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Friday, July 9, 2010

Book Review: The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner

For those of you who know me, you're probably wondering why I read this novel. Why I even bought it. Well I kind of explain that in my review, which is pretty short and suckish. I couldn't think of what to write and it hasn't really been my week. So without further ado...

Author: Stephenie Meyer
Pages: 192
Rating: P for Poor
Review: Is it possible, for an author to write about a minor character, better than her main characters? Is it possible, that she makes us actually care for this character, even if we do know her fate? Is it possible that we can like this book, yet hate the series? It seems like it is impossible, but Stephenie Meyer seems to manage the impossible once again. This time it’s good.

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner is an Eclipse novella that follows Bree Tanner, a newborn, in a short span of a few days as she begins to find out that what she thought was the truth was only a myth. She thinks that all of these vampires being created is only something that is ordinary, but when she finds out the truth, that this is in fact an army, her life spins out of control.

In the midst, she befriends two other vampires. One who helps Bree in finding the truth and another who knows everything but keeps to himself. All three characters lives actually spun out to be an interesting read and make us care more for them than we do for Bella, Edward and Jacob. Perhaps it is the fact that we get to read about evil vampires and see what they do best, kill people and suck their blood and cause mayhem, rather than seeing “vegetarian” vampires and shape shifters who are called werewolves.

I originally got this novella to see if Stephenie Meyer’s way of writing had changed. And to see if she was able to actually write about good characters. While the characters weren’t full 3-D blown, they had enough life to last them for a short time. And if you are wondering, her writing ways have not changed. I spent about a day wondering why Edward’s hair in the Saga is described as golden and bronze, yet in this novella he’s described as a red-head. It boggled my mind.

The novella features some main characters towards the end as it ties everything up into a sad little bow. Now that I look at it, the cover for Eclipse would match this story. As it is a novella, this review is pretty short. I know, but there’s not much to say unless I spoil a lot which I do not want to do.

But I seriously hope Stephenie Meyer does get better with her work.


I actually have some things to say about this novel and the author herself. I might do a post about that. So check out the novel if you haven't. Comment with your thoughts whether you agree or disagree. Just comment haha. See ya...

5 comments:

Blueicegal ♥ said...

hmm im not exactly in a hurry to get this, but good review, and i just saw your new post, very true!with all the money she is making she could have deffo afforded more.

Michael Antonio Araujo said...

Hey Almas. I know right tell me about it. I think she's greedy for that. Very....

Leonor said...

First two paragraphs...made me laugh my ass off literally. -___- but im not buying the book anyway.

Michael Antonio Araujo said...

Lol I wouldn't either. Another reason I bought it was because I can't read on the computer because it kills my eyes. And I love to read so yea lol. =D

DarkAngel said...

i sorta liked this book, and found i actually cared more about bree than drippy bella. i really dont like bella, and you're right about the hair...i didnt get it either. bronze can look red but dark red?

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