Rating: ***** Suggested Age: 13
Summary: “‘BELLA?’ Edward’s soft voice came from behind me. I turned to see him spring lightly up the porch steps, his hair windblown from running. He pulled me into his arms at once, just like he had in the parking lot, and kissed me again. This kiss frightened me. There was too much tension, too strong an edge to the way his lips crushed mine – like he was afraid we had only so much time left to us. As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob – knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella has one more decision to make: life or death. But which is which? Readers captivated by Twilight and New Moon will eagerly devour Eclipse, the much-anticipated third book in Stephenie Meyer’s riveting vampire love saga.” (Summary found on Goodreads).
Eclipse is the third book in the Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer. I still can’t stand Meyer’s writing because of her poor grammar, but I enjoy the books themselves and this one was written better. The age is high because of the violence and romance in this novel, which are a bit more than the first two books. It is an easy read and written poorly, so younger readers could read it, but shouldn’t because of the content. The main character is not smart and is in an unhealthy relationship, making her hard to root for. There is a love triangle and the main character practically cheats on her boyfriend, reenforcing that she is not a good role model. I still found the plot enjoyable and could hardly put this book down. It was exciting and was never boring. I recommend this book to anyone who loves this series (and can stand Meyer’s writing) or likes romance novels.
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