SPOILERS!!! SPOILERS!!! SPOILERS!!!
Originally Posted by lisac77
I loved it. Bella was not annoying. Edward was not annoying. Jacob was not annoying.
The end was a bit cliche, and I hated the Jacob POV interlude, but overall I thought it was an excellent book, and is by far the best of the series.
I wholeheartedly agree that nobody was annoying!! I re-read the first three (for the fourth time, *blush*) this week, and being formerly VERY Team-Edward, I found myself getting annoyed with his protectiveness in those 3 books. And annoyed with Jacob. And annoyed with Bella. Not enough to quit reading, but enough to feel a little wary going into Breaking Dawn, despite how excited I had been for it up till then.
But I am just... WOW!! I *loved*
Breaking Dawn! I hated the first twist with the pregnancy (in my mind, it was just setting things up to absolutely RUIN the storyline, how I wanted it to end!), and while I didn't especially enjoy
reading from Jacob's perspective for such a chunk of the book, I really think it came out better that way, than it would have been from anyone else's perspective. I still felt compelled to read, and definitely touched by the emotion. I wasn't annoyed at all.
Favorite moments, anyone? I *adored* Bella's first moments as a vampire. It completely made me feel ecstatic! Which is odd, maybe, should I really feel that way for someone giving up humanity? But I loved
it! I was right there
when she made the leap from the window and then over the river. I felt so powerful right along with her, so thrilled with her very existence! I loved the way her personality came out, and it was still her, but it was a BETTER her, a happier her, and Edward's over protectiveness was a thing of the past... They just FIT together, a perfect pair. And I totally laughed out loud at the Nessie/Loch Ness Monster bit! I am happy the way that it turned out with Jacob and Nessie, that Bella could be free of the romantic interest, that Edward is also happy with Jacob's inclusion into their family.
I expected Alice's return in the end, although I wasn't sure how it would help anything. I'm glad it ended happily, though I certainly wouldn't have minded a pretty serious fight (of course, I would have hated any Cullens or wolves to die). But I was thrilled, absolutely thrilled
, gushingly pleased and overjoyed, with the way the story came to an end.
: Bella was an absolute heroine in my mind, and everyone became a better version of themselves. It was all magic, to me. I want to read it all over again!!
And of course, I will never
read the series with the same perspective again, seeing Bella as weak or Edward as over protective, or Jacob's relationship with Bella as tragic. It's all part of the happy ending, now.