Okay, I feel like I’m still catching my breath from finishing Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer. The Twilight Saga has an addictive, hypnotic quality to it; It almost makes you feel like you’re there, in Forks, Washington, watching all the action happen right before your eyes. When you put the book away for a bit (or in my case, finish it), it feels like breaking the surface after a long dive. Okay, enough prattle on my part, let’s get on too the review, shall we? Forgive me if I repeat myself a bit here…
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
Copyright 2007, Little, Brown, and Company
Bella Swan is content living her life as it was before Edward’s absence, although she is still affected by the recent trauma; she hardly lets Edward out of her sight. Although she’s made it quite clear that Edward will not leave again and that they are in love, the werewolf Jacob Black continues to believe that he and Bella are partners despite the Cullen’s return. Bella, torn between the two of them, chooses Edward and agrees to marry him.
The uneasy peace is shattered when news of an approaching group of young, vicious vampires reaches the Cullens. Bella suspects that this is the doing of a human-preying vampire called Victoria who is after her for revenge. The local werewolves and the Cullens must form a temporary truce, otherwise the chances of success are grim. How will the mythical beings of Forks fare? And will Bella’s commitment to Edward be final?
A fantastic, compelling entry in The Twilight Saga, Eclipse is sure to please fans with the suspense, thrills, and romance that Meyer piles on. The deft and skilled storytelling and description “puts the reader right inside the dense, rainy thickets of Forks” (People magazine).
Rating: 4.5 stars