Review: Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer

Eclipse
(The Twilight Saga #3)
by Stephenie Meyer
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: Aug. 7, 2007
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Raiting:

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?

 

 

This story is much better than the previous one. Sure, there’s still the pesky love triangle, but there’s so much action and world development that it’s easy to overlook. With vampires wrecking havoc on Seattle, and a mysterious vampire breaking into Bella’s house, you know that something serious is brewing. Not to mention, the pack of werewolves is growing new developments pop up with them.This story definitely picked up the pace.

Now I won’t lie, Bella hasn’t really grown much. She’s still pretty wimpy, whiny, and all over the place. She loves Edward, but can’t let go of Jacob. Let’s be honest, I’m not a fan of these books before I’m a fan of Bella’s. In fact, I find her character rather annoying. I enjoy these books because I like the story arch as a whole. Do I wish Bella was a bit more badass? Of course. Do I wish that Bella stopped being so self-centered? Most definitely! I loved that the last chapter of the story is in Jacob’s POV. It was a breath of fresh air, and also a little heartbreaking at the same time.

By far the best part of this series is all unknown of the vampire world (Volturi, newborns, etc.) as well as all the unknown with the werewolves. We get little hints of what it’s like to be a werewolf in a pack. Between everyone knowing your thoughts, to the increased healing. It was interesting to see that there is a whole dynamic with the wolves compared to the vampires. Plus, the fact that the werewolves and vampires team up to fight together was pretty awesome. I kind of wished we had gotten to see that action.

Eclipse held my interest the entire time. Between the world building, the back story, the new developments, and the action, it was a pleasure to read. Even though I’ve probably read this series like 10 times now over the years, I still find myself flipping through the pages to see what happens next.

 

Previous reviews from Twilight
Twilight
New Moon

 

 

 

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