Friday, March 6, 2009

Eclipse Book Review

Eclipse is the third book in the Twilight series, authored by Stephenie Meyer. Eclipse is set in Forks, Washington; the rainiest place in the continental US. The book is a romance novel. When Seattle is haunted by string of killing from many newborn vampires, human Bella Swan is surrounded by danger once again, and is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob.

Edward Cullen is a vampire who lives in secret. He, along with his four siblings, Alice, Rosalie, Emmett, and Jasper, and his adoptive parents Carlisle and Esme, blended with humans for as long as they could. They would pretend to go camping when the sun was out because they sparkled in the sun, and moved away and started a new life before anyone could suspect that they weren’t aging.

Bella Swan is an ordinary human. She is very clumsy, and lives with her dad, Charlie. She is in love with Edward Cullen, and wants to become a vampire like him (even though he doesn’t want her to be a monster like him). Her best friend is Jacob Black, the werewolf. Her enemy is Victoria, who wants to kill her because Edward killed her love, James. Basically, Bella lives her life in much danger.

Jacob Black is a werewolf, and Bella’s best friend. He is a member of a ten wolf pack. He is in love with Bella, and wants her to fall in love with him. He thinks Bella is throwing her life away by becoming a vampire. He also cusses a lot.

When Seattle is haunted by many mysterious killings, the Cullens soon think that the murderers are newborn vampires. Newborn vampires are newly changed vampires, whose emotions are suppressed by thirst for blood for about a year. Nobody knows who leads them, or what their goal is.

It starts at the Swan’s house when recently un-grounded Bella was waiting for Edward to come to her house. Bella is relieved when Edward comes so she can escape Charlie’s talk of collage and the dangers of sex. But when Edward finds Bella is no longer grounded he wants to take her to see the city lights. Charlie warns them not to go to Seattle because of all the killing there lately. Later, the Cullens find out that newborn vampires are the murderers.

Then Cullens then make an alliance with their natural enemy to protect Bella: the werewolves. They decided that they would battle the newborns, and began training with each other. Jasper knows newborn armies well because he was in one before, so he led most of the training. One day, Bella decided to go visit Jacob. They talked for a while, and eventually Jacob kissed her without her wanting to. After the experience, she punched him in the mouth, killing her hand.
The day of the fight, Edward and Seth, one of the werewolves, stayed in a clearing with Bella while everyone else fought the newborns. But they had lots of trouble when they were attacked by Victoria, the newborn’s leader, and Riley, a newborn she manipulated into thinking he was her mater. Edward fought her in a sort of dance style, while Seth ripped apart Riley. In the end, they both died.

I think that Eclipse was a good book, but I have an issue with it. The only new thing it brought to the table was that Victoria was dead now! I loved the book, it was fun to read, and contained my favorite quote, “If I had my way, I would spend the majority of my time kissing Edward” said by Bella. That was really my only issue. It was also beautifully written. Stephenie Meyer is a great author.

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Rhea said...

Nice review, sugar! Are you going to read the fourth book now?

Sugar said...

I already have. And it was good ^^

Homeschool Happenings said...

Great review! I haven't read the books but that makes me want to!