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Eclipse – Stephenie Meyer

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★★★★★

Isabella Swan? I promise to love you forever – every single day of forever. Will you marry me?

I can feel my teenage heart quivering

I’m gonna fight for you, until your heart stops beating.

That heart just exploded

Whewwwww. Ten years ago, I would’ve fought anyone who challenged Edward and Bella’s love. Nowadays? Not quite as fervently, but I will still go head-to-head on this one.

In case you’ve been under a rock for the last decade, Edward (the sparkling vamp) loves Bella (the clumsy human) who loves Jacob (the hot-headed werewolf) but ONLY AS A FRIEND (ha!).

Annnd that’s pretty much it.

There’s some background stuff – evil vampire assembling an army to wipe out Bella, Bella accidentally breaking her bones, the Volturi threatening to kill Bella if she isn’t turned into a vampire, yada yada.

…but MORE IMPORTANTLY she has to finally choose – once and for all.

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Let’s examine the evidence:

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Okay, okay. Joking aside…Let’s just say, reading this as an adult has shifted my perspective (slightly). I was totally oblivious to things that are glaringly obvious. Chock it up to being a YA while reading YA lit.

Yes, their love is frighteningly codependent – especially taking Edward’s age into considerations. Isn’t the rule half your age plus seven?

And yes, the love triangle is so incredibly over-the-top – you have on one side a normal teenage boy and on the other…A psychotically obsessed ex-murdering stalker.

Annnnd yes, Bella is a bit of a limp noodle when it comes to heroism and her clumsiness is so extreme that she needs to get her head checked. Honestly, Victoria should’ve just scattered a bag of marbles in Bella’s bedroom and waited for the human to trip and die.

But, hats off to nostalgia because I still had fun reading this one. I’m no longer super obsessed teen but I still adore this series.

P.s. Anyone else seen the Hillywood Eclipse Parody? Freaking love it.

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The 2018 PopSugar Reading Challenge – A book set in the decade you were born

Audiobook Comments
The reader (Ilyana Kadushin) was alright. Not the best, not the worst.

Interested in this one from Stephenie Meyer? Buy it here:  Amazon

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