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Books and Whimsy

I blog about books that change me at Books and Whimsy. I also write discussion posts, and host original features. I'm quite silly sometimes, serious others, and always champion great books. (booksandwhimsy.com) You can find my author blog at onceuponaprologue.net

Eclipse (The Twilight Saga, Book 3) - Stephenie Meyer *Spoiler heavy!*

"Until your heart stops beating, Bella. I’ll be here — fighting. Don’t forget that you have options."

- Jacob Black, Eclipse

"Jacob was right. He’d been right all along. He was more than just my friend. That’s why it was so impossible to tell him goodbye — because I was in love with him. Too. I loved him, much more than I should, and yet, still nowhere near enough. I was in love with him, but it was not enough to change anything; it was only enough to hurt us both more. To hurt him worse than I ever had."

- Bella Swan, Eclipse

The entire book I kept hoping Bella would finally see what I had known for some time - Jacob was right, and she was in love with him, too. Even Edward acknowledged that when Jacob stitched Bella back together after he (Edward) left, that formed a bond between them.

That scene in the snow...the kiss, Bella's realization, the life they could have had...

"I’m exactly right for you, Bella. It would have been effortless for us — comfortable, easy as breathing. I was the natural path your life would have taken… If the world was the way it was supposed to be, if there were no monsters and no magic…"

- Jacob Black, Eclipse

Do I need to say anymore? This was my favorite book in the series in some ways - the action, the intensity, the more mature tone. But in the end, the novel left me more heartbroken than I had thought possible.

"If the silence in my head lasted, I would never go back. I wouldn’t be the first one to choose this form over the other. Maybe, if I ran far enough away, I would never have to hear again… I pushed my legs faster, letting Jacob Black disappear behind me."

- Jacob Black, Eclipse.