Friday, 18 June 2010
Mini Review: The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephanie Meyer
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner is the riveting story of Bree Tanner, a vampire first introduced in Eclipse, and the darker side of the world she inhabits. The novella chronicles the journey of members of the newborn vampire army from their preparations to close in on Bella Swan and the Cullen family to its unforgettable conclusion.
Being on the cynical side I was expecting this 'novella' to be just a money-spinning marketing ploy to ensure sky-rocketing attendance to Eclipse on the 30th June.
Don't get me wrong I am a huge Twilight Saga fan. I am seriously Team Edward all the way baby. But being of a pessimistic nature I was unsure about this book, did I or did I not want to risk being disappointed and falling out of love with the series.
Let me set your mind at ease :D Boy was I wrong to even think such things, it is like blasphemy now that I have read it.
Written in the first person narrative we know and love, this time from the perspective of a newly created vampire (Bree). We think we know all there is to know about *newborns* after Jasper's teaching during Eclipse. However, this story shows that there can be more to a newborn than just the all encompassing thirst.
I can't say I was expecting to actual like Bree or have any sympathies for her but that is exactly what happened. We can see how decisions were made, how actions triggered certain events and certain people manipulated situations for their own purposes.
This book really compliments the Eclipse storyline giving the reader another perspective and adding depth to the plot.
So overall, AWESOME!!!!! *TWILIGHT I STILL LOVE YOU* :D In other words if you haven't read it yet, why not and you must do so NOW!!!!!
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