Tuesday, June 8, 2010
the short second life of bree tanner: an eclipse novella by Stephenie Meyer
Overall, it was nice to escape into the Twilight world for a short time. The writing was the same as the previous Twilight novels- not bad. There were times where it seemed like I was reading the same sentences over and over and over again, which was a bit tedious. The vernacular that Meyer chose to use to illustrate a contemporary and youthful feel was a bit dated and didn't flow as naturally as it was intended to. The romantic nature of Bree and Diego's relationship seemed rushed and a bit forced, as if it was thrown in the story in order to check off an item on the list of what should be included in the book: battle = check, deception = check, love = check, etc. The bit with the Volturi visiting Victoria and Riley was a bit much. I mean, we already knew that they were duplicitous and that they want the Cullens destroyed, so to have them go and encourage Victoria in her plot to kill off the Cullens was unnecessary. I suppose in the end, this novella about Bree Tanner was not really integral to the Twilight saga, because it didn't really provide us with any new information. At the end of the day, it was still fun to read about vampires and escape into the silliness of it all. I wouldn't really recommend this book to non-Twilight fans; and as for Twilighters I would just say that if you pass on this book, its not a big deal, because there really isn't much to be gained from reading the short second life of bree tanner.
Happy reading! I'm off to figure out which book to read next.