Monday, August 25, 2008

Books: Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

We were stunned to see that after all of the hype, we had not yet reviewed the 'stunning conclusion to the Twilight saga' known as Breaking Dawn. The road had been paved with the first three books leaving Bella with a choice between life and undeath, vampires and werewolves, a future with no end or an end with no future.... (Cue melodramatic music.)

So, as usually occurs when things undergo this much hype, the book left something to be desired. The first two-thirds of the book was full of plot twists and spins we never would have anticipated, and that's where everything takes a turn for the worst. Soon everything starts wrapping up really really well until there is no plot left and a couple hundred pages left. Then a mild conflict arises and quickly dissipates with a happily ever after pasted on top leaving the intrepid reader alarmed and full of unanswerable questions.

Quick vote: A let down. Good, but nothing compared to the first three. We were left satisfied, but not howling for more.

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