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01 July 2010 @ 09:23 am
Book Meme Day 18  
Day 18 - A book that disappointed you

Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

I know I'm not alone in this one. This was the first Twilight book that I actually waited for because when I got into the books, the first three were already released. So I was really excited to see what would happen. What happens? Bella and Edward get married, Bella gets pregnant, Bella essentially dies in childbirth, Bella is turned into a vampire, and they all live happily ever after. That's the REALLY short synopsis. What disappointed me? Probably the most irritating thing of all was that we got no hot sex scene from the writing, however we got the excruciatingly violent bloody childbirth kill scene. No matter what the author says, she really can't justify that. It's like people with movies - you can see a ton of violence, but God forbid anyone see any nudity or sex. Cuz that's worse.

This has to be one of the most anti-climactic books I have ever read. Everyone gets a happy ending and there is NO major showdown or anything with the Volturi. They just get talked to nicely and leave. WHAT???? And as much as I liked Renesmee (I did much more than others), I hate the fact that the book seems to imply that as a woman you cannot be truly be happy without a child. Do you know how long it took me to realize that it was okay for me to feel the opposite way? I don't mind introducing kids into the picture, but the overabundance in which is was noted really got to me.

Day 01 - Best book you read last year
Day 02 - A book that you’ve read more than 3 times
Day 03 - Your favorite series
Day 04 - Favorite book of your favorite series
Day 05 - A book that makes you happy
Day 06 - A book that makes you sad
Day 07 - Most underrated book
Day 08 - Most overrated book
Day 09 - A book you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving
Day 10 - Favorite classic book
Day 11 - A book you hated
Day 12 - A book you used to love but don't anymore
Day 13 - Your favorite writer
Day 14 - Favorite book of your favorite writer
Day 15 - Favorite male character
Day 16 - Favorite female character
Day 17 - Favorite quote from your favorite book
Day 18 - A book that disappointed you

Day 19 - Favorite book turned into a movie
Day 20 - Favorite romance book
Day 21 - Favorite book from your childhood
Day 22 - Favorite book you own
Day 23 - A book you wanted to read for a long time but still haven't
Day 24 - A book that you wish more people would’ve read
Day 25 - A character who you can relate to the most
Day 26 - A book that changed your opinion about something
Day 27 - The most surprising plot twist or ending
Day 28 - Favorite title
Day 29 - A book everyone hated but you liked
Day 30 - Your favorite book of all time
I feel: recumbentrecumbent
I'm listening to: Leave Home by The Chemical Brothers
Bre: Twilight Spunk Ransom's HAIR!bre2004 on July 1st, 2010 04:06 pm (UTC)
I am so completely and totally with you on this one. In fact I was going to choose this book for that category but Twilight had already been all over my list and it was old. :P But I do think that this book, more than all the others, was the one that really expressed Stephenie Meyer's personal and religious views on life, and it showed in the book and it essentially ruined it because she ended the series on such a happy note... but it went against everything that she had been building in the first three.

It's actually strange how alike we are in this capacity. :P
Lady Mansonladymanson on July 2nd, 2010 04:59 pm (UTC)
it went against everything that she had been building in the first three

I noticed that too. It was so strange in that way because it seemed almost like a completely different story than what we had already read in the first three.
Dana: Bella/Edward - Im a bitch deal with itdana_chosenart on July 2nd, 2010 07:12 am (UTC)
I agree with both yourself and Bre. After watching Eclipse, I'm hoping that they do the same with Breaking Dawn and turn that lack-of-a-showdown into one hell of a fight, and save the friggin' book from itself!

There's so much that is disturbing in this book IMO that I just cannot bring myself to read it ever again. I've read it twice, and surprise - second time around I loved the Jacob POV part and wanted much more of that because it was the only interesting part of the book. Esp. with the pack-split etc. Although I'm glad I wasn't in his head when Renesmee came into the picture *shudders*
Bre: Twilight Bella/Edward Lion/Lambbre2004 on July 2nd, 2010 02:45 pm (UTC)
Bwahahaha! To read Jacob's thoughts when his little imprinting buddy is coming out of the WOMB! Who doesn't want that beauty?!

I really hope they do something to salvage it because they can't do it the exact way she wrote it because it would suck balls and nobody wants a movie to suck balls. I think the movies have been getting progressively better, let's hope they stick with that and add in some more friggin substance!