Review of Eclipse, the Novel
by Julie Turner
I have read many negative reviews online about the third book Eclipse of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series, but I enjoyed the novel immensely. As a true Edward Cullen fan, I got what I wanted from the novel. I got to see him prove his love for Bella time after time, defend her honor, and compete with man (well, wolf really) for her affection.
In Eclipse, Bella and Edward are back together happy and in love as ever until Jacob Black decides he deserves to be with Bella. He tries everything to win her affection, but Bella tells him she only loves him as a best friend. This irks Edward since vampires and wolves are natural enemies.
Meanwhile, random killings are happening throughout the state of Washington. We soon learn the killings are being committed by an army of newborn vampires created by Victoria (from the first 2 novels). In Eclipse, we finally hear the back stories of all the Cullens in this book. Before being changed into a vampire, Jasper was an officer in the Confederate army. He was changed because of his military skills by a female vampire who wanted to claim the southern portion of the continent for herself.
Since Jasper was so experienced with vampire combat, he trains all of the Cullens, wolves, and Bella to fight the newborn vampires before they take over the town of Forks. Jacob and Edward had to put aside their differences to ban together to conquer these vampires. Edward comes out victorious! He wins the fight against the vampires and the fight for Bella’s heart.