Review: Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

Breaking Dawn
(The Twilight Saga #4)
by Stephenie Meyer
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: Aug. 2, 2008
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance

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.




This was such a great way to end finish up Edward and Bella’s story. I mean, from the start you knew that this wasn’t going to be an easy road for either of them. There were so many things stacked up against them, and yet they still pushed through. With this installment, there are so many twists and turns that it’s hard to become complacent with this story. Even years later, and knowing what is going to happen next, I still found myself flipping through the pages to relive what happens next.

Now, I know that not everyone is a Twilight fan, and that’s okay. As an adult, I can understand the issues that many people saw with this series, but I can still appreciate the world the author created and the fact that she reintroduced me to reading. I liked that this story had two climaxes in this story. Bother with the post wedding stuff, and with the volturi looming over head. There was always so much going on that it was hard to become bored.

One thing that I did enjoy about this story was the second half. Again, I don’t want to say too much in case there is anyone out there who hasn’t read the books, but the second half of the story if where it really picked up for me. Not that the first half was bad, but I’m an action kinda girl, and boy was there some suspense and build up for the second half. Plus, we got to meet a bunch of new characters as various vampires stopped by the Cullen’s house. Getting to meet them and see their various powers was very interesting.

This was a nice wrap up for Bella and Edward’s story. Not everything is wrapped up in a bow, but you get the sense of peace for them and their future. Although, all these years later, I’m still dying for a Renesmee and Jacob story. There’s just so much that could be done. Like explaining Jacob’s character a bit more. Going into Renesmee’s half vampirism. Their bond and how that works. Not to mention, I would love a peak and Charlie’s reaction to Renesmee and Jacob. I mean, that had to be a doozy of a story. Now that the author has finally finished and published the companion novel to Twilight, hopefully she revisits the series and does a spinoff with Renesmee and Jacob. A girl can only hope!


Previous reviews from Twilight
New Moon




2 Thoughts on “Review: Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

  1. I liked the movies more than the books.

  2. It’s been years since I read this saga, but I remember that, like you, I enjoyed the second part of this last instalment way more than the first part. So I totally get your point and I agree, there’s a lot that could be done with Renesmee and Jacob’s story.

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