After reading the first 3 in the series, I really enjoyed listening to the final installment. It's just pure, sugary, sappy teen-aged fun. I wasn't thrilled with the ending, or the lack of characters that Meyer's killed off, but overall it was a wonderfully escapist novel to plunge into in the long work commutes. :)
Most of these books were almost intollerable because of the rude, self-centered, egotistical, Jacob. He whines constantly, somehow thinks he has a "right" to butt-in on Bella and/or Edward and is plainly the most irritating character I've read in a long time. If I could eliminate him entirely from this series, I'd give it a 5. With him, however, it's almost impossible to read.
This one deviated from the style of the other 3 and Bella was not quite herself but the love and suspense were there and I was upset to see my obsession come to an end.
By far the best out of all the Twilight series, you would believe that we actually live amongst vampires - no matter what our differences are, we can work together, seems to be the moral of this story.
Yes, I expect a lot from this book! but really the girl who reads them sounds way old to be bella, like 26-30 not 17!!. I love the book, but cannot get into the audio book, I don't think the voice is right. sorry.
I admit I did enjoy the first book to some degree,
but after the second and third and on to the forth,I was lost. I think it was because the romance blanket was laid on a bit too thickly for my tastes and the writer didn't focus as much on the initial storyline. Plus, all the angst and petty nonsense of all involved kind of wore and tore at my patience. It's definitely not one I'll be re-downloading any time soon.
I agree, this book is definitely NOT for the teenager reader! I am a 41 year old and was surprised at the spin in writing style that the writer took. The writing style has switched to become very graphic, sexual, and crude.