Monday, June 28, 2010
BCM Classics: Revisited - Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
For our first book considered a BCM Classic, I am revisiting Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer. With the movie coming out, I thought it was a good time to read this again. Published in 2007, it is one of my favorite books, and my definite favorite out of The Twilight Saga.
At the end of New Moon, we see Edward return, Bella deciding she wants to be a vampire, and Jacob heartbroken and trying to keep Bella from Edward.
Eclipse starts with Bella and Edward right back where they were before he left, in love and inseparable. Bella is grounded, not that it stops her from being with Edward all the time. The only thing that weighs on Bella's mind is the way things were left between Jacob and her.
Bella wants to make up with Jacob, Edward doesn't want her anywhere near the reservation and pack of werewolves. Unfortunately, when Edward was gone, Bella bonded with Jacob, and he became a very important part of her life.
After Bella sneaks off a few times to see Jacob, Edward realizes that he cannot keep them apart and agrees to let Bella seem him.
Jacob declares his love for Bella, and wants her to rethink her position on becoming a vampire. Bella is now torn between her love for Edward and not wanting to hurt Jacob.
On top of all of this, an army of Newborn vampires is wreaking havoc on the city of Seattle, and the Cullens are trying to figure out where they came from, and how to stop them from drawing so much attention to the area.
When Bella's belongings start to disappear, the Cullens realize that there is some connection to the newborns and Bella.
As if that weren't enough, Victoria has been coming around again, trying to find a way into Forks, and kill Bella in retaliation for James being killed.
The Cullens and the Quileutes come to an uneasy truce to protect their lands and people, and find that they are able to work together easier than expected.
Who will Bella choose? What is going on with the newborns? Will Victoria ever be defeated?
Just in case not everyone has read this book yet, I will not give anything away.
The reason I love this book so much. There is a little bit of everything. Romance, a love triangle, action, drama, comedy, tragedy. This book is a roller coaster ride of emotions, and for the last third of the book, I find myself tearing up and my heart breaking.