Author: Stephenie Meyer
Country: United States
Series: Twilight series
Genre(s): Young adult, Fantasy, Romance
Publisher: Little, Brown
Publication: date August 7, 2007
Media type: print (hardcover)
Preceded: by New Moon
Followed: by Breaking Dawn
The story begins with the revelation that Seattle is being plagued by a string of unsolved murders, which Edward suspects are being caused by a new born vampire that is unable to control its thirst. Edward and Bella fill out college applications, while Bella explains to Edward her desire to see Jacob Black, her werewolf friend, again. Although Edward fears for her safety, Bella insists that Jacob and the rest of the werewolf pack would never harm her, and she begins to visit him once in a while. Meanwhile, Alice Cullen has a vision that Victoria, a vampire who is hunting Bella for revenge, is back in town. A few days later, Edward proposes to Bella and, despite having an aversion to marriage, she accepts.
Bella and the Cullens realize that the murders in Seattle are being committed by an “army” of newborn vampires, controlled by Victoria who wants to take revenge on Bella for killing her mate James (twilight). The Cullen family joins forces with the werewolf pack in order to combat this threat. As everyone else prepares for battle, Edward, Bella, and Jacob camp up in the mountains, hidden during the battle, where they are later joined by Seth Clearwater, a young member of the werewolf pack, to wait out the fight.
In the morning, Jacob overhears Edward and Bella discussing their engagement and becomes very upset. He threatens to join the fight and get himself killed. To stop him, Bella kisses Jacob and realizes that she is in love with him. Victoria tracks Edward’s scent to Bella, and Edward is forced to fight. After Victoria and her army are successfully destroyed, Bella explains to Jacob that while she loves him, her love for Edward is greater. After receiving a wedding invitation from Edward, Jacob runs away in his wolf form to escape the pain he feels, angry at Bella’s decision to become a vampire.
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