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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

eclipse - Stephenie Meyer - Review


Eclipse, by Stephenie Meyer

My Review:

There is so much to say on this third in the series book by Stephenie Meyer. I can hardly think that I have something to say that hasn't already been stated.

I really liked it. I am so caught up in the books, the characters, the plot and all the hooplah in Forks. I am so bummed that I only have one book left. Thankfully I don't own it yet so I can actually finish some other really good stuff in my pile. This book was over 600 pages.

I loved the steamy side of Bella's hungering and craving for Edward. I liked Bella the seductress better than the clumsy whiny Bella. I thought it was quite passionate. I have to admit a few scenes had me saying.. "come on Edward why not?" I have read people saying that the writing in the books is not sophisticated enough and I get that point. But I think Meyers can really steam up a scene without graphic detail really well and to me that is what good story telling and writing is all about.

It is hard to write a review of the book without spoilers. I actually loved Eclipse, possibly even more so that New Moon. I had read that after Twilight, the series sort of went downhill, so I have been sort of bummed thinking that I might be disappointed. But I haven't found that to be the case at all. I loved the danger and the conflicting decisions that Bella must make. I even cried at the end big time... sobby wobby cries.

I grew to love Jacob and his family as much (well almost) as the Cullen family. I think there could be a whole lot more books that can come of that line. I think someone mentioned this to me in a comment recently.

I really enjoyed the book! I hope others continue to enjoy the story. I do think it is quality Young Adult reading, however this book, in my opinion is more for the 12-13 + age group. I feel there is a lot more violence, passion, conflicting emotions, and moral questions that should have parental support than in the first two books.

I am excited now because the next time I get a chance, I get to read all the Eclipse reviews that I have been holding off due to spoilers. If you have a review that you would like to share please please post it in my comments with a link so I can read it along with other Circle of Books readers..... (the good, the bad, the ugly.. I want to hear it all)


My Twilight review here
My New Moon Review here

Full Description:


Readers captivated by Twilight and New Moon will eagerly devour Eclipse, the much anticipated third book in Stephenie Meyer's riveting vampire love saga. As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob --- knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella has one more decision to make: life or death. But which is which?

Once again I want to thank Jenn from Jenn's bookshelf for sending me this book to read. Thanks Jenn.

10 comments:

Dar said...

Wow, you've really zipped through these books. I still have the last one to read. Not sure when that'll happen though. I'm glad that you've enjoyed them so much Toni.

Toni said...

Hi Dar.... I have been kicking myself thinking I was slacking.. but I really added this series and read on in Oct., One in Dec., and one in Jan. I CAN'T wait to read the last one.

Jennygirl said...

Excellent review. I agree that the emotions in these books are escalating, and not for a younger crowd, less than 13. Wait until you read Breaking Dawn.

J. Kaye said...

I dearly loved this series...it's what got me back into reading YA again.

margotreehugger said...

This was my favourite of the series, along side Twilight.

Em said...

Can't wait to see what you think of Breaking Dawn! :)

Toni said...

Hey everyone.... I am so excited to read the next one. I have committed reading through February..which means I have to wait until March for Breaking Dawn.

Serena said...

i really enjoyed this book, and I think the series could have ended here.

Toni said...

Hi Serena... I keep hoping the series goes on and on .. but I know it will end. I can't wait to read the final installment. I do think this one did wrap things up nicely. :)

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