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::: Eclipse (Meyers)

Edward's obsessive and controlling behavior is starting to seriously vex me, and all the back-and-forth and bargaining over Bella's choice is wearying.  Bella needs to kick him in the butt and tell him to lighten the heck up.  Felt v. bad for Jacob but then he acted like a prat and practically tried to date-rape her (she let him off WAY too easily on that).  Sad to see Bella give in to everything everyone else wants (marriage, the big huge wedding, etc etc) rather than sticking to her guns.  Edward is basically remaking her into this nice little early-1900s-girl that (presumably) he always wanted.  And still no sex!!  She and Edward are so conventional they're very nearly boring, even with the sparkly skin and the blood.  Still no substantive discussion of souls or heaven/hell etc and Eddie Baby's concern re: possible damnation seems to have just faded away.   Curious. 

On the other hand, Rosalie's backstory was pretty heartbreaking and made me understand her attitude towards Bella a bit better, and the growing alliance between the shape-shifters and the vampires is intriguing.  I predict Jacob's going to imprint on SOMEBODY in the next book, they can't stop talking about it.

The VOLTURI!!!! were nowhere to be seen but you know they're lurking.  I assume they will be back with a vengeance in the last book.

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ladyoneill
Feb. 14th, 2009 12:48 am (UTC)
I couldn't get past about halfway in the first book. I just couldn't accept a sparkly vampire. I can accept changing vampire lore from the traditional Dracula, but this woman says she didn't even know any when she started writing this! That did it for me.

Plus, I like my supernatural romances to have sex in them and be for adults even if they're about teenagers. Just too old for most teen books, at least American ones. I've discovered that books for British teens often have sex and drugs and, y'know, real teen life in them.
delphipsmith
Feb. 14th, 2009 04:19 pm (UTC)
Not to mention 'sparkly' = 'very weak explanation for avoiding sunlight' -- I mean, really. Yes, and the pulses pound and the breath gets faster and...that's it. Definitely a YA book. Just finished the 4th one and you'd have been extra annoyed at it LOL! But I'll get to that in my next post...
kilter
Feb. 14th, 2009 09:47 pm (UTC)
What really bugged me about this book is that all the Cullens were SO DUMB and couldn't figure out who'd rummaged through Bella's room, even though the reader clearly knew it! So we had to wait and wait and wait for everyone to play dumb until Bella figured it out for us.

And then her trying to play the role of the first wife...or whatever the legend was called.

Worked my last nerve.

Of course, Breaking Dawn worked even worse...worser? LOL
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