Part 2 review of Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer tackles a broken treaty sheltered by fears, Bella Swan’s beastly fetus cracking her from the inside, Jacob’s comparison to the baby, and Edward’s tear dropping revelation by page 328.
Part 1 recap – Edward Cullen, the chillingly handsome vampire, and Bella Swan, the sweet blooded human female that vampires just want to bite, becomes engaged, married then has sex for the first time on their honeymoon resulting in one of the fastest pregnancy growths ever known to man. That’s because it’s not only human. Edward requests an abortion. Bella is dead set against it. Edward and Bella travel back towards The Olympic Coven, otherwise known as the Cullen vampire family. Visit Part 1 for that fast moving story.
Part 2 of Book IV: Pages 138 – 328, continued…
Jacob Black, Bella Swan’s half-wolf half-man friend with chiseled abs from the Quileute Native American tribe, hears that Bella falls ill. Skeptical of facts, he visits her at the Cullen home. Bella’s eyes are darkened, skin is thin and appears grossly ill as Edward is lost in concern and confusion as to her survival. Jacob figures out that she’s pregnant with a beastly fetus.
He returns to his wolf pack to discuss the old-fashioned treaty and fears of what may come should the baby be born and rip a tribe apart. Jacob leaves the pack when discovering Bella’s life may be the cost in killing the fetus. He considers Bella’s death not an option.
Jacob and Seth, another half-wolf half-human, grow cautiously closer to the Cullen clan after warning them of the battle the pack is planning – the battle that never takes place (at this time). Later Leah, the only female wolf, joins Jacob and Seth as they work together in protecting the Cullen family against any potential wolf battle. The three are visited by other wolves that try to manipulate them back to the tribe to call for a truce. Jacob sends them back, hoping no hard feelings. Jacob has Bella’s best interest at heart. Meanwhile, Bella’s body is being overthrown as the fetus exhausts her reserves while sucking the life out of her.
Carlisle, Cullen creator and doc of the house, is fully loaded with an X-ray machine and essentials to care for Bella’s condition as she goes upstairs for tests whenever needing medical assistance. Carlisle conducts research on how to keep both Bella and the fetus healthy and alive, but comes up baffled.
At almost warp speed, considering, the fetus continues to grow inside of Bella, engulfing Bella’s insides draining her dry while she constantly pants. Bella would surely die, or so it would appear until wolf man Jacob shared the seemingly predictable life saving answer, inside of his head – loud enough for mind reading Edward to hear.
Bella was then asked to drink human blood in a cup, from a straw. Human blood that was stored for such a cause – to quench a Cullen thirst. She ends up liking it, tolerating it – after not being able to keep anything down. It is exactly what the fetus craves to survive. Bella appears to do well until the fetus begins to display strength resulting in Bella’s bones breaking. Jacob witnesses Bella’s stomach, at some point, as it’s almost all he can take. Swelling, bruising, painful.
Edward spirals in a lost and frustrated mindset but mostly remains by Bella’s side through countless agonizing moments, and otherwise. On a serious yet comical side, Rosalie, the female vamp with “other” intentions behind catering to Bella – to get that baby – is tormented by Jacob as he makes blond jokes, throws food at her head, all to simply tick Rosalie off because they, Edward and Jacob, are well aware of her intentions.
It turns out that Alice, the future teller, has headaches whenever she’s near Bella and her fetus. Alice shares thoughts of the comparisons between Jacob and Bella’s condition along with the doc pointing out other comparisons between the fetus and Jacob’s genetic make-up. Jacob begins to become undoubtedly disturbed and continues loyal to his belief that the fetus is nothing more than a nasty blood sucking creature.
For the first time during these pages Edward breaks from his depressing spell at the moment he hears something that nobody else in the room can hear – the baby’s mind. Jacob then seems to suffer from male “pre-partum” depression and figures out that everyone is falling in love with this fetus, but where does that leave him? On the other hand, Edward finds out that the creature is not what he had expected, at all.
Stay tuned for Part 3…
The last two paragraphs of this Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn review we did not expect. We personally enjoyed the way Stephenie Meyer painted Edward’s character lost in thought most of the time only to change the path on page 325.
Most of these pages shared fears surrounding a much larger scale than your average pregnancy scare. Also, the author supplied a well defined image of Bella’s fetus during this “fly-mester” pregnancy, shy of a 9 month pregnancy by far (length of pregnancy not found on these pages – find out shortly on next review).
Count on Jacob’s comical yet serious character to heat up the screen, all over again, in Breaking Dawn, if like the book. There’s a couple of flesh moments between 138 and 328. For instance, Jacob changes into human from wolf, but can’t seem to find clothes.
In addition, Jacob’s character gives the notion of inner strength as he takes control of his own life, away from the pack. However, the only thing holding him back from leaving Bella’s side – even when he cannot convince her to abort the fetus, Edward disturbs him, Rosalie annoys him, the smell bothers him, and he remains on the other side of the tribal rules – is love. It’s sweet.
We have to admit. At the moment Edward perked up when he heard the mind of the fetus it makes one think that perhaps that’s all he wanted. To know everything the fetus is thinking, unlike the mother. However, a good part comes when Edward finds out what the fetus is saying. That, we will let you read. Just have the Lifetime tissue box ready.
This book is, thus far, we would highly recommend.
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Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer