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Breaking Dawn (The Twilight Saga Book 4) [Kindle Edition]

Stephenie Meyer
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6,621 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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.


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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, Bella’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 Bella’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. It’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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From Publishers Weekly

It might seem redundant to dismiss the fourth and final Twilight novel as escapist fantasy--but how else could anyone look at a romance about an ordinary, even clumsy teenager torn between a vampire and a werewolf, both of whom are willing to sacrifice their happiness for hers? Flaws and all, however, Meyer's first three novels touched on something powerful in their weird refraction of our culture's paradoxical messages about sex and sexuality. The conclusion is much thinner, despite its interminable length. [...] But that's not the main problem. Essentially, everyone gets everything they want, even if their desires necessitate an about-face in characterization or the messy introduction of some back story. Nobody has to renounce anything or suffer more than temporarily--in other words, grandeur is out. This isn't about happy endings; it's about gratification. A sign of the times? Ages 12–up. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1871 KB
  • Print Length: 769 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1905654286
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; 1st edition (August 3, 2008)
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0015DYIH2
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,273 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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161 of 191 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Twilight was a fascinating beginning, but... August 29, 2008
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
My 21 year old daughter bought me the entire set of books. She is enamored with Edward. I understand. He's a very compelling character - he's beautiful, perfect, brilliant, protective, inhumanely strong and agile, enigmatic, the ultimate bad-boy with a heart of gold, and he has an amazing backstory and an inhumanly beautiful, loyal and loving adopted family. I get it - he's every adolescent girl's dream. And wonder of wonders, he never ages. The series is more or less about the inexplicable attraction of soul mates, inexplicable because I cannot for the life of me figure out what makes Bella attractive aside from the fact that Edward can't read her mind and she smells enticing.

Perhaps it's my age, but I believe three things - the first is regarding a work of fantasy - an author must stay true to his or her fantasy. You cannot break the your own rules to give the reader what you think the reader wants. A fantasy is exactly that, make-believe...a dream, but even so, as a writer you must stay true to the rules you establish for your own fantasy. Ms. Meyer breaks her own rules.

Second, characters must develop and mature. There must be a larger reason for events in a story and that larger reason cannot simply be so the hero can constantly save the heroine - which is the case here. It gets very old. Bella does not change and grow. From beginning to end she remains the same apathetic, cynical, whiny, helpless, martyred female she was when she arrived in Forks. Except when she's with Edward and then she superglues herself to his side in a manner that seems much more like the way a drug addict needs a fix than true love. She gets her happy ending but I'm left wondering what she will do with it. Anything redeeming? I very much doubt it.
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331 of 397 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Just, wow. September 30, 2008
Format:Hardcover
At the time, I was 12, and I had seen Twilight in book stores hundreds of times. I had never paid it any attention until one day I finally decided to read it. I had read the back cover, but it wasn't too informative, but I did gather the fact that it was typically about vampire love. So, against my better judgment, I thought "Well, if I've seen it this many times it MUST be good."

The beginning of Stephenie Meyer's writing leaves so much to be desired. In all of her books, for the first 150-200 pages I am bored out my mind, wishing for SOMETHING exciting to happen. I remember reading Twilight and being at least a hundred pages in and not caring about any of the characters at all. If they all decided to jump off a bridge I doubt I would have batted an eyelash. But then, something that changes the entire story occurs and it finally gets interesting 'till the point where I just can't put the book down. That is, until Breaking Dawn. I remember being at page 107, and looking at the 550-600 more pages I had to read and feeling like breaking down and crying. I wanted to chuck the book out the window and just have my friends fill me in on what happened, because I was just sick of it all. I had to force myself to read what I did, and every five minutes or so I got distracted by something around me because the book just couldn't hold my attention.

In Twilight, I instantly liked Edward because of what I thought he'd be, but then later I realized I got his personality all wrong. I imagined he'd be . . . I don't know, different. Deep, meaningful, calm, cool, collected. Not some overactive stalker. (He said to her face that when she got to Forks he WATCHED her SLEEP. I mean, mega ew much?) Bella, I hardly had much of an opinion on until much later.
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1,114 of 1,346 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The Worst Book Ever May 29, 2009
Format:Hardcover
While I've been known to exaggerate on occasion, I promise you I'm being completely serious when I say Breaking Dawn is the worst book I have ever read. The writing was atrocious, there was no drama and/or real conflict, and Meyer broke her own rules. Repeatedly.

Let's begin, shall we?

First, the writing itself was a huge problem. It's nearly impossible for me to believe Meyer was an English major in college. Maybe she was technically a literature major, but either way, she should have been exposed to enough decent writing to know how to produce it herself. And if she couldln't produce it from her own head, she probably had enough references to replicate it. Instead, Breaking Dawn reads like a terrible fanfiction. Meyer tends to overuse adjectives and adverbs, but does so in the least descriptive way possible. How did Bella look on her wedding day? I couldn't tell you, since Meyer never bothered to describe her dress other than to say it was satin-y. And how about the rest of the wedding ceremony? There were flowers "everywhere" and everyone looked "amazing." Thanks. I can totally picture that.

Bella is also the ultimate Mary Sue, which doesn't help Meyer's writing skills in my eyes. Bella is SO PERFECT. Everyone LOVES HER. Meyer's lame attempts to make Bella relatable by making her clumsy fall flat (pun intended), because the other characters think injury-prone Bella is adorable. Will Charlie object to Bella Sue getting married at 18? Of course not! Will Bella Sue become the most graceful vampire ever, even though she was the world's clumsiest person? You bet! Bella gets everything she wants in Breaking Dawn and sacrifices nothing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME
Just awesome...
I would like to see Jasper's story as it's own book...
and the part of Edward's life before this saga.
Published 1 day ago by Hector
1.0 out of 5 stars Ugh so bad
This series is horrid, why is it so famous? It has no figures of speech. I hate it so much!
Published 1 day ago by By why why
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect ending
This book was the perfect ending to the twilight saga... I enjoyed it so much !!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars but I still find myself going back to re-read some of my favorite...
I read this years ago, but I still find myself going back to re-read some of my favorite parts. I'm soooooo sad that this storyline has ended, and I still have secret hopes that... Read more
Published 3 days ago by Kiera Haught
5.0 out of 5 stars Eternity is never enough...perfect end to the series
THIS book was epic...so long and complicated they made two films out of it and we were forced to wait a year in between them...LOL...and this final book was outstanding! Read more
Published 5 days ago by Sue B.
5.0 out of 5 stars You guys are mean!
This book is a very nice book and may need a little improvements but can be fixed. I know because My aunts an author named Louis Lowry and has written The Giver, Gathering Blue,... Read more
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BOOK WAS IN GOOD SHAPE AND CAME IN A REASONABLE TIME FRAME
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3.0 out of 5 stars Poorly written, but a should-have-read
I have to say, poorly written. But, everyone should have read this book at least once in their lifetime (assuming you're not interested). Read more
Published 10 days ago by J. Uhm
4.0 out of 5 stars The dawn breaker
This book is simply written, so it was a relaxing read, and it was more enjoyable than the other books, because it focused more on the vampires, than the romance. Read more
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Stephenie Meyer's life changed dramatically on June 2, 2003. The stay-at-home mother of three young sons woke-up from a dream featuring seemingly real characters that she could not get out of her head. "Though I had a million things to do (i.e. making breakfast for hungry children, dressing and changing the diapers of said children, finding the swimsuits that no one ever puts away in the right place), I stayed in bed, thinking about the dream. Unwillingly, I eventually got up and did the immediate necessities, and then put everything that I possibly could on the back burner and sat down at the computer to write--something I hadn't done in so long that I wondered why I was bothering." Meyer invented the plot during the day through swim lessons and potty training, then writing it out late at night when the house was quiet. Three months later she finished her first novel, Twilight.
Twilight was one of 2005's most talked about novels and within weeks of its release the book debuted at #5 on The New York Times bestseller list.Among its many accolades, Twilight was named an "ALA Top Ten Books for Young Adults," an Amazon.com "Best Book of the Decade&So Far", and a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. The movie version of Twilight will be released by Summit Entertainment nationwide on November 21, 2008, starring Kristen Stewart ("Into The Wild") and Robert Pattinson ("Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire").
The highly-anticipated sequel, New Moon, was released in September 2006 and spent 31 weeks at the #1 position on The New York Times bestseller list. Eclipse, the third book in Meyer's Twilight saga, was released on August 7, 2007 and sold 150,000 copies its first day on-sale. The book debuted at #1 bestseller lists across the country, including USA Today and The Wall Street Journal. The fourth and final book in the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn, was published on August 2, 2008, with a first printing of 3.2 million copies - the largest first printing in the publisher's history. Breaking Dawn sold 1.3 million copies its first day on-sale rocketing the title to #1 on bestseller lists nationwide.
Meyer's highly-anticipated debut for novel adults, The Host, was released by Little, Brown and Company in May 2008 and debuted at #1 on The New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists.
Stephenie Meyer graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English Literature. She lives in Arizona with her husband and sons.

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Did Edward really say "Goodbye, Jacob, my brother... my son."?
Edward: Hey Jake, since you're going to be shacking up with my kid in a few years I would appreciate you not fantasizing about my wife anymore.
Aug 4, 2008 by Jennifer |  See all 78 posts
How Breaking Dawn Could Have Been Salvaged
well that's interesting but i would want edward and bella to end up together, that was the whole point of the first book. there should never have been a baby or at the very least on the freaking honeymoon. no, no baby. it would have been poignant to see bella realise everything she was giving up... Read More
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Breaking dawn what was the WTF moment for you
Bella being pregnant. Having read SM saying it could never happen my brain was like WTF? WHO got her pregnant? Did she hook up with Jacob? And it ran through all the impossible scenarios until it hit the one that was apaprently true, her and Edward made the baby like a week ago.
I mean the whole... Read More
Aug 4, 2008 by Foaming at the mouth |  See all 1003 posts
Laurell K. Hamilton Disses Stephenie Meyer's Twilight
Not ashamed to say that I like paranormal and vampire fiction, but I couldn't get into the Anita Blake series at all. Too much action, not enough character development, it felt like a trashy sex novel (not romance) with some gore thrown in. Whereas the Twilight series is definitely a romance with... Read More
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CHAGRIN CHAGRIN CHAGRIN CHAGRIN CHAGRIN
Brenda...here's a cookie. You deserve a wonderful Dark Side cookie for that.
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