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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Overly Critical Blogmates!

Those of you who read this blog on a regular basis may remember the rather negative posting my blogmates posted about Stephenie Meyer's newest book, Eclipse. Therefore, when my library FINALLY got me a copy last week, I was completely prepared to be disappointed.

***Note, the following contains plot spoilers.****

Now, I'll admit that it may have been due to my lowered expectations, but I was completely surprised by Eclipse! As with the first two books, Eclipse proved to be a quick, addictive read, which left me only wanting more. I felt that Ms Meyer did a wonderful job of creating humorous situations, which helped give her characters much more depth; I was particularly impressed with how well-rounded Bella's father, Charlie, became in this book. I absolutely LOVED the part where Charlie had his sex talk with Bella...priceless!!! And as always, Ms Meyer's dramatic conclusion was as exciting as her previous two works.

My only complaint was Bella's neediness....which I had actually expected to be much worse after reading the previous blog postings. What caused bigger problem for me was Bella's refusal to get married. I mean, if Bella was soooo crazy for Edward that she couldn't part his side, would marriage really have been that opposed (even if it is kinda' white trash to do the marriage after high school like she mentioned.)

I can't wait to see what the fourth book will bring next year. After the dramatic conclusion, one must wonder what will happen in the next book! I was a little disappointed that Bella still isn't a vampire....I mean, how much longer is that going to drag out! However, with the villain dead, what's left? My guess is that there's going to be a lot of drama between the Collen family and the Volturi. I'll tell you one thing, I will be standing in line next August waiting for the fourth book!!! I can't wait!!!!!!!!!!


Holly said...

Yay, I'm so glad you liked it! Bella just really annoyed me. And because I am dumb and thought it was the last book, I was expecting more "stuff" to happen.

Sheryl said...

Another point about the wedding --- I mean, she's ready to be a vampire and essentially cut herself off from her family, so time and age become pretty much meaningless. Having an "early" marriage seems rather irrelevant.

Don't get me wrong, I'm still anticipating the last installment!

Have you seen the cover to her next book, The Host?

Cody said...

Last installment, Sheryl? You do realize that there are at least two more on the way (Breaking Dawn and Midnight Sun)!

Sheryl said...

Yeah, but one of those is Twilight from Edward's perspective.