So this would be my last post where I make a shout out to somebody who took my quiz so what did I do? I posted a comment on Cousin Adam’s Facebook wall, asking him what three of his favorite books were. No, no, don’t worry, my cousin didn’t ACTUALLY say that Breaking Dawn was his favorite. He said, “Uhhh…encyclopedia, dictionary, thesaurus.” Nice. I chose not to write a review about one of those (do people still read encyclopedias?), but we can talk about the last book that I read: Breaking Dawn.
If you’re planning on reading this book, you might not want to read my review. You can’t really talk much about the plot without giving away the “big” surprise. SO STOP READING NOW so you can’t complain to me about ruining it for you.
The hardest part about this book was trying not to cringe everytime somebody hissed, cringed, etc. How come Stephanie Meyer’s editor didn’t make her use different descriptions after one chapter already included enough hissing for any decent cat fight? Before long, I started imagining all of the vampires spitting, due to the excessive hissing.
It sure seemed like a lot of pages just to tell us about some giddy, human girl marrying a vampire and then creating a human/vampire hybrid baby with her statuesque husband. But get this… Meyer even tried to suggest what the DNA makeup of this hybrid would be. Seriously?
I will say, though, that it was an easy read and fairly interesting plot, even if I could guess what would happen next a few pages prior. Anybody else, though, think that the Twilight series books were all a bit downhill after Meyer’s first book? Maybe it was my mistake for comparing her with other great young adult authors (think J. K. Rowling, C. S. Lewis, Madeleine L’Engle, Louise Plummer, etc). Think they’ll change the screenplay much if they continue making movies based on the books?