Posted by: jacstar | October 12, 2008

Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer

Eclipse is part three of the Twilight Saga and is a page-turner from the beginning. Edward and Bella are back together and spending every day with each other. Soon enough Bella finds herself in trouble… again. Edward and the rest of the Cullens put Bella in lock-down. She has to be ‘babysat’ at all times because a war is brewing and she is the cause.

They all slowly discover who the enemy is and are feeling defeated. They have no hope to survive this war as they are outnumbered and any real defence would be futile. This becomes a battle between werewolves and vampires, and it’s deadly. The Cullens choose their allies wisely and the battlefield is levelled.

The relationship between Bella and Jacob grows and she is forced to make a decision between her two loves, her boyfriend and her best friend. I was disappointed with some of Bella’s actions and choices but ultimately it all needs to happen, and it only makes you love Edward and Jacob that much more.

The love the boys have for Bella is undeniable and your heart breaks for her and the difficult choice she makes. She has to break someones heart and in the end, your heart breaks too. I loved every bit of this story, except the epilogue.

Eclipse gives detail to Rosalie’s, Jasper’s, and Jacob’s past. It provides so much more depth to the character and helps us to understand why they think and feel the way that they do.

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I can’t wait to read the fourth and final book of this series to see how it all ends.

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Responses

  1. Although I’ll admit you make the books sound as if there’s a reasonably rich story behind it all, I just can’t seem to get excited by this series. Although I was the same for Harry Potter and that seems to have gone down well with adults and kids alike.

    Who knows – perhaps I should give the first one a chance and read it – your reviews so far certainly make them sound as if they should be read. πŸ™‚

  2. All I ask is that you read with an open mind. The series is incredible but it might not appeal to you directly.

    When in doubt, check out the movie on Nov 21 – that might entice you to read the books πŸ™‚

  3. This book is great, isn’t it? I, too, enjoyed reading more about Rosalie, Jasper and Jacob’s family. The ending was just too sad too. yeah, somebody’s heart has to get broken. Bella can’t have it all.

  4. Hey Josette, thanks for your response πŸ™‚

    I have to say today (all 3 hours I’ve been awake) has been the worst day ever, and I was half expecting this to be negative.

    Thank you for brightening my day!


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