This is the 4th and final book of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series, about the relationship between the vampire Edward and the human Bella. As many of you know who have read my previous postings of this series, I think its an okay series, but I really can’t stand Bella, who’s point of view the books are written in. As such, I can’t love the books.
That being said, what happened in this final book? Well, Edward and Bella finally get married. I don’t really know what else I can say about the plot without giving away too much of what happens in the book. In this final book, you will finally see whether or not Bella gets her dream to become a vampire and be with Edward forever, get to see what finally happens in the love triangle that involves the werewolf Jacob, and you will finally see what happens with the Volturi.
Not much of a summary, but I don’t want to give spoilers away to those who have not read it. Most importantly, what did I think of the book and did I like it? I thought that it was rather comparable to the others. The same problems I had with the others ones I had with this one, which only makes sense since they are all in the same series. If I were to rank though, I’d probably put this closer to the bottom. I still do not like Bella, though I could stomach her a little bit more at the end of this book.
Something that was a change of pace, but I thought was out of place, was that the middle portion of this book not being written in Bella’s 1st person point of view. What?!? I actually would have no problem with this if Meyer did this throughout the series. In fact, it probably would of been better since I don’t like Bella so much. But, it just didn’t feel right that she did this in the middle of the last book when every single page of every other book was written in Bella’s point of view. I won’t say which character this middle portion is written for, but after this portion, it switches back to Bella. Don’t get me wrong, the middle portion was not bad at all, and Bella still plays a large part of it. In fact, I like this character much more, and it was interesting seeing things from a different perspective. Just didn’t seem to fit in that’s all.
That was just a minor thing though. Even though I didn’t think it fit in, but it wasn’t bad. The biggest problem I had with this book was the fact that they spent the entire latter half of the book leading up to a huge event/climax. I mean, everything was pointing towards that direction. Characters in the book were preparing, the author was preparing the readers for it. And then what happens at the end of the book? Freaking nothing. Are you kidding me? All of this built up anticipation and nothing happens? That’s like the NFL playing all their games, doing all of their playoffs, then hyping the Superbowl, only to not play the Superbowl. You’ve got to be kidding me??!!? I thought that was super lame, and actually, now that I think about it, of the 4 books, this one will have to be my least favorite and not just among the bottom. You can’t tease people into thinking something will happen only to not have it happen!!!
Overall, the series in my opinion was nothing special. its definitely written more for women, and younger women at that. Don’t be expecting much action or fighing or anything of that nature. Its concentrated primarily on the relationship between Edward and Bella, and many times it gets pretty sappy between the two, where you just want to roll your eyes, or just kill Bella because she is so freaking whiny. Its not a terrible series, like it seems I’m saying. I thought the mythology that Meyer created is actually pretty interesting. And the world and cast of characters as well. Its just hard to love a series if you can’t stand the main character. Most of the women I know who’ve read this loved the series, so based on them, you should too if you are a woman. If you are a guy, well, it won’t be the worst series you’ve read, but I’m sure that you could find other things that will interest you more.