn between the two, she has a difficult choice to make but it is obvious who she will pick. Her choice, no doubt, impacts the people around her in unthinkable ways. Really, one mortal teenage girl can cause so much havoc in the worlds of impossibly beautiful immortals and the shape-shifting wolves.

As much as I would like to go on and on about what happened, and discuss about the book, I really should not be revealing the plot too much. There are three parts to the book, told in the voice of Bella and Jacob. So much emotion is packed into the story; it’s dizzying in a good way. The first book, Twilight remains my favourite in the saga. I highly recommend Breaking Dawn to all. 5 stars for this one!

Other Twilight Saga titles I've read:

I have enjoyed reading the series and I hope you would too.