I finished the much-anticipated third book in the Twilight series several days ago. I have been debating whether or not to review it here on Deliciously Clean Reads. Here's the trouble. It doesn't quite qualify for Clean Reads because it says da** and he** more than a few times. AND although there is no sex in the book, it does get awfully steamy. However, since the first two books have been reviewed here, I have decided to discuss this one, too. Besides, I ended up with an extra copy... Okay, so there's the disclaimer, now to the review.
Eclipse is the third novel by Stephenie Meyer. (My review of Twilight is here, and my sister's review of New Moon is here.) I enjoyed Eclipse more than New Moon but not as much as Twilight. Actually, if I hadn't been hung up on my disappointment that the book wasn't quite Clean Read material, I would have been able to say I truly loved Eclipse.
I enjoyed the dynamics between Edward and Bella and Jacob and Bella, and Edward and Jacob, for that matter. Jacob, knowing that Bella plans to join the vampires, makes desperate move after desperate move to win Bella's love. He forces her to see that she does actually love him, too. So, the love triangle is fleshed out.
For the first time, we get to know the stories behind Edward's "siblings", Rosalie and Jasper. Edward's family feels more real than ever before.
Before you start thinking this installment in the series is just about feelings, let me tell you this, I think there is more action in this book than the previous two. However, in an effort not to have spoilers here, I won't go into details.
I know some of my fellow bloggers have been less than enthusiastic about Eclipse, but I'm going to stick behind this series. I still love it and will absolutely be buying the fourth the moment it is released.
Review by me, Emily.
Oh, by the way, I happen to have TWO copies of this book. Do you want one? If you do, leave a comment on this post by Monday, August 20, 2007. Tell me what you think of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series. One commenter will be drawn from a hat and be the owner of a brand-spanking new copy of Eclipse. Good luck!