8.04.2008

Warning! Readers be Advised!

If you are still reading Breaking Dawn or haven't yet do not read any further!!  I'm going to give my full opinion of the book with every spoiler spoiled.



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So if you've disregarded my warnings you have either finished the book, could care less about reading it, or just like to spoil your own fun.  I'm not going to dawdle but going to get right into it.  I was SORELY disappointed!  It started off okay.  I loved that they got married and that they actually did it while she was human but how did she get pregnant?  If vampire's can't cry how in the world did that bodily fluid flow?  Sure he was stuck at his 18 year old self but that still doesn't explain to me how he could get her pregnant.  That's okay though.  She's pregnant, that's interesting, I can live with that.  Then why did it have to change from Bella's point of view to Jacob's?  I mean I know that you had to know why he broke from the pack and all that but I can't stand listening from Jacob's point of view.  But that's okay it needed to be done to also tell that he imprinted on Renesmee... which by the way is the stupidest name in the world!  I was very disappointed with the name.  I also wanted Edward to actually bite Bella instead of injecting her with his venom. I know he bit all around her neck and such but I don't know.  I guess I wanted that part to be more romantic/gory/initimate?  Does that make sense?  But that was just a minor detail.  I could let that one go.  Now back to the imprinting... WHAT?  Sure it made sense when she was explaining that Jacob should be a part of their family and more than a friend.  It just got a little... silly?  Over the top?  That's okay though.  What I cared about was the battle at the end that looked like there was no way around.  Before I move on to THAT subject another thing, Why did Stephenie Meyer waste so much time with J. Jenks?  If in the end of the book there was no need, why waste so much time on that subject?  All she needed to say was that she got papers for Renesmee and Jacob.  Moving on, why in the world did Stephenie Meyer pass up the chance to have a huge epic battle scene?  That was the biggest disappointment in the entire series.  What was she thinking?  It could've been amazing with the wolves, the newly befriended vampires, and have the Volturi's witness choosing the Cullen's side.  She didn't have to let any of the Cullen's die if that's what she wanted.  I was SO ready for this amazing battle scene and it didn't happen.  Did she want us to focus on just Bella and Edward the true main focus of all the books?  Because I personally believe the reader's love for the couple would have magnified ten times if they would've survived the fight.  All in all the book wasn't bad but was a big disappointment.  If I would've known the build up was going to be the biggest let down I'm not sure I would've wasted my time with the series.  I LOVED Twilight and Eclipse but if it was going to end this lame I would've ended the series with Twilight + him biting her and them doing it. :)  That's just my opinion.  Tell me what you think.

18 comments:

theJorgies said...

why didn't you warn me???!! i haven't even read the first one, and it's not even worth it anymore.

seriously, noelle. geez.


JK

Stewart Family said...

way to finish so quickly!

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(in reply to your reply on my blog; is that why??)
I am trying to be in code, just in case :o)

iMaLLheaRt said...

you know how hard it was to stop myself from reading it! I had to scroll down and tell you that I didn't listen to your warning and now I REALLY want to read it!! AAAAHHH!! Darn work!

Michael Jay said...

Maybe you thought you were going to read Harry Potter?

Keiko said...

SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER!!! DON'T READ MY COMMENT IF YOU HAVEN"T READ "BREAKING DAWN"!!!

I read non stop from 12:20AM till I finished in a day. (Thanks Jared!) Jared is almost finished with the book also. I think I liked it because I didn't have any expectations. I tried hard not to think or image the story of how Breaking Dawn should be. BUT, I see your points, like Renesmee is the stupidest name (I can't even read smoothly IN MY MIND, Jared gave up and just read her name Renee instead of Renesmee), Edward injecting his venom (Yes, that would have been SO more romantic if he only bit her), Jacob's view ( Stephenie Meyer could have done the same story with Edward's view instead of his! if she needed other person's view), J. Jenks (NO NEED AT ALL!), and THE BATTLE!!! THE BATTLE! I don't think the Summit wants to make other movies of Twilight series until Stephenie Meyer signed saying they can make a movie with the battle or some alternative ending. Maybe we'll have better conclusion of the story that way. We'll see . . . After all the small parts of the story bugged me, I still liked it, but I have to agree that it could have been better.

The Waldon Family said...

SPOILER!

I could've written your post word for word Noelle! I thought the book was a never ending string of anti-climatic useless details. I did like the part of Bella explaining what it was like to be a vampire for the first time, but that was the only page-turner part of the book for me. So sad. I would never watch the movie version. I would love for Stephenie to write an alternate ending on her website just to make it feel like I didn't waste all those hours! Loved your review, Noelle!

Williams Family said...

Everyone I talked to thinks the exact same thing as you. Its so weird how she just let it all go. You are so right about the biting her thing. I wish she hadnt have needed to be saved, I kinda wanted her to be like, ok now I am ready lets get this show on the road. Not some life or death thing.... it kinda just ruined it. I am so with you on the J. Jenks thing and the Reneseme or whatever it was. SO irritating. What bugs me the most, is its like she gave the whole story away, with Bella's dream of the Volturi and the whole story in the beginning of Tanya's family.... she spoiled it herself...

Mackenzie and Breana said...

Well, I enjoyed the book for what it was. I knew from the get go that it had to end "fairy tale" like since thats exactly what it was....but I was sad there was no battle...I liked Eclipse much better than this one. It felt to me that she just wrapped up the whole story in the last 75 pages and spent too much time with other things. Well, all in all I don't think the author cares too deeply how we feel about the book. It ended just how I'm sure she wanted it to end and she is laughing all the way to the bank....hahahaha j/k. All in all I liked it.

lyle and julia said...

It's so funny because I have been avoiding your blog but now I can finally read it :) I think that if they had a battle she would have had to kill someone off. It would have been too easy for the cullens to win with the whole family intact. or at least werewolves would die and Stephenie Meyer has fallen in love with her characters much too much for her to let that happen. I agree that i was anti climactic to not have a battle but it also made the ending less predictable. I do think that eclipse was written better but I think that was also because she had to finish the whole story and tie up all loose ends. I did not like the whole j jenks thing and i definitely did not like the imprinting...i know it makes it easier on jacob and all that but it was creepy. I did like jacobs point of view though because i feel like he had the most interesting point of view with knowing what was going on with the pack too. Bella was too pregnant to have a good point of view and the cullens were all too involved in bella's survival to have cared about anything more than that and it probably would have made for a boring time. anyway sorry so long but that is what I think ;)

Melissa said...

I'm going to have to agree that I didn't really like the book. The beginning was AWESOME!! But a little too sexy for young adults which is who this book is written for don't you think? I also think there is no possible way she can get pregnant, they have no tears they have no other fluids.
Then the book got poor as soon as it turned to Jacob's perspective. There were at least a couple hundred pages in that book that did not need to be there. Do you agree? I was so BORED out of my mind for a good portion of the last half of the book. J. Jenks was totally irrelevant.
Overall It was a fun series of books, but I didn't expect too much cause they are vampire stories written for young adults.
But I agree with you totally.

liko said...

Well, I don't know you and i'm not a blog stalker but I came across your blog through another friend's and hope you don't mind me commenting. but I just happened to read the book (I just discovered the series earlier this summer) and I agree with you on some things -- I am not a die-hard Twilight fan, but I do enjoy the books. Probably more than I should. So, I agree that the whole having the baby deal was a high improbability, scientifically, but I have to admit that it was one of my theories, especially since Edward mentioned that he would TRY before turning her. I have to disagree about Jacob's point of view. I started out as not liking Jacob in the series, after New Moon, but after Eclipse I saw the good in both and Bella is the one who irritated me because she was indecisive. But his part in Breaking Dawn, I thought was a highlight. His sense of humor and his fresh perspective,I thought it was written well - Jacob's perspective. His reactions to things seemed the most NORMAL, as in being human and interpreting things as we most likely would. As for HOW Bella was turned into a vampire, I knew that this was going to be the only way she was going to be turned, something was going to happen to make changing her essential to her survival because look at all the other books - there was always going to be a way to put it off. She had to be in mortal danger herself for Edward to even consider doing it, because he was content with her being human for the rest of her life. And I did think that part was gory enough. But if it COULD have been done more romantically it would have been nice, aside from the fact that it was so UN-romantic, considering the pain of the venom. As for Jacob imprinting, I was happy for him and I understood that part because of how Meyers explained how it works in earlier books, imprinting on younger girls. Meyers needed to tie everything up and I think she did the best she could with it all being in ONE book. She was limited and I think she wrote the stories she wanted to for her characters. There are going to be fans who are not happy, they can write their own book with the endings that they want. You can't please them all. And I do agree that some of the material is for older than YA, but Meyers said that when she began writing these books, they weren't intended to be Young adult books, but that was something her publishers convinced her to do and so she made the necessary changes. But I can see that Bella was mature and no longer in High school, and I guess that made it okay. Sorry this is such a long post and I don't even know if you care about this comment. As an English major, I just see that writing can be personal and I think that Meyers wrote what she wanted to, she did have a deadline too, but I enjoyed it, as a whole, and know that you cannot please everyone as an author because everyone has their idea as to what would be an ideal ending for themselves. Anyways, we are both fans, thanks for letting my comment take up space. haha! maybe i AM a die-hard fan!

Taylor and Leah Stimmel said...

thanks for the disclaimer! I didn't read this post... but I had to tell you that I'm almost done with Twilight and loving it. Thank you!

Nate, Kim, Lili and Baby Nate said...

ok call me crazy but I was kind of hoping that Bella never became a vampire. AHHHH, I know I'm like the only person that wished that but I just never really liked Bella. Loved Edward and loved Jacob though. The name is retarded, so gay even the dumb middle name she picked. WHy did she have to make the last book the cheesiest?!?! I totally agree with the ending so not what I was expecting, but then the whole book wasn't really what I was expecting. What was the point of all the vivid descrips of her dreams if nothing was going to come of it? J Jenks pointless. Alice having to leave, pointless. The story was way to sexy for teens too... Just way too happy ever after blah blah blah by the end. And I think the whole imprinting thing is just weird. But I did like the book it just wasn't Amazing. does that make sense? at least nobody died and Jacob didn't get the shaft in the end. :)

The Chaparro Family said...

I'm so glad there are other twilight fans out there to discuss this. I definately see your points... renesmee carlie?! that was so dumb, I can't stand that name! I was so mad when they got to jacob's point of view right when I was so into the story. Keiko had a good point, Eward's point of view would have been perfect because if she stayed with Bella's p.o.v., it would have been too boring, but since Edward can read thoughts, he still could have given us all the wherewolf info! I felt like there was a point in the book where I was like, so is anything going to happen, or is bella going to crush more rocks and babble on about nothing! I also couldn't believe that there was no fight in the end with such a build up, they just left? J Jenks was totally pointless, she should had had jacob and renesmee flee, a big fight, then ended it with edward and bella finding her and reuniting with her! I'm thinking they have to change the ending in the movie. All in all though, I did really like the book and really enjoyed reading it. I did love the very last scene between Edward and Bella, I thought it was a really sweet way to end the book, but it would have been even sweeter if they had just finished a big battle and almost lost each other! wow, I could go on and on, maybe I'll review the book on my blog as well!

.Ang. said...

Interesting insights. everyone!

I didn't really have too many expectations going into the book, so i actually enjoyed it! There were some things that drove me nuts... but they were the same things that bothered me from the beginning in her style of writing. Nothing new.

I loved that they got married, and all that too!!! i didn't find it that crazy that she got pregnant. Am i the only one that has heard of a succubus or an incubus??? i guess maybe Mike and my random pointless knowledge of the odd and unexplained saved me this grievance.. (and it's fiction... so she can really make up anything she wants haha)

I agree with the others, i think that seeing Jacobs point of view was justified. Bellas would have been boring, she woud have just gone into too much detail about how much pain she was in, how much she already loved her little "guy" so much, and how she was trying SO hard to hide her pain and discomfort from Edward.kinda like when she was burning in her transformation. and that would have just been repetitive. Edwards POV would have just been his internal torment watching Bella suffer like that. and he never left her side, so you can imagine how that would have gone.

I found Jacobs POV very interesting! You got a look into his obviously immature mind, we got to see his relationship with the pack and how all that works, we got to see the way he truly felt about bella and how much he and edward really did have in common, and we got to see his respect for Edward grow as well.

It was also needed to fuel the fire of foreshadowing in regards to imprinting. i saw that coming from a mile away!

The whole injecting instead of the legendary vampire biting the neck... Personally i don't think it would have been very romantic for Edward to bite her in the heat of passion. for her to fall limp and be in excruciating pain for 3 days. It would be completely out of Edwards character to do so. I think the whole -bella risking her life to have edwards baby, and Edward saving her life as she was hanging by a single thread was romantic in it's own way.

it was also evident early on that that she wasn't going to kill anyone off. She was too in love with all her characters. i was prepared for the sugary coating.

The whole J Jenks thing made sense to me... parts i would agree, weren't exactly necessary. But you have to remember that Alice gave her the clue when she first saw that the Volturi were on their way, and she only told them a few small details. The fact that she left bella the clue and scent to someone to forge papers for Jacob and Nessie implies that in her initial visions there was a battle and the outcome was grave. We know that alices visions change when certain decisions are made. Bella didn't know her power Yet alone understand it or know how to manipulate it until after Alice was gone and the other Vampires started showing up.. And it's safe to say that her power was what made the difference and saved them all in the end, all those variables must have done something to change that outcome (making the forged papers unnecessary to use.. thank goodness) and enabled them to all live happily ever after.


But that's just me...

Andrew and Crystal said...

Hey Noelle,
I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I changed my blog address. It is: http://happyhawaiian.blogspot.com/

Gina said...

OK, So I guess I'll add my comment... I went to a midnight party at Borders. It was freaking hillarious! My sister has pictures and I haven't gotten them from her. I have never seen so many women obsessed. We were #1085 in line. We ended up racing around to different stores trying to get one faster. Fun stuff! There are definitly some things I wish were a little different in the book. I was surprised there was no battle at all. Kind of a let down, yeah! I wish she would have done like a 20 years later thing at the end, like Harry Potter. To feel more closure. I definitely agree with the whole J. Jenks thing. I guess she was just trying to throw us off in the middle. Dumb though. I was really disappointed in Edward. I wish she would have made him act like a better father - and be all cute and Edward like. We was protective, but I didn't feel the "Edwardness" I wanted from him. More passion would have been fun! Anyway, hope all is well. I had to leave my breaking dawn comment. Ü

Williams Family said...

Ok, so I dont know if you know but stephenie posted the FAQs about the book on her web page and it answers alot of the "questions" we had.... but ohmy gosh! I just read the 264 pages of The midnight sun book that she has posted on her page! If you havent read it, you need to! I LOVED IT MORE THAN TWILIGHT! lol. It was amazing to hear what edward was thinking, it made me love his character more, and made him seem more real. It was awesome, and it made twilight more interesting. I am so sad that she isnt gonna finish it now. I can understand that she is mad that someone breached her trust, but what does that have to do with finishing the book? I wish I could have it in book form and not internet cause I would keep reading it over and over. I want her to finish it. I think I am obsessed! lol. I wanted to see what your take is now. And have you seen the new movie trailer?

 
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