Eclipse (The Twilight Saga, Book 3)

The third book in the "Twilight Saga" by Stephenie Meyer.

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Stuck between fire and ice

  • Apr 13, 2010
Rating:
+3
I always find it funny that people keep on reading this series and complain about it, maybe they need to take a break, I certainly know when I don't like something, I don't torture myself with it, that said I actually enjoy Stephenie Meyer's world and Eclipse was just as satisfying as the rest. I care for the characters and their mistakes, annoyances and problems make them realistic, we all whine and complain and fall in and out of love, why should this be any different, besides it's the author's world and we are lucky enough that she shares it with us.

The main plot of Bella being in danger takes a back seat through most of the chapters as the love triangle takes over. Somehow Jacob Black has made a little nest on the side of Bella's heart and she can't seem to shake it off, or maybe she doesn't want to. He was there for her when Edward left her ( for her own protection, which didn't work) and she knows that his energy, warmth and newly discovered abilities speak to her on many levels. Her mind has stopped wondering why she seems to fall for the monster types and accepts one of them for her partner, I can't say who because that sort of spoils the ending, but I had a wonderful time reading the whole shebang. Towards the end my mouth would sort of drop open and I would make small sounds, there are some crazy intense scenes that make this more than a bridge between middle and last book, there was danger, drama and the usual clumsy Bella stuff that sure, at times was a bit much, but hey, I can't see most teenage girls living this way and not being a bit batty. Growing up is tough to do in a normal setting, never mind between vampires and werewolves and bunch of other creatures who sound even worse, I'm currently reading the last book, it was almost impossible not to after this ending.

- Kasia S.

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review by . July 17, 2010
this book is the most action and suspense filled yet in the saga. Edward and Bella's' peace and quiet after their near death experience with the volturi in Italy dosen't last long. Bella's arrangement with carlisile to change her into a vampire after her graduation is wearing on Edward, since its not what he wants, but he knows it must happen because of the volturi. also his girlfriends obsession with her best friend is getting to him in the form of jealousy. it doesn't help …
review by . July 14, 2010
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review by . June 23, 2010
  In the third book of the Twilight series, Eclipse, the characters really are looked into more, especially Jacob.  By that point we have already learned that Jacob is a werewolf but we learn more about his background and the story of the werewolf in his family and legacy.  Stephanie Meyer gets much deeper into the characters and who they are how they came to be where they are now.  This book I felt was the most in-depth. But it also had a great deal of suspense and intensity …
Quick Tip by . July 11, 2010
Ugh! Bella has some serious heart issues. Imagine having to choose a boyfriend between a werewolf and a vampire... It just goes to show that following your heart could sometimes be bad for you.
review by . July 20, 2010
Aside from Twilight, I'd say Eclipse is my second favorite book in the series. It doesn't have the depressing connotations of New Moon, and it doesn't have the overdrawn story elements of Breaking Dawn. In a lot of ways, it's a return to what originally made Twilight such a pleasurable read. It is a bit formulaic, but maybe that's not such a bad thing given what these books are about and who they are marketed for.        
Quick Tip by . July 23, 2010
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book 3 of the saga. it moves a little slower than the rest of them, but the outcome is worth the wait. do i hear wedding bells??
review by . July 20, 2010
When I finished New Moon by Stephanie Meyer I knew I'd want to read more of the series, but wasn't particularly worried about waiting awhile. Then I learned what everyone else already knew, that there really are only four books to read... and that the movie's coming soon. So I decided perhaps it was time to catch up on Eclipse.      The story really does move forward in Eclipse, and the characters really do change--not magically, but humanly, growing deeper and wiser. …
Quick Tip by . July 13, 2010
As unpopular as it may be to say...I love the Twilight saga and Eclipse moved the story forward much more effectively than New Moon.
Quick Tip by . July 05, 2010
good, better than the first one!
Quick Tip by . June 30, 2010
I think at this point, Meyer was just trying to finish out the series. It starting feeling a bit sloppy and just way too drawn out.
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The legions of readers who are hooked on the romantic struggles of Bella and the vampire Edward will ecstatically devour this third installment of the story begun inTwilight, but it's unlikely to win over any newcomers. Jake, the werewolf met in New Moon, pursues Bella with renewed vigilance. However, when repercussions from an episode inTwilightplace Bella in the mortal danger that series fans have come to expect, Jake and Edward forge an uneasy alliance. The plot patterns have begun to show here, but Meyer's other strengths remain intact. The supernatural elements accentuate the ordinary human dramas of growing up. Jake and Edward's competition for Bella feels particularly authentic, especially in their apparent desire to best each other as much as to win Bella. Once again the author presents teenage love as an almost inhuman force: "[He] would have been my soul mate still," says Bella, "if his claim had not been overshadowed by something stronger, something so strong that it could not exist in a rational world." According to Meyer, the fourth book should tie up at least the Edward story, if not the whole shebang. Ages 12-up. (Aug.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information

Bella must choose between her friendship with Jacob, a werewolf, and her relationship with Edward, a vampire, but when Seattle is ravaged by a mysterious string of killings, the three of them need to decide whether their personal lives are more important than the ...
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ISBN-10: 0316160202
ISBN-13: 978-0316160209
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Vampires
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Format: Novel
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