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Book review: "Eclipse"

Book review: "Eclipse"

August 21, 2007|By BRIGITTE GREWE

Stephenie Meyer has done it again with her captivating new novel, "Eclipse." The book picks up from the surprise, tense ending of "New Moon," the previous book in the "Twilight" series. So automatically, dedicated readers are drawn into "Eclipse."

Havoc magnet Bella Swan, a normal teenage girl in her last year in high school, finds herself in a bunch of sticky situations at the beginning of the book. Since Bella moved to Forks, Wash., to live with her dad, everything in her life has turned upside down.

Bella, who is human, is pulled between Jacob Black, her best friend and a werewolf, and Edward Cullen, Bella's boyfriend and a vampire.

The boys are rivals, but that's not the worst of it. Edward's enemy, Victoria, returns, and she's after Bella to revenge herself on Edward. On top of that, the original royal clan of vampires is angry that a human knows about the vampire world; they want Bella to die or become a vampire, and they're coming to visit. News reaches Forks that newborn vampires are killing humans in a nearby city. And Bella is left to sort it all out before high school graduation.

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"Eclipse" is filled with suspense, action, romance and a twist on love. Surely, it will have all its readers hungering for more, waiting for "Breaking Dawn," the fourth and final book in the "Twilight" series, coming out in 2008.

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