Buku yang lagi ditunggu-tunggu bagi pecinta Edward Cullen dan Bella Swan.
Ini saya posting covernya ajah ya, berhubung bukunya belum terbit…:)
Ini adalah sekuel keempat karya Stephenie Meyer The Twilight Saga, kisah cinta anak manusia dan Vampire “vagetarian”.
Dalam kisah ini intinya Bella akhirnya menikah dengan Edward dan memiliki anak perempuan bernama Renesmee. Di buku ini adalah awal Bella menjalani kehidupan sebagai Vampire. Anak Bella-Edward kemudian akan menjadi imprint-nya Jacob.
Pada beberapa resensi di USA banyak komentar negatif mengenai Breaking Dawn.
Ingin tahu resume Bab I-III juga apa saja kritikan negatifnya? ikuti tulisan berikut yang saya copas dari Om Wiki:
Breaking Dawn is split into three separate “books”, or parts. The first part details Bella’s marriage and honeymoon with Edward, which they spend on a private island off the coast of Brazil. Edward grants Bella’s wish and makes love to her. Soon after, Bella sees a box of unused tampons and realizes that she is pregnant. After contacting Carlisle, who confirms her belief, she and Edward plan to return home. Edward, concerned for her well being, urges her to get an abortion. However, Bella wants to keep the child and decides to contact Rosalie for support, knowing that Rosalie has always wanted children.
The second part of the novel is written from Jacob Black’s point of view, and lasts throughout Bella’s pregnancy and childbirth. The pack of werewolves, not knowing what danger the unborn child may pose, make plans to destroy it, even though they must kill Bella to do so. Jacob vehemently disagrees with this decision and revolts, leaving the pack to form his own with Seth and Leah Clearwater. Bella soon gives birth, approximately a month after becoming pregnant. The baby breaks many of her bones, and Bella loses massive amounts of blood. In order to save her life, Edward changes her into a vampire. Jacob, who was present for the birth, immediately “imprints” — an involuntary response in which a werewolf finds his soul mate — on Edward and Bella’s newborn daughter, Renesmee.
The third section of Breaking Dawn shifts back to Bella’s perspective, finding her changed into a vampire and enjoying her new life and abilities. However, the vampire Irina misidentifies Renesmee as an “immortal child”, a child who has been turned into a vampire. The creation and protection of “immortal children” was previously outlawed by the Volturi. After Irina presents her allegation to the Volturi, they plan to destroy Renesmee and the Cullens. In an attempt to save her, the Cullens gather vampires from around the world to stand as witnesses and prove to the Volturi that Renesmee is not an immortal child. Upon confronting the gathered Cullen allies and witnesses, the Volturi discover that they have been misinformed and immediately execute Irina for her mistake. However, they remain undecided on whether Renesmee should be viewed as a threat to the secret existence of vampires. At that time, Alice and Jasper, who had left prior to the confrontation, return with Nahuel, a 150-year-old vampire-human crossbreed like Renesmee. He demonstrates that the crossbreeds pose no threat and the Volturi leave, knowing that they no longer have just reason to destroy Renesmee. Bella, Edward and Renesmee return to their home, free to live their lives in peace.
Breaking Dawn has received generally negative reviews. Publishers Weekly stated that the main problem was that “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.” In an article by The Associated Press journalist Sara Rose posted on NewsOK.com wrote that fans of the series would love “engaging characters, great humor, a distracting obsession with beauty, focus on the minutiae of emotions”, however “casual readers may be disappointed with a lot of build-up and little action.” The Independent called the book, “shockingly, tackily, sick-makingly sexist” and said that “Bella Swan lives to serve men and suffer.”  Entertainment Weekly graded Breaking Dawn with a D, criticizing the birth scene and Bella’s “unwavering passion for Edward” and having no other goals. The Washington Post also responded with a negative review, making comments such as, “…Meyer has put a stake through the heart of her own beloved creation,” and, “Breaking Dawn has a childbirth sequence that may promote lifelong abstinence in sensitive types.” However, an article in The Daily News Tribune, a small town newspaper, Margaret Smith says of Breaking Dawn “You too might fall in love with its suspense and moving sensitivity — and with the unlikely couple struggling to find light within their world’s heart of darkness.”
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Meyer responded to the negative response of many fans to the book and called it the “Rob Effect”; she believes that the fans need time to accept the ending of Breaking Dawn, just as they needed time to accept Robert Pattinson playing the role of Edward in the Twilight movie.