Title: Breaking Dawn
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Genre(s): Young adult, Fantasy, High School Romance
Publisher: Little, Brown
Publication Date: August 2, 2008
Preceded by: Eclipse
Breaking Dawn is the fourth book in the Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer. It is the last book with Bella’s point of view and future books, if any, will presumably have a different point of view.
Breaking Dawn is split into three separate “books”, or parts. The prologue contains Bella’s thoughts on her pregnancy when she was in danger of dying. The first part details Bella’s marriage and honeymoon with Edward, which they spend on a private island off the coast of Brazil. Edward grants Bella’s wish and makes love to her. Soon after, Bella finds a box of unused tampons and realizes her period is late. After contacting Carlisle, who confirms her belief that she is pregnant, she and Edward plan to return home. Edward, concerned for her wellbeing, urges her to get an abortion. However, Bella wants to keep the child and decides to contact Rosalie for support, as she knows Rosalie has always wanted children.
The second part changes to Jacob Black’s point of view, and lasts throughout Bella’s pregnancy and childbirth. The pack of werewolves, not knowing what danger the unborn child may pose, make plans to destroy it. Jacob, however, disagrees and revolts, leaving the pack and creating his own. Soon after, Bella gives birth, approximately a month after becoming pregnant. The birth causes her bones to break and she loses massive amounts of blood, and in an attempt to save her life, Edward changes her into a vampire. Jacob, who was present for the birth, immediately imprints on Bella’s newborn daughter, Renesmee.
The final part shifts back to Bella’s perspective, who has been changed into a vampire and is enjoying her time. However, the vampire Irina misidentifies Renesmee as an “immortal child”, a child turned into a vampire before it is old enough to be responsible for its actions. The creation and protection of “immortal children” was previously outlawed by the Volturi. Irina presents her allegation to the Volturi, who then plan to destroy Renesmee. In an attempt to save her, the Cullens gather vampires from around the world to stand as witnesses and prove to the Volturi that Renesmee is not an immortal child. When the gathered Cullen allies and witnesses meet the Volturi in a clearing in the forest, the Volturi discover that they have been misinformed and immediately execute Irina for her mistake. However, they are still undecided on whether Renesmee is a threat. At that time, Alice and Jasper, who had left prior to the confrontation, return with Nahuel, a 150-year-old vampire-human crossbreed like Renesmee. He demonstrates that the crossbreeds pose no threat and the Volturi leave, knowing that they no longer have reason to destroy Renesmee. Bella, Edward, and Renesmee return to their home, free to live happily.
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Quote of the Day
Breaking Dawn Quote of the Day Archive:
July 12, 2008: Alice: "I'll play you for it. Rock, paper, scissors."
July 13, 2008: Bella: "Oh, Mike! How will I go on?"
July 14, 2008: Tanya: "Ah, Edward. I've missed you."
July 15, 2008: Emmett: "Oooo, scary."
July 16, 2008: Bella: "Jasper? What do vampires do for bachelor parties? You’re not taking him to a strip club, are you?"
July 17, 2008: Charlie: "Bells, we're up to bat."
July 18, 2008: Edward: "You're awfully small to be so hugely irritating."
July 19, 2008: Bella: "Why am I covered in feathers?"
July 20, 2008: Alice: "No one will dare to call you plain when I'm through with you."
July 21, 2008: Edward: "Oops."
July 22, 2008: Renee: “Alice wouldn’t let us do anything else. Every time we tried, she all but ripped our throats out.”
July 23, 2008: Edward: “Do you want me to sing to you? I’ll sing all night if it will keep the bad dreams away.”
July 24, 2009: Rosalie: “Over my pile of ashes.”
July 25, 2008: Edward: “You look so guilty—like you’ve committed a crime.”
July 26, 2008: Sam: “This is not something our treaty anticipated. This is a danger to every human in the area.”
July 27, 2008: Rosalie: “I’d like to beat you dead.”
July 28, 2008: Jasper: “I can’t understand. I can’t bear this.”
July 29, 2008: Seth: “You’ll hurt her. Let her go.”
July 30, 2008: Carlisle: “I’ve seen vampire venom work miracles, but there are conditions that even venom cannot overcome.”
July 31, 2008: Jacob: “I’ll kill you myself! I’ll do it now!”
August 1, 2008: Bella: "Should I be afraid?"
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Breaking Dawn [back quote]
"Don't be afraid," I murmured
"We belong together."
I was abruptly overwhelmed by the truth of my own words.
This moment was so perfect,so right,
ther was no way to doubt it.
His arms wrapped around me,
holding me against him...
It felt like evey nerve ending in my body
was a live wire.
"Forever," he agreed.