Breaking Dawn, The First Chapter Released Today.


At 2pm today we will be reading aloud the first chapter of Breaking Dawn, the final book in Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight saga.  This first chapter won’t be released on the Internet until a few weeks before the book’s August release date.  So get your Twilight fix (although a brief one, you’ll be craving more of Edward & Bella immediately!) and eat some snacks.

Stephenie Meyer has (mental) playlists for each of the first three books on her website.  These are the songs that she hears in her head when she reads the books:

The Twilight Soundtrack:
1. “Why Does it Always Rain on Me?” — Travis
2. “I’m Not Okay (I Promise)” — My Chemical Romance
3. “Creep” [radio edit] — Radiohead
4. “In My Place” — Coldplay
5. “By Myself” — Linkin Park
6. “Dreaming” — OMD
7. “Please Forgive Me” — David Gray
8. “Here With Me” — Dido
9. “With You” [reanimation remix] — Linkin Park
10. “Time is Running Out” — Muse
11. “Dreams” — The Cranberries
12. “Tremble for My Beloved” — Collective Soul
13. “Lullaby (Goodnight, My Angel)” — Billy Joel
New Moon– The letters in parenthesis indicate which character’s perspective (Bella, Edward, or Jacob) she is hearing it from.
“Do you realize?” – The Flaming Lips (B)
“Papercut” – Linkin Park (B)
“Hyper Music” – Muse (B)
“Apocalypse Please” – Muse (B)
“Time Stands Still” – The All-American Rejects (B)
“Empty Room” – Marjorie Fair (B)
“Unwell” – Matchbox Twenty (B)
“Pain” – Jimmy Eat World (B)
“Ride” – The Vines (B)
“Fix You” – Coldplay (J)
“Blueside” – Rooney (B)
“Over My Head (Cable Car)” – The Fray (B)
“Going Under” – Evanescence (B)
“Tautou” – Brand New (B)
“Be My Escape” – Relient K (B)
“Never Let You Down” – Verve Pipe (J)
“Sing For Absolution” – Muse (E)
“Ya Mamma” – Fatboy Slim (Generic action-scene music)
“D.O.A.” – Foo Fighters
“Stare” – Marjorie Fair (B)
“Memory” – Sugarcult (B)
“The Truth About Heaven” – Armor For Sleep (B)
“The Scientist” – Coldplay (E)
“Sound of Pulling Heaven Down” – Blue October (E)
“Drag” – Placebo (B)
“Like A Stone” – Audioslave (B)
“World Has Turned and Left Me Here” – Weezer (B)
“Best I Ever Had” – Vertical Horizon (B)
“My Immortal” – Evanescence (B)
“Not the One” – Collective Soul (B)
“Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of” – U2 (B)
“Rest In Pieces” – Saliva (B)
“White Flag” – Dido (B)
“Everybody’s Changing” – Keane (B)
“Unintended” – Muse (B)
“I Miss You” – Blink 182 (B)
“The Reason” – Hoobastank (E)
“Hate Me” (radio edit) – Blue October (E)

Mexican Standoff — Elbow
Hamburg Song — Keane
Clocks — Coldplay
The Small Print — Muse
Stab My Back — The All-American Rejects
Overweight [edited] — Blue October
Mr. Brightside — The Killers
Newborn — Muse
Love Me Like You — The Magic Numbers
Vindicated — Dashboard Confessional
Hysteria — Muse
Uninvited — Alanis Morissette
Yes Please — Muse
Infra-Red — Placebo
The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot — Brand New
Luv — Travis
Blackout — Muse
It’s A Disaster — Ok Go

She couldn’t decide on a final song, it’s a toss-up between these last 5 songs:
*This Is How I Disappear — My Chemical Romance
*Sleep — My Chemical Romance
*Falling Away With You — Muse
*Accident & Emergency — Patrick Wolf
*The Well and the Lighthouse — Arcade Fire

While we’re waiting for Breaking Dawn to come out, here are a few other books you might enjoy!  Stop by the library for more recommendations!

Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause
Dracula by Bram Stoker (a classic!)
The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray by Chris Wooding
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Peeps by Scott Westerfeld
The Raging Quiet by Sherryl Jordan
The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause
Sirena by Donna Jo Napoli
Sunshine by Robin McKinley
Tenderness by Robert Cormier
Uglies/Pretties/Specials by Scott Westerfeld
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
Rebel Angels by Libba Bray

(book list originally posted by Donna Clark on the Harpeth Hall Library’s Twilight Blog.)



  1. Lindsey said

    Books-A-Million is hosting THE party of the Summer for all Twilight fans. Celebrate the midnight release of Breaking Dawn with Twilight trivia contests, costume contests, prizes, and much more! Party starts at 10pm on Friday, August 1st. Visit you local Books-A-Million to pre-purchase the book today and be the first in line to get Breaking Dawn at midnight, you won’t get it anywhere else faster!

  2. Mira said

    You can also get the books on august 1st on midnight at chapters or at indigo.. theres also a midnight mascarade for breaking dawn and the rest of the twilight series, that where you can win prizes, play games, and be like one of the characters in the novels by wearing a costume, which you can win a prize if your’re costume is picked as the best.. AHH I CAN’T WAIT TO GET THE FOURTH BOOK!!! You can also preorder the book at inidigo, chapters, coles, etc.

  3. renessmee said

    get over it people no one is going to like it it sucks i read it because the writer is my ant

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