Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Book Review: Eclipse
Okay, so this is the third book in the Twilight series and I must admit that so far it was the least impressive. Not that it wasn't entertaining, it was just not as intense as New Moon. However, it achieved its ultimate purpose of thickening the plot and carrying it forward, so it wasn't a total loss. I constantly find myself getting irritated at the main character, Bella, because she is very often a total nincompoop. But I have to remember (and begrudgingly admit to myself) that the reason she irritates me is because she reminds me of my 18 year old, naive, devastatingly-in-love, living-in-my-own-little-bubble self. I'm so very glad I've grown up.
In any event, here's my judgment on the book:
Plot: gotta knock this one down to a 3. Still good, but not fabulous.
Characters: still a 4, although I am hopeful Bella will start to grow up a bit.
Writing: sadly, still a 3. Irritatingly mediocre. Irritating because if only I had the idea, I think it would have been better written (just keeping it real, yo).
Thus, the overall score for Eclipse is a 3.33.
Next up (and finally, I might add) is the last book: Breaking Dawn. I will be speeding through this one so that I can have my life back and start reading adult books again. Sheesh.
May 2009 Joy at Tuesday, June 09, 2009