Review Time: The I Loved Bree Tanner Thread

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Re: Review Time: The I Loved Bree Tanner Thread

Postby December » Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:47 pm

TeamBellaAlltheWay wrote:This is sort of pointless in asking, but did anyone else think that the 'Close your eyes' at the end (Edward talking to Bella) was actually meant for Bree in some way, as well?


Without a doubt. It's a stunning moment.

Stephenie confirmed this in the fansites interview she gave for the launch of Bree Tanner. I can't now seem to find a link to the relevant transcript (and I know I saw it somewhere!), but see here for notes on the Q & A.
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Re: Review Time: The I Loved Bree Tanner Thread

Postby funkidiva » Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:29 am

^^ I agree on that. I think it was meant for both Bella and Bree.

I finished the book on the weekend and it was better than I expected, which is good. I got quite engrossed in it and wanted to see how things panned out. Obviously I knew the ending but it was a great read quite refreshing and interesting to find out about the fight etc. from someone elses viewpoint. I thought it was written well and I didnt want to put it down! I especially liked the bit where Bree meets the Cullens and seeing them from a different angle.
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Re: Review Time: The I Loved Bree Tanner Thread

Postby Oh-Marvelous-Things » Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:19 am

funkidiva wrote:.
I thought it was written well and I didnt want to put it down! I especially liked the bit where Bree meets the Cullens and seeing them from a different angle.


I agree completely! I was also really impressed with how well SM changes the 'flavor' of her writing to fit the narrator. With Bree, the storytelling was much grittier, and more darkly realistic and scarier than when Bella narrates in the other books of the saga. Also, I loved that Bree kept calling Edward, "the redhead." I was like, what? His hair is bronze, darling. BRONZE.
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Re: Review Time: The I Loved Bree Tanner Thread

Postby funkidiva » Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:16 am

I was confused with the red head reference too. It wasnt until Bree said he was holding/had arm around Bella that I realised it was Edward!
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Re: Review Time: The I Loved Bree Tanner Thread

Postby Silver Rose » Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:13 pm

I used to think nothing of Bree Tanner before the novella came out. I thought that she was the most minor character in the books and when reading Eclipse, I forgot all about her after she died because I didn't think she was in any way important.

I was so upset when I found out that SM would be writing a short story about her. I thought, "She won't finish Midnight Sun but she's gonna write about a non-important person?" It surprised me that after I actually read the book that I was more sympathetic toward her. I really liked the book and now I feel sad that she had to die.

I agree with funkidiva and I liked when we were able to see the Cullens through her eyes. As well as the Volturi.
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Re: Review Time: The I Loved Bree Tanner Thread

Postby Jace » Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:13 pm

I got to read the Bree Tanner novella on line last June. Really enjoyed the story as I had just finished Eclipse, the tie in was perfect, it was hard to put the computer down. Neat to see the vampire world including Victoria and the Volturi from another perspective. It was sad when Bree died as I got to like her, the "close your eyes" scene was stunning.
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Re: Review Time: The I Loved Bree Tanner Thread

Postby FigureSk8r13 » Thu May 12, 2011 9:41 pm

I liked it. I thought it was a good book. The limb pulling was a little excessive though, lol. I also did not like how it was just one big story. Chapters would have been easier.
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Re: Review Time: The I Loved Bree Tanner Thread

Postby michelle » Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:30 am

Like many of you said, I must admit, too, that I didn't particularly like Bree in Eclipse. To tell you the truth I was even against the idea to be saved (as Carlisle and Edward suggested) because I was really afraid of what could happen to Bella if Bree was around. So in a way I was relieved when she was out of the picture.

And then I read the novella. God, my perspective has changed 180 degrees!
You all said how amazing the book is, I will only add that every time I read it, it makes me cry even more than what New Moon does... :cry:

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Re: Review Time: The I Loved Bree Tanner Thread

Postby Tornado » Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:55 pm

Yes, it's hard to read Bree Tanner's book, knowing how it ends. :(
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