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.
This series is SOOO good! I'm sad that the books are done. This one was the best out of all of them. I can't help, but love Edward.
Again, with cramming Jacob down our throats. At least it's the last book and we won't have to hear from him ever again. Of all the point of views, why his? This book should have been right after Twilight and New Moon and Eclipse should never have been written. If it were the only one other book written in the series, we wouldn't have had to endure the sloppy characterization of Jacob. I wish the author would have taken the story more down the road of what the vampire life was like rather than Jacob's or Bella's. We already know what it's like to be human and when telling this story via Bella a lot of the magical interesting, colorful aspects of the vampires lives are lost. How many times did we have to have either Bella or Jacob present in order to find out what was going on with Edward and Alice. Prior to even knowing about the series I saw the Twilight movie because I love vampire movies. My friend and I laughed at how ridiculous the story was told. I was expecting some major vampire action and instead I had to live vicariously through this dud of a character named Bella. It wasn't until reading the book that I understood the extend of the powers the vampires had, but still the story would have been much better if told 3rd person or via Edward. I know this sounds negative, but here's a positive. I do recommend the whole series because Edward and Alice are worth it. I do have to comment on one last thing. Edward's skin being like that of marble and granite makes no sense. I have granite counter tops in my home and there's nothing sexy or appealing to making out with a surface as hard as granite. Bad call. I couldn't get the visual down. It would have been better to make his skin have the ability to be hard as granite at will rather than as a constant. It made absolutely no sense and obviously, after seeing the movie the vampire's skin was not hard.
Wow! Unlike New Moon, this book get straight to the drama. There were so many suprises, most of them I guessed right, but they were still amazing to listen to.
If it wasnt for being pulled in by the previous 3 books and this had been the first I wouldnt have purchased this audio book. It absolutely made no sense to have a male narrate this book... 80% of it is NOT DONE by Ilyana Kadushin making it feel as if I was listening to a new series. Very disappointed.
I absolutely love this series, but the actor who reads Jacob Black is embarassingly bad. I'm not sure why Little Brown and Stephanie Meyer couldn't have let Ilyana Kadushin read the voice of Jacob, she does an excellent job in the first three audiobooks. The man who reads the voice of Jake ruins the story, his wooden diction sounds like a middle aged surfer dude and it completely takes you out of the story. I ended up purchasing the book and reading it myself and it was wonderful. Stay away from this audiobook!