Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Review The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by: Stephenie Meyer

Title: The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Publisher: Little Brown
Series: Twilight #3.5
Pages: 178
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchase


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

In another irresistile combination of danger, mystery, and romance, Stephenie Meyer tells the devastating story of the newborn army as they prepare to close in on Bella Swan and the Cullens, following their encounter to its unforgettable conclusion.

My Thoughts:
Most of what we knew about Bree Tanner was learned in this book it tells what happened prior to Eclipse all from Bree Tanner's point of view. She was 15 when she was turned into a newborn vampire. All to be part of an army sent to destroy the Cullen's and kill Bella. Victoria, recruited Riley who recruited about 20-22 vampires to become the vampire army. It was well written you get insight to how he was with them, how the newborns wondered what was up. What the Voltori's involvement with this battle was all about.
What I didn't like was that it was too short, like the ending just popped up to fast. I mean we know how it ends, but it just felt rushed once the 5 days were mentioned. I think it could have been atleast a tad more longer. I think she opened us up to many characters whether or not we hear anything more about them that is yet to be determined.

What I did like was that Bree was independent she didn't want to fight. She knew something wasn't right. That there was more to it then what Riley told them. That the Voltori had a higher stake in this then what was mentioned. That Bree was able to full share her story with Alice (the mindreader). So if no one else knew atleast Alice knew Bree's story. I would like to see her write about Freaky Fred, or Diego, like what really happened to him. Overall a good book and a must read.
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