o.k. soo here is my mega bree tanner reviewa-ish post (as prmised miss Raine
the introduction by stephenie
i really liked that she did this and kind of explained her thinking behind this story and what compelled her write it/ release it, and i loved the fact that she said " no perspective is ever really trivial" its true i loved reading midnight sun seeing everything from Edwards point of view and i really enjoyed reading this from Brees point of view, all the perspectives are valid.
beggining with the newspaper headline
i really liked that she did this, as its no doubt the same headline that Bella and Edward are staring at in Eclipse obviously and it shows the other train of thought in viewing that headline, they are both reactions of fear but Brees ar all to do with the repurcusions of said headline.
the flipping of the car by the newborns
this part was really quite visual, you could really imagine the woman in the car and ten it was slightly shocking when they fed from her, and this all led into us finding out how a true newborn thinks, how their mind works. and it also showed to us how the newborn coven are all quite segregated, i dont know about anyone else but when i was reading eclipse i felt as though they were a group that they had literally done everything together when Riley and victoria had created them .
the relationship between Diego and Bree
when i started to see this developing i was kind of cringing thinking oh no shes not going to attempt to make this into an epic love story within the space of 174 pages is she
i liked that she had them form a bond as friends at first and then how it developed, when Bree was waiting for diego to come back all that time and he didnt my heart broke a little lol.
this was genius!! the fact that his talent is the ability to repel people is a genius idea which i really didnt see coming an its a slightly different talent to what we have seen before although i guess it works in the same kind of way that Jaspers mood changing ability does. i wonder if the Cullens ever did encounter him? wouldnt that be awesome?!
old vampire myths
i cant believe that the newborns actually bought Rileys stories of how the stereotypical vampire myths were true e.g. if you go out in the sun you'll turn into a pile of dust, it just shows how well he had them all conditioned/ trained, kind of impressive that he at leats got them to abide by these rules at least even if he hadnt trained them in the ways of true Twilight vampires.
the volturi were in on the plan
yeah i guess we all saw it coming but i still yelped when i read it in the book, just proves our thoughts and the cullens thoughts that they are underhand, but i didnt foresee the fact that they had in fact visited Riley and Victoria.
Brees perspective on things
i really appreciated seeing everything through her eyes, i did chuckle at the way she saw Edward "the red haired" vampire and the fact that she cottoned on to his abilities quite quickly, she was very perceptive i thought of all of the characters that she encountered, i think all along she was vaguely aware that something was not quite right with Riley and his motives. The way she viewed each of the Cullens individually was very intriguing, the way she saw bella " she seemed like she was a part of this world but didn't understand its realities" was slightly ironic as Bella does get most of its realities and bree is the one who has been misinformed
the ferry attack during the hunting trip
like everyone else on here i found this quite scary and menacing.
edward hearing brees final thoughts
i stupidly had never considered this possibility or even the fact that it was happening right under our noses, it was a genius inclusion in the story and into Brees perspective on her final moments, and kind of flips how Edward greets the Volturi when they finally arrive at the scene... because of Bree informing him of their involvment in riley and victorias plans.
When i read Eclipse i see Bree as kind of menacing and annoying and i think someone else has mentioned this, i thought Carlisle was mad to consider saving her and that it would never work, but having read this book i truly think it would have been possible for her to convert to the Cullens way of life and that she would have fit in.
all the newborns were runaways or people riley and victoria deemed to be down and out
i dont think we find this out in Eclipse or if we do i dont remember it, i thought this was quite interesting, as in Eclipse it stephenie refers to missing persons reports being filed (of the humans the newborns have killed and the people riley has changed) etc so the people they had selected clearly weren't as down and out as they thought, im assuming they chose these people as they thought their dissapearances wouldnt pop up on the human radar.
o.k. im goin to stop hereb as i think ive rambled on for loooonnngggggggggg enough now lol.