I swore I would not read this book, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, by Stephenie Meyer. Just the fact that there’s a book devoted to a character who dies within 5 minutes of ‘knowing’ her in Eclipse irritated me. And, I am still annoyed by the ridiculous c*ckblocking fade-to-black of Breaking Dawn. Where was the sex?? All that UST and then NOTHING?! WTH?!
Wasn’t going to read it. And, then, much like my other ‘Will NOTs’, I DID! lol And guess what? It didn’t suck. It was a quick read…very “readable” and not too bogged down with a million trivial details. And, it was quite different than her other Twilight books. For example, Bree and the newborns are ‘real vampires’ and they feed on humans. No silly vegetarians in this book! Just red-eyed human killers! I had read a little interview with SM and she said to read this book before seeing Eclipse. I thought ‘jeez, marketing ploy much?!’ but I have to say…she’s right…the Twi books are all mostly in Bella’s POV (except for some annoying wolf shit – GAH!). So, if she doesn’t see it, it basically didn’t happen, as far as the reader knows. This book gives some nice background on the newborn army, Victoria, Riley…and some details about the Volturi’s involvement that you need to know!!!
One peeve? At the end, when Bree meets Edward…she refers to him as ‘the redhead’…REDHEAD? Hello?! His hair is bronze or copper..not RED. And, she doesn’t seem to think he’s that hot. Hello??? It’s freaking Edward Cullen. He is PERFECT.
That is all.