Personally, I think this is the best book of the whole series. I love how SM took us down a different road with these characters. There was only one thing about it I DID NOT like - it should have been looonger!!!
I have had a hard time understanding why some folks have disliked how this book was written. First, it needed to be different for the sole purpose of the characters now out of high school and entering into adulthood with adult situations visa v. marriage, birthing, impending war, etc. I love how Bella came into her own - she matured and embraced her vampirism beautifully! She was meant for that world as she has noted and as did Aro.
I love how the Preface pointed to Bella's thoughts on Renesmee' and Bella' life in peril because of her child.
I loved Jacob's POV - perfectly written and with wicked humor. The Pack really underwent a transformation(no pun intended) in and of themselves with Jacob finally embracing his Alpha status, Leah finally coming to terms with Sam & Emily and all of that bitter mess and I especially loved good ole Seth - God love that kid. He's great!
I wished Alice & Jasper could have played a bigger role, but oh well, that's life.
I found the relationship between Bella & Rosalie a bit confusing at first, only because it was hard to tell if Rosalie really came to terms with Bella once and for all, but I realized that she did.
It was sad to close this book after page 768, but, you always start again.
Overall, the best of the saga and I am still not tired of reading it - going on my 7th, yes 7th time on just this book alone - I need therapy! Haa! Haa!