Monday, August 16, 2010

Rating : 4.0/5
Number of Pages : 178
Series : Twilight Series
Format : Teenage Fiction, Urban Fantasy Vampire Novel
Reason for Reading : Vampire Series Challenge

A Twilight novella set during the time of Eclipse. We follow Bree Tanner who is a new vampire, part of the new born army that attacks the Cullens in Eclipse. We learn how she was turned and see her trying to survive her second life in a nest of cruel and violent newbies. Bella never really acts like a newborn in Breaking Dawn so it was interesting to spend time with a group of them and see why the Cullen’s are so wary of turning her and surprised with the results.

She does manage to make a friend in Diego, but unfortunately it doesn’t last as he gets in the way of Riley and Victoria’s plans. Watching her trust and get close to someone was so sad knowing it was all going to end in tears. Reading about some of the kindness between the other newbies acts of violence, killing and destruction was like a balm. Bree also befriends Fred who has the talent of being able to repel the other vampires and Bree can hide in his aura. He is the only one to make it out alive so perhaps Meyer will write another novella to continue his story.

It came out just before Eclipse in the cinemas which was excellent marketing. It’s quite sad reading it as you are drawn into Bree’s life and you know how the story ends and it isn’t happy… I actually enjoyed this more than I was expecting, perhaps because it was a bit darker than the other Twilight books. I was glad Bree found some happiness in her short second life. This was a fun visit back to the Twilight world with a twist.


Ladytink_534 said...

I’m not 100% sure if I’m going to read this one or not. I read all the Twilight books shortly before the first movie came out but I’ve heard mixed things about this one.