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 onedecision to make life or death But which is which Book 3 in The Twilight Saga Bella and Edward are back together, while Bella is struggling to hold on to her friendship with her very best friend, Jacob There is also a new threat lurking on the horizon This was another very entertaining story in the series Romance, action, and some great interplay and moments between the characters, especially Bella and Jacob Jacob continues to grow on me and with each book It was interesting to learn about Rosalie and Jasper, and also the legends of the werewolves Atmospheric as always in the small town setting of Forks, Washington I m looking forward to the final book, Breaking Dawn. You gave it three stars she asked me, biting her lip and holding her breath Yes, I finally answered with my marble lips, cold yet strangely comforting, even warm Stephenie, don t forget to breathe Oh, of course A storm seemed to rage in her for just a moment I gave it a three It s good I would never lie to her, could never lie to her Yet, somehow, she felt it was a lie and brooded in stillness for a moment that seemed to last an eternity.Finally, I broke the aching silence I gave it a three because the vampire lore was that good the extended plotline and the setup for a decent fourth novel were all enjoyable There, I said it Would it be enough for her No, it would never be enough But you absolutely hated the tent scene with the spoiler removed , and you wanted to send Bella straight to vampire hell for her self absorbed, self indulgent, self obsessed self ness by the end We paused and I noticed sobs erupting from deep inside her Stephenie, breathe, and stop biting your lip, it s getting really annoying Quit with the crying already Yes, all of those things are true, and if I could release myself from your books, I would But But she asked longlingly, her fingers caressing my face while my fingers caressed her face and somebody else s fingers were somehow caressing both our faces because you can never have too much face caressing going on whose fingers are those, anyway But despite how much I hate Bella by now, I really want to find out about the Volturi and the process of becoming a vampire and whether Bella is somehow part of an ancient bloodline that stirs up all the vampires and werewolves whenever she s around That s why I gave it three stars, and that s why I gasped, she gasped, we both forgot to breathe and bit our lips, why I will be reading the fourth book as soon as it is out Finally, I remembered to breathe and stopped caressing her face, looked into her eyes and with my godlike, cool, marble lips, asked, Satisfied Smiling, she answered, Yes, very Notes from James If you like this one, you will probably also get a kick out of my original review of Book 1 Enjoy Isabella Swan I promise to love you forever every single day of forever Will you marry me I can feel my teenage heart quivering I m gonna fight for you, until your heart stops beating That heart just explodedWhewwwww Ten years ago, I would ve fought anyone who challenged Edward and Bella s love Nowadays Not quite as fervently, but I will still go head to head on this one.In case you ve been under a rock for the last decade, Edward the sparkling vamp loves Bella the clumsy human who loves Jacob the hot headed werewolf but ONLY AS A FRIEND ha Annnd that s pretty much it There s some background stuff evil vampire assembling an army to wipe out Bella, Bella accidentally breaking her bones, the Volturi threatening to kill Bella if she isn t turned into a vampire, yada yadabut MORE IMPORTANTLY she has to finally choose once and for all Let s examine the evidence Okay, okay Joking asideLet s just say, reading this as an adult has shifted my perspective slightly I was totally oblivious to things that are glaringly obvious Chock it up to being a YA while reading YA lit.Yes, their love is frighteningly codependent especially taking Edward s age into considerations Isn t the rule half your age plus seven And yes, the love triangle is so incredibly over the top you have on one side a normal teenage boy and on the otherA psychotically obsessed ex murdering stalker Annnnd yes, Bella is a bit of a limp noodle when it comes to heroism and her clumsiness is so extreme that she needs to get her head checked Honestly, Victoria should ve just scattered a bag of marbles in Bella s bedroom and waited for the human to trip and die.But, hats off to nostalgia because I still had fun reading this one I m no longer super obsessed teen but I still adore this series.P.s Anyone else seen the Hillywood Eclipse Parody Freaking love it The 2018 PopSugar Reading Challenge A book set in the decade you were bornAudiobook CommentsThe reader Ilyana Kadushin was alright Not the best, not the worst.Blog Instagram Twitter My notes to characters in Eclipse Bella I m so done with you You re a self absorbed little snot You re not a strong modern woman because you don t want to be a teen bride, and you re not cute because you fall down a lot.Alice You re so not cute either Jacob What you did is called date rape, buckaroo And to think I liked you best until the middle of this book Edward Checking the brood o meter yep, you re still no David Boreanaz.Leah the one lady wolf I don t understand why you re getting the short end of the stick just because you had your heart broken everyone seemed to cut Bella enough slack in the last book for a lot less Sucks to be a supporting female character in these books, huh Note to Stephenie Meyer Even you must think the Wuthering Heights references are a little over the top, right Oh, and all your acknowledgements Well, you re not cute too.