Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Let's Talk: The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner

Title: The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Series: "Twilight" #3.5
Genre: YA Paranormal
Page Length: 178 pages
Publication Date: June 5, 2010
Date Started: April 4, 2016
Date Finished: April 4, 2016
Rating: 4/5 stars

*Semi-spoiler free review*

Even being the die-hard Twilight fan I am, it still took me a while to read this novella. Why, you ask? I have a sneaking suspicion that it is because it doesn't involve Bella or Edward or Jacob. I always enjoyed Bree's character, however, and wished that Eclipse had ended slightly different.

That being said, going into this book I was nervous. It was a short book--hence being a novella--but I still got kicked in the stomach by all of the feels. I knew what was going to be happen, and I knew I would get attached. I knew that I would be feeling sad at the end.

I wasn't too sad at the end, though, because Bree's death was a lot more serene and accepted by her than I thought it was when I read Eclipse. She'd suffered so much pain in the days leading up to it that it was hard for me to cry at her death when it seemed like such a release for her. 

Let's talk about the fact that Bree was fifteen, maybe sixteen, when she was turned into a vampire. Fifteen. Why, Riley? Why? But it was also hilarious and really connectable that she read books behind a couch instead of fighting with the other newborns. I liked that little bit about her quite a lot.

But DIEGO! The moment we were introduced to him I knew I was screwed. I started shipping them almost immediately. And then when he didn't come back with Riley--only halfway through the novella, mind you--I knew what had happened. And my heart broke for Bree. Diego was one of the reasons she didn't fear dying as much, I believe.

Fred was pretty cool. Not gonna say much on him, other than I did enjoy his character and what his ability was. 

All in all, I don't feel like I gained a lot to the Bella/Edward storyline, but I do love Bree's character a lot more. And I did very much like reading from the perspective of newborn vampires (that aren't Bella, because, really, she doesn't act like them). 

I feel like Bree will stick with me for a very long time.


Thanks for reading

No comments:

Post a Comment