New Cover Revealed for Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

Breaking Dawn Cover by Stephenie MeyerHere it is. What do you think? I think I like it even though it puzzles me a bit. Does this mean checkmate? Apologies, I do not play chess.

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43 Responses to New Cover Revealed for Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

  1. Marye says:

    I got an erie feeling when I first saw the cover. I wondered if there was to be a war. I don’t play chess, I’m guessing the white color represents a vampire. The Volturi or possibly Edward and the red pawn is Bella.

  2. Avid Reader says:

    Interesting thoughts Marye. Bella as a pawn between Jacob and Edward, maybe? Hmmm. I can’t wait to read it.

  3. Brandon says:

    I think this cover is quite intriging. The Queen is the most important piece in chess, and the pawn is the weakest. The queen is not in a checkmate. Who is the queen? Bella? Possibly white meaning purity? Red is a rare color to use in chess. Is it just to stand out or does it have a meaning to do with bellas transformation from being a weak pawn, of flesh and blood, into a White powerful queen? Giving away that Bella finally becomes a vampire? So many questions. I can’t wait!

  4. Alana says:

    The covers for the twilight series always use red and white, (purity and innocence against the unpure and corrupted?) but i love the way its used here. Two sides of the chess board, the pawn and the queen, strongest and the weakest….Gagh! The excitment! Personaly i think its the transformation from human to vampire….but who knows!

  5. Avid Reader says:

    If the cover did anything for me, it is to generate all kinds of possibilities about the upcoming story. I think Bella will be a vampire, no question. Are there not anymore enemies against the Cullens? and Bella?

    Edited to add:

    The Volturi or possibly Edward and the red pawn is Bella.

    Checkmate. I’ll take that. I missed reading that, too. Sorry.

  6. Lindsey says:

    I didn’t really understand the New Moon and Eclipse covers, but in Twilight, Bella was represented by the pale white hands and Edward the red color of the forbidden fruit. Could this mean Edward is again the red (rook) and Bella the white (queen)? If so, because the queen is this most powerful I assume Bella would be changed into a vapire thus being stronger then Edward, or Bella change from weak, warm, blushing red rook to the cold, pale, powerful queen? I guess it comes down to the title too, what does Breaking Dawn mean?

  7. Avid Reader says:

    I know there are prevailing themes with Ms. Meyer’s work. The title, Breaking Dawn, could mean anything and nothing really jumps out at me. I think we all agree that Bella will be a vampire. She’ll probably get turned earlier than had anticipated, probably?

  8. Saruwatari Natsumi says:

    i’m a huge fan of the twilight series and so far I’ve been able to figure out what the covers mean even before I read the books. but this one puzzles me dearly. And i feel as if my heart is breaking for I will not be able to get breaking dawn for we do not have enough money to do so. I can not even find a preview of the book, anywhere.

  9. Avid Reader says:

    The brief excerpt is here Saruwatari:

  10. denise says:

    i actually dont understand any of the covers except the on in twilight.
    the cover in breaking dawn is really confusing.
    you can see a lot of different ways actually depending on whether you like edward the best or jacob the best.

    1) red pice (as in hot) = jacob.
    and the white piece (edward’s pale skin) = edward.
    so that mean that jacob can just be tossed out to save someone more valuable. and edward is stronger.

    2)the red pawn can represent bella when she was a weak human.
    and the white representing her being strong.

    3)bella is the queen (white piece) meaning she has the “power” of i guess elimanating the red pawn.

    4 )red=blood=edward. being the red pawn.
    and that means bella chose jacob.

    5)since chess is more of a thinking game it can just be about thinking ahead and having a “plan”

    6)red piece represent blood. the the queen represents bella being able to resist blood.

    7)or it can just mean that stephanie meyer really likes playing chess.

  11. Anastacia says:

    I think that the cover of Breaking Dawn means that ‘The queen is the most powerful’.

    On a chess board, the queen is the most powerful peice. I guess that Bella is the queen. She is the most powerful, and she is practically playing a game of chess to keep herself alive. Every move she makes determines what happens next.

  12. Light says:

    I think that some one will be sacraficed because in chess the pawn is most commonly sacraficed. The queen could mean a sign that the vultura are coming.

  13. Dude Ette says:

    I think that the white queen represents Edward and Bella’s relationship. Even though it maybe the strongest element it can still be torn and destroyed by even the smallest and most insignificant player, the red pawn. I think of the red pawn as Jacob trying to ruin Edward and Bella’s relationship because he still loves Bella. He still couldn’t get over the fact even in the end of Eclipse in the Epilogue. I think thought Edward and Bella will fight to the end to make sure that they come out fine and eliminate the opponent.

  14. Melina says:

    I think that a lot of the commentors are very intelligent and you have me thinking people, thanks!!!! I strongly agree with some of them but strongly dissagree with some, too.

  15. Melina says:

    I think that the queen symbolizes the powerfull and pure love that Edward and Bella have and the ability for them to withstand all of the people and things that bring them apart , and that the red pawn symbolizes the volturi coming after Bella and wanting to transform her or kill her or an obstacle coming their way silently, since the pawn is barely able to be seen with the darkness of the backround of the book.

  16. Mary C says:

    Just think about it…The chess piece is the “queen” and it’s white for ? innocence. The red pawn…red for blood..or love….or lust or all 3?? i think the queen definitly symbolizes Bella and her possible truimph over something…kinda like the “checkmate” comment

  17. Kristen says:

    mm my belief is that the red pawn represents bella now, still “Human” and still selfconsious and then the white Queen represent her maybe when she gets CHANGED into a vampire!? possibly? πŸ™‚ i hope so…

  18. Kyle says:

    Okay, well, the white chess piece is a queen, thus meaning that it has to be a girl. Otherwise, if it was Jacob or Edward, Stephenie would have made it a king or some other piece. Also, just think about it, the only girl in just about the entire series that would make sense to have on the cover is Bella- so Bella is hence “the queen.” The red pawn can either symbolize Jacob or Edward, both pawns to Bella’s final decision. It could also symbolize Bella when she is a human, then the queen when she is a vampire. I personally think the title Breaking Dawn means a ‘new day, a new life’ for Bella when she enters the vampire world. Anyways, can’t wait!!! =)

  19. Alex says:

    I think each peice represents a side of bella. for example bella loves edward more than jacob so the white peice could be her love for edward and the red peice could be her love for jacob.

  20. becca says:

    I believe that the red pawn represents new born Bella. All she will think about is blood. I think the white piece represents Bella as a more experienced beautiful vampire. I can’t wait to read Breaking Dawn. I really hope Jacob dies, I hate him. I know Bella will be changed into a vampire, but I wonder how the wedding will turn out…

  21. May-Gan says:

    ok this is going to sound stupid but here goes. I think its edwards mind which of course makes bella the white queen and then i think the red pawn stands for the Volturi. see the pawn is less inportant in the game so its less inportant to edward and hes not worried about the Volutri but he is constently worried about bella makeing her the most inportant. ok that sounds even more stupid then in my head but o well

  22. glenda says:

    i think the queen mean Bella as a vampire cold and beautiful, an the pawn mean Bella as a human warm and weak, but i donΒ΄t think it means that she is becoming a vampire. i think it mean that her human life is being underestimated because the pawn is always seen as the weakest chess piece, but even a pawn can beat the queen if its well played so somebody is going to make bella see the real importance of her human life and the memories she is not willing to let go no matter how much she loves edward…jacob??

  23. sammi says:

    my friends and i have discussed the possible means of the cover but we still don’t rally no for sure.
    1)Jacob is the Pawn [weakest piece] and Edward Is the white queen[strongest piece] meaning that the love Bella has for Edward is stronger than Jacobs?

    2)Bella is the Queen and maybe Edward the pawn because the pawn is normally sacrificed in the game in order to win or help protect the king and queen and because Edward loves Bella so much he is wiling to sacrifice himself for her to keep her alive?

  24. Gabriella says:

    Well I think that this is her dream in ..chess form,,, πŸ˜‰ . The Queen is bella, white now because she was turned into a vampire. The red pawn however is lil Renesme. The game represents war possible agest the Volturi. Bella’s protecting “Nessie.”

    Ta-Da my theory! πŸ™‚

  25. Kiera says:

    *WARNING* dont read this if you havent read the book yet. it will give away stuff.

    ok what i think is that the white queen is bella, and the red pawn in renesmee. This i assume is to represent the part of the book when the volutri comes to the clearing and bella created her shield to protect resemee. bella is the strongest and renesmee is the weakest just as a queen is the strongest and a pawn is the weakest.

  26. Kiera says:

    oh ha nvm. didnt see gabriellas theory there. but yeah i agree with you gabriella

  27. B says:

    Okay so maybe it’s me but it seems obvious what it means. Both pieces are Bella. The pawn is her when she was small and weak and not powerful. It’s red because red is warm and how she is as a human. And the queen is her after her transformation; a strong, pale, and beautiful vampire.

  28. marye~ says:

    Maybe I missed it, but I’m eagerly awaiting your review of Breaking Dawn.

  29. Avid Reader says:

    Hi Marye – I’m working on it. [g]

  30. sydney says:

    I believe the red pawn would be compared to Bella and the white chess piece as to Edward representing how she still feels in comparison next to him.Or also in consideration, the red pawn (being the old Bella as a human)is far behind the white chess piece, possibly meaning her past,would be her new form revealed as a vampire.

  31. ashley says:

    The Queen is Bella once she is a vampire b/ she ends up being the strongest. And the red pawn is also Bella before she was a vampire b/ she was the weakest.

  32. alyssa** says:

    ****!!!SPOILER ALERT!!!!*****

    I think what the picture means sense i have read the book alreadys that the white piece means Rennesemme as everyone around her trys to keep her safe as the Volturi come after her and the red peice sybolizes bella as HUMAN not wanting to give up the baby inside of her. I raelly hope i didnt just kill everything for you and if i did i am very sorry about that my true apologies. i am mostly wrong i think thats just my opinion

  33. gianna says:

    can someone please tell me what the covers on new moon and eclipse stand for? ive looked all over google and i still cant find anything…

  34. Amanda says:

    I think the red peice is bella before she became a vampire and the big white peice is bella when she is a vampire! I hope this can help anyone i looked this info up!!!!!

  35. grant says:

    i thought that it is all about bella. how she changes form a small, fragle human – the smallest piece on the board, or most looked down on pieces. to the strong, unbeatable vampire. the bigest piece on the board, or the most respect and favorite pieces on the board.

  36. ghen says:

    hey guys, i can answer your questions..

    The cover is a metaphor for Bella’s progression throughout the entire saga; she began as the physically weakest player on the board, the pawn, but ended up the strongest, the queen.

    got it?

    hope it would help. πŸ™‚

  37. ghen says:

    the twilight book cover..

    the apple represents the forbidden fruit like in the bible, that simply signifies the forbidden love of edward and bella. (coz he’s a vampire and bella is a human)

    the new moon book cover..

    Stephenie Meyer has stated that the flower has no significance to the story, as she had no part in choosing its design.

    the eclipse book cover..

    The broken ribbon represents choice, as in the book Bella must choose between her love for vampire Edward Cullen, and her friendship/love with werewolf Jacob Black. Meyer also stated that the ribbon represents the idea that Bella can’t break away completely from her human life.

    there you are guys.. i hope it would be a little help for you all.

  38. Kayla says:

    Does anyone know where I could find stephanie Meyer’s actual explaination for each cover? I’m really anxious to find out what they mean, it’s been bugging me! I would really appreciate it if anyone could help me. Thanks.

  39. troubledreader says:

    what does the cover of breaking dawn mean????????????????????????????????????????

  40. Christa says:

    I remember Stephenie Meyer Saying New Moons title symbolizing the darkest part of Bella’s life, because really with a New Moon, you can’t see it. The sky is dark. Which shows her depression.

    With the whole Chess cover on Breaking Dawn, my thought is that the pawn shows Bella as a human still. It is red to symbolize her blood and that she is still human. Pawns are the weakest chest pieces on the board showing she’s the weakest of all of them.
    The queen symbolizes Bella after she’s become a vampire. She’s got the white granite skin like the Queen, and its the most strongest piece (because she’s newborn she is very strong). And the pawn is in the background kind of blurred and out of the way because it shows that now she has foggy memories of her human life and she can’t see things clearly about her human life anymore.

    The end…. Hope that helps.

  41. Kelly says:

    Im Kinda Surprised At Having To Point This Out, But You Know How You Were Wondering About The Names? Think About It – Twilight Is The First Book, Also The Start Of The Night. New Moon Is Partway Through The Night. Im Assuming That Eclipse Would Be At Around Midnight, And Breaking Dawn, Means A New Day, The End Of The Dark, Blurryness Of The Night. Bella Remembers As A Human It Was All Blurry; Vision In The Dark Is Really Blurry, So Breaking Dawn Symbolizes Her Transformation To A Vampire, Where Everything Is Now Crystal Clear :] Hoping I Cleared That Up For You – But Of Course This Is Just My Opinion – I Could Be Wrong :]

  42. Peggi says:

    troubledreader: what does the cover of breaking dawn mean?????????????????????????????????

    Yes go to her Webbsite and there she will explain everything!

  43. AMBER says:

    well ive read all four books and i agree with some of u but i agree with DuDe Ette hes right the red pawn repsents Jake because he is still in luv with Bella and he can’t let her go he wants 2 ruin Edwards and Bella relationship to win her over and the white repsents Eward and Bellas strong and effectiont love for each other that nothing can break them apart and Edward also will never let anything happen to Bella. the white can also mean that edward is always portecting Bella the red can mean that jake is trying to do the same too Bella is the white Queen and Edward is the red pawn. U c both pieces repsents Bellas new dat and new life as a Vampire which means a new life for Bella and Edward.

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