I have only the last book to go - woohoo. My mental obsession will finally end.
I agree that they are addictive, in fact, I was "jonesing' so bad for the 4th I had to go online and read a spoiler just so I wouldnt drop everything obsess about the book instead of family this week.
Cant wait to get the emotion of the book though!!
Ok, I see why people think Edward is controlling but I think Jake is the worse choice for Bella. I understand that she could "see" her life with Jake, but I took that as the way anyone can picture their life with someone else than the person they are with. My issue with Jake is that he was constantly forcing himself on Bella and yes she was sending mixed signals but still, the forced kisses and the mind games he played on her seemed really extreme to me. Yes Edward left her, but to protect her and when he realized how badly it had changed Bella he came back and swore not to leave again. I think Bella used Jacob and sent him mixed signals throughout the story (I've got Book 4 to go) and Jacob knew that and tried to use her guilt to his advantage.
Edward wanted to protect her and keep her from going places where she could get hurt but he never tried to convince her to love him, she always did and knew it. Jacob is sore loser who doesn't play fair IMO. Also, I always thought that Bella truly loved Edward. Though she loved Jacob it wasn't the same type of love at all and to compare them just didn't make sense to me.
What about the imprinting? I hate to admit it, but I'd be seriously worried about that. Imagine if Bella had chosen Jacob and then he imprinted on someone else? (which I believe he does in the 4th book right?) So she'd have this life with him and then he'd be in love with someone else the way that she was in love with Edward.