jettabugfox wrote:Ahh, I love them all for such different reasons. Its like choosing between children.
I guess that my favorite is Eclipse. I feel like the relationship between Bella and Edward changes during the book in a way that really makes me happy. I don't know if I can explain this well, but I feel like Edward finally takes Bella seriously and admits that he is as much a part of her as she is of him. Hmmm. Does that make sense? An example would be when he compromises about where he will be during the fight with the newborns - I appreciated that he was able to say to her, "you gave me the options you could live with, and I am giving you the one I can live with." To me, this just shows growth in their relationship. Although I wish Bella wouldn't have felt guilty about it, but she is a teenager...
You know, I was going to immediately say it was a toss up between Twilight and Breaking Dawn. There is so much I adore about both books -- Edward and Bella meeting and developing their relationship and the foundation of everything that is to come. Then in Breaking Dawn they marry, Bella becomes a vamp, and they have their happily ever after.
But something happened.
I read your post and I was trying to see how Eclipse could've been enjoyable because I detested the fact that Bella kissed Jacob and we all know he screamed that moment to Edward to relive over and over again. And I found myself internally screaming at Bella about how she didn't deserve Edward because of how he gracefully handled things and gave her the out. And then I came to the quote you used to describe why you liked Eclipse and I realized ... damn, that is the crux of the whole thing. Edward evolved in Eclipse. He evolved into this person who, with as much as he loved Bella enough (and yes, he loved her enough to leave her the first time) to see her happiness put before his own. He was willing to step out and allow her to be with Jacob if that was what she wanted. He was willing to step away from fighting with his family to be with Bella because he knew how upset she was to not have him beside her.
I was really annoyed with Bella for acting every inch the teenager through that whole section. First the I go or you stay demand, using the guilt-trip of him leaving her before. To whining on his shoulder because she kissed Jacob and suddenly realized she loved him. *rolls eyes* I still don't buy that bit for a minute, but that's beside the point.
I honestly want to say Eclipse might've just moved up higher in my opinion because of that quote you used. Thank you!
"And if you ever kiss her again, I will
break your jaw for her," he promised.
Team Edward, Alice and Cullen! Swoonist. Mrs.Edward_Cullen<3's brain twin!