Breaking Dawn (Twilight Saga)

by Stephenie Meyer | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 1905654294 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingrotewoelfinwing of Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg Germany on 12/8/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by wingrotewoelfinwing from Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Monday, December 08, 2008
Couldn't resist buying this book :)

Will start as ring as soon as I finished it :)

edit 09.02.09:
Wow! Finished the book last night, had to read til the end although I had to go up early this morning. I was sceptical before beginning the book - lots of people said they didn't like the fourth book. But I really enjoyed most of the book and couldn't stop reading it!



SPOILER start (weiße Schrift - also markieren *g*)

The first part of the book was ok, with the marriage and the honeymoon and the feelings of Edward and Bella and the outcome ;) Second part out of Jacob's view I didn't like very much - was happy when it was over - to much negative thinking... But the third part made in my opinion the first two parts more than up! The new situation, the thread resulting out of this situation, new characters, Bellas new situation, the Volturis - all described very well! I liked this part very much :) Ok, maybe Bella learns a bit to fast and a bit too much happy ending - but in my opinion we all love this happy endings ;) And also a backdoor for future stories with the Volturis :)

SPOILER end

Journal Entry 2 by wingrotewoelfinwing from Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Monday, December 08, 2008
Participants:

1. erinacea
2. cat-i
3. Kiki66 - hat das Buch mittlerweile schon
4. Qantaqa
5. KillerPueppi
6. -aoirghe-
7. DA-Cameron
8. DEESSE (hat auch eine deutsche Adresse)
9. bluecat07
10. risibisi
11. olagorie

edit 17.03. - Qantaqa rutscht aus "posttechnischen" Gründen eins nach vorne :)

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eben zur Hauspost gegeben - viel Spass euch allen mit dem Buch! :)

Journal Entry 4 by erinacea from Friedrichshain, Berlin Germany on Sunday, February 15, 2009
Fetched from the post office yesterday, thanks! With that size I can understand it did not fit into my mailbox. ;)

Unfortunately I won't get around to reading today or over the week, so next week-end it'll have to be... not that I think anybody minds, but still. *g*

REMINDER TO SELF: Add BCID to book. Don't worry, rotewoelfin, it happens to the best of us! :)

Journal Entry 5 by erinacea from Friedrichshain, Berlin Germany on Sunday, March 01, 2009
First off, I absolutely loved it! I still can't fight off the grin or stop thinking of the books. :D

As with the third book I had some trouble getting into the first chapter, but then everything flowed smoothly. The first part was a bit boring (except for the very end!) but the second and third more than made up for it! As I mentioned before I'd accidentally spoiled myself on the internet, so some of the twists were not all that surprising, but on the other hand I was glad I'd had the time to wrap my head around some of the more outlandish concepts, so I could just accept them and get on with the story.

Saturday before last, I was in the cinema with a friend, seeing Twilight (which was okay and occasionally even hilarious when things got too bad), which turned out to be a good thing because this allowed me to have a much clearer image of Esme and Renee (especially Esme, though) when I finally read Breaking Dawn.
I felt a bit ill over the week, so I stayed home and took the time to read the books over and over again. Took me nine hours to get through Breaking Dawn the first time (7 pm Monday to 4 am Tuesday), and then I was only rereading my favourite parts. I guess I'll feel better once I have my own copies of Eclipse and Breaking Dawn to cling to. :)

Heavy spoilers following, highlight with mouse or cursor to make visible. Consider yourself warned!
Renesmee is a bit of a Mary Sue (the name, the origin, the powers, ...) but I can't help loving her anyway. The funny thing is when I read her name on the internet I could only cringe, but when I got to that part in the story I grudgingly had to agree with Rosalie: It does fit her perfectly. Jacob imprinting (though I knew of that in advance, as well) was a bit harder to swallow, but it worked out in the end.
I guess the same criticism could be applied to Bella but I must admit I was glad, after three books of her being the weakest link, to see the roles reversed. Come to think of it, that one was already foreshadowed in the cover design, and I'm rather proud of myself for working it out: It's a depiction of the chess situation called pawn to queen wherein the weakest piece of the field (the pawn) makes it to the other end of the board and is transformed into any playing piece the player wishes (though not the king, I'd guess), usually the strongest and most versatile one (the queen). It's a metaphor that fits Bella's development perfectly!

The happy ending was a bit too good to be true. In a way, even now, I'm still waiting for the other shoe to drop. Anyone else notice that only vampires connected to James' coven get to die in the story? *slightly disgruntled*

Still, for me, what I wanted most out of the series since I'd first met the wild vampires in Twilight, more even than finding out what becomes of Bella or Jacob, was to see as many different aspects of vampire "lives" in this world as was possible. New Moon provided me with the fascinating backstory of the Volturi, Eclipse explained all about how (and why) vampires are created, and I even got to see some newborns myself, but Breaking Dawn turned out to be the best of the series: Bella's first-hand account (though I do wonder why it was so easy for her, I got a couple of theories on that one), the immortal children, and to top it off, the final unlikely gathering (both sides) that made it absolutely perfect. I didn't even miss the fight.


My heartfelt thanks, rotewoelfin, for letting me read the books! I'd really have missed out on an amazing experience if I hadn't. *huge grin*

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Sent off today.

I bought my own copy on Wednesday (along with Eclipse, the two of them nearly broke my back!) and am disappointed to say that rotewoelfin's copy looks only marginally more creased than my new one, although I read it about two-and-a-half times.

Journal Entry 7 by cat-i from Velbert, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Layed at my frontdoor. Huh, enormous size... Hope, I'll get it within the next weeks...

Journal Entry 8 by cat-i from Velbert, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Sunday, April 05, 2009
Wow, was the best book of this serie! I enjoyed it very much, and it was more easy to read than the last one. I don't know how to write in white, so I can't tell much about it without spoiling.
Thx for the ring!



Kiki66 hat das Buch schon anderweitig bekommen und möchte daher rausgenommen werden

Journal Entry 9 by Qantaqa from Dachau, Bayern Germany on Monday, April 27, 2009
Arrived safely today - thanks a lot for sending and for the ring. I'll get started right away (can't wait :))!

Journal Entry 10 by Qantaqa from Dachau, Bayern Germany on Friday, May 15, 2009
This was just a bit too much for my taste. I don't usually read anything remotely like vampire stories and could just barely put up with the fantasy elements in the first three books but this went way overboard for me. It's hard to describe my reasons since I don't want to give away any details of the story but let me just put it this way: I didn't like the turn the story took at the end of part one / during part two. Though I really enjoyed reading about things from Jacob's perspective (who is probably my favorite character)! The ending was ok - not really my cup of tea but after all, it IS a teenager book :).
Thanks for sharing this interesting series, rotewoelfin! In spite of everything I've said, it was very entertaining (otherwise, I'd not have finished the books)!
The book will continue its journey on Monday.

Journal Entry 11 by KillerPueppi from Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Saturday, June 27, 2009
ups, forgot to register the book...

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and off again...

Journal Entry 13 by -aoirghe- from Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Thursday, July 09, 2009
The book has just arrived! I've got to finish another bookring first and then I'll start reading Eclipse and Breaking Dawn.

Journal Entry 14 by -aoirghe- from Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Friday, July 24, 2009
As most of the others I liked this book of the series best. Most of all because Bella starts acting instead of reacting, but also because of all the other vampires described and their ways of living and because of the development of the werewolve community. What happened at the end of the honeymoon just made me cringe once more, that was just a bit over the top, a bit too cliché. I didn't need the much too happy ending myself, but then again, why not, it leaves Ms. Meyer room for more sequels...;-)

Thanks for letting me be part of these rings - overall I enjoyed them and at least now what it was all about...

Will be sent on ASAP.

Journal Entry 15 by -aoirghe- at By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Monday, October 05, 2009

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Sorry for the long delay, Real Life has been intruding...

Journal Entry 16 by DA-Cameron at Ditzingen, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Wednesday, June 02, 2010
Was lange währt...

Endlich ist das Buch bei mir - allerdings nicht das, was sich anfangs auf die Reise gemacht hat, sondern ein Ersatzexemplar. Danke, Rotewölfin!

Jetzt ist auch das ursprüngliche Exemplar aufgetaucht. Dieses wird die Reise als Ring fortsetzen.


25. 7. 2010:
I have read this book some time ago, and I enjoyed it, the more so since a part is written from Jacob's perspective. I even liked Bella better than in the preceeding volumes.

Spoilers ahead:
The co-operation between vampires and Quileute wolves, begun in Eclipse continues, much to my satisfaction.
Big question: The book clearly states that a vampire's body does not evolve (i.e. no ageing, no menstrual cycle for female vampires, ...) If that is fact - how can a male vampire produce living sperm? In addition, I sort of disliked the speed of Bella's pregnancy, but I liked the outcome, i.e. Renesmee.
The ease with which Bella adjusts to her new vampire "life" is a bit too much for me, but still she has grown up (at least a bit), and she is now much more than just a passive "damsel in distress".
Seeing the Volturi, and Aro in particular, reduced to a herd of cowards was fun. :-D

Some questions remain unanswered:
What will become of Renesmee, Jacob and Nahuel?
Will the half-vampires become old and die?
Will the alliances formed here endure?

Journal Entry 17 by DA-Cameron at Ditzingen, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Monday, July 26, 2010

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The book is on its way to DEESE. I hope it'll arrive in time!

Journal Entry 18 by DEESSE at Erstein, Alsace France on Wednesday, July 28, 2010
I found this book today together with "Eclipse" in my pigeon-hole at school - thanks, DA-Cameron for sending it on, and thanks, rotewoelfin, for this ring.
(I have to read "Eclipse" first, though.)

Like that I won't be short of something to read during summer!

Journal Entry 19 by DEESSE at Erstein, Alsace France on Tuesday, February 22, 2011
It's been quite a while since I finished the book, so my memory is not so fresh any more.
It's hard to write something without giving too much away - as I don't know how to write "white"..
Just that much: Be prepared for some real twists!!

At first Bella got on my nerves again with her admiration of Edward's beauty, even after she'd changed.
There were quite some funny passages, though.

I was a bit disappointed not to learn in more detail what had happened on the island or in the little house in the woods ;-) but after all, as somebody wrote about the ending, it IS a teenagers' book...
I liked to read a bit through Jacob's eyes...

The ending was quite thrilling though.

Thanks, rotewoelfin, for letting me read this series and sorry again that it took me so long to read it and do a JE.
As we've agreed, I'll send it on to olagorie this week.


Journal Entry 20 by DEESSE at by post, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Monday, February 28, 2011

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Finally on its way to olagorie - enjoy!

Journal Entry 21 by wingolagoriewing at Oberursel, Hessen Germany on Tuesday, March 08, 2011

"Beginne den Tag mit positiven Gedanken"

Ha, von wegen! Seit unser örtliches Postagenturdings zugemacht hat, hält sich meine Begeisterung angesichts eines gelben Benachrichtungsmitteilungsdingens sehr in Grenzen. Also heute morgen ins Auto gesetzt, prompt im Stau auf der A5 steckengeblieben, durch mehrere Umleitungen und Baustellen schließlich doch noch am Postamt der nächsten Stadt angekommen.

wehe, der Stress lohnt sich nicht!

Und siehe da - ein dicker, super geschützter Umschlag .... Yippie!

Vielen lieben Dank, der BISS Band wird gleich am nächsten Wochenende verschlungen.


Journal Entry 22 by wingolagoriewing at Oberursel, Hessen Germany on Sunday, March 27, 2011

I read the book last week and re-read most of the book a second time today - before watching the first part on TV :-)

Well, I have mixed feelings about the book. Part of it was fantastic, romantic, hot ;-) I wasn't able to put the book down until I had finished. I loved the island part (eggs *g*). I liked the part about Bella and the document producer (though I really don't know why - perhaps because it was so real). The story was kind of what I wished for Bella and Edward.

But I also found large bits very irritating: the way Charlie was told by Jacob, some very ridicioulous twists, Bella feeling sorry all the time AGAIN. It got a bit annoying that Bella is SO special, fantastic, super-hero-like. Unlike the other readers, I didn't like the part from Jacobs point of view that much :-(

But altogether, I enjoyed the book VERY much, thanks a lot!






Journal Entry 23 by wingolagoriewing at Neckarsulm, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Thursday, April 21, 2011

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Danke!

Journal Entry 24 by wingrotewoelfinwing at Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Letzte Woche aus der Packstation gefischt, jetzt endlich der Eintrag - danke an euch alle fürs pflegliche behandeln und Gedanken teilen!

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