Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
August 7, 2007
Readers captivated by Twilight and New Moon will eagerly devour Eclipse, the much anticipated third book in Stephenie Meyer's riveting vampire love saga. As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob --- knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella has one more decision to make: life or death. But which is which?
Much better than its predecessor, Eclipse picks up from Twilight with the revenge story of Victoria. Eclipse has more meat to the story although there is still plenty of romance as Bella and Edward move toward marriage. For a nice change, it is because the man is determined to be honorable. I appreciated the faster pace of this novel. The love triangle is much stronger as well and emotions seem more mature. All in all, more realistic than the prior two novels.