I have finally finished this vampire series. As a whole, it was a great set of books. Even though I rated most of the books as fours, with one even less than that, I give the series as a whole a 4.5. The story gave me something to ponder for quite awhile and each book had me looking forward to picking it back up again when I wasn’t reading. Lately I have been finding fewer and fewer books so compelling, so I think these are quite an accomplishment.
Certainly there are flaws. The writing can be just slightly cringeworthy at times and I felt that, even as the longest book of the series, Breaking Dawn was a bit rushed. It seemed that the development of relationships between characters was sacrificed in order to move the story along. I don’t want to give anything away here so I don’t think I want to explain any further.
The entertainment value of these books outweighs any negatives in my opinion. I haven’t looked forward to reading so much in quite awhile. And I love to read.