Hi friends, I’m back again with my final review of the series, Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer. I am officially READY for the release of Midnight Sun and I am SO excited I could burst!
But, before I read it I must review Breaking Dawn. And as always there may be spoilers in my review so please proceed with caution!
There are 3 parts to Breaking Dawn so I’ll do a little review on each part.
Part one is Edward and Bella getting married and going on their honeymoon, which I loved! I felt Meyer really went to town with this one and the scene was set perfectly, it just oozed love and happiness. I felt like we were at the wedding, it was so beautifully written and then once we reach the Isle of Esme, it just sounds perfect.
This part wasn’t long, but it was certainly packed in with some interesting scenes to say the least!
Part two is from Jacob’s POV and I really struggled with this one during my reread, I don’t know why I just found it really hard to get through this time around. Although I did enjoy how Jacob split off from the main pack and Seth and eventually Leah joining him.
I do get frustrated with Jacob in Breaking Dawn, Bella is married and he still pines for her, he still torments himself every day to see her – it makes for quite difficult reading to watch him put himself through that pain.
Part three and Bella is finally a vampire, we have been waiting forever for this to happen. It also brings, what is in my opinion, one of the BEST written scenes.
We finally get the introduction of some new characters in this part too, and I loved reading about the different skills our new additions had. I feel Meyer really put the work in to this part of the book, the characters and their talents were amazing. I loved how they were woven into the story.
The final scenes with the Volturi give me goosebumps when I read them, I know everything works out in the end but the fear is palpable, it’s written as if we are in the meadow standing alongside them. The scene is set perfectly.
I do have the small issue of Jacob imprinting on Renesmee, not so much that he did it and that she’s a child but the way he reacts to Bella being around her own child, like she’s going to harm her. Those parts really wound me up! But, it does give us chance to see the growth that Bella goes through and her gradual acceptance of having Jacob in her life.
On the whole, I absolutely loved my reread of Breaking Dawn, it’s nice to still have the same feelings as when you read a book as a teenager. I’m just gutted it had to end, I literally refused to read the last 2 or 3 pages so that it wouldn’t finish haha.
I will be sharing a quick round up in a couple of weeks too, with a master post for my 4 reviews of the Twilight Saga reread.