03 December 2011
Book Review: Breaking Dawn
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Publisher/Year: Hachette / 2008
Date Finished: 22 November 2011
Source/Format: B&N / Print
Book #: 90
Buy | Borrow | Accept | Avoid
The Short and Sweet of It
Bella's entrance into vampirehood is altered by an unexpected consequence to her and Edward's hot and heavy honeymoon. Now things may fall apart just as they were getting to the good stuff.
A Bit of a Ramble: Here There Be Major Spoilers
I don't know if it's my fault or not. I mean, I did read all four books of the Twilight series back to back in record time. So it may have been burn out. But OH MY GOD I WAS SO FREAKING BORED THROUGHOUT THIS ENTIRE STORY. Seriously, bored. First we have Bella and Edward's wedding which then morphs into what I refer to as their Coupling Sequence. Then we get a giant chunk of Jacob Angst. Followed by our Happy Family Scenes which precede The Main Volturi Event (which is really a very tiny part of the book). And then we all live happily ever after.
The whole time I was reading the book felt like a bridge to me. Instead of reading like the culmination of a series, the story seemed like the lackadaisical third book, only there to bring together books 2 and 4. The central plot line was all over the place, the action sporadic and not-quite-dramatic, and well, blah blah blah is about what I was getting out of the story. Everything felt like a giant, jumbled mess. And hence the reason I won't be writing much for this one. I just don't have much to say outside of eh.
This is a downward spiraling series it seems. I loved Twilight, but things took a quick turn for the worse, and I found myself less thrilled to pick up each subsequent installment. I wish I could put my finger on exactly why this is so.
Question: Did anyone else feel this way about the series?