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So, I know some of you don't like book reviews and some of you do. I like them so I thought I would review the new Stephanie Meyer novella. I'll try and make it short. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephanie Meyer.
Synopsis: Fans of The Twilight Saga will be enthralled by this riveting story of Bree Tanner, a character first introduced in Eclipse, and the darker side of the newborn vampire world she inhabits. In another irresistible combination of danger, mystery, and romance, Stephenie Meyer tells the devastating story of Bree and the newborn army as they prepare to close in on Bella Swan and the Cullens, following their encounter to its unforgettable conclusion.
My take: I didn't love it. Yes, you heard me. I love Twilight and all things vampire but I have to say I was a little disappointed. I think it is a great quick read but for me I wanted more. Is this because I'm honing my skills as a writer so I'm being picky? Maybe. I guess I shouldn't have looked at it so hard but I did. So if you are looking for some quick entertainment then I would say pick it up. Part of what you pay for the book goes to the American Red Cross. So a donation is nice. You can also read it for free on Stephanie Meyer's website --go here. Until July 5th.
I hold a high respect for Ms. Meyer as an author and absolutely love the Twilight series. She has a great knack for writing characters I want to read about and love. I just thought this was rushed and a possible marketing tactic to promote Eclipse (the movie). I want to read Midnight Sun--Edward's POV of Twilight. I read a little of it and to me it is almost better than Twilight. I have a feeling she is saving this until after the Breaking Dawn movies.
WARNING SOME SPOILERS--I think I wanted more characterization of Bree (who was she before this?). Maybe since I knew the ending that may have taken a little away from it. There were also some other things that bothered me but they are little details. Like the war--I wanted more from that (more ripping apart or something) and the way she addresses Edward (she does not know his name and she kept referring to him as the red head--this confused me. He's described in Twilight as having hair that's reddish brown. The only red head I kept thinking of is Victoria and I knew she was dead.) Like I said, I really took it apart and I feel bad that I did. I should have just read it and left it alone.
I did enjoy it but I felt like it needed more guts. I hope I'm not sounding harsh because I really liked the idea that it was an interesting take on a character we would have never really known. Sorry, if I offended anyone. Sometimes my opinion gets away from me. Stephanie Meyer just write Midnight Sun already!!!
Has anyone else read this book?
What are your thoughts?
Friday, I will post the recap of Writing the Next Line. Next week, I will be posting my first author interview--Michelle Gregory. So stay tuned.
Have a great day!