I absolutely love Eclipse
, with all of its controversy and tension and the inclusion of both vampires and werewolves (or shapeshifters or whatever). I love the interaction between Bella, Edward and Jacob and how each changes as a result of the others. I love all the bits of humor, Alice, how Jasper and Rosalie tell their stories, the Quileute legends, and the development of Bella's relationship with both Edward and Jacob. Even though I cried when I was finishing the book, when Bella and Jacob share their final encounters, I think it is this pain that makes me love Eclipse
the most as well. I really am not a masochist but I love the way their separation is written, and how true it really is. I was able to associate with them so much more than with the other books. Absolutely fabulous.
I also like New Moon
, mostly because Jacob is prominently featured and we learn more about the werewolves (shapeshifters) and the Quileutes, and Bella and Jacob's relationship develops. It is also a beautifully written book.Twilight
, of course, is the original, and although I did not read it first, I still enjoyed it immensely, with the irresistible attraction that draws Bella and Edward together, and poor Jacob just shuttled off to the side... to become immensely important later. It is the crucial book for everything to begin, and was extremely well done.
Wow, I just noticed this.
TwilightMaiden wrote:I'm on my 18th straight reading of the whole saga, so I would have to say that my fav book would be at the moment Eclipse then Twilight, New Moon and Breaking Dawn.
I actually agree.
I really don't like Breaking Dawn
. I think the saga could have ended satisfactorily with Eclipse
for me, even though not everything was tied off. I think Stephenie Meyer could have ended everything much better... Maybe, maybe not. Nevertheless, I still adore the whole series.
If we are counting books that are not officially in the series, I would also say Midnight Sun
roseaurora wrote: just love seeing things from Edward's perspective, its way more interesting than Bella's, but I think what I really appreciate about it is how dead accurate and true to Twilight it is. You can read them side by side and they match up perfectly.
I definitely agree with roseaurora as well. Edward's point of view is fascinating, and everything does match up so well. I desperately wish that Stephenie Meyer would write more from Jacob's perspective, as those few incredible chapters in Breaking Dawn
and the bit at the end of Eclipse
were in no way enough for me.