I am a hugantic fan of the Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer. Breaking Dawn having come out just Friday, I just had to tell my thoughts.
I was a bit disappointed. It was absolutely not what I thought would happen.
Starting out, the book seemed just like the previous three. The wedding, small, but glamorous, seemed nice. Even Jake came! Everything was perfect.
Alright, I know they're all rich, but who buys an ISLAND for a gift? A little strange, don't you think? But romantic, nonetheless. The...um...bed...scenes were not graphic, thankfully. It was odd, that Edward destroyed the pillows...? But right then, it was getting a little strange. All that eating and sleeping all the time? definitely foreshadowed the upcoming pregnancy.
The baby was a twist. Honestly, where did it...come from? (On Edward's side) And then there's the name. Renesmee. I sort of like it. It's original and, it would seem, appropriate. The Nessie nickname really isn't that bad! (It's a heck of a lot easier than Renesmee!) Her power? Well, that was quite interesting. Why does she grow so fast though? It would be cool to study the chromosomes and genetics and stuff.
This, again, was a surprise. The second book was a new thing for the saga. As I have discussed with other people, it was confusing when your used to Bella's point of view on things, and suddenly it's all Jake. I had thought that with all of the talk with Leah Clearwater with "falling in love like normal people" that the new pair would be Jacob and Leah. I really feel bad for the only female shape-shifter. Who wants to be tortured with the thoughts of your ex about his new fiance? Cut the girl a little slack. I wished she could have imprinted on a sweet guy. Really!
This part seemed inevitable. Charlie would have to find out eventually, or he'd be heart-broken with his only daughter dying so young! Jacob's introduction to him, however, was very stupid, simply put. There's only so much a human can handle all at once.
We all saw it coming. Everyone knew it was coming. Stephenie's description was AMAZING! I felt the pain, myself. The elaboration was so graphic. The power that Bella realizes she has gained seems very appropriate. The fact that she can now let people in, is really amazing.
I thought it was VERY cool to meet the vamps from the other parts of the world, and read their powers. Very interesting. The fact that Nessie was so likeable helped. However, everything seemed so...perfect. Alice's planning and such...worked out all too well. There really didn't seem to be much conflict.
Why wasn't there a fight? Ask Steph. The Volturi alone, was getting on my nerves. Someone kill them off already!! The vampires from around the world seemed responsible enough...couldn't they control the newborns themselves? I don't know about this part. It all worked out too happily. It was not the same as others.
Overall, I liked it, but Stephenie has written better. What's your opinion?