Link to book – The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer.
Rating – 5 out of 5 stars.
AHHHHHHHHH this book was so good! I’d never read it before and I saw it in my local charity shop for 50p so I thought what do I have to lose? Apparently, absolutely NOTHING, it was excellent and I’m really disappointed in myself that I didn’t read it sooner.
I always liked Bree when I read the Twilight series, I felt sorry for her. And whilst none of them necessarily chose this life for themselves, she certainly didn’t and she was still SO young as a human and to have that life ripped away from her, I just felt so bad for her 😦 so to have a whole story from her POV was amazing.
I loved how we got to know Bree more, a little more background on her human life and how she interacted and made friends with some of the other vampires, how she felt weary towards Riley, how she was capable of feeling more than just the never ending thirst.
It was nice to see a vampire’s POV that wasn’t someone who had chosen the Cullen’s vegetarian lifestyle and how they dealt with the thirst and how they felt about it – it opened the world up a little bit more to the reader.
My favourite part though was reading about what Riley told the group of newborns, the legends he told them about the sun, the way he talked about the Cullen’s, the reasoning for the attack. It was all really good to see it from a different angle and it definitely lent itself well to Eclipse as it filled in quite a few gaps.
I absolutely loved reading this one and I will certainly be including it in my reread when I do my annual Twilight reading!
Until next time, Em xxx