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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 ...

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Overview

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?

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

The legions of readers who are hooked on the romantic struggles of Bella and the vampire Edward will ecstatically devour this third installment of the story begun in Twilight, but it's unlikely to win over any newcomers. Jake, the werewolf met in New Moon, pursues Bella with renewed vigilance. However, when repercussions from an episode in Twilightplace Bella in the mortal danger that series fans have come to expect, Jake and Edward forge an uneasy alliance. The plot patterns have begun to show here, but Meyer's other strengths remain intact. The supernatural elements accentuate the ordinary human dramas of growing up. Jake and Edward's competition for Bella feels particularly authentic, especially in their apparent desire to best each other as much as to win Bella. Once again the author presents teenage love as an almost inhuman force: "[He] would have been my soul mate still," says Bella, "if his claim had not been overshadowed by something stronger, something so strong that it could not exist in a rational world." According to Meyer, the fourth book should tie up at least the Edward story, if not the whole shebang. Ages 12-up. (Aug.)

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Gr 9 Up -In Stephenie Meyer's sequel (Little, Brown, 2006) to New Moon (Little, Brown, 2006) and the third title in her popular vampire series, Edward and Bella are back and the sexual tension between them has grown even stronger as Bella prepares to graduate from high school and enter into her new life as a vampire. But what about her longtime close friend Jacob (a werewolf)? How can she choose between him and Edward, and what will happen if, and when, she does? Ilyana Kadushin skillfully brings Bella to life, sharing her struggle to decide between her love for Edward and her friendship for Jacob, while striving to maintain the peace between the vampire Cullens and the werewolf Blacks. The narration easily distinguishes between characters. Fans of Meyer's previous titles will enjoy this one and eagerly await the release of Midnight Sun .-Cindy Lombardo, Tuscarawas County Public Library, New Philadelphia, OH

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It's the countdown to graduation and immortality for Bella, since the events of New Moon (2006) have convinced boyfriend Edward to let her join him in vampirism. While Bella desires only to leave this mortal coil, Edward wants her to try college and marriage first. Bella knows that becoming a vampire will forever sever her ties to best friend Jake, who's a werewolf and therefore an ancient racial enemy of all things vampiric. Luckily-and predictably-a gathering of bloodthirsty, vengeful vampires is headed straight for Bella. To protect her, the vegetarians of Edward's vamp coven need to stop trading racial epithets with the werewolves and work with them, instead. Bella wants the villains to be defeated so she can return to her everyday life of high school, anticipating immortality and fighting Edward's determination to avoid premarital sex. Unsettling racially charged characterizations are offset by messages of overcoming difference and working together. Fans of Bella's angst-drenched love triangle will gobble this entry up, and the open-ended conclusion paves the way for Jake's story to come. (Fantasy. YA)
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Praise for Eclipse:
"Move over, Harry Potter." - USA Today

"Has a hypnotic quality that puts the reader right inside the dense, rainy thickets of [Forks]" - People Magazine

"The legions of readers who are hooked on the romantic struggles of Bella and the vampire Edward will ecstatically devour this third installment" - Publishers Weekly

"[Stephenie Meyer is] the world's most popular vampire novelist since Anne Rice" - Entertainment Weekly

"Meyer's trilogy seethes with the archetypal tumult of star-crossed passions, in which the supernatural element serves as a heady spice." - The New York Times

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316087384
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 5/25/2010
  • Series: Twilight Saga Series , #3
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Movie tie-in
  • Pages: 640
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.60 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephenie Meyer
Stephenie Meyer is the author of the #1 bestselling Twilight Saga and The Host. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English literature, and she lives with her husband and three young sons in Arizona.

Biography

According to Stephenie Meyer, the idea for her sensational debut novel, Twilight, came to her in a vividly detailed dream in 2003. Over the course of three months, writing at night when her children were in bed, the young Mormon mother of three developed that dream into the spellbinding story of 17-year-old Bella Swan, who moves from Phoenix, Arizona, to the tiny town of Forks, Washington, and falls in love with a beautiful, mysterious vampire named Edward Cullen. After feverish writing, painstaking editing, and a brief but frustrating round of queries, submissions, and rejections, Meyer finally connected with an editor at Little, Brown who fell in love with the manuscript and signed her to a three-book deal.

Twilight debuted in October, 2005. An immediate sensation, it appeared on several year-end best books lists and earned its author a rabid cult following among teenage girls. Since then, Meyer has continued Bella and Edward's story in bestselling sequels that have proved equally successful. Young readers cannot get enough of these riveting novels -- a captivating blend of vampires, romance, and suspense -- and parents rest easy knowing the books do not contain the graphic language and sexually provocative material that pervades some YA series.

Whether or not the Twilight Saga proves to have "Harry Potter legs" remains to be seen. Meanwhile, Meyer continues writing. She forayed into adult fiction with 2008's The Host, a chilling science fiction tale about the end of humanity, told from the perspective of an alien invader. And she makes it clear the door is open for further installments in her vampire romance. Clearly, this talented author has many more stories to tell.

Good To Know

Here are some fun facts from Stephenie's "unofficial" biography on her website:
"The unusual spelling of my name was a gift from my father, Stephen ( + ie = me ). Though I have had my name spelled wrong on pretty much everything my entire life long, I must admit that it makes it easier to google myself now."

" I met my husband, Pancho (his real name is Christiaan, but no one calls him that—it's not a long story, but it is a stupid one, so I'll skip it), when I was four, but we were never anywhere close to being childhood sweethearts. In fact, though we saw each other at least weekly through church activities, I can't recall a single instance when we so much as greeted each other with a friendly wave, let alone exchanged actual words.

This may have been for the best, because when we did eventually get around to exchanging words, sixteen years after our first meeting, it only took nine months from the first "hello" to the wedding."

" I am also a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and that has a huge influence on who I am and my perspective on the world, and therefore what I write (though I have been asked more than once, 'What's a nice Mormon girl like you doing writing about vampires?')."

"I can't write without music, and my biggest muse is the [British rock] band Muse."

A transcript of the dream that inspired Twilight appears in the book as Chapter 13, "Confessions."

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    1. Hometown:
      Phoenix, Arizona
    1. Date of Birth:
      December 24, 1973
    2. Place of Birth:
      Hartford, Connecticut
    1. Education:
      Brigham Young University, Bachelor's in English.
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  • Posted November 4, 2011

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    great

    I just love all of Stephenie Meyer's books. As a fan I would recommend them. can't wait to read the next!!!!!

    58 out of 68 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 30, 2011

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    Wonderful

    I loved reading this book! It is one of a kind and it has a story that keeps you entertained for hours.

    46 out of 51 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 29, 2011

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    Fantastic

    I loved and loved reading this wonderful book! It has a story that keeps you entertained for hours. Stephenie Meyer is a fantastic writer.

    40 out of 47 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 22, 2009

    Shocked That I Couldn't Put It Down

    I resisted reading this series for so long. I couldn't imagine a "teenage vampire" book would hold much interest for me. Boy was I wrong! I read the series straight through in 2 weeks and loved it! The courtship between Edward and Bella is pure,tender and romantic. Edward is chivlarous, intelligent and protective and Bella is sweet, stubborn and selfless. Jacob and the rest of the supporting characters add variety and some humor to the already fascinating story line. The love story created by Stephanie Meyer reminded me of some of the classics I have read over and over.
    I have never felt so attached to characters in an novel. I even found myself dreaming of them (it is ok to laugh at me I did too). For the first time ever I even went to the author's website and read everything about her and the story development. I am sad that she is not writing the series from Edward's perspective like she intended, but I do understand why she made that decision. I highly recommend this series even if you think a vampire/werewolf book sounds corny.

    36 out of 41 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2008

    Summer Fluff and Poor Writing

    I picked up this book as a graduate student wanting some summer 'fluff' following my internship and before starting thesis work. I read all four books within a two week period. No, these two weeks didn't fly by because I was amazed by the book and couldn't put it down. I flew through this series because the author's writing is mediocre at best. As a girl who once had a high school crush, I will admit I found myself sucked in by Edwards high school appeal, but Meyer's simplistic writing style quickly started to get on my nerves. How many times must we be reminded how cold Edward is? Can Bella be more small minded and whiney? Why do we have to suffer through 200 pages of fluff to actually get to the plot in each book? Once the plot is revealed the last third of the book is spent quickly resolving the issue and reminding us how cold, handsome, and mesmerizing Edward is how hot, hairy, and egotistical Jacob is and how co-dependent, whiney, and ackward Bella is. Please....If my fictional writing professor read these stories she would tell Meyer to refine her writing skills. I won't even go into the numerous holes in the story that even in a 'Vampire and Werewolf...I mean shape-shifter world' make no sense and run contradictory to her own plot writing. If anything, this book showed me that you don't have to be a great writer to be successful or to write a teenage Harlequin series.

    35 out of 119 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 19, 2008

    The Brilliance Continues...

    After reading the first 3 books I am still obsessed- Still In love and still wanting more. I have read the 3 in less than 4 days and determined to have the 4th read before the movie. I have my sister and mother starting the first and they agree how wonderful the series is. I cannot wait to continue on to the 4th.<BR/>This book in particular is way better than they last but still not as good as the first. You continue to fall in love with Edward and more so than ever you relate to Bella. Her emotional torment over being selfish or selfless and wrong vs. right and even her being torn about love- is truly something you can relate too as a human. <BR/>Jacob my least favorite of the characters is very instrumental but so is the rest of the Cullens and most importantly Edward. There is the intensity of forbidden love and fear of past enemies.<BR/>Eclipse is amazing and was a joy to read. I cannot wait for Breaking Dawn!

    26 out of 33 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    Love this book!!!!!!!!

    Very addicting. I can tell what the ribon on the cover means but i wont tel u! Bella shud not have ben mad at edward in movie. I hope u agre. I LUV EDWARD!!

    23 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2012

    IN LOVE!!!!!"

    I absoutly love all the twilight books! I cant put them down!!!

    22 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 30, 2009

    Eclipse Review

    Possibly my favorite book in the Twilight series, this book kept me up many nights and on the edge of my seat at every page! Character developments deepen here, and we learn more about other principle characters and their backstories. The reader stays firmly implanted in both the werewolf and vampire worlds as they ally themselves toward a common goal. The threat of bad vamp Victoria and her newborns were especially terrifying! The love triangle in the series reaches it's apex here with resultant complications. My heart took quite a ride during this book, and not one page dissapointed.

    22 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2011

    One of the best books!!!

    I can reread thia book over and over again!!!!! (:

    20 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 9, 2009

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    Eclipse

    If you have read Twilight and New Moon, I don't think anyone who loves Twilight can stop there. When I read Twilight, I couldn't just stop. I bought the whole series. Eclipse is the exciting sequel to New Moon and the third book in the twilight saga. This book is very exciting and those who have read the first two will love it, especially those who love suspense, the supernatural, romance, and fighting.

    13 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 16, 2008

    A Great book to say the least

    This is probably the best book in the series.I haven't read breaking Dawn yet.This book realy captures Bellas and Edwards feeling about eachother, while also showing Jacobs and Bellas feelings to eachother. It also shows Bellas resolve about becoming a vampire.

    11 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2012

    Omg

    I totally love this series.
    Hope this book is good





    Click"yes" if you agree with me plz

    10 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 26, 2011

    Ruining Lierature

    It took me a month to read, and I read books twice the size in half the time. I honestly dont see how people like these books! The storyline is weak, and Bella... I can't even begin to explain. By the time I finished the book, I quite literally wanted to gouge my eyes out with a spork. This series is ruining literature.. Enough said

    10 out of 38 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 25, 2009

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    Forgetable to the max!

    The only thing I remember about this book is that... (takes a while to remember) something bout the werewolves, oh sorry, shape shifters surrounding the house to protect Bella. And another part that I'm thinking SMeyer ment to be terrifying yet it was comical in a pathetic way. It was when there was a hand or leg I don't remember and it was crawling towards Bella. I found that so... I can't even think of it. This book was horrible and I will never read it again and I don't recommend it.

    10 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2012

    Amazing

    This book is amzing! I recommend it to everyone!!!!!

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 30, 2010

    great one

    poor jacob i really feel pity for his broken heart. love edward. book has so much more details than the movie!

    9 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2009

    Thrilling Romance and Fantasy

    Eclipse Book Review<BR/> Eclipse is the thrilling prequel to Stephenie Meyer¿s bestseller, Twilight. Eclipse also follows the sequel, New Moon. This is the most exciting book of the Twilight Series. This fiction thriller makes you wish you were a member of the Cullen family. You¿ll also fall even more in love with Edward Cullen. This movie is full of romance, action, enjoyable frustration, and unexpected twists. You discover the Cullen¿s pasts and a mysterious character comes back for revenge with a lot of back up this time. You truly will not be able to put down Eclipse.<BR/>With all the drama between Edward and Jacob you won¿t even know who to love and who to hate. Two rivals even have to team up to even the score for one important person. You won¿t know what will happen next. People are brought together while others are torn apart. But this book proves that you have to protect the one you love, no matter what. Eclipse is full of nail-biting cliff hangers and is a long read that is definitely worth it.

    9 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2011

    Best book ever!!!!!!!

    This is the best book that i have ever read!!! And let me tell you. Ive read about 150 books in the past six months. And just to let you know thats alot of books. Still I just love it soooo much!!!!!!! You dont want to put it down its so good! Thats about the only way that i can describe how good of a book it is.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Great book!

    Amazing books and amazing movies! You get to see everyone in action, Victoria, Riley, The Cullens, Werewolves and the Volturi! Who come back to see Bella still as a human... what will they do? Read the book! :D

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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