Monday, January 12, 2009

Eclipse - Stephenie Meyer

Book three of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Saga brings us back to the world of Bella, Edward, Jacob Black and the rest of the Cullens. One of my favorite parts about this book is that we finally get to learn a little more about the history of each of the Cullens. With such varied personalities, I was very interested to see how these beings came to find each other.

An eclipse is when two celestial bodies cross each other's path. One always ends up in front, blocking out the other. Eclipse is the story of Edward and Jacob. Any time there is one girl and two guys, there is bound to be some awesome tension! Who will come ahead? Will Jacob's light block out Edward, or will the dusk of our pale hero blot out Jacob?

As if our little love triangle weren't enough, in Eclipse we get to learn more about the politics between the Cullens and the Quileutes. What will Bella do when the two men she cares about are tearing each other apart vying for her attention while their families stare each other down, waiting for the other to make one wrong move? It's not like she can go anywhere to escape either! She's on strict lockdown in Forks. Some mysterious killer is ripping its way through Seattle and when it looks like the beast is headed toward Forks and more importantly, Bella, her battling lovers must come to terms with each other or risk losing the one thing they would both die for.

Writing:5
Interest:5+
Passion:5+
Originality:5
Characters:5
Pace:5
Overall: 30/30 - A

This is by far my favorite of the Twilight Saga. I would read books one and two over and over again because they are good, but getting to the third book each time is just icing on the cake. The fantastic action in this book and the character development in this really make Eclipse a must-read.

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