Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
rating: 4 of 5 stars
Having just attended a writing presentation on tension and pacing, I was very excited when I started reading Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer. The book opens with perfect examples of scene and sequel set up, resulting in a true page-turner, although the pacing did slow further into the story.
The author began the story like the other books in this series - from the point of view (POV) of Bella. She later changed to Jacob’s POV, which made for an interesting shift, and the book came full circle ending from Bella's POV.
While the ending is where everything culminates and all the great vampires of the world meet for a potentially deathly battle, Bella’s childbirth and her becoming a vampire were most sensational to me. Stephenie did a good job describing the anguish and pain that Bella faced during that time.
Series tend to get old to me very quickly. With each successful book, the expectations for the next become greater and usually there is a resulting disappointment. The Twilight series overall did a good job keeping my interest.
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