The book is a novella and meant to be a companion to the third book, Eclipse of the Twilight Saga.
Bree Tanner can barely remember life before she had uncannily powerful senses, superhuman reflexes, and unstoppable physical strength. Life before she had a relentless thirst for blood... life before she became a vampire.
Disclaimer: My mother will hate me for my review, she is a bigger twilight fan than I am.
Noe: I found the book more interesting than the Twilight series, itself. I had to actually reread parts of Eclipse because I could not remember anything. But as I reread Bella’s point of view (Eclipse), I found myself wanting to return back to Bree’s perspective/story. This is obviously because I am a fan of Stephenie Meyer’s writing and probably because I am desensitized to Bella. I find her whiny.
The Bree Tanner book surprisingly was much better than I anticipated. For a short book, with no Bella, I loved it. It was interesting to see the other side of the war. Fred, Diego and Bree were my favorite characters.
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Disclaimer: I, Suz, am a huge fan of Twilight. I would prefer that Stephenie focus her writing on Midnight Sun. That is all.
Suz: This novella actually sat on my shelf for some time. For some reason, I had no desire to read a story from a newborn vampire’s POV that had been killed anyway in Eclipse. Not only did it seem pointless, but kind of sad. Who wants to read someones last words?
Oddly, the book was not bad as I thought it would be and at 178 pages, a very quick read. Told from Bree’s point of view, you get a sense of what Riley put these newbies through. Deprived of information, lied to, locked up and starved.
Bree is simply a product of the pathetic vampire that made her-that’s right, I called Riley pathetic. But strangely, I became fascinated by her relationship with Diego and even more so, with Fred (a vampire that clearly had the gift of stench). Amazingly, with the guidance of Diego, Bree begins to have a conscience and an understanding of what she was created for. This unfortunately, is information learned a little too late.
If you are a fan of Stephenie’s writing, than you will enjoy the book. It really reads like deleted scenes from a movie.
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