Eclipse (Twilight #3) by Stephenie Meyer (2007)
YA Fiction | Paranormal Romance
“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 quickly approaching, Bella has one more decision to make: life or death. But which is which?” -Goodreads
How to write a review on the Twilight Saga…that is the question. Honestly, I suppose I shall have to write a two-part review for each book in the series: a) How I felt when I first read the books at age 12-14 and b) How I felt every other time I read the books. Yes. Yes that shall be my format for the following four Twilight Saga book reviews. Now let’s proceed.
pooled ink Review:
AGE 13: Quit messing with Edward and Jacob. Jacob’s a hottie McMuffin and a good human-wolf being but you yourself keep admitting that it’s Edward you really love, Bella. So STOP IT. You’re literally just being that girl. You’re “that girl” who plays with people, is selfish, and pretends to not be aware or that they don’t do it on purpose but you do know and you’re a terrible person for it. Jacob is definitely persistent and that doesn’t help but if you weren’t so wishy-washy every other time he makes a move on you then it would help him understand that no he does not in fact have a snowball’s chance in Hell with you. You, Bella Swan, are frustrating and messing with the perfection of what I once thought was Twilight.
But other than that this book was awesome. I loved learning more backstories of the Cullen clan! Also Victoria is crazy and she had me nervous the whole time like I couldn’t even begin to guess where she was going to pop up or how this would all end. She’s got some serious revenge going on! Vampire-werewolf-newborn battle is EPIC.
AGE 16+: Quit messing with Edward and Jacob. Quit toying with poor Jacob’s loyalty and emotions. Quit trying to take Edward’s 190-year old virginity you weirdo especially when as far as you manage to get is trembling clumsy fingers unable to undo a single shirt button. You’re a ridiculous person and your awkwardness is painful to read. Almost everything about this book is terrible. But definitely Bella.
But huzzah for including a battle scene…or at least some of one because honestly most of it was just focused on Bella in a freezing cold tent and Edward and Jacob making dagger eyes at each other…I’d rather hear more about, you know, the actual battle raging in the forest.
…Okay and fine I admit I still peruse the books or movies once in a while as a secret guilty pleasure but that doesn’t mean I change my overall stance on them. But yeah…sometimes…*sigh*