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03 August 2008 @ 05:17 pm
Breaking Dawn: Not Epic Win, Not Epic Fail; Just Right  

The time has come to express everything Breaking Dawn related. So now I say...

MASSIVE SPOILERS BEHIND THE CUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You have been warned...


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Sarah: TWI - Edwardbella kissmysoulcries on August 5th, 2008 01:11 pm (UTC)
i just read your review and im so glad there is a honest truly sincere good review out there.

you think exactly what i think, kinda, haha.
I loved the book. it was crazy at times but it kept my attention all the way through...and being a jacob fan too (team switz!!) i loved his pov, it totally made the book more readable.

candy_003candy_003 on August 5th, 2008 01:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much. :)
Kristinalonely_eyes_onl on August 5th, 2008 01:37 pm (UTC)
I just wanted to thank you for everything you wrote. Finally someone who sees everything the way I see it.
And the things you wrote about the negativity and loads of people being rude, I completely agree.

I loved BD and I'm thankful for this fandom because I met many amazing people throught it.

So thanks for your review! <3
Meghan: 8.02.8. I loved it - e/bwildly_wrathful on August 5th, 2008 07:16 pm (UTC)
If Twilight was about finding love, New Moon was about losing love, Eclipse was about choosing love; then Breaking Dawn was about protecting love.

I loved this. It summarizes the books perfectly.

I swear to God, If I see someone else say the words EPIC FAIL ever again I will rip their head of Bella style.

I am totally with you there. One more Epic Fail, and I'll freak. Love the Bella style part. ;)

This review is so much better than anything I could have written. I agree whole-heartedly with everything. I loved this book, and I'm glad to know that sane people do too.

Would you mind if I friended you? I desperately need in-love with BD friends on my flist.

Edited at 2008-08-05 07:19 pm (UTC)
candy_003candy_003 on August 5th, 2008 07:30 pm (UTC)
Sure thing. :)
\m/xuperher0 on August 6th, 2008 10:32 am (UTC)
I know this sounds extremely exaggerating.

But you took the words right out of my mouth.

This is what I would have written if I were writing a review. Including the shrieking at the Nessie part, including the loving-Book-2-big-time part, including the Dad!Edward part, including the giving birth and letting Edward read her mind part. I cried where you cried and laughed where you laughed.

I finished the book less than an hour ago and was sifting through lion_lamb to seep in all the spoiler posts I'd missed. I was devastated to see that barely anyone shared my opinion and were, instead, agreeing with the LA Times review so much.

Until I read this review.

Thank you for putting back the faith and love in me. :)

Team Stephenie Meyer!

But the only things I disagree with you were:
- Admiring Bella when she held on to the child: To me, at that moment, I felt like she was being so selfish, hurting herself for Edward and Jacob. It wasn't just that I was seeing things through Jacob's eyes - I felt that the thing inside her, whatever it is, was a monster. It wasn't until Edward read her thoughts out loud for the first time that I was convinced this was a real child of Bella's, and not a freak.

- Rosalie being a selfish bitch: I hated her so much in the beginning too, but then again, I realised that it was Jacob telling what Rosalie did from his POV, and so he would have used those words he used. Later, I liked her more and was glad she'd helped Bella to keep the baby.

Oh, let's not forget the Blondie jokes.
candy_003: bdcandy_003 on August 6th, 2008 02:26 pm (UTC)
About Nessie, I'm soooo mad that everyone keeps calling her spawn, devil child, etc. From the beginning none of us new what she would be, so I focused on the positive and always thought of her as a baby, not once did I ever think about her as something evil. So I was rooting all the way for Bella to keep her, I would've done the same thing.
chubiecheek: E/B forehead kisschubiecheek on August 8th, 2008 01:29 am (UTC)
you knocked the words right out of me... wow.

amazing, truly amazing.
"then Breaking Dawn was about protecting love."♥

this has to be one of the BEST reviews i have read about Breaking Dawn, and one that i agree with entirely. thank you. it feels refreshing to know that I'm not alone and that there is some positive feedback towards the outcome of the series. and thank you for pointing out things from the book that has really brought out a new sense of understanding. thank you, thank you, thank you.

it's just right. :)

candy_003: bdcandy_003 on August 8th, 2008 02:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you. And you're very welcome. :)
isythebat88 on August 13th, 2008 11:13 pm (UTC)
thanks for all your beautiful thoughts. i can understand how people might be pissed off about this book. i've heard a lot of fans and professional critics too complaining about how everything worked out too well, it was too gory, too much sex... seriously, everyone seems to be focusing on all the wrong stuff. thank you for offering people another perspective to look at. i loved your summary of the entire series:
"If Twilight was about finding love, New Moon was about losing love, Eclipse was about choosing love; then Breaking Dawn was about protecting love."
i totally agree with you. i love the whole series, and i think SMeyer did a wonderful job tying everything in together. i was especially please with the characterization. SMeyer made sure i understood everyone's point of view, even people i never thought i would understand, like rosalie.
one thing i have to say about your review though, and its not really anything bad, i just dont quite agree with your opinion that the focus on edward/bella ended with the wedding/honeymoon. i thought there were lots of little things thrown into the rest of the book that showed how deeply the two of them loved each other. especially at the end before the final confrontation, when bella went through all that trouble to make sure jake and renesmee would make it out alive, but she knew without a doubt that if edward wasn't going to make it, then neither was she, and he felt the same way.
just a thought... anyways, there were so many other things about this book that i just love, it would probably take all day to go into.
sheesh, this comment is really long, its almost its own post... sorry bout that, hope you dont mind!
(Anonymous) on November 1st, 2008 09:44 pm (UTC)
WOW after seeing soo many bad twilight saga reviews i was soooooo happy to find yours! It is deffinetly the best review i've read in a LONG time!

T agreed with a lot of things you said(well most really) but two i didn't really agree with were Reneesme's name (I ♥ IT, totally orignal! but Elizabeth is really pretty too!:) ) and Rosalie bein a B***** she was kinda but i think this is one of the books that she was kinda nicer to Bella....

I also agree that it was awsome seeing things through Jakes POV. and i totally agree with edward that the wolves in a way have their own soap opera! LOL! :p PLus i agree with you that this wasn't a b/e story but more of a bella, jake, and reneesme story!

I love reneesmes nickname to Nessie :) hehe as bella would put the Lochness monster HAHA made me laugh soo hard! oh gees LOVE THIS book, not my fave but still lovin it!


BTW SMeyer isn't publishing MS cause of all the stuff that got leaked..on hold indeffinetly....go to stepheniemeyer.com for more info!
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