Author: Stephenie Meyer
Series: Twilight Saga #4
Genres: YA Fantasy, YA Paranormal/Contemporary
Format: Audio, eBook, Print
Date: August 2, 2008
Publisher: Little Brown Books
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 heightened reality for Bella Swan. Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to werewolf Jacob Black, she has endured a tumultuous year of temptation, loss, and strife to reach the ultimate turning point. Her imminent choice to either join the dark but seductive world of immortals or pursue a fully human life has become the thread from which the fate of two tribes hangs.
Now that Bella has made her decision, a startling chain of unprecedented events is about to unfold with potentially devastating and unfathomable consequences. Just when the frayed strands of Bella’s life seem ready to heal and knit together, could they be destroyed… forever?
Rating: Moderate. Mild crude humor; mild substance use; passionate and extended kissing; discussion of sexual intimacy; moderate violence or horror.
Finished this yesterday. Even though this is more romance than I prefer, I really enjoyed it. I liked the way she wrapped up the series. More than once I was stopped in my tracks, saying WHAT THE HECK?!!? But imo, she did it. Gave us a satisfying ending.
What did you mean when you said it made you stop in your tracks and say, “What the heck?”
It’s hard to explain without spoilers. Basically, I usually have a pretty good idea of where stories are going. This one surprised me big time in a couple of places—and each time, I wondered how she was going to resolve things without it being totally lame. But she did resolve it, without the lameness. IMHO.
This is one of my very favorite covers from 2008. Before reading the book I sat and stared at it, knowing it was telling me something about the story… but I was too impatient and rather than continue trying to guess I jumped in and read the book. Once finished, I realized that the reason for the cover art could be taken more than one way, and the meaning intended was different than what I thought at first although my guess still applied. That sounds vague, but I would rather not spoil the book for anyone! To understand the cover, read the book ;^)