Monday, July 26, 2010
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner
Bree Tanner is a young girl turned into a vampire by the vindictive Victoria. Victoria needs an army of newborns, which defined are simply newly-changed vampires. The reason newborns are so valuable in this storyline is that when a vampire is in the early stages of their second life, they are much stronger than vampires that have been around a few or hundreds of years. This is because they still have some of their own human blood flowing through their veins. Weird, huh? However, this does not mean they are not as crafty, guile or cunning...no, far from it.
Throughout this novella Bree learns about her new life and the difference details of vampire lore almost everyday. She soon learns that vampires don't sleep in coffins all day, the sunlight does not destroy them, garlic is no big deal, etc. You begin to feel Bree's thoughts and emotions and follow her train of logic. She has an intense survival motivation. Towards the end of this novella she even begins to feel an emotion akin to love...
This is definitely a good, quick read if you're into the Twilight series...though you might be a little lost if you haven't read or don't intend to read Eclipse. The two parallel each other within the plot lines.
One of my friends, Kelsie, recommended that I read this book because she feels differently about Bree's character now. Before, at the end of Eclipse, you're just relieved that Bella is OK and the newborns are all destroyed. Now...and I have to agree with Kelsie...I'm kinda sad that Bree dies.