The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner

The Short Second Life of Bree TannerFor all those people hating on the novella calm down alreadyDid it provide a unique and brilliant addition to the quadrilogy Mmmm.questionableWas Bree s story essential to the series Definitely not.Was it an enjoyable quick read Absolutely.This novella takes place during Eclipse the third twilight novel During Book 3, we follow Bumbling Bella and the Sparklers as they prepare for the war against Vamp Vixen Victoria When Victoria s mate James gets offed in Book 1, she begins planning her ultimate revenge The old adage Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned takes on a whole new meaning That revenge involved Bree and a bunch of other kids from the dregs of society Our Vamp Vixen convinces Riley another new ish vamp to create an army of newborn vampires to attack the Cullens As we know from Eclipse, these teen vamps were to be used as fodder while Victoria attacked our clumsy heroine though honestly, Vicky could ve probably killed Bella by scattering a bag of marbles in her bedroom and wait for the hapless girl to trip die Bree Tanner is one of those new vamps And this is her story We meet a bunch of absolutely useless characters they re all fodder and a few interesting memorable onesthough Stephenie Meyer to my knowledge never used them again So, they were a bit pointless Bree was an interesting character but ultimately there s no point in investing too much emotional attachment to her we all know what happens in Eclipse.All in all, I liked it a fun read and an interesting take on the Cullens from the outside The 2018 ABC Challenge S Audiobook CommentsRead by Emma Gavin, the ultimate queen of teen novels Seriously Nearly YA novel I ve listened to has her as a narrator She was excellent as always Blog Instagram Twitter Read for Popsugar s 2018 Reading Challenge 38 A Book With an Ugly CoverNot terribly well written obviously but still fairly entertaining It was definitely interesting to see a book in this series from the perspective of a vampire RIP Midnight Sun , particularly a newborn vampire, so I m really glad I finally read this It s been about 10 years since I discovered the Twilight series so I m starting to feel really nostalgic and this book was just what I needed. 4 poignantly, tragically, thought provoking starsI want to say, right up front, that I hadn t planned to read this book because those of us who read the entire Twilight Saga already know that things don t turn out well for Bree Tanner She played a very, very minor role in the book, Eclipse I don t even think she appeared in than 2 pages so, why read something about a character I cared very little about and already knew the outcome of Well, one day I went to my mailbox and there was a package from my dear friend and fellow Twilight fan, Dee, and inside was my very own copy of The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner. I was excited and touched by her thoughtfulness and realized that my fate was sealed I would be reading Bree s story, after all.I ll be honest, the first 50 pages or so seemed rather ho hum to me, and I ve decided that s because I began this book dreading the outcome Once I wrapped my mind around reading this for the story as it related to Victoria s army of newborn vampires, I couldn t put it down I m not going to go into the plot, because frankly, if you ve read Eclipse you won t need details, and if you haven t read Eclipse, you ll not understand what the point of this book is, and it would take way too long to explain.What stands out most to me about Bree s story is how all of the newborns were manipulated It made me think of charismatic leaders around the world political, religious, corporate or yes, even vampire and how much influence they have over the people who are dependent on them, because if you can convince some one or some group that they need you, that you re only looking out for their best interest and that life without you as their leader would be filled with pain and anguish, possibly even death you d have absolute control over them Such was the case with the newborn vampires, and when looking at them in this light as people violently torn from humanity and forced into a new way of life which they nothing about were literally newborns and dependent on someone else for their survival I found myself actually feeling sorry for them I started wondering about the families who are missing them, what kind of people they would have been had they lived out their human lives So what started out being a dreaded read, became one that really made me think about life and those we trust to lead us And for the first time since reading Eclipse, I wished with all my heart that things could have been different for Bree Tanner. And that s what you call a novella. Don t watch, the redheaded mind reader whispered Poignantly written, Bree is a character that I warmed up to real fast.This book is heartbreaking for the helplessness rendered by the Volturi Moved and seized me until I got to the end A worthy addition to the series.Pooja, I am giving this book to you for sure to read Why Well, the stories is already known to you but the lyrical way of this all from Bree s point of recital, is spell bounding5 stars We went traveling through the upper end of North Queensland once as a family We came to one of those strange, small town, out of the way places for a quick bird study tour with my scientist uncle The place s claim to fame was that it also housed a giant mango Yes You heard me right A giant, massive replica of a mango Within the giant mango was an ice cream shop.Nobody could explain to us why there was a giant mango or why the giant mango has somehow spawned an icecream parlor from its bowels like it was grotesquely pregnant and in the process of some sick, monstrous fruit shop labor Reading Bree Tanner was a little like that.It was something that didn t make sense, from a series that was much bigger than it should have been and in the end, nobody could properly explain its existence to me.I asked my Twilight friends why it had been published and their nonchalant, disinterested shrug was almost identical to those crazy North Queenslanders with their giant mango Glad I didn t pay money for it Couldn t be bothered finishing it and at least the freakishly large mango gave me ice cream This just gave me a headache. God, this is so sad Of all the books I ve read and reviewed and loved a hell of a lot , this is still the only one anyone bothers liking or commenting on Haven t any of you read The Lord of the Rings It would ve been so cool if there was a shadowed hour glass on every page, with the upper bulb being full on the first and then depleting as you near the end of the novel until it s empty on the last page For once, the illustration on the cover coincides with the story I still have no idea why there s an apple on the cover of Twilight.Okay, I think I should give a heads up for people planning to read this book, whether you liked Twilight or not It s not my favorite series, personally, but I thought, hey, since Bree was just a very small character in eclipse it might be kind of interesting to read her story You know, actually, when I reached that part in Eclipse I was kindof hoping the Cullens would adopt Bree It would ve been nice to have a new character that would be most certain to make horrible mistakes and not the bumbling idiotic mistakes Bella makes, but justified ones , but now I realise Meyer was just trying to stay true to the nature of the Volturi by killing off Bree.One of the only things she s managed to do right.I did not like this book.You d think, by writing from a crazed newborn s perspective, Meyer would move away a bit from her usual writing style All her protagonists so far Wanderer, Bella, now Bree have nothing between them I can deferentiate with That is, they are all the same person Meyer should work on character originality I mean come on, she s gonna bore us to death if she does this again I m not saying this book was superficial Bree is smarter than Bella But that s just it She s smart She s a civilized newborn than the others Sure, she can t control her thirst, but she can think for herself I saw no difference between her adjusting to the vampire life and Bella when she was first blooded er, sorry, that s a Darren Shan term I got used to , except that Bree wasn t feeling guilty about trying not to harm humans, of course She s just smart about it She and Diego And that s another thing she only spends like a day with the guy and already they re comfortable enough to kiss well, he kissed her Near the end we reach the scene when the Cullens are facing the newborns That was a disappointment Don t know if I m spoiling or not, but the missing fight scene in Eclipse between the rest of the Cullens and the newborns is missing in this book too That is, it happened, and Bree was there, but she took no part in it She was looking for Diego Stephenie Meyer seems to be afraid of making decent fight scenes I mean, apparently the newborns fight alot amongst themselves, but the ripping off limbs thing can get pretty boring As it is normal for Bree.True to its name, this book is pretty short, only around 170 pages or so And maybe now I should just give you guys a summary so you can understand what I m talking about spoiler alert spoiler alert Basically, the newborns live with Riley, who keeps them in order, and they are ignorant They believe the old myths, about the sun burning them which is the way it should be if you ask me, none of that sparkle stuff and the stake through the heart thing, and they know nothing about Victoria and only refer to her as her Diego and Bree befriend each other while hiding out in a cave underwater waiting for the sun to go down, and they start questioning some of the things they ve been told Diego experiments , and finds out that the sun really doesn t burn at all So um, they want to go tell Riley, in case he doesn t already know, and they overhear him and Victoria talking with the Volturi whom they know nothing about turns out Jane wants Victoria to defeat the Cullens, and gives her five days to prepare the newborns before she wipes them out So Diego waits up for Riley and Bree goes back to the house, and Riley comes home without Diego, and he starts training the newborns, who even when the time finally comes to fight the Cullens are too disorganized to do anything he feeds them this lie that once every four years the sun can t hurt them so that they ll go outside And, well, you know the rest Bree doesn t see the wolves because Jasper has her eyes and ears closed after she surrenders She thinks they re another breed of vampire Here is where you can really sympathize with Bree whilst comparing her to the Cullens because she really doesn t know anything about vampire life And, as you know, she never will.And that s basically it I mean, it was interesting, but good for an online short than an actual book It wasn t worth my time I got a massive headache when I d finished.P.s no vampires for me I m sick of all the blood Between Twilight Saga and the Saga of Darren Shan, I d go with Darren Shan for true vampire lovers I repeat, VAMPIRE lovers, not VAMPIRE ROMANCE lovers I mean, atleast the vampires in there are not totally perfect in every way, and they can grow older and be killed.Pchokengtitiktitikchokengs Okay, okay, you guys can stop telling me what the book cover of Twilight signifies, as you might ve noticed I ve received a billion comments chastizing my ignorance In any case, I don t think it s at all fair to Adam and Eve to compare Bella and Edward to them. 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 Bloodlife Before She Became A VampireAll Bree Knows Is That Living With Her Fellow Newborns Has Few Certainties And Even Fewer Rules Watch Your Back, Don T Draw Attention To Yourself, And Above All, Make It Home By Sunrise Or Die What She Doesn T Know Her Time As An Immortal Is Quickly Running OutThen Bree Finds An Unexpected Friend In Diego, A Newborn Just As Curious As Bree About Their Mysterious Creator, Whom They Only Know As Her As They Come To Realize That The Newborns Are Pawns In A Game Larger Than Anything They Could Have Imagined, Bree And Diego Must Choose Sides And Decide Whom To Trust But When Everything You Know About Vampires Is Based On A Lie, How Do You Find The Truth I know, I know This book had police caution tape all around it warning me not to read I wasn t surprised that it was as bad as it is Actually, I think that this book provides a good example of one of the central weaknesses of Stephenie Meyer s books I heard someone say the other day that the purpose of art is to make people feel I know, doi, but I had never looked that one in the face before Meyer spends most of her time, in all of her books, trying to cushion the reader from really feeling anything It makes sense that she does this, since her writing started from what sounds to me like a sort of limited self counseling exercise And, I think this is why her other books worked so spectacularly for me when they did I already had so many feelings going on about so many different things that I was looking for comfort, not art I think that s also why they work for teenagers, whose emotions are an alternative energy source that I m convinced could power the world The fact that they re left in disuse is obviously some big oil conspiracy Her books are a fake, plastic world with fake, simple people Her plots are driven by basic motivations and superpowers I love it Here, though, it worked out pretty unfortunately You could feel that Meyer was writing it because her teacher assigned it to her and the due date had passed In her introduction, she goes to great lengths to warn the reader that she might be forced to feel something at the end of the book there was just no way for Meyer to get around it It s uncomfortable This is another example of Meyer being unable to handle any of her characters winding up unhappy I m not complaining about that, necessarily, because I generally find it pretty funny in a sit com kind of way But in this case, I needed her to suck it up.The rest of this review will contain spoilers, but if you ve read Eclipse, as Ms Meyer points out in the introduction, you already know about the timely or untimely, if you consider how long and drawn out it is end of Bree Basically, the story breaks down into three parts Act 1 The Cheeseburger of Pain This is where Meyer is at her best Two vaguely shallow high school kids with vaguely tragic pasts find each other and fall in love because they re vaguely speshul She describes their attraction in a style poignantly reminiscent of LOLcats see thread below Also, they re vampires This is what I love in Meyer It s something that is both the easiest thing and the most impossible thing to make fun of because it s already there making fun of itself It is everything shallow in culture, and so it is absolutely beautiful It is its own caricature.Act 2 The Metaphor of the Cave This is where Meyer is on shaky ground in consciously or unconsciously referencing other canonical works of writing The title of the book, for example, is a major problem Why would you rip off the title of one of the greatest short stories of the English language for a high school vampire romance That is a problem I feel genuine emotion when I think of The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber, so you can t just reference it flippantly The title hurts my feelings a little bit If she was genuinely and respectfully using the Macomber story, then great, but I can t figure a way that s happening here.Anyway, what she is using and it appears that she s using it unconsciously, but maybe not is Plato s metaphor of the cave So, the premise of the story is that there are all these baby campires that an eeeevil campire is turning into a campire army In the Twilight world, if you didn t already know, vamps don t dust if they go into sunlight, but they do get sparkly BUT, the evil campire told the babes that they will dust if they go into the light So, they all believe this until they discover it s not true in a very metaphor of the cave kind of way It s funny, but also not, so it left me with an awkward neutral feeling The cave was sitting right there, waiting to be referenced, but Meyer never explicitly did, and the revelation about sparkling didn t turn into a metaphor for life It fell a little flat.Act 3 Finding Forrester There are, as I may have already ranted to you, so many reasons to be embarrassed for Gus Van Sant Not the least of these reasons is the movie Finding Forrester Because Finding Forrester is a perfectly fine movie, EXCEPT that it is exactly the same as Good Will Hunting, a movie that Gus Van Sant ALREADY made That is so not okay I actually think Van Sant has a lot of decent movie making skills, but these choices he makes are so embarrassing to me So, that s what the last third of Bree Tanner is It s a recap of the end of Eclipse, but mostly in slo mo It s truly boring It would have made so much sense to end this book after the cave metaphor The repeat ending wasn t revelatory, but like explaining a joke If we didn t make the connections, then explaining it isn t going to help Overall, I d say go see the new Eclipse movie instead That movie pretty neatly combines what this book has to say with what Eclipse has to say and is totally watchable, imho It even has some great John Hughes moments, and I felt like it was laughing with me, not crying while I was laughing at it If you can manage it, go when there are about 100 13 year old girls in the theater, too The swooning is a really important part of the Twilight experience The thread that happened before I actually read this book ends at comment 113, fyi All future comments will be equally loved and appreciated. 4 stars Vampire Young AdultThis provided a nice Twilight Saga fix while waiting impatiently for the Eclipse movie to come out, and I enjoyed Bree s alternate viewpoint and insight into the army of newborn vampires that battle against the Cullens.But I think I speak for a large majority of Twilight fans that what we really want is for Ms Meyer to move past her hurt feelings and wounded pride and just finish Midnight Sun, darnit Seriously, the Meyer the Martyr routine is getting a little old and continuing to punish and deprive her loyal fans of what we want most just makes her seem a bit immature and petty, IMO. Opening LineThe newspaper headline glared at me from a little vending machine SEATTLE UNDER SEIGE DEATH TOLL RISES AGAINI was surprised by how much I enjoyed this, I mean Bree s character only has a tiny part in Stephanie Meyers Twilight world so she and the rest of the newborns can t really have much of a story to tell can they Well as it turns out the answer is Yes At 178 pages this novella manages to also give up some new revelations regarding Jane and the dark cloaks Volturi jeez, that Jane is evil And I absolutely loved seeing Carlisle, Jasper, Bella and the red headed mind reader from an outsider s perspective.There was violence here then I would have expected from Meyer, as the newborns pillage Seattle and dispose of their drained food sources I was also freaked out by a scene involving the armies seizure of a passenger ferry in the Puget Sound and the insuring carnage as the dine on their human buffet I live on an island in the pacific northwest We are also introduced to a couple of fantastic new characters Diego as Bree s love interest and in particular Freaky Fred, who I really hope to read about again someday Because we all know the outcome there is a building level of suspense throughout the story And as the inevitable Eclipse battle approached I found myself wishing for a different ending to Bree s short second life as I d come to genuinely care about her which I believe was Meyer s point Bree Tanner can barely remember a life before the relentless burning thirst took over Now as a newborn Vampire this 15 year old runaway lives a precarious existence, trying not to draw attention to herself while her and her fellow newborns fight amongst themselves, killing each other as often as their prey Her only other constants would be Riley, who as their leader the army follows submissively and without question and a horrifying creator known only as her After 3 months Bree finds an unexpected friend in Diego when the pair discover that they can in fact go out in the daylight without turning into a pile of ash a stake through the heart is pretty useless too They quickly begin to wonder what else Riley s been lying about and question his agenda as a whole However as their friendship blossoms Bree and Diego soon realize that they re nothing but pawns in a war that has little to do with them But when everything you know about yourself as a vampire is based on a lie how do you find out the truth, who do you trust and how do you get yourself free With such an insignificant character like Bree getting her story told I realized that the novella possibilities here are endless Now if we could only convince Stephanie Meyer to finally finish Midnight Sun sighDon t watch the redheaded mind reader whispered I closed my eyes

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