The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella

When I found out there was going to be another installment in the Twilight Saga, I was beyond excited. I couldn’t believe it. What I didn’t understand was the excitement and the hype involved in the main character of this novella. Bree Tanner, a newborn that had all of five lines in the Eclipse novel, and less than that in the movie, had a book dedicated to just her.

However, when I heard of the book, I went right to amazon and pre-ordered it. Anything that would allow me another piece of the vampire saga was worth the purchase. The time came and the book came. As you can tell by the new layout of this and the Beauty Brat blog, I love the black, white, and red colors used in the covers. This novella was what came out of a writing session where Stephenie started writing out some of the background information of Bree. Instead of the usual points authors write out the background characters, she started writing dialogue. Before she knew it this novella was finished.

So I read this in a very short period of time, on the car ride to and from Richmond. It was neat to see what a newborn vampire had to go through – I appreciated Bella’s control in Breaking Dawn after she became a vampire. I loved finding out more about the Volturi and one line in particular that Edward speaks when talking to Jane clicked and made more sense after reading this novella and after hearing Jane say:

“Quite a pity how things turned out, isn’t it?”
   — Jane  

I agree with Stephenie Meyers when I read this story. I wish she had ended Eclipse differently and let Bree live. It was very interesting to see that Bree had already learned so much and wanted to escape from Riley and her. I enjoyed reading Bree discover that she didn’t have to let the thirst dominate her and that she could find happiness with Diego. The character Fred was interesting as well, considering he had a talent much of the caliber of Alice and Edward.

As far as I am concerned Stephenie needs to drop the Aliens, drop the Mermaids she’s been speaking of in interviews, and get back on the vampire ball. I’m still waiting for companion novels telling the situation from Edwards perspective. It’s time for her to pick the sparkling cold one’s back up and tell the rest of the story that needs to be told. I loved this novella – the only thing I didn’t like is that it was one long book – no chapters at all. For me that was weird.

All and all I loved it.
Have you read it yet? What were your thoughts on it?!

music note While writing this, I was listening to “Jacob Black” from the Twilight Saga: Eclipse Soundtrack composed by Howard Shore

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Comments

  1. Personally I was more entranced with Midnight Sun then Twilight! And was heartbroken when I found out she was no longer pursuing the completion of Edwards perspective. I then came across one of the most brilliant piece of fanfiction I have ever read. You need to read this woman’s work not only did she finish Midnight sun but she did the only series. And writes updates as journal entries from Edwards perspective, THEY ARE FABULOUS!! She only started writing 20 yrs on, 20 yrs after Belle transformation and its so fucking good excuse my language. Plus she writes MA and goes into Jasper/Alice story Emmett/Rosalie Renesme/Jacon because with Edwards gift of hearing thoughts he is privy to all their lives. It is truly fascinating she has pictures, historical facts the website is pallister.wordpress.com

    • Very interesting. No doubt in my mind some fanfic is amazing. I would like to read a finished Midnight Sun.

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