“Breaking Dawn” By Stephanie Meyer Book Talk (Spoiler Free)

Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer Book-Talk

Title: Breaking Dawn

Author: Stephenie Meyer

Page Count: 754 Pages

Genre: Young Adult Fiction (Romance / Fantasy)

Published: August 2, 2008

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

Movie Adaptation Release: 

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 – November 18, 2011

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 – November 12, 2012


In this fourth and (chronologically) final novel of The Twilight Saga, Bella and Edward Cullen get married, committing to their unconditional love. After a beautiful wedding and romantic honeymoon, the Cullen family find themselves in danger once again. This time, it is more complicated: they do not have all of the answers. Emotions are running high, loyalty is in question, and Alice’s visions cannot give them their clear future. 

My Thoughts:

This book is split into three sections. The first and third are told from Bella’s point of view as usual, but the second is told from Jacob Black’s perspective. I loved this change as it gave the long novel great pacing. After spending over three books in Bella’s, it was neat to see a werewolf’s perspective in this world. There were more relationships to explore as tensions grew stronger in the Cullen household. 

Despite being centered on danger and the unknown, Breaking Dawn is incredibly heartwarming. The familial bonds that continue to grow within the Cullen’s household after Bella is married to Edward is sweet. 

This novel is well written and keeps you on your toes through all 754 pages. Though the physical book may look intimidating, it flies by because it is impossible to put down. 

When the movies were first coming out in theaters, I had only read through the third installment, Eclipse. I was surprised to hear that they would be splitting Breaking Dawn into two movies. After finally reading this book, I can undoubtedly say that the creators made the right decision. There is a lot of ground to cover in this story. If they had tried to squish everything into one film, a lot of the magic would have been lost.

Despite already spending three books with these characters, I think this final novel grows the characters the most. Unlikely friendships blossom, bridges are burned, and trust is pushed to the limit. This book also illustrates how all actions have consequences, for better or for worse. 

I love this book and will definitely read it again in the future. It stands on its own, but it is also a perfect conclusion to the memorable series. 

Have you read The Twilight Saga? What is your favorite book in the series? Let me know in the comments!

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