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

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The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, an Eclipse Novella by Stephenie Meyer

Hardcover, 178 pages

Published June 5th 2010 by Little Brown Books for Young Readers

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 imagines, 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? – Goodreads

My Opinion: This was very well written. When I saw the movie, Eclipse I didn’t think that the girl being killed was so unique and observant.  I never thought that all that was happening in that moment was so intense and interesting. I really liked this story it had suspense and loneliness as well as isolation. I really liked Bree’s story that even though she was changed, Bree still kept apart of herself and didn’t let herself be fooled (or did she?). Just listening to Bree’s thoughts was amazing. All these things that were happening with the newborns is just amazing.

I listened to this. The reader was  Emma Galvin and she wasn’t that great of a reader. Her voice was very monotonous and it was easy to lose concentration and I had to repeat some of the tracks again. Other than the reader though I really enjoyed the book.

Overall: 5 out of 5


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