1. As usual, the preface hints that Bella is facing death. Did you think she would escape again, or did you think this time would be for real?
No, I knew she would escape. If Stephenie was going to kill a main character, she would have lead up to it in other books by killing off (non-evil) more minor characters, but still major enough for their death to hurt. And I knew Stephenie wouldn't to that to us, or herself.
2. Bella says that she loves the person killing her. Who did you think she was talking about?
Well, Edward, obviously. He was the only one I could think of that she loved that much (I can't believe I didn't think of Jacob! I am SO STUPID! I thought Edward had lost control during the transformation, and maybe bit her too much, or was drinking her blood, or whatever . . . or maybe the Volturi forced him to with Alec's power (which I didn't know about then). I thought maybe Alec's power would be to control people, kinda like the imperius curse in HP.
If they say it's tourist season why can't we shoot them?