Wednesday 2 August 2017

The Short Second Life Of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella (Twilight, #3.5)The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella by Stephenie Meyer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Time taken to read - < 1 day

Pages - 178

Publisher - Little Brown Books

Blurb from Goodreads

Bree Tanner can barely remember life before she had uncannily powerful senses, superhuman reflexes, and unstoppable physical strength. Life before she had a relentless thirst for before she became a vampire.

All Bree knows is that living with her fellow newborns has few certainties and even fewer rules: watch your back, don't draw attention to yourself, and above all, make it home by sunrise or die. What she doesn't know: her time as an immortal is quickly running out.

Then Bree finds an unexpected friend in Diego, a newborn just as curious as Bree about their mysterious creator, whom they only know as her. As they come to realize that the newborns are pawns in a game larger than anything they could have imagined, Bree and Diego must choose sides and decide whom to trust. But when everything you know about vampires is based on a lie, how do you find the truth?

My Review

If you enjoyed the Twilight series you will love this. We get to know a bit more about Bree, we wee vampire who cowered and gave up during the big battle with the Cullens. We didn't know too much about her or how she came to be in the group let by Victoria. This is Bree's story, her existance as a vampire up until the day on the battlefield.

I think, and correct me if I am wrong as it has been a long time since I read Twilight, but we get to know a wee bit more about the actual vampires than from Twilight. Yes we get the Cullens backstory and watch as Bella makes her transition but what of those who didn't choose. How did they come to be, how did they form relationships and come together? We get a bit more of that through the eyes of Bree. I felt for her in the books/movie but more so after reading this, it is indeed her short second life and I wish we had got to see a bit more of it. I am sure I read Meyer was done with these book which is a shame, another character, in this book, Fred, would have been fascinating to catch up with. That and maybe some comeuppance for the Volturi, it has been loved and hated by Twihards, if you have read it let me know what you think. I liked it and enjoyed it for what it was 4/5 stars for me this time.

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  1. Lainy, I never heard of this novella before! It sounds like an excellent intro to the Twilight series.

  2. I read this book after reading the Twilight novels. I think you'd have to read them first so you know where she fits in. I did enjoy it even though at first I was a bit sceptical at reading a book linked to Twilight as I thought the main books were enough but changed my mind when I read the book. Now I'm thinking how about a book about the Volturi? It's been a while since I read Twilight so I can't remember Fred.


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