Grrrrr. I am SO ANNOYED by how disappointing this book was! Where do I even start???
First of all, it's hard to understand how an author who has created such an intriguing bunch of characters (Bella excepted) could just destroy their potential with LUDICROUS plot twists that treat the readers like idiots.
I just can't forgive Meyer for the utter creepiness of having Jacob imprint on the baby. What the hell?? That was just icky, and took away his free will and all of his humorous, endearing personality with it. He went from a wolf to a drooling lapdog. All the pain his character went through and poof! Suddenly it's all magically gone, thanks to Renesmee the monster-baby? Ugh! Ew, ew, ew. Stephenie, HOW COULD YOU??
Edward didn't have much depth either. He's just so perfect, perfect, perfect...that's all we ever hear about him. I get it! He's perfect. He's got a "perfect face" (whatever that is). He's rich and has a collection of luxury cars. What more is there about Edward for us to get to know? What has been been up to for the past century? What does he see in Bella anyway? He's ultimately just there to adore Bella. Please!
As for Bella, and her vapid, melodramatic lack-of-personality: I was hoping she'd realize that being human isn't such a bad thing after all, and actually learn how to function as an individual. But after she became a vampire, there weren't even any struggles for her, after all that we'd been led to expect. She was the bestest of the bestest. What a MARY SUE. Even Derek Zoolander could tell her that "there's more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good-looking." (And marrying a rich guy at 18, having babies, and ditching your education.)
In Stephenie Meyer's mind, I guess there isn't. Bella the vampire was so insufferably "perfect" that all I wanted was for Buffy to come along and just drive a stake through her.