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Friday, 21 June 2013

Lainibop Challenge - Book 26 - Breaking Dawn

I made this: Avid Reader at 8:00 am

The LainiBop Challenge


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When you loved the one who was killing you, it left you no options. How could you run, how could you fight, when doing so would hurt that beloved one? If your life was all you had to give, how could you not give it? If it was someone you truly loved?

To be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare woven into a dangerously heightened reality for Bella Swan. Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to werewolf Jacob Black, a tumultuous year of temptation, loss, and strife have led her to the ultimate turning point. Her imminent choice to either join the dark but seductive world of immortals or to pursue a fully human life has become the thread from which the fates of two tribes hangs.

Now that Bella has made her decision, a startling chain of unprecedented events is about to unfold with potentially devastating, and unfathomable, consequences. Just when the frayed strands of Bella's life--first discovered in Twilight, then scattered and torn in New Moon and Eclipse--seem ready to heal and knit together, could they be destroyed... forever?

The astonishing, breathlessly anticipated conclusion to the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.

Sparkles? Geddit?
At last the end is here! I won't lie, I get quite a kick out of the Twilight series, both movies and books. I'm not ashamed to say that I couldn't wait for Breaking Dawn Part 2 to come out in the cinema not least because I had decided to wait until I had seen it before reading the last installment.

Bella and Edward are finally getting married, just so that she can become a vampire though.....nah I'm sure she fancies him too. Jacob is none too happy about all of this, and disappears for a while. And just when you think the happy couple will have a happy ending to all of this, you realise that you're only a couple of chapters in and this hunk of a book is kinda heavy. Nope they're not getting away that easily, and after a fabulous honeymoon in Isle Esme, Bella finds herself with child. Uh oh. Now we have to contend with Bella's fight against the “thing” growing inside her which kind of wants to eat her, and also against the Volturi who are coming to investigate.

It's a really exciting climax to the series, and I really enjoyed it. I thought that the movie did a great job, and must confess I have watched it more than once.
it's over...yippee! 

Of course Bella and Edward annoyed me, just like they have in all of the other books (Team Jacob all the way!). However I think that there was plenty of suspense and action, to keep me gripped throughout, despite knowing what happens thanks to the film. It felt like an awful lot happened in the book and I have to say I like getting value for my reading time. It was a bittersweet ending when I read the last page, knowing that there was no more Twilight for me. Now what to get hooked on next?




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Her To Be Read Challenge - The Countdown Begins!

Book 30 - ?
Book 29 - ?
Book 28 - Sexing the Cherries by Jeanette Winterson
Book 27 - Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Book 26 - Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer
Book 25 - Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Book 24 - From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne
Book 23 - Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Book 22 - Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less by Jeffery Archer

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