[Retro Review] Book Review: The Second Short Life of Bree Tanner


Retro Posts come from the earlier days of blogging. This Retro Review was on a previous blog and imported over to this current one. Albeit not my writing style anymore in the slightest and quite ill-written, I could not let it just be deleted! Therefore it stays, enjoy. 

Stephanie Meyer got absolutely lucky to come up with Twilight. She wrote the first book quickly. It got published quickly. Such a success story that all authors dream of.

Recently she released a novella to accompany her third, and my favorite, book in the series. Eclipse. This short book took a very minor newborn vampire and formed a story around her.

That was Meyer’s mistake.

Meyer may have cared about this story, but its quite impossible for anyone else to care. Bree lacks a certain charm that Bella does. Her male counterpart, Diego, does not offer dashing, romantic escapades like Edward. Of course the four characters could not be compared, but its difficult to not too.

The writing seems rather lazy, atleast lazier then the Twilight saga and Meyer’s other novel, “The Host”. The words are quite simple and there are not many, if any at all, elaborate sentence constructions that I like Meyer for.

The Second Short Life of Bree Tanner released in the same month as the new movie, Eclipse. That would have been a clever ploy if it had been done after the movie instead of before. Maybe then, someone would have actually cared about Bree Tanner enough to like this novella.


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