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Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Bk 4)
Breaking Dawn - Twilight, Bk 4
Author: Stephenie Meyer
When you loved the one who was killing you, it left you no options. How could you run, how could you fight, when doing so would hurt that beloved one? If your life was all you had to give, how could you not give it? If it was someone you truly loved? — To be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare woven into a dangerously...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780316067928
ISBN-10: 031606792X
Publication Date: 8/2/2008
Pages: 768
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 3539 ratings
Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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bengal77 avatar reviewed Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Bk 4) on + 15 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 31
This series is an absolute horrible piece of fiction. Aside from the fact that Meyer completely butchers vampire lore, Bella is the most vapid, anti-feminist character that I have ever had the misfortune to read. The entire series involves Bella worshiping Edward calling him everything from perfect to glorious to God-like, and wondering why he is in love with her when it's so clear that she's a stupid, fragile, clutzy human who doesn't deserve him. Bella is, in a word, too stupid to live. I am seriously dismayed that so many young women adore this series when it teaches them that the only way to validate yourself is through being loved by a superior man. Aside from the troubling anti-feminist message Meyer also lacks the basic artistic skills that it takes to write a good and intriguing book. Her characterization is two-dimensional at best and her ability to plot and build a climax is even worse. The entire series centers around the relationship between these two characters, Bella and Edward, who magically fall in love at first sight with no explanation other than that Edward is hot and Bella smells tasty to Edward.

Bottom line- this book is pure juvenile romantic fantasy with less substance than a Harlequin romance and even worse writing.
starfkr avatar reviewed Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Bk 4) on + 53 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 15
It seems that with "Breaking Dawn" either you loved it or hated it. Although I wouldn't go quite so far as to say that I hated it, I really didn't enjoy it. In fact, I found it depressing. Meyer seemed to gone the way Patricia Cornwell did with her Kay Scarpetta series: beloved characters that had been so richly portrayed in the past books all of a sudden seem dull and almost unrecognizable, storylines and characters are thrown in willy-nilly and then removed just as quickly, and (the worst sin) the main character starts to get under your skin so much that you almost stop caring about her. On it's own this book might have been okay but it's so oddly out of sorts with the rest of the series that it just bothered me. I'm sorry to say that I cannot recommend it.
msdorky avatar reviewed Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Bk 4) on + 15 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 12
As a huge fan of the first three in the series, this one is a disappointment. The characters seem out of sync with those in the first three books, some of the plot points are downright laughable and everything is far too neat and tidy.
sassenachtiff avatar reviewed Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Bk 4) on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 11
This is one of my least favorite of the Twilight saga. I keep hearing that it gets better with each re-read, so I'll give it another try. But my initial impression was mixed. I didn't hate the book like some did, but it's definitely not my favorite. It felt rather rushed in some places, and anti-climactic in others. But the end was satisfying.
whippoorwill avatar reviewed Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Bk 4) on
Helpful Score: 10
Epic failure. Huge disappointment.
The characters seemed...out of character. It was hard to overlook the gaping plot holes and inconsistencies.
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reviewed Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Bk 4) on + 10 more book reviews
Great young adult book. Perfect for teenagers and adults.
yellowstar avatar reviewed Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Bk 4) on + 6 more book reviews
In this 4th and last chapter of the Twilight series Stephenie Meyer keeps hold of your heart stringing you along until you think you may just burst from all the questions...

Will Bella ever get her true heart's desire and live her happily ever after?

Breaking Dawn Book 1 is picking up right where Eclipse let off (from Bella's perspective anyway). Jacob's perspective doesn't come back until Book 2, so for all those Jacob lovers out there, without giving it all away and saying too much, well, just know...he's not going anywhere. :) Book 3 (back to Bella's perspective) somehow knowing more than you 'know' gets you through the toughest times...:)

And for all those doom and gloomers out there, you'll get your fill.........and maybe, just maybe the best thing, maybe better than you even dreamed for Bella and all those she loves, all her heart's desires will be fulfilled.

I really didn't want this book to end..........

I kept putting it down telling myself......'not too fast'........'take it slow'.........but my impatience prevailed and I stormed through it in less than a day........

I just HAD to know what happened next.....

and I could feel it winding down.......coming to a close and not wanting to let go of those truly heart-felt characters......

'not just yet'........

so, I put it back down again (saving only the last chapter for my morning), and I was glad I did, I gave me a chance to see how everything fits puzzle-perfect...... in this 'happily ever after'.....

Great series.........
too bad they'll ruin it with movie adaptations........

not that I'm complaining, its just that most of them do no justice to what I've imagined them to be...

I did see the preview to the Twilight movie, but have been very hesitant to actually go see it........
seeing Edward look like this teenage actor......I'm sorry, but it just ruined it for me.......

My Edward looks completely different and I just can't get past it...seeing the movie will only confuse the pictures in my mind of the beautiful and powerful story that Stephenie Meyer shared with us......Thanks Stephenie! I only wish it didn't have to end......
I mean, c'mon............forever and ever and ever is a very long time!
daylily77 avatar reviewed Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Bk 4) on + 236 more book reviews
In my humble opinion this was the best book in the series. Not the best writing in the world, but it was magical for me nonetheless.
reviewed Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Bk 4) on + 18 more book reviews
Awesome way to end the series. Couldn't put it down.
reviewed Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Bk 4) on + 4 more book reviews
Awesome. Someone got exactly what they wanted. It'll be interesting to see if there'll be any follow-up books.
purplediamond57 avatar reviewed Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Bk 4) on + 2 more book reviews
THis is My FAVORITE of the Twilight Saga. Although I enjoyed all of them. Never have been reading until my daughter encouraged me to start with Twilight. I could NOT put these books down. And when Breaking Dawn came into my grasp....I Was Incredibly sad, when I finished the book. It was sooo good, I wanted more. I Hope Stephenie Meyers continues with the views of Edward, and the other charactors... OUSTANDING Love Story. Exciting and heart warming. Highly Recommend this book, and this series.


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