A Reader posted a review at 2007-08-15 05:11:28.
I hate people who spoil books for me, so I am going to start by warning you all. I GIVE STUFF AWAY! If you don't want to know, don't continue reading this review.
That being said, WTF!? This book was a perfect third installment of teh series, but not as good as its predecessors. For one thing, both Twilight and New Moon did so well in describing Bella's overwhelming emotions (love in Twilight, loss/pain in New Moon). I was left feeling.....nothing from this book in Bella's point of view. I can't say that I have been put in her situation of loving two people at the same time, but neither have I felt the immense love or searing loss that was so perfectly explained to me before. I was counting on Meyer to hit me as hard as she could with this new feeling. But I guess I overestimated her.
I loved the battle sequence at the campsite, but still didn't understand why Seth of all characters was chosen to remain there. I know what was explained in the novel, but it still baffles me.. I also thoroughly enjoyed the in-depth background given on Rosalie and Jasper. I know that all of teh other Cullens' histories were told briefly by Edward, and that Alice doesn't really have a history, but Emmet and Esme still had tales to tell!
Now for the best chapters of Eclipse. Firstly, chapter 20 - Compromise. This was the funniest chapter of all three books. I loved the witty banter and Edward's overly enthusiastic proposal, and Bella's attempt at ... well, you know. HILARIOUS.
Then there was the Epilogue. It was told from Jacob's perspective. When I said I got no feeling from the book, I mis-spoke. I should have said that I got no feeling from Bella. I was in pain throughout the Epilogue, just reading it. POOR JACOB!! The last paragraph had me in tears. How can a book end like that!?
Note to self: Contact Stephanie Meyer and ask her how she could do that to someone. Fictional they may be.