Eclipse (Twilight, #3) by Stephenie Meyer

Eclipse (Twilight, #3)

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 t...

Details Eclipse (Twilight, #3)

TitleEclipse (Twilight, #3)
Release DateAug 7th, 2007
PublisherLittle, Brown and Company
GenreYoung Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Paranormal, Vampires, Fiction

Reviews Eclipse (Twilight, #3)

  • James
    "You gave it three stars?" she asked me, biting her lip and holding her breath."Yes," I finally answered with my marble lips, cold yet strangely comforting, even warm. "Stephenie, don't forget to breathe.""Oh, of course." A storm seemed to rage in her for just a moment."I gave it a three. It's good." I would never lie to her, could never lie to her. Yet, somehow, she felt it was a lie and brooded in stillness for a moment that seemed to last an e...
  • Miranda Reads
    Isabella Swan? I promise to love you forever - every single day of forever. Will you marry me? I can feel my teenage heart quivering I'm gonna fight for you, until your heart stops beating. That heart just explodedWhewwwww. Ten years ago, I would've fought anyone who challenged Edward and Bella's love. Nowadays? Not quite as fervently, but I will still go head-to-head on this one.In case you've been under a rock for the last decade, Edward (the s...
  • Melissa
    My notes to characters in Eclipse:Bella: I'm so done with you. You're a self-absorbed little snot. You're not a strong modern woman because you don't want to be a teen bride, and you're not cute because you fall down a lot.Alice: You're so not cute either. Jacob: What you did is called "date rape," buckaroo. And to think I liked you best until the middle of this book!Edward: Checking the brood-o-meter... yep, you're still no David Boreanaz.Leah (...
  • karen
    snif. my link is worthless now.this is the virgin daiquiri version of wuthering heights, all watered down, plopped in a blender, and sitting at the folding card table with the kiddies.and they are all gulping it down without knowing that the real deal is way more fun.elizabeth has probably written the best review this book could ever get, with much wittier analogies, so go read that, then come back here for some less-articulate complaints.i messe...
  • Veronica
    I had expectations for this book, but I found it to be a terrible disappointment. Where to begin with? First of all, I have lost most of the respect I had for Bella as a character. Her obsession for Edward has really gone overboard, to the point of becoming downright annoying, even unhealthy. She worships the ground he walks on, and is all too ready to dump her parents and friends just so she can spend more time with him without growing old. She ...
  • Saya
    Eclipse took what magic was in Twilight and survived the boring but interesting New Moon and killed it off with it's length, lack of imagery, inconsistencies, and lifeless characters.The high school romance theme is COMPLETELY abandoned- we have the occasional, random scene since we need some build up to Bella's very boring graduation where she doesn't care. I think the high school theme is one of the reasons Twilight was such a success, the read...
  • Denys L.H.
    This book just made me hate the Twilight series even more. It made me hate Bella and Edward more. Hell, it even made me hate Stephanie Meyer for not double-checking her stupidity all in 629 pages. But I do love Jacob ever so much now. He rules. They suck. End of story. I read the third novel because of my curiosity, and we all know, curiosity killed my brain. This is my review of the novel and my opinion. Anyone who is unhealthily obsessed with E...
  • Will Byrnes
    With the imminent (This was written in 2010) release of the film (and the film getting decent reviews) it seemed time to dive back in. Meyer is a guilty pleasure, and the 629 pages read like 250. Bella, as usual, straddles the line between vampires and werewolves. But Stephanie Meyer has broadened her scope. She adds the complication of additional players and increased the battle forces a bit, adding some new recruits to the forces of real darkne...
  • Paula
    Book 3 in The Twilight Saga. Bella and Edward are back together, while Bella is struggling to hold on to her friendship with her very best friend, Jacob. There is also a new threat lurking on the horizon. This was another very entertaining story in the series. Romance, action, and some great interplay and moments between the characters, especially Bella and Jacob. Jacob continues to grow on me more and more with each book. It was interesting to l...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Eclipse (Twilight #3), Stephenie Meyer Eclipse is the third novel in the Twilight Saga by American novelist Stephenie Meyer. It continues the story of Bella Swan and her vampire love, Edward Cullen. The novel explores Bella's compromise between her love for Edward and her friendship with shape-shifter Jacob Black, along with her dilemma of leaving her mortality behind in a terrorized atmosphere, a result of mysterious vampire attacks in Seattle. ...
  • Leanna
    I succumbed and read Eclipse. I swear this is the last time I will ever write about Stephenie Meyer. I really am sick and tired of her books. Fortunately, the next won’t be released for a year, so I can put the series behind me for at least that long.After offending several people with my dislike for the series, I am starting to feel vindicated. Something about the third installment has pushed some Meyer loyalists over the edge. I have heard st...
  • Mari
    Last year for the 10th anniversary of Twilight, I decided to read and recap (with the help of some wonderful people) that first Twilight book. This was something that I had already done with the ENTIRE Fifty Shades series, so I was expecting Twilight to honestly present us a chance to laugh more and Hulksmash less. I was quickly proved wrong by Twilight and New Moon. Eclipse was, if you can believe it, even worse. It's almost impressive how autho...
  • P
    “He's like a drug for you, Bella.” When Bella is torn between Edward and Jacob, while Edward is her world, Jacob is likewise her savior. So who will she choose ?Eclipse made my stomach flutter when I read it first time even if it was quite melodramatic as Jacob tries to hold on Bella and never wants to let her go. My heart was broken by that scene and I did want to die alone. I cried a lot for Jacob, by the way. “Look after my heart - I'v...
  • Mary ~Ravager of Tomes~
    Actual Rating: 1.5 StarsMan this one was a lot harder to reread than the first two. So much manipulation & whining & lovey dovey, ugh. Definitely less fun now that Jacob is a full blown asshole.
  • Aishu Rehman
    Danger once again surrounds Bella , as a string of mysterious killings terrorizes Seattle and a malicious vampire continues her infernal quest for revenge. Amid the tumult, Bella must choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob , knowing that her decision may ignite the long-simmering feud between vampire and werewolf.
  • Summer Owens
    Sparked by a recent conversation with my friend Hillary, I have decided I need to post my thoughts about a certain series of novels written by Stephenie Meyer. Particularly the relationship between one, Bella, and the object of her affection. The supposedly uber hot vampire, Edward.Believe me when I say Edward has been well cast in the movie which is scheduled for release in December of this year. I thought Robert Pattinson was exceedingly good l...
  • Jenne
    Agh. What is the point of any of this? Edward is so dull and controlling and creepy. I think even a seventeen-year-old would need more than unearthly beauty and a nice car to inspire this epic, world-ending love. Jacob is the only real character, and even he keeps forcing himself on Bella in unsettling ways.The whole story is endless repetitions ofCharacter: I'm going to do X.Other Character: I will not allow it.Character: (does it anyway)Other C...
  • Manny
    Looking at other reviews of Eclipse, I'm a little surprised by the comments. Yes, of course it's badly written. Yes, of course Bella and Edward are horrible people, and they have a sick, co-dependent relationship. But that doesn't get any closer to explaining why these books are so popular.I would say that what they have going for them is that the psychology is not unrealistic, and in fact describes uncompromisingly how destructive love can be. I...
  • Laz
    Can't help feeling slightly disappointed by this. Having seen the movie, I expected tons of action. Instead I got none. I also got lots of Bella whining. I can't seem to make up my mind on whether I like or her this character. I always seem to change my mind when I'm about to make a decision. We all can agree that Meyer isn't the best of writers, but she's not bad either. I just wish that the book was a little more involved in action and be less ...
  • Larissa
    Stephenie Meyer should be sending handwritten thank-you notes to every sorry teenager (and masochistic adult) who continues to slog through her Harlequin romp of a series. Were it not for what I will generously term my ‘anthropological interest’ in this ever-popularizing series, I for one would certainly be leading a caravan out to the old country to demand that she return the four and half hours that I lost reading New Moon . Even skimming,...
  • MallyReads
    Welcome! And we are back, my friends, to another review of Eclipse - Twilight Book No. 3! Look at me bursting with joy...~sigh~Eclipse was by far the worst book out of the Twilight series. You might find that hard to believe considering I rated all of them harshly with 1 or 2 (in the case of Twilight) stars...however:This book is terrible. The Twilight series and especially this book should not be called literature. I am very fond of books, I...
  • Julie
    I'm not sure I can write a very cohesive review for this, so I'm just going to mention some of my major thoughts and go from there.Some of my favorite parts:The title. It makes such beautiful, perfect sense now, that any worries I had about the final result of the Edward/Jacob question seem so silly! Way to come up with a perfectly suitable title with perfect imagery. :DAsshattery. Good grief, but there was a lot of jerky behavior in this one, an...
  • Deborah Markus
    The good:1. Meyer's writing has improved. The dialogue flows better, and some of the humor is actually funny:"Do you have a medical degree that you never told me about?""Just give me the chance to decide whether or not I'm going to throw a fit over taking you to the hospital."He made a face of mock horror. "Please, not a fit!""If you don't let me see your hand, a fit is guaranteed."2. Bella's emotions seem much more authentic than they have in pa...
  • Sierra
    Okay, I gave two stars to this book because I kind of hate everything it stands for, but the facts remains the I've read ALL THREE books in this series cover to cover, and always feel a prick of glee when I get my hands on the newest one. I'm not sure what their diabolical pull on me is, and figuring it out would require the kind of self-analysis that would turn up things I'm sure I'd rather not know about. Here's the lowdown: Stephenie Meyer's b...
  • alyssa
    What the fuck did I just read? Reading this was a waste of my time.
  • Rachel Wagner
    I was very disappointed in this book. I liked Twilight and enjoyed New Moon, but this installment felt like a dime romance novel to me. She didn't introduce any new characters and spent the whole book on the love triangle between Edward, Bella, and Jacob. I felt like the love scenes were cheesy and tiresome. I also felt that Bella was whiney and initiating. Doesn't she understand that she can't have 2 boyfriends? This seems to be a foreign concep...
  •  Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
    Eclipse started out pretty good, and by the time I finished it, I was once again feeling the love glow that these books give me. My Thoughts:1.Bella. Bella was rather annoying in this book. I have decided that she must have the lowest self-esteem of any person alive. I just don't get why she doesn't like herself, doesn't think herself worthy of others' love. I think that everyone should love themselves, and with two parents that adore her, you th...
  • emma
    you know a book is bad when it's been years since you read it but you can still remember just how awful it was