Product Description:Fans of The Twilight Saga will be enthralled by this riveting story of Bree Tanner, a character first introduced in Eclipse, and the darker side of the newborn vampire world she inhabits. In another irresistible combination of danger, mystery, and romance, Stephenie Meyer tells the devastating story of Bree and the newborn army as they prepare to close in on Bella Swan and the Cullens, following their encounter to its unforgettable conclusion.
Well, I was pretty excited about this book because I, like most of the world, really loved Twilight and have loved reading each of the character sketches that Stephenie has on her web site. However, I felt like this novella really fell short. Following Bree around was just plain boring. I was dragging through the entire thing until she got to the part where she actually meets the Cullens, and even then so much of it was not really done well. It was also hard to be invested in Bree, because you know that she dies in the end. Not to say that it was all bad, it was OK. There was a lot more violence, blood, and gore in this one, so if you're into that, you might like it. But there is very little romance, and what is in there isn't really believable.
I was talking to a friend about it, and I think the problem is that the thing that made Twilight so unbelievably good was the relationships and the romance. It wasn't the storyline so much, it wasn't the vampires (they hardly even acted like vampires), it wasn't the mystery. All of that was OK in Twilight, but certainly not any better than the countless other books out there. It was the romance! It was ALL about the romance...the tension, the emotions, the desire. There is none of that in Life of Bree, and so we're left with just another mediocre story.
I understand that it is a character sketch, but if you're going to release it to the world, I think it needed to be something with a little more substance, and a little more of what we fell in love with in the first place.
I would suggest that unless you're a DIE HARD Twilight fan that must have this on your shelf, you just go here and download it for free (starting tomorrow until July 5th), or you could just skip it all together.
OR I'll be adding this to my Second Hand Saturday bookshelf, so you can enter to win it there!!
3 out of 6
Parents need to know: There is no sexual content in this book only three minor curse words, but there is quite a bit more blood and gore than the original Twilight books.