Readers captivated by Twilight and New Moon will eagerly devour the paperback edition Eclipse, the third book in Stephenie Meyer's riveting vampire love saga. 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?
The legions of readers who are hooked on the romantic struggles of Bella and the vampire Edward will ecstatically devour this third installment of the story begun in Twilight, but it's unlikely to win over any newcomers. Jake, the werewolf met in New Moon, pursues Bella with renewed vigilance. However, when repercussions from an episode in Twilightplace Bella in the mortal danger that series fans have come to expect, Jake and Edward forge an uneasy alliance. The plot patterns have begun to show here, but Meyer's other strengths remain intact. The supernatural elements accentuate the ordinary human dramas of growing up. Jake and Edward's competition for Bella feels particularly authentic, especially in their apparent desire to best each other as much as to win Bella. Once again the author presents teenage love as an almost inhuman force: "[He] would have been my soul mate still," says Bella, "if his claim had not been overshadowed by something stronger, something so strong that it could not exist in a rational world." According to Meyer, the fourth book should tie up at least the Edward story, if not the whole shebang. Ages 12-up. (Aug.)Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information
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After the publication of Twilight, her sensational debut novel, Publishers Weekly chose Stephenie Meyer as one of the "most promising new authors of 2005" -- a prediction that proves true with each subsequent book.
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August 09, 2009:
I think above Twilight, this one is probably my second favorite. I felt there was more story, and it kept me wondering. Stephenie Meyer is an AMAZING author, and i give her 5 stars for just what goes on in her brain. I will always be a fan. Everyone should read these books.
I Also Recommend: Breaking Dawn Special Edition, Breaking Dawn (Twilight Saga Series), Twilight, New Moon. Absolutely loved...by Champion_Reader78
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August 08, 2009:
Up until recently I wasn't aware of this series, until I saw a co-worker reading it. Got even more intrigued when I needed some reading material for a long flight out of town. Bought the first two books and fell in love with Bella and Edward. Definitely a must read again series.
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