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3rd February, 2008
Eclipse; Stephenie Meyer
— Love @ 13:11 Comments (6)
Filed under: A-Z Reading Challenge, B, English, Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult

Eclipse; Stephenie Meyer Eclipse
by Stephenie Meyer

For the A-Z reading challenge.

628 pages
Atom Books
ISBN: 978-1-904233-90-9

First line: All our attempts at subterfuge had been in vain.

Back cover blurb:
As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob — knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation approaching, Bella has one more decision to make: life or death. But which is which?

Thoughts: It turns out that I’d somehow misunderstood that spoiler I read, because what I feared would happen, didn’t. At least not the way I thought it would, nor was it as bad as I thought it would be. In other words, I still like Jacob Black. Like him a lot, in fact. Even if I got really quite angry with him at one point, because dude! he needs to learn to listen to what people say!

I still don’t care much about either Bella or Edward. Bella, I’ve realised, reminds me a little of someone I used to know very well, with the exception that she (Bella, that is) can make decisions and stick with them, even if it’s hard.

I think this is my favourite of the series so far, even if some things made me exclaim “Ew! Ew! Ew!” whilst reading, and the divide between girlish and boyish interests/talents/&c still bothers me a lot.

A B rating is in order and I have to say I’m looking forward to the next book in this series, which is published sometime this summer, unless I am much mistaken.

  1. Rhinoa wrote:

    I dare not read your review as I only just finished New Moon. I am really looking forward to reading this next month and bring on August when Breaking Dawn is due out. I will have to wait sadly as it doesn’t come out in the UK until November I think and I don’t buy hardbacks grr.

  2. Love wrote:

    I might also have to wait, sadly enough. I normally don’t buy hardbacks either and as I have all the others in the Atom paperbacks, I’d rather like for my copy of the fourth book to match the other three.

    It’s quite possible I won’t manage to wait that long, though.

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  4. Josette wrote:

    It kind of worries me to see Bella being so wholly dependent on Edward. He is her first love, after all and she’s only a teenager.

    But I enjoyed reading Eclipse. I thought it’s better than New Moon, which was a bore. But I can’t decide if Twilight or Eclipse is better! They are both just as good. I’ll be reading Breaking Dawn pretty soon too.

    Here’s my review of Eclipse.

  5. alice wrote:

    omg how can you find new moon a bore are you mad i love then all but i have only read the fist chapter of eclipse cuz im on holday and 4got to bring the book with me oh well at least the will be more suspence! xx

  6. april wrote:

    i love new moon and i’ve got one more chapter till eclipse. yeah i have to agree with josette, bella is very dependent of Edward i mean wot is this telling us, wot dat we always need a guy in our life to be complete? But it is very heart breaking when the first person you love says they dont want you,it really hurts, but still its not normal to act in that way! i still love twilight saga though:)

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