I’ve prepared myself for this, but just to be safe, I’m starting small.
The book opens up with someone, who I assume is Bella, awaiting her death. If she is really going to narrate like this for the rest of the book, it won’t be a minute too soon.
“I stared without breathing across the long room, into the dark eyes of the hunter, and he looked pleasantly back at me.”
Umm, have you ever stared at something without breathing? Oh? You haven’t? Thought not. Though this preface isn’t half bad. It’s short, gets to the point, and I’m a little interested.
“The hunter smiled in a friendly way as he sauntered forward to kill me.”
Supermodels saunter. Actors saunter. Catty teenage girls saunter. Hunters do not. And just like that, the preface is over.
I’m not looking forward to this book.