I hope some of you recognize me on here. I've gotten into various discussions over everything and I think some people here know that I'm pretty easy when it comes to the books. Stephenie's a talented writer and I basically love everything that she writes. The majority of the people hated Jacob, but I fell in love with him instantly. I was always huge fans of all three of our chacters - Edward, Bella, and Jacob. People were also very angry with Bella's actions throughout Eclipse, but I forgave her and tried to see all the character's perspectives through everything. That helped me a lot, so I was convinced that when Breaking Dawn came out, I would be very pleased with it. Especially considering since I already knew it was going to have a happy ending, which also meant that Jacob would have his own happy ending.
However, I'm...confused. And shocked at the events in Breaking Dawn. I wouldn't say that I didn't exactly liked it, but I was just a little bit disappointed. I like that everything was a surprise, but a little bit angry that everything happened in the book that seemed completely impossible. I was shocked at how much Edward and Bella's relationship changed after the wedding - during their honeymoon, they said things that seemed out of character for both of them, but I liked the change. But when Bella pulled out her box of tampons and assumed she was pregnant, my mouth literally dropped. I didn't believe it, I thought there had to be a mistake. I still had hope that she wasn't pregnant until Carlisle said that he thought she was right. My heart was thudding like crazy throughout the entire pregnancy. I just couldn't believe it. Usually, I'm the person to skip right over the fanfiction that says Bella gets pregnant
, because I thought it was entirely impossible.
Also, I mean, I know that Edward would do anything
for Bella, but my mouth opened again when he talked to Jacob about getting Bella pregnant. I realize that Edward thought he was taking something extremely huge away from Bella, but doesn't he know Bella well enough to know that she doesn't want anybody's child but his? Don't attack me, but I believe Edward's right - Jake does know Bella a lot better than Edward does in some ways.
Then Jake imprinting on Renesmee? Wow. I'm very happy that Jacob got his happy ending, but it kind of creeped me out. He's going to be Bella's son-in-law now. And I was glad when I thought about how Jacob fit in with the Cullens now, how he and Bella can always be a part of each other's lives, be best friends, and still be there for each other - but then when I thought about the last pages of Eclipse with Jake and Bella's kiss, I can't help but cringe. He imprinted on her daughter? Eek. But then again, I suppose I shouldn't be that surprised. I always knew Jake was going to imprint and it wasn't going to be an easy letout.
The pack was around the Cullens a lot more, especially Jacob. And when he came to visit Bella while she was sick - it just seemed like the whole enemity between vampires and werewolves wasn't as pronoucned in Breaking Dawn. The stench of each other didn't seem like such a huge issue anymore, and they just simply got used to being around each other, which I didn't think was something easy.
Also, I realize that Edward and Bella have found a different part in their relationship - the physical aspect. I liked their honeymoon, even though Bella started begging again like she did in Eclipse, it made me feel embarassed for her, especially when she gets rejected. But when Bella became a vampire, I was glad that Edward and Bella could actually have sex without having to worry about hurting each other...but the part that bothered me was that almost every single time that they were together or started kissing, it would end up turning into sex. It seemed like the special connection that they had, the powerful love, that ruled over everything was gone. Don't get me wrong, I know it's there, it just wasn't shown as much
Also...Bella gets to see Charlie after she became a vampire? Jacob told him almost everything? And he phased right in front of him? That seemed really far fetched. I thought she was going to have to cut out all her family and friends, but she didn't. I was just surprised that it happened that way.
Bella changed a lot, and I'm glad that she totally kicked butt as a vampire. It's true that she's not exactly relatable, but it had to happen sometime. I think the good part is knowing that we were with her from the beginning and she was relatable then and now she's become like this superhero. That part doesn't bother me, it's just the fact that I feel like I don't exactly know her the same way anymore when the story ends.
That's just my opinion right there. I hoped I phrased everything the right way. Like I said, it's not that I didn't like the book, it's just that I'm a little confused, and shocked, and this seemed like the right place to post here. If anybody's still reading this...thank you very much