Sunday, August 15, 2010

Book Review- The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner

I finshed reading The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer in one sitting late last night/early this morning.

From Goodreads:

Fans of The Twilight Saga will be enthralled by this riveting story of Bree Tanner, a character first introduced in Eclipse, and the darker side of the newborn vampire world she inhabits.

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

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 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 know only 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?
When I first read the title of this book, I remember thinking "Who is Bree Tanner?"  but then after watching the movie, I knew who she was.  This was a quicky, easy read on a small character in the Eclipse book.  I flew through it!  It was written in the same way that the Twilight series was so it was easy to get into.  (Although in the story it kept talking about the red-haired vampire, being Edward and since I read the series so long ago, and I keep picturing Edward from the movie with blonde hair, so I was confused for a couple of minutes).
I think it was interesting to look at the vampire fight from this side of the story.  While it wasn't an integral part of the whole Twilight story, I enjoyed reading it, and it quenched the thirst left from wanting more after Breaking Dawn. (Come on, publish Midnight Sun please!!)
I gave this book a rating of 3.5/5.
This book fulfilled an item in the following challenges:  
2010 100+ Reading Challenge: 109
2010 Young Adult Reading Challenge: 78
TwentyTen Reading Challenge: Shiny & New #2
*FTC Disclosure: I bought this book.

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