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Review Time: The I Am in the Middle About Bree Tanner Thread

Postby Pel » Sat Jun 05, 2010 6:55 am

Didn't love it, didn't hate it. Here's where you can meet up with fellow fans who were in the middle about the story and add your middle of the road review.
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Re: Review Time: The I Am in the Middle About Bree Tanner Th

Postby misskiley » Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:06 am

Being as the book has been out for 5 days and noone has posted anything on here,.. I thought I'd comment.

I do feel somewhat in the middle about this book. I do love the fact that SM has given us more Twilight, but I do feel kind of iffy about the whole Volturi coming secretly to see Victoria. In Eclipse, it does hint somewhat that maybe something more had happened,.. but I feel this was something the Voltrui wouldn't have done. And if Edward knew,.. why didn't he say anything afterwards?!?!
Also the other thing that kinda bothered me was how tame the Newborns seemed. It just felt the Cullens hyped up the whole newborn thing way more than it was. I was under the impression they were going to be very very wild and crazy,.. not able to be contained in a basement with only the occasional fight between themselves. Not able to sit aroud and read or play videogames. And also, Bree was getting feelings towards Diego after 3 months,.. Anyways, the newborns were definitely not what I expected at all.

I guess I just needed to get that off my chest,.. I'm sure after another reading or two I'll be switching over to the love part lol
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Postby Italiahaircolor » Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:27 am

I was also very much in the middle.

Like you, I loved that SM gave us another nugget of Twilight life...and for that I am grateful. However, this book did-in some ways-let me down.

First of all, I was stunned by the inconsistencies. Eclipse does a beautiful job of highlighting the crisis in Seattle. Talking about the people and it is also the first seed of fear planted in Bella's mind...she officially fears becoming a monster who will stalk and kill innocent people, creating the headlines. While in the Bree Tanner book, SM makes an issue of the newborns only feeding on the dredges of life, the ones no one would miss...well, until the ferryboat that is. So either hid was covert, or misstep, I don't know but it threw me.

Outside if that, i got it. We all pretty much hate the newborns. But SM turned the mirror on that to show the innocence behind what was happening the horror stories we read...that these too were victims of Victoria and her bloodlust.

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Postby Melody » Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:16 pm

Italiahaircolor wrote:I was also very much in the middle.

Like you, I loved that SM gave us another nugget of Twilight life...and for that I am grateful. However, this book did-in some ways-let me down.

First of all, I was stunned by the inconsistencies. Eclipse does a beautiful job of highlighting the crisis in Seattle. Talking about the people and it is also the first seed of fear planted in Bella's mind...she officially fears becoming a monster who will stalk and kill innocent people, creating the headlines. While in the Bree Tanner book, SM makes an issue of the newborns only feeding on the dredges of life, the ones no one would miss...well, until the ferryboat that is. So either hid was covert, or misstep, I don't know but it threw me.

Outside if that, i got it. We all pretty much hate the newborns. But SM turned the mirror on that to show the innocence behind what was happening the horror stories we read...that these too were victims of Victoria and her bloodlust.

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I agree that it gave us an alternate view of the newborns. I also was a but confused at why the "dregs" would be in the newspapers and on TV. Inconsistencies anger me ! Grr! lol
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Re: Review Time: The I Am in the Middle About Bree Tanner Th

Postby Uushia » Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:49 pm

Middle of the Road. I enjoyed the short story but I agree that it was too rushed. The romance was fast for Bree and the "dregs" irritated me a little bit. However Bree mentions alot how Riley is yelling at the others for screwing up so much. The screw-ups are what I take is in the paper. Humans never figured out what was happening because dregs going missing isn't as noticable as a mother or policeman. If a dozen normal citizen were taken nightly then the news would be an epidemic, so I get it. I don't hate the newborns. I just think they're idiots for following/believing Riley's final lie. It's so pulled out of a you=now-what that I don't see why no one caught on.
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