5. Breaking Dawn
In the fourth book, Bella and Edward finally get over all their angst and tie the knot, which would seem to point to a nice happy ending.
Sadly, that sort of thing doesn’t seem possible with this couple, and though Bella gets pregnant, the mixed parentage of the baby causes big problems.
The half-human/half-vampire child quickly weakens its mother thanks to a fast gestation period and Bella nearly dies giving birth to it.
Thinking quickly to save her life, Edward injects her with his venom and turns her into a vampire. She gains new powers and abilities (such as being able to lower her shield so her hubby can read her mind) and is able to survive the birth of baby Renesmee.
Their troubles are only just beginning however, as another coven snoops on them to the Volturi, outing the new arrival as a possible “immortal child”, a violation of Vampire law.
The Cullen clan rallies round the new parents, and, after a nasty conflict with the Volturi, the family is left in peace.
Though Dawn essentially wraps up the Twilight saga in book form, Meyer responded to fan pressure for more stories by starting to write a fourth, Midnight Sun, which would essentially retell Twilight from Edward’s point of view.
Unfortunately, an early draft of several chapters leaked out online, causing the author to cancel the book. She did stick the chapters up on her website for fans to read, but for now, the Twilight series is over.
At least, in book form…
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