So here’s the story…. in the midst of the Twilight series, Eclipse to be exact, Bree is one of very few newborn vampires introduced by name. Ten pages later she is killed off during the war between the evil vamps and the Cullen/Werewolf battle. In this book, the short second life of bree tanner, Bree is already a newborn when the pages open and this is told from her point of view up until where she meets Bella and well… you know…. dies…. again.
I’m not giving anything away, seriously…. it’s in the title!
Honesty time. I did not remember Bree Tanner from the book. I had to go back and find her. Bree was a back ground character at most, and I never imagined I would see or hear from her again, obviously – because I forgot she ever existed. ;D
When I heard about this book coming out I was really excited. I thought it was brilliant of Stephenie Meyer to bring in another book that could add to the already phenomenon that is all things Twilight. (I could only dream that J K Rowling would try such a book!) Once the book was out I snatched it up from the closest B & N and brought it home waiting for the right time to read it and this week with the opening of Eclipse, I knew the time to read was now.
Honestly time again. I didn’t love it. And… here is why: I am not really a vampire reading fan. Yes, I read the Twilight books and yes, I enjoyed them… but to me that was not a vampire read. The Twilight series to me is a YA love story. It involves a High School, a new girl who is attractive, a hot guy, and a second hot guy – that are both interested in the new girl. The fact that ones a vampire and one is a werewolf, that is just a new twist on an old story. One I really feel is an incredible idea. They don’t really go into any detail of killing, in fact the Cullen’s hunt animals – not humans. Yes – there are “baddies” but you don’t really see too much of what they are doing, as this is Bella’s story, told from Bella’s perspective. If Bella doesn’t see it – it may as well have not have happened.
I personally have a tough time with the whole blood sucking thing and no offensive to Bree, after all that is the way that her and her kind roll.
I think this book is going to be loved by many that enjoy the true vampire reads. Stephenie Meyer made a smart move by publishing the book and from what I have heard the book has done well, and I am very pleased to add that the book sales that donate $1 of the purchase price to the Red Cross (which is also such a brilliant idea), has raised over 1 Million dollars for the Red Cross International Response Fund.
I have updated my Book Journey map to include the short second life of bree tanner
When in Forks, Washington – I am told by a coffee connoisseur, that Espresso Vivace Roasteria is the place to go for a great atmosphere and an awesome cup of coffee.
Cover Story: If a cover can be perfect – this would be one that is. Seriously, an hour-glass filled with red sand, representing how quickly time is passing and running out? Once again – brilliant.
I bought by copy of this book from Barnes & Noble