I received my copy of Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer on Tuesday (while I was expecting it to arrive on its release date of Saturday). I almost hugged the mailman when he rang my doorbell and handed me my package from Amazon. It was great that my mom had the kids for the day. I spent the entire afternoon reading, left for Panera Bread with my book when my husband got home, read some more when I came back and knew the kids were in bed. The next morning, my kids watched TV while I finished it. Yes, I finished the over 700-page finale in less than 24-hours! I feel a little like I did when I finished the last Harry Potter book, a little sad, but satisfied. At least, I still have two Harry Potter movies and the Twilight movie to look forward to.
As my friends know, I am a HUGE, HUGE, HUGE Stephenie Meyer fan (I’ve even convinced my husband to read The Host). I LOVE Edward and I love Bella. I even like Jacob. I couldn’t wait to see how Stephenie was going to end this love story. I was not disappointed. And, I don’t think the Jacob fans out there will be that disappointed, either. Stephenie Meyer found a way, I think, to make sure all of her fans would be satisfied.
The book started off with the wedding we’ve all been waiting for. That’s where the predictable part ends. By the third or fourth chapter, I was surprised, delighted and engrossed. I still got some tingling feelings in my belly with scences between Edward and Bella although the “tension” isn’t quite as strong now that they are married! I don’t know how this author does it, but I am totally involved in these stories. And, the twists don’t stop throughout this book. Stephenie Meyer sure knows how to make things fit together. She ties up all the loose ends, which is a little too neat. But, the path to the end is exciting and surprising.
I don’t want to say too much and ruin it for anyone still reading it.