Montag, 2. März 2015

Review: The short second life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer

It would be stupid to risk my life to save some total stranger. But I hadn’t had anything close to a friend in forever. Already it would be hard to go back to having no one to talk to, after only one night.


Bree Tanner can barely remember life before she had uncannily powerful senses, superhuman reflexes, and unstoppable physical strength. Life before she had a relentless thirst for before she became a vampire.


I like the cover a lot, especially because it really fits the rest of the series. The hourglass could symbolize the limited life of the vampires in the book, so I think it really fits the story as well.

My opinion:

I tried to read this book about 4 years ago, right when it came out, but I couldn't finish it. I couldn’t cope with the characters, nor did I enjoy the story. The second time round I enjoyed it a bit more actually, but again I couldn't get on with Bree at all again, and also most of the other characters (apart from Diego and Fred, I liked them a lot) seemed kind of annoying to me. The only part that I really enjoyed about this book were the last 25 pages, because the Cullens were there. It also kind of bothered me, that as a reader you already knew the ending, if you read the Twilight-series before. Everything in general seemed so obvious. I could guess what would happen before it even did, even though I didn’t get spoiled about that one character before. If you have read Eclipse, there are just 200 pages for the obvious to happen. What I enjoyed about this book though, was that you got to see a bit of the back-story of Riley’s pack. I think Stephenie did y great job on portraying that.
Above all of that, I kind of want to re-read the whole series again now. I love Stephenie’s writing a lot and I saw, how much I actually love her characters.


All in all, the book was alright, but not mind-blowingly good.


3.5 | 5 stars


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