Monday, August 18, 2008


So I've been meaning to post something about my experience reading Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer.

I was so so excited about this book. I just couldn't wait to find out how the whole Bella-Edward-Jacob love triangle was resolved. So for about three days I just sunk myself into the novel.

And I enjoyed it. There were certainly moments of brilliance -- the whole transformation scene jumps to mind.

And then there were parts that seemed way out of place, like the section written from Jacob's perspective. The ending was nice and neat without nearly the emotional bloodshed I was craving, and I suppose ultimately that is why I am left with sort of a flat feeling about the book.

It was a good diversion. But it didn't feed me the way New Moon did (my favorite of the saga). Hats off to Stephenie Meyer, though. The whole series is quite an accomplishment, and I cannot imagine the pressure she felt when writing the conclusion. Folks are so very attached to these characters, and so full of their own ideas about how things shoulda/woulda/coulda turned out...there's just no way to make all readers happy.

Now I am ankle deep in The God of Animals by Aryn Kyle.

"The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant."

- Salvador Dali

1 comment:

  1. I am about three quarters of the way through, Breaking Dawn, and like you, New Moon, was my very favorite in the series. Thanks for hooking me on this saga. I have really enjoyed it, and it has encouraged all four of my angels to read it, as well! That's a good thing because two of my girls don't love to read yet.

    I just started reading Iodine by Haven Kimmel. I am trying so hard to like it, but so far, it hasn't captured me. Haven wrote one of my favorite novels called The Solace of Leaving Early. Whenever I find a novel that I love, I always hope that the writer's other works will effect me quite as deeply. Unfortunately, the magic doesn't always happen. Are you enjoying The God of Animals?



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