Eclipse Paperback – Aug 4 2009
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Praise for Eclipse:
"Move over, Harry Potter." -
"Has a hypnotic quality that puts the reader right inside the dense, rainy thickets of [Forks]" - People Magazine
"The legions of readers who are hooked on the romantic struggles of Bella and the vampire Edward will ecstatically devour this third installment" - Publishers Weekly
"[Stephenie Meyer is] the world's most popular vampire novelist since Anne Rice" - Entertainment Weekly
"Meyer's trilogy seethes with the archetypal tumult of star-crossed passions, in which the supernatural element serves as a heady spice." - The New York Times
About the Author
Stephenie Meyer is the author of the #1 bestselling Twilight Saga and The Host. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English literature, and she lives with her husband and three young sons in Arizona.See all Product Description
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I really, REALLY wanted to like this book. I went into it hoping that it would somehow be better than its disappointing predecessor, "New Moon." Unfortunately, it was worse. The vast majority of "Eclipse"'s 629 pages were pretty much filled with pointless scenes about Bella and Edward affirming and reaffirmimg their undying, eternal love, and him holding his hands to her face while swearing to always protect her. Really? Wow. Like the reader hadn't gotten the message somewhere in the first two books...
With the exception of Jacob Black, there was absolutely no character development at all in this book, and virtually no plot. It started out with a bit of promise in the first chapter, but then rapidly degenerated into a repetitive rehashing of the absurdly unbelievable relationship between Edward and Bella. Unbelievable because he really feels and acts more like an overprotective father than a boyfriend - as well he should, he's several decades old. And Bella clings to him like a two-year-old who can't live without her daddy there to look out for her. Bella Swan is not a good role model at all for young female readers, and Edward Cullen exhibits way too many signs typical of a manipulative control freak. Theirs isn't a relationship - it's a Freudian twisted entanglement that is entirely too absurd and lopsided to be believable and enjoyable for a reader with half a brain in his/her head.Read more ›
The author does a good job of portraying Bella as an angsty teen and narrates in a way that keeps readers interested.
The only real problem I have about this series is that in Twilight and New Moon the reader is put in a world where nothing exists but Edward, Bella, Carlisle, Alice and Jacob. The other characters used in the book aren't fleshed out and don't have a history of their own. Most of the time being used to push Bella to one of the fleshed out characters so something interesting can happen.
This is where I find Eclipse starting to fill in the gaps. Within the first half of the book, we're explained Rosalie's history, the Quielutes(sp?) history and Jasper's history. Other people around the couple start getting much more involved with the story, which is a refreshing departure from the problems-with-edward, make-me-a-vampire sections which have filled most of the previous books.
All things said, this is a good read. It's hard to put it down once you've gotten started though, so make sure you have time to read it.
i loved twlight, it got me into reading after going through something of a slump in that department. the characters were all interesting and the story was one we all know (if you're into the vampire romance scene) but given a fresh spin so that your interested. the second book was not as good as the first, but still had a good story and though bella was beginning to get on my nerves a bit, i could deal with it, though a lot of her flaws were illustrated and brought to light in that one. don't get me wrong, i love flawed characters, i just recently finished breakfast of champions by vonnegut, is there one character in that book that isn't flawed? but that doesn't matter because their flaws are made known to the reader... and i guess celebrated for what they are in a way. in this instance, it seems like no one in the book can see bellas flaws, she is the 'ultimate possesion' everyone either wants her or hates her because others want her, because she is of course the ultimate, and therefore has no flaws (by the by, i'm being sarcastic, but in the best way possible), and because her flaws were not recognized, they were glaringly apparent, and extreemly annoying. but still the story kept my interest and was in no way a disapointment as a whole.
now in the third book, she's getting on my nerves. firstly, right off the bat, one of the main parts in this installment of the series is bella's relationship with jacob black. now, if i were to start reading the series now, i would be able to accept their relationship as it is, but having read a supposed 'history', where did this relationship come from?Read more ›
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