The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner is creative and insightful. This Novella was a refresher to what I already knew... Meyer has a gift. I truly hope she is writing right now so that we can enjoy more of it.
Life long learner of all sorts of things.
Sad She Died
The whole book actually - I am not being lazy - it was VERY well written. Right from the off, you are immersed into her world - a scary world where death and loss are an everyday part of existence. One of lies and deception, of being controlled and fighting that control the best the main character is able. I was sad for Bree - I actually wanted her to live - It makes you hate Jane and Felix for not allowing her to live on. I could not help but think her death was such a waste - I liked this kid and wanted her to be taught by the Cullen's - to find a place in life - but alas ... Well, it is a good short story
Not so much extreme, but I LIKE the main character - I would love it if it turned out that she somehow survived and lived on, hidden from the Vampire Rulers... (Please Stephanie?)
So worth it as part of the series, or as a stand alone
I did read all the Twilight Saga Books. I like her writing.
I liked it.. it fit the character.
I got sucked into the Twilight series despite the gushy, juvenile writing style and read them all because I really liked the story. I think Stephenie Meyer's writing has improved in this novel - or maybe listening to it made it easier - but it was thoroughly enjoyable and I was happy to be able to return to the series and the characters, if only for a short while.
I loved this backstory to Meyer's Twilight series, Eclipse. The problem with Meyer is that she create characters that you love and you want to know more about. This is probably not good as a standalone read, but read with Twilight, it's a must.
I have really enjoyed all her other books -- the ones in the vampire series and The Host. This was obviously just a quick way for Ms. Meyer to make money until she gets down to writing her next real book.
I am not a fan of anything about vampires but I did get interested and finished the series of four regading Eclipse. They were decent. This is baloney. Author trying to get more money on the series that was pretty good. Meyer ended the series and then came out with this weak thing. If you like hearing about the vampires feasting on blood, then you will love this. It's weak and not the better content of the first books. She's trying to capitalize on the stuff she did best and she did not succeed. Get a clue.