Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
rating: 4 of 5 stars
SPOILERS AHEAD!!!!!! SPOILERS AHEAD!!!!!!
I was so-so on the third book of this series, going back and forth between liked it/not so much, but I still waited with great anticipation for this final book. I'll just summarize with some of my thoughts:
-- I felt the book was too long -- things dragged a bit and I wasn't as captivated as I have been in the past.
-- I liked Bella a lot more as a vampire than as a human. Whereas before she didn't seem like a teenager, as a vampire, she "fit" better.
-- I liked how the vampires were shown as more "human".
-- I liked how the werewolves found a place with the vampires (and nice save at the end, calling them shape-shifters instead of werewolves -- I'd always wondered why no one got bitten and "changed".)
-- I'm still completely creeped out by werewolves imprinting on babies. Sorry, couldn't get past the gross factor on that.
-- The ending was interesting, but the last few pages kind of left me flat -- although I have no idea how she could have ended it any other way.
All in all, glad I read it, but I wasn't overwhelmed with awesomeness. I gave it four stars mainly because as a series, I liked it, and am quite glad I read it. Not literary perfection, but anyone reading it expecting that is in the wrong section of the book store.