I enjoyed the whole series of books and this final installment pulls together all the plot elements both entertainingly and satisfactorily. I'm almost sorry to see it end, although I think it was the right time. If you enjoyed the previous three books then this should not disappoint in quality. If you have not read any of the books, then I would recommend them as a series on the basis that they are all enjoyable books in their own right, but also that the last book does not let the whole series down, as I have experienced with other series in the past. The narrator has done an excellent job throughout the whole series.
After enjoying the other audio's in this series it was inevitable that I would download this one. I enjoy happy endings and on that level this book did not disappoint, in fact it was a little to saccharine sweet even for my taste. I would not listen to this as a stand alone book despite the excellent narration. However, for those who have read the other books do not let that put you off. If you have grown attached to the characters in the other books you will feel this is a nice place to say farewell to them.
I don't know how many times I can listen or read this whole series of books. Even though it's supposed to be a teens story, it has a depth in the characters that gives it a meaning to all who read it. The only bad thing about the book is, I want more. I want to know what happens after the story ends.
The idea of two narrators for the different storylines is genius, one for Bellas and one for Jacobs story.
I love it!
the story continues...
unfortunatly so does the whining of bella.
as it comes to an end will bella finaly become a vampire....
i stopped caring at book 2.
also these books have some strange veiws on finding your true love!!!.... to fall in love with children is a very odd concept and on the borderline of something oh so wrong..
now i know its not ment in any sexal way, but to some pervs out there this could be seen as a green light. these books had so much promise and fail to deliver on all accounts.The plot of these books has so many holes its like reading a pin Cushion. and just as exciting.
If you did liked these, please try Kelley Armstrong's books, they start with bitten and her writing style is so much better. unfortunatly audible uk only has The Awakening: Darkest Powers, Book 2 (Unabridged) which as it says is part 2 and is aimed at kids.
alternatly the queen of vampie writing... anne rice, this is how a story told from a vampires point of veiw should be.
im sure that the other reveiws out there will sway you into reading this but all i can say is.. dont belive the hype!
Breaking Dawn was propably my least favourite out of the whole series. My favourite was definitely Eclipse! I loved the whole Warewolf/Vampire/Human love triangle. In some ways I agree with another reviewer's comment on leaving the series as a trio. But I think a conclusion of this sort was necessary. At the end I was sad to say goodbye to all the characters and now am eagerly awaiting all the films!
I have read all of the books in this series and really enjoyed the first three so I looked forward to listening to the conclusion. However I have to say that I had some real problems with this book. Before I continue I have to say that I have no problem with happy endings, I like happy endings but in this finale to the series the author has gone to plot twisting ends in order to achieve a happy ending for all her characters. It seems as if she was loathe for her main characters to lose anything in order to gain that happy ending. This led her to give us some plot twists which are quite frankly unbelievable and not true to her characters. She also rewrites the rules she put in place in the first three books. Although she achieves the happy ending I felt that she had actually lost a lot of what made her characters engaging. There are points where you feel that she has got into her stride again but on the whole I wish she had kept this series as a trio. I am sure that there are fans of hers out there who will like this book regardless but it seemed to me that she had almost run out of ideas and was making it up, however unbelievable as she went along.
Ilyana Kadushin is Bella!!! It is fantastic. I have now listened to all 4 books, and perhaps feel that Miss Meyer could have stopped at 3. But I did enjoy them all.
Had heard a lot about this series ... Got bought the books as a present and got hooked ... Knew that my husband would enjoy the stories but didn't have the time to physically read them so I downloaded them all. I listened to them and got hooked all over again. Would thoroughly recommend especially if you have seen the films as it fills in all of the gaps. This being the last book pieces it all together and so is the one you really won't want to put down. My husband needless to say was totally hooked much to his surprise.
I like this book very much. Is the type of the story each teenager should read. I have read it in Romanian language , in English and now I`m listening it. I can`t get enough of it.