Monday, June 7, 2010

Get to know the 'Bad Vamps' in Meyer's new book

Get to know the Bad Vamps in Stephanie Meyer's new Eclipse novella: The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner.

Here are the top three reasons why you need to read this book before The Twilight Saga Eclipse comes out (June 30)

1) Meet a new coven
Twilight fans love the Cullens: they are kind, passionate, loving and good. Traits not usually equated with "vampires."

But what about the evil vampires? Readers got a taste of the Volturi in New Moon, but Meyer's new book takes it a step further.

She puts you inside a bad vamp's (Bree Tanner) head. For example, in Twilight we get a sense of how hard it is for Edward to resist the urge to bite Bella, but Meyer's new book puts it into more descriptive terms.....the imagery will leave your hairs standing up.

2) Bad Vamps have feelings too
If you thought this book would lack passion, you're wrong. There is plenty of heat and carnal urges shared between a new couple, Bree and her boy toy.

Here is an excerpt:
Kissing didn't sound the same with vampires as it did with humans. No soft, fleshy, liquid-filled cells to squish against each other. Just stone lips, no give.

But the strange vampire kissing sounds continued. Someone sighed in contentment. And after a few more minutes of patience, the low, romantic sounds were suddenly interrupted...

3) Educate yourself
One of the reasons why we love the saga is because we feel like we know the characters: We fell in love with the Cullens and we love to hate the Volturi.

So it was definitely a smart move by Stephanie Meyer to fill in the blanks about Bree if we are going to see more of her (and Riley) in the movie.

One of the most important things we learn about Bree is that she is not the typical bad vamp we know Victoria to be. Bree is a vampire with a bit of a conscience, which makes her all the more interesting of a character.

Overall it was an entertaining read. I'm glad I read it to get to know more about Victoria, Riley and Bree. However, it was a bit too short (178 pages) and I know Stephanie Meyer could have done so much more with it.

I definitely recommend it and give it 3 1/2 stars.


1 comment:

  1. I have just seen the movie, "Eclipse". It was absolutely incredible and the action was amazing. However, I'm sad to say, that Bree was not a main character. So although this book is still entertaining, it won't add anything more to the movie that the book hasn't already.