BREAKING DAWN BY STEPHENIE MEYER REVIEWED BY MARIA
Breaking Dawn is the last novel of a vampire saga written by Stephenie Meyer. This saga is called Twilight and consists of four books. Every novel is an international bestseller. The book was published in 2008.Besides, every novel has been turned into a film. The film of this book is divided into two parts because the book is very long.
INTRODUCTIONBella Swan and Edward Cullen are a peculiar couple because, although Bella is a normal person, I mean a human, Edward Cullen is a vampire. The saga is about the romance between them. Obviously, a romance between a human and a vampire has a lot of complications... One of these complications is a wolf called Jacob. Jacob, who hates Edward because their families always had problems, also loves Bella. Due to this, he doesn’t want Bella to turn into a vampire even though she hopes so from the moment she meets Edward.
SUMMARYThis part of the story begins with the wedding of Bella and Edward. All their friends came to this engagement, even Jacob. When the wedding is coming to an end, he threatens to kill Edward because he knows that after this moment finally Bella is going to turn into a vampire and this idea disturbed him. With the purpose of celebrating their honeymoon, they travel to an island called “Esme Island”, which belongs to Edward’s family. During this time Edward keeps a promise which had made to Bella. This promise is that he would try to make love to her without killing her. The reason for this promise is that due to the fact that Edward is a vampire, he is attracted by human blood and a moment like that would increase this attraction. Despite not killing her, after that, Bella has many bruises all over her body, so Edward decides not to make love to her again until the moment in which Bella turns into a vampire and is as strong as him. Bella continues trying to make love to him and eventually she achieves it. The result is that she gets pregnant. Edward wants her to abort because the baby is absorbing all her energy, but despite that, she refuses to do it.They come back to Cullen’s house and stay there. Jacob goes to Cullen’s home to see Bella, who is dying… The baby is killing her… Edward, desperate, tells him to advise her to abort… Jacob accepts his request and talks to her but Bella doesn’t want to abort. Jacob’s family and the pack of wolves, even though they don’t know how dangerous the birth of this baby would be, want to kill him although it means to kill Bella too. Jacob disagrees with that, he organises his own pack and warns Cullen’s family about what his last pack want to do with Bella and their baby.
Bella’s pregnancy lasts only a month, and when she is about to give birth to their baby, she has a lot of complications, then, Edward must turn her into a vampire so that she doesn’t die. During the birth, Jacob is present, and he imprints on their baby (it has to meet his soul mate’s wish to protect it). The baby is a girl and her name is Renesmee.One day, while Jacob, Bella and Renesmee are hunting, a vampire meets them and thinking that Renesmee is a vampire child she warns a group of vampires called Vulturis, who prohibit to turn children into vampires because they think that they are not mature enough and also that this kind of children are dangerous, then, they want to kill Renesmee. With the aim of protecting her, Cullen’s family get all the vampires of the world to prove that Renesmee is mature enough. They can prove it and the Vulturis realize that they are wrong and finally they go away and at last Edward, Bella and their child can live a happy life together.
PERSONAL OPINIONFrom my personal point of view, I consider “Breaking dawn” a marvellous book because, even though the theme is very surrealistic, the writer has managed to create a world of vampires and wolves in which you think you are while you are reading the novel.I recommend this book to anybody who likes romantic stories, it is very romantic.