Stephenie Meyer continues sharing the story of your favorite vampires and werewolves in Eclipse
, the third book in the popular Twilight saga. Bella has some big decisions to make, and every potential action is associated with a major consequence. Join her as she deals with life-or-death situations while still managing to lead a semi-normal teenage life.
Meyer does an excellent job of making you feel like you personally know each character. As you flip through the pages of Eclipse
, you'll find it easy to picture Bella's long, dark locks and Edward's glittery white skin. Your heart will ache for Bella as you watch her deal with a confusing love triangle. You'll smile each time Edward protects Bella from danger, and you'll scowl when Jacob selfishly manipulates her.
If you have doubts about immersing yourself in a fantasy-filled book about vampires, remember that this best-selling novel is more of a love story than anything. The author makes unrealistic situations seem plausible by giving each character familiar traits and emotions. By the time you finish Eclipse
, you'll realize that the main characters are actually quite a bit like you-well, except for the fact that they can read minds and fly.
If you crave more of Bella and Edward after the suspenseful ending of this novel, you'll be happy to know that this is not the last book about these relatable characters. You can also enhance your reading experience by viewing the DVD version of Eclipse
, watching in amazement as memorable scenes from the book come alive on your screen.
From Publishers Weekly
The legions of readers who are hooked on the romantic struggles of Bella and the vampire Edward will ecstatically devour this third installment of the story begun in Twilight
, but it's unlikely to win over any newcomers. Jake, the werewolf met in New Moon, pursues Bella with renewed vigilance. However, when repercussions from an episode in Twilight
place Bella in the mortal danger that series fans have come to expect, Jake and Edward forge an uneasy alliance. The plot patterns have begun to show here, but Meyer's other strengths remain intact. The supernatural elements accentuate the ordinary human dramas of growing up. Jake and Edward's competition for Bella feels particularly authentic, especially in their apparent desire to best each other as much as to win Bella. Once again the author presents teenage love as an almost inhuman force: "[He] would have been my soul mate still," says Bella, "if his claim had not been overshadowed by something stronger, something so strong that it could not exist in a rational world." According to Meyer, the fourth book should tie up at least the Edward story, if not the whole shebang. Ages 12-up. (Aug.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information