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For me, this book had a lot of ups and downs. I finished it the Wednesday after it came out, and I'm still kind of torn about it. There were parts I liked, and parts I didn't like.
-I really liked the wedding and the honeymoon, up until the pregnancy part. I really thought that the way the wedding was described was very nice, and I actually almost cried during their vows. I do like that Jacob came back for the ceremony. It was a nice touch. After reading Eclipse, I really didn't think he would stay away.
-The Isle Esme scene was great. I loved the vampire sex, i have to admit it. I also liked how concerned Edward was about Bella, and hurting her. It did bug me a little bit that she didn't feel self conscious about him, but I got over that fairly quick. The descriptions made the place sound wonderful. I think this is an area where Stephenie Meyer excels in.
-I also liked how Edward and Jacob were able to somewhat make peace in the end. I kind of felt it coming on with Eclipse during the tent scene, and I'm glad that they aren't going to be enemies for the rest of their lives.
-Emmet made me laugh more than usual in this book. I loved his jokes, and when Bella beat him in the arm wrestling scene. I loved the line when he was watching the Florida Gators game. It made me laugh out loud. I also laughed when he was describing how Rosalie and he had ruined a few houses after they first got married. Ha!
-I liked the interaction between Rosalie and Jacob too. It made for some great entertainment. Jacob's jokes were pretty funny, and I loved to see how it frustrated and angered Rosalie. By the way, I do think that Rosalie is just misunderstood, and I like her, but I liked seeing her get mad. I think my favorite part was with the metal thing at her head. That was great!
-On the topic of Rosalie, I liked how she handled the baby and taking care of her when she was born. At times, I did question if she just cared about the baby, and not Bella, but I'm glad that they kept the baby away from Bella, and that Rosalie, who wanted a baby so badly, was able to help. It just seemed to kind of fit for me. It gave her something to do to some degree. In the other books, besides Eclipse, she didn't have as big of a role as some of the others did, and this kind of gave her a role in the book.
-I really liked the beginning of book 3, with Bella's transformation. It was cool to hear how she felt, and how the changing affected her. Again, wonderful descriptions.
-I also liked that they didn't completely abandon Charlie. His role I think in the books has been significant, and I like that Bella didn't have to completely leave him behind, like she kind of did her mother. That didn't bother me since Renee didn't play as big of a part as Charlie has. I also liked the part with Jacob and Charlie in the room after Jacob showed himself to Charlie. The feeling of horror in Charlie made me laugh more than once.
-Jacob's section of the book really wasn't my favorite. I didn't really care much for New Moon, with all the Jacob stuff, and so this section of the book bothered me a little bit. I don't really care much for him either. His thoughts of anger at first about Edward and Bella made me mad. I thought that if he really cared for her, he should just let her be happy, and deal with being the friend. It ended out working that way in the end, thank god.
- I also didn't like that Bella's pregnancy was in Jacob's part of the book. I wish I could have gotten her thoughts during that time. I was curious about how she felt about being so sick for the baby, and how she felt about her ribs cracking and all of that.
-Even though I loved Bella's transformation scenes in the beginning of book 3, i don't like how the whole change really took place. We were building up to this for three books, and she changes into a vampire after she dies giving birth? It just didn't seem right. I was waiting for Edward to bite her all throughout the honeymoon, and was disappointed when this revelation of her being pregnant came up, and we realized it wasn't really going to happen. I actually just kind of wished that it was done differently.
-I didn't really care for Jacob imprinting on Renesmee either. I wish he could have just been a friend, not a soulmate that will be part of their family. I was a bit in shock here, and then angry. URGG!
-The Volturi didnt' really end up the way I wanted it to either. I wish there would have been a little more bloodshed, to be honest. This was supposed to be a big scene, and there was going to possibly be a fight, and all of sudden, they just decided "okay, she's fine, let's go?" Seemed a bit like a cop-out to me. I was just expecting the Volturi to be grander, and i don't know....more action to happen there.
-Last thing I have to say that bothered me was how Bella just magically was okay after she was turned into a vampire. She had no problems being around humans, and she was just fine. Sure, I kind of buy the whole "she'd prepared herself for it thing," but the fact that she was just fine, no problems at all seemed a bit far fetched, especially after the big deal in New Moon with her paper cut.
-Still iffy about the baby. It shocked the hell out of me, and it was something I wasn't really expecting. I remember having my nose up against the pages while I was reading in shock, and everyone around me (i was in a car on the way to Indiana with three guys at the time) being like "what is wrong with you!" I liked Renesmee more as she grew older, but I didn't like how attached Bella immediately became to her. I thought Bella didn't really want children and didn't really care about children? It didn't make much sense, I thought.
So as you can see, i had things i liked and things I didn't like.