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Breaking Dawn

July 31, 2008 - Cindy Votruba
omorrow night the last book in the “Twilight” series by Stephenie Meyer “Breaking Dawn” will be released. I won’t be one of those rushing to Wal Mart at midnight or heading to Barnes and Noble in Sioux Falls to get a copy. Don’t get me wrong, I adore the series and have read the three other books, but I’m not the type to buy books new. I’d rather get them from the library.

In an Entertainment Weekly article, Meyer was compared to “Harry Potter” creator JK Rowling, mainly in book sales. I was introduced to the series two years ago by a then eighth grader Kate Merna. I was doing a story on the library’s teen book club and she was talking about how great the books were. I eventually got a copy of “Twilight” and was hooked from there.

Meyer’s books are about a high school senior named Bella who comes to Washington state to live with her father after her mother marries a baseball player. Bella is new to a small town school and has a little trouble fitting in. She’s intrigued by a table of five students: Alice, Rosalie, Jasper, Emmett and Edward Cullen. One thing, they’re vampires.

And so begins the saga between Edward and Bella with a few wrenches thrown in, Jacob Black, who is also a wolf and also in love with Bella and battles with other vampires.

The books may be more than 600 pages, but they’re quick reads. I can see why teens like them so much. There’s the romance, and there’s also the fighting action. Meyer weaves tales that keep people guessing.

Now with the fourth and final book, readers wonder if Bella will make the decision to become immortal and be with Edward or will she end up with Jacob. Edward has let her down before. Jacob wasn’t too thrilled with her choices at one time and gave her the cold shoulder. So who knows what will happen.

By the way, there’s also a movie coming out in December on the books, “Twilight.” Yes, I’ll go see the movie. Don’t know if it will be like the books.

I’m sure like the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich, Meyer’s books will be hard to come by at the library for weeks, heck, months. Even the other three books are currently checked out of the Marshall Lyon County Library. I’ll just wait patiently.

And speaking of vampire books, there’s currently a series by mother and daughter PC and Kristin Cast. It’s about a girl, Zoey Redbird, who is marked by the goddess Nyx and is a fledging vampyre. Supposedly there will be about nine books in this series, so I will have more to look forward to.

 
 

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