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TBT: Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

Hello my friends! I’ve decided to start a new monthly feature: Throwback Thursday, where I re-read old favorites and give my updated thoughts and opinions. This month, I finished my Twilight reread with the final installment, Breaking Dawn.


I surprisingly have a new favorite.

I remember being slightly disappointed with this one on the first go around, but this time I REALLY enjoyed it. The story feels so full and SO much happens! The pacing was really well done and had me hooked more so than the others, and Bella is actually likeable in this one. I think this is surprisingly my new favorite of the four.

This one is the best written of the four.

I feel like she really grew as a writer throughout the series with this one being her strongest in terms of full storytelling. So much of this depth is lost in the films.

Charlie is the best.

He really gets elevated to another level in this one. Especially towards the end once he is brought in to the world of the supes.

The split into Jacob’s perspective was really nice.

I remember HATING this the first time I read it as I was not a Jacob fan at all, and I just wanted to find out what was happening with Bella. This time when I knew it was coming, I thought it was a really cool and useful device.

Leah Clearwater is an amazing character.

Her story is incredibly tragic and I think she is so strong and she evolves a ton. Her relationship with Jacob makes me happy and I love that we got to see more of her story and get to understand her in this book.

The imprinting didn’t seem as abrupt as I remember.

This always weirded me out, and maybe because I was expecting it I didn’t mind as much this time? It was also set up nicely with seeing how the other imprinted wolves were doing and evolving. It wasn’t as gross to me, and I actually liked seeing Jacob’s relationship with Renesme grow.

I love meeting all the other covens.

All the vampires have such unique stories and backgrounds and it was cool to expand the world view.

Alice leaving was DRAMA.

The first time I read this I was BEREFT. I felt so utterly betrayed and I completely forgot it happened like that until this reread.

The Volturi are actually terrifying.

Their abilities and the control they have over everything is CRAZY. They are so much more sinister than I remember and it really made the stakes high.

I got emotional at the end.

I’m not even embarrassed to say that I did get emotional at the end and I was not expecting it at all.

This concludes my Twilight reread. Honestly, it was a joy.

Next up, I’m going to revisit The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, so stay tuned!

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