Monday, August 4, 2008
Okay, I'm going to try and do this with as few spoilers as possible.
Breaking Dawn is the 4th installment in the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer. Didn't read the other three? Don't read this one til you've read those. Unless you're a boy, in which case, don't read them at all.
The Plot: Same as usual. Bella and Edward try to deal with the fact that Bella is human and Edward is a vampire, Jacob messes things up, the Volturi come and threaten people. Look how good I'm being! Didn't ruin it at all!
Compared to the others: Probably my fav, next to the first book. Maybe because they actually get shizz done, rather than hemming and hahing around as usual. Maybe because the characters are less annoying. Maybe just because they do it. Ha! Ha! You knew they would.
The Plot: Was like a mix of 2 other fantasy series I used to read, The Black Jewels trilogy (where there was like a 'pack' that was loyal to this one chick...) and The Wayfarer Redemption (which was a sequel of the Axis Trilogy). Except both were much darker. So I guess like those 2 + Buffy. But was pretty full of twists, so that was nice.
The Characters: Eh, a bit one-dimensional even when they're trying not to be. Bella is always stubborn and martyrish, also horny. But, to be fair, who wouldn't be if you had a guy like that??
Edward seems to exist to gripe about how Bella is in danger. Jacob runs around whining about stuff. Rosalie is a bee. But overall, they were a little more endearing than usual. We like Seth and Emmett best.
The Writing: As much as it draws me in and gets me very involved and stuff, I can't help feeling that it's a little immature. Not just the story, with all it's ideals of men and ruining normal guys for girls, but the way it's planned out. Sometimes something happens and Su and I are like oj, because bla bla bla. Like we don't even question it. And pages later they go "OMG, because of BLA BLA BLA!" and we get all... huh? I thought we had established that? But maybe these people are just not that bright.
Some lines are outrageously full of cheeze, too.
Yay or Nay: Oh go on, it's not a deep read or anything, but it'll keep you entertained and probably is great if you're PMSing.