Breaking Dawn Special Edition

Breaking Dawn Special Edition

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by Stephenie Meyer

This Special Edition of the #1 New York Times bestseller includes:

  • An exclusive Breaking Dawn Concert Series DVD featuring a performance by Blue October's Justin Furstenfeld and a conversation with Stephenie Meyer and Justin Furstenfeld.
  • A reproduction of the personal, handwritten lyrics for My Never

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This Special Edition of the #1 New York Times bestseller includes:

  • An exclusive Breaking Dawn Concert Series DVD featuring a performance by Blue October's Justin Furstenfeld and a conversation with Stephenie Meyer and Justin Furstenfeld.
  • A reproduction of the personal, handwritten lyrics for My Never from Justin Furstenfeld.
  • A limited-edition, full-color Bella & Edward poster (on reverse side of book jacket).
  • And more!

The astonishing, breathlessly anticipated conclusion to The Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.

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Praise for Breaking Dawn:
#1 New York Times Bestseller
#1 USA Today Bestseller
#1 Wall Street Journal
"A wild but satisfying finish to the ballad of Bella and Edward." - Time
"Captivating." - School Library Journal
"Witty writing... a fun read." - Chicago Tribune
"Rowling may be handing her magic wand to Meyer." - USA Today
Publishers Weekly
It ought to seem redundant to dismiss the fourth and final Twilight novel as escapist fantasy-but how else could anyone look at a romance about an ordinary, even clumsy teenager torn between a vampire and a werewolf, both of whom are willing to sacrifice their happiness for hers? Flaws and all, however, Meyer's first three novels touched on something powerful in their weird refraction of our culture's paradoxical messages about sex and sexuality. The conclusion is much thinner, despite its interminable length. Everygirl Bella achieves her wishes quickly (marriage and sex, in that order, are two, and becoming an immortal is another), and once she becomes a vampire it's almost impossible to identify with her. But that's not the main problem. Essentially, everyone gets everything they want, even if their desires necessitate an about-face in characterization or the messy introduction of some back story. Nobody has to renounce anything or suffer more than temporarily-in other words, grandeur is out. This isn't about happy endings; it's about gratification. A sign of the times? Ages 12-up.
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Children's Literature - Jennifer Wood
In the fourth and purportedly final novel from the best-selling "Twilight" saga, main character Bella Swan must finally choose between her vampire love and her human life. As in the previous three novels, Bella's shyness and passivity, along with the remnant memories of Edward's Victorian human life, keep the love scenes fairly unobjectionable, though the results of such scenes are far from tame; some parents may even object to the earliest of these descriptions. Also, the novel's split perspective, in which readers oscillate from Bella's perspective to her werewolf best friend Jacob's and finally back to her own, may annoy both diehard fans—because Jacob's perspective and internalizations at times mirror exactly what fans have come to expect of Bella—and any newcomers to the saga who start with this book—because they are not likely to be as invested in the character dynamics. Overall, the plot seems perhaps too convenient and often lacks the emotional tension and suspense of its predecessors in the series, but the ends are neatly tied in a way that should leaves fans of both Edward and Jacob satisfied. Especially in light of the forthcoming cinematic adaptation and film release of the saga's first book, which will likely only expand Meyer's popularity (and the number of discussions contrasting Meyer with J.K. Rowling), this may be one book that cannot be avoided or ignored. Reviewer: Jennifer Wood
VOYA - Angelica Delgado
Perpetually clumsy Bella is about to marry the very sexy and graceful vampire Edward Cullen. In exchange for Bella's hand in marriage, Edward agrees to turn her into a vampire shortly after the ceremony. Bella's shape-shifter, more-than-best friend, Jacob, is none too happy about her impending transformation, not only because she will become a nosferatu but also because it will violate the tenuous treaty between the vampires and werewolves of Forks. When her honeymoon takes a surprising turn, Bella decides to remain human a bit longer. Her decision threatens not only her life but also the lives of her new family and friends. Since Twilight's thrilling debut (Little, Brown, 2005/VOYA October 2005), readers have been waiting to find out how this addicting supernatural love triangle will play out. The series finale offers closure but certainly not satisfaction. It contains the elements that made Meyer's first two novels intoxicating reads but wraps them in an overly long and noxiously sappy package. Meyer writes pervasive angst like few other authors can so fans may rejoice in that aspect. She sacrifices the opening novel's brisk pacing for tedious inner monologues. The single mildly comic, and thereby least cloying portion, portrays Jacob's point of view. Alas, it is also the shortest section of the book. By the time readers arrive at the ridiculous conclusion, they will likely have thrown the entire novel across the room several times. Team Edward and Team Jacob will have fun race-reading and then commiserating over the less-than-stellar conclusion. Reviewer: Angelica Delgado
School Library Journal

Gr 9 Up

Meyer closes her epic love story of a human, a vampire, and a werewolf in this, the final installment of the saga. The story opens with Bella and Edward's wedding, and relations between Jacob and Bella remain uneasy. On honeymoon and unshackled from any further concerns about premarital sex, Edward fulfills his promise to consummate their marriage before he changes Bella into a vampire. An unexpected conception throws their idyllic world back into chaos as factions (both wolf and vampire) battle over whether or not to destroy the potential monster that is killing Bella from within. The captivating angst, passions, and problems manage to satisfyingly fill pages where surprisingly little action takes place, even after the powerful child's birth brings the Cullen family under the scrutiny of the Volturi. The international cadre of vampires who come to the Cullens' aid are fascinating, but distract from the development of prime characters at a pivotal moment. The novel begins and ends with Bella's voice, while Jacob narrates the middle third of the tale, much like the final pages of Eclipse (Little, Brown 2007). While darker and more mature than the previous titles, Meyer's twists and turns are not out of character. Fans may distress as the happy ending for everyone, including a girl for Jacob, lessens the importance and pain of tough decisions and difficult self-sacrifices that caused great grief in previous books, but they will flock to it and enjoy it nonetheless.-Cara von Wrangel Kinsey, New York Public Library

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Product Details

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
Twilight Saga Series, #4
Edition description:
Book, DVD, and Poster
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 2.50(d)
690L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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Breaking Dawn Special Edition 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 231 reviews.
luv2beme4life333--xoxo More than 1 year ago
When I first finished this book, I was thinking about it for MONTHS after reading it. I finished the whole series in 3days because I couldn't seem to be able to put the book down. :) Stephanie Meyer is TRULY So Very Talented!! This is one of my most Beloved Books of all time!! And that is REALLY saying something! :)
TamiT More than 1 year ago
I loved this series and I think this one is my favorite. There is a few twists in the plot to keep you guessing. You embrace the characters and feel what they are feeling. I love the switch of viewpoints between Bella and Jacob. I definitely will keep this in my library.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best I have read in a long time. Wanting to read more but there's no more. Will read again.
Lali08 More than 1 year ago
I read this book twice already and every time I read I love it, it goes from romantic challenge, to life's unexpected turns to thrilling unforgettable extraordinary drama. I couldn't put it down for second only to sleep.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bought it to read on my trip to Japan- Great Book! Enjoyed it alot! Too bad I couldn't get it in paperback-hardcover kind of cumbersome for travelling. My American friend in Japan WAS able to get a paperback version- maybe through Hmmmmmmm.......
DrAnne More than 1 year ago
This series is worthy of a read by any vampire story fan. Ms. Meyer brings love into the darkness of the immortals world.
Sasha44 More than 1 year ago
I started this series because my niece sent me the first one, Twilight, for Christmas and out of respect for her and because she had been after me to read it, I decided to give it a try. Figured I could read a chapter or two and if I didn't care for it, I could fake it for her. Well imagine my surprise that after I started reading I couldn't put it down. Not only did I finish it in record time, I immediately went out and bought the second book, then the third and now the fourth, Breaking Dawn. Really thought this series was just for the young and since I am 66 years old believed I would not enjoy it. I couldn't have been more wrong. I highly recommend this book and the series to anyone who loves to read. Forget the fact that it was aimed for the younger people and just enjoy it. I will be forever grateful to my niece for "forcing" me into reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought that the Twilight Series was fantastic! Breaking Dawn put everything the books had been leading to into there places. I would recommend this series to anyone, it was just great!
Geoswimmer1 More than 1 year ago
I love this book. It was a page by page turner. Great visuals and amazing story line....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stephanie Meyer is such a symbolic writer that I had no problem finding a deep meaning in something as simple as her title "breaking dawn" along with the chess peices found on the cover. My intuition told me after a few moments browsing the Twilight section in B&N that this book was going to be really good and without a doubt I enjoyed every waking minute of it. I am happy with her conclusion to the Twilight Saga and feel a deep magical love for the world she created. Is it weird that I am 32?....Ha, I don't care. Jacob is an angel in disguise while Edward is any woman's dream come true, but Bella takes the cake with her journey of self discovery and determination to make her dreams a reality. No matter how unreal they seem. Again....I simply love it!
TheMobiusContinuum More than 1 year ago
The first two books in the series were a Christmas present to me and luckily I went and bought the rest of the series before the snow hit. Also bought The Host, not part of the series and written for adults. Adults who like vampire stories will like the series by Brian Lumley, Necroscope and Vamphyri series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unlike most everyone else I meet that say Eclipse is their absolute favorite book of this series. Mine is Breaking Dawn. There is just so much going on in this book. To read and feel the the emotions going on in this novel had me hooked from beginning to end. The only time I put it down was when I unknowingly fell asleep somewhere in the wee hours of the morning. And as soon as I woke up, I picked up right where I left off. And who in their right mind doesn't love Stephanie for letting them create their own scene in their head of Isle Esme?! OMG! I won't even tell you what I saw/felt/etc. during certain parts of that! Let's just say, this novel would no longer be in the Teen Section. Anyhow, this whole series can give one a different perspective on life, love, and "forever". Again, if you haven't read this book, it is a must read! Thank you again Stephanie for such a wonderful escape from life.
shanna56 More than 1 year ago
I had a smile on my face through the first few capters. Going to Hawaii in a few months, & I can't wait to sit on the beach & reread this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't wait to read more of her work. Is a marvelous book.
blood-x-omen More than 1 year ago
I love the entire twilight series it was great. most of my friends and schoolmates were pushing me to read it and when i finally said yes i found out what i was missing all this time. if you have doubt about this book just give it a try its awesome.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books in our generation. Stephanie Meyer kept me hooked on to the series until the very end. I kept on thinking about the book months after I read! This is a must read!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this book the best out of all of them. Even though the plot of this book was extremely predictable from page one, it had something to it that made me keep reading. I don't particularly like Jacob, so I completely skipped the bunch of chapters in his point of view(The book begins in Bella's point of view, then when Bella gives birth it switches point of views to Jacob's) until I got back to Bella's point of view. It was a little dumb because Bella was all of a sudden perfect as a newborn vampire. Otherwise this was a pretty good book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't really know how else to say it....wasted paper. I mean, Every Single Character got Everything they Wanted, even if it meant restructuring that character so that he or she won't have to How boring is that? ***SPOILER***, if you can call it that. I don't know that a book this terrible can be "spoiled" but I'm getting ready to rant about the ending... When the vulturi and the Cullens meet for the epic vampire war I thought, "finally, something worth reading." I can see it so clearly in my mind now...Dr Cullen plants a hand on his hip and points his finger and gives the Vulturi a good stern "talking to". Then the Vulturi leave and the book ends!!!!!!!!!!WHAT KIND OF ENDING IS THAT???????????????To say it's "anti-climatic" is a severe understatement. I could go on all day, but I'll stop here...wasted paper.
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dieseldog333 More than 1 year ago
for young readers. It got my daughter off facebook and the phone to read. That says alot, then she's read the whole series more than once!
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