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Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Bk 4)
Breaking Dawn - Twilight, Bk 4
Author: Stephenie Meyer
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 ...  more
ISBN-13: 9780316044615
ISBN-10: 031604461X
Publication Date: 8/2009
Pages: 768
Reading Level: Young Adult
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  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 203 ratings
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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reviewed Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Bk 4) on + 15 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 31
This series is an absolute horrible piece of fiction. Aside from the fact that Meyer completely butchers vampire lore, Bella is the most vapid, anti-feminist character that I have ever had the misfortune to read. The entire series involves Bella worshiping Edward calling him everything from perfect to glorious to God-like, and wondering why he is in love with her when it's so clear that she's a stupid, fragile, clutzy human who doesn't deserve him. Bella is, in a word, too stupid to live. I am seriously dismayed that so many young women adore this series when it teaches them that the only way to validate yourself is through being loved by a superior man. Aside from the troubling anti-feminist message Meyer also lacks the basic artistic skills that it takes to write a good and intriguing book. Her characterization is two-dimensional at best and her ability to plot and build a climax is even worse. The entire series centers around the relationship between these two characters, Bella and Edward, who magically fall in love at first sight with no explanation other than that Edward is hot and Bella smells tasty to Edward.

Bottom line- this book is pure juvenile romantic fantasy with less substance than a Harlequin romance and even worse writing.
reviewed Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Bk 4) on + 53 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 16
It seems that with "Breaking Dawn" either you loved it or hated it. Although I wouldn't go quite so far as to say that I hated it, I really didn't enjoy it. In fact, I found it depressing. Meyer seemed to gone the way Patricia Cornwell did with her Kay Scarpetta series: beloved characters that had been so richly portrayed in the past books all of a sudden seem dull and almost unrecognizable, storylines and characters are thrown in willy-nilly and then removed just as quickly, and (the worst sin) the main character starts to get under your skin so much that you almost stop caring about her. On it's own this book might have been okay but it's so oddly out of sorts with the rest of the series that it just bothered me. I'm sorry to say that I cannot recommend it.
reviewed Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Bk 4) on + 15 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 13
As a huge fan of the first three in the series, this one is a disappointment. The characters seem out of sync with those in the first three books, some of the plot points are downright laughable and everything is far too neat and tidy.
reviewed Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Bk 4) on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 12
This is one of my least favorite of the Twilight saga. I keep hearing that it gets better with each re-read, so I'll give it another try. But my initial impression was mixed. I didn't hate the book like some did, but it's definitely not my favorite. It felt rather rushed in some places, and anti-climactic in others. But the end was satisfying.
reviewed Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Bk 4) on
Helpful Score: 11
Epic failure. Huge disappointment.
The characters seemed...out of character. It was hard to overlook the gaping plot holes and inconsistencies.
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In my humble opinion this was the best book in the series. Not the best writing in the world, but it was magical for me nonetheless.

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