As usual when I read one of the Twilight books I devour it fast, like the big bowl of popcorn they are. I’ve just finished Eclipse, the third in the series and the tension is ratcheting up a notch, not just from the constant threats to Bella’s existence but also from the dynamics of the triangle that is Bella, Edward and Jacob. I love how Meyer demonstrates the downside of believing that you’re going to spend forever with the first person you fall for and what you’re missing and Bella’s hypocrisy for being perfectly willing to turn into a vampire to spend the rest of eternity with Edward but balking at the idea of marrying him!
It’s going to be very interesting to see how book 4 turns out (please, no one tell me!), personally I really hope she doesn’t end up with Edward and goes for the more sensible option of Jacob, but that’s me, boring old grown up, talking. As someone who wishes to write, it is going to extremely interesting to see how Meyer wraps the story up, I think a ‘happy ending’ of Bella turning into a vampire would not work but I think I’m looking at it again too much as a sensible adult and teenagers don’t want sensible but there’s also ending with the right moral to the story (i.e don’t be an idiot and waste your life on the first good looking piece of stuff to come along when you’re only 18*) but teenagers don’t want to be preached at either (and I guess sensible and moral are the same thing here) so I don’t know how Meyer is going to end the story.
* I can’t talk, I met my husband at 18, didn’t marry him until 5 years later though and he didn’t suck the life blood out of me either.