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Breaking Dawn (The Twilight Saga, Book 4)
by Stephenie Meyer

Published: 2012-09-25
Paperback : 768 pages
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When you loved the one who was killing you, it left you no options. How could you run, how could you fight, when doing so would hurt that beloved one? If your life was all you had to give, how could you not give it? If it was someone you truly loved?

To be irrevocably in love with a ...
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Introduction

When you loved the one who was killing you, it left you no options. How could you run, how could you fight, when doing so would hurt that beloved one? If your life was all you had to give, how could you not give it? If it was someone you truly loved?

To be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare woven into a dangerously heightened reality for Bella Swan. Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to werewolf Jacob Black, a tumultuous year of temptation, loss, and strife have led her to the ultimate turning point. Her imminent choice to either join the dark but seductive world of immortals or to pursue a fully human life has become the thread from which the fates of two tribes hangs.

Now that Bella has made her decision, a startling chain of unprecedented events is about to unfold with potentially devastating, and unfathomable, consequences. Just when the frayed strands of Bella's life--first discovered in Twilight, then scattered and torn in New Moon and Eclipse--seem ready to heal and knit together, could they be destroyed... forever?

The astonishing, breathlessly anticipated conclusion to the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.

Editorial Review

Great love stories thrive on sacrifice. Throughout The Twilight Saga (Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse), Stephenie Meyer has emulated great love stories--Romeo and Juliet, Wuthering Heights--with the fated, yet perpetually doomed love of Bella (the human girl) and Edward (the vampire who feeds on animals instead of humans). In Breaking Dawn, the fourth and final installment in the series, Bellaâ??s story plays out in some unexpected ways. The ongoing conflicts that made this series so compelling--a human girl in love with a vampire, a werewolf in love with a human girl, the generations-long feud between werewolves and vampires--resolve pretty quickly, apparently so that Meyer could focus on Bellaâ??s latest opportunity for self-sacrifice: giving her life for someone she loves even more than Edward. How close she comes to actually making that sacrifice is questionable, which is a big shift from the earlier books. Even though you knew Bella would make it through somehow, the threats to her life, and to her relationship with Edward, had previously always felt real. Itâ??s as if Meyer was afraid of hurting her characters too much, which is unfortunate, because the pain Bella suffered at losing Edward in New Moon, and the pain Jacob suffered at losing Bella again and again, are the fire and the heart that drive the whole series. Diehard fans will stick with Bella, Edward, and Jacob for as many twists and turns as possible, but after most of the characters get what they want with little sacrifice, some readers may have a harder time caring what happens next. (Ages 12 and up) --Heidi Broadhead

Product Description

This Special Edition of the #1 New York Times bestseller includes:

  • An exclusive Breaking Dawn concert series DVD, featuring a performance by Blue October's Justin Furstenfeld and a conversation between Stephenie Meyer and Justin Furstenfeld.

  • A reproduction of the personal, handwritten lyrics for My Never by Justin Furstenfeld.

  • A limited-edition, full-color Bella & Edward poster (on reverse side of book jacket).

  • And more!

The astonishing, breathlessly anticipated conclusion to The Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn, illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.



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Schedule the entire 4 book series in order.
by teatime (see profile) 06/05/09
We read a book for each club meeting with simple treats. Red and black themed food, napkins and cocktails work great.

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  "LOVVVVVVVVVEd IT"by mylife580 (see profile) 05/17/11

 
  "WOW!!!"by rsewell (see profile) 03/30/11

A must read!!!

 
  "Breaking Dawn"by critzyj (see profile) 07/30/10

I'm actually sad to write this review because it means that I have finished reading the Twilight series. Breaking Dawn proved to be everything I hoped it would be. After finishing the previous book,... (read more)

 
  "Good Book...not as good as the other 3"by Sara_T (see profile) 08/03/09

I really enjoyed Breaking Dawn but out of the 4 Twilight books, this one was the slowest moving for me. Towards the end, the pace picks back up and it captivated me like the other books did. It was great... (read more)

 
  "The 4th tale brings new thrilling drama."by teatime (see profile) 06/05/09

This gripping tale was very different than the other three. Not my favorite of the series but still a treat to add to the delight of the other three.

 
  "Gripping fantasy with plenty of excitement & romance"by julialily (see profile) 09/05/08

I ripped through this most recent chapter in Edward & Bella's life with the eagarness of a toddler learning to walk for the first time. Although the story had a few bizarre twists, it was often difficult... (read more)

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