breaking dawn by Stephenie Meyer
“Don’t be afraid,” I murmured
“We belong together.”
I was abruptly overwhelmed by the truth of my own words.
This moment was so perfect, so right, there was no way to doubt it.
His arms wrapped around me holding me against him.
It felt like every nerve in my body was alive wire.
“Forever,” he agreed.
And there it is…. book 4… the final installment of the Twilight series and as with all good series, the ending is bitter sweet. On one hand you know you are chomping at the bit to know how it all concludes… yet the ending is also a closing, a good bye so to speak to characters you have come to know and love. This was exactly the case here.
While the book started out frustrating to me….. Bella’s pregnancy, the change in rhythm to the book from light and sweet to now a gory, blood thirsty (literally) version… it redeemed itself once the baby was born.
I loved the post vampire Bella… she was strong and beautiful. Finally. The new Bella fought for what was right so unlike the old Bella who was confused most of the time and others had to clean up her messes. Breaking Dawn‘s cover is a metaphor for Bella’s progression throughout the entire saga. She began as the weakest (at least physically, when compared to vampires and werewolves) player on the board: the pawn. She ended as the strongest: the queen. In the end, it’s Bella that brings about the win for the Cullen’s.
The closure to this book – the battle… all of it was exceptional. Stephenie did a wonderful job bringing in such strong characters all together to witness for a cause… for Nessie. I devoured the final pages… thirsty for more.
I love the title and the fact that it is not capitalized. This gives me the sense that the “breaking dawn” is not important as a title. More so that it is like a fact… a statement of what is to come… inevitable.
The ending doesn’t disappoint. Stephenie brings this book to a great closure, leaving enough of an opening to write another if she so someday desires… after all there are characters that can still go places, and with the great fact that they do not age – the time line is endless. How exciting to think that maybe someday a story will develop about Nessie and Jacob…. how nice to know that these characters now join my favorites, locked in my mind…. along with Harry, Ron, and Hermione.