Sunday, November 14, 2010

Book Review: The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner (Twilight Series, Eclipse Novella) by Stephenie Meyer.

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?

Loneliness, violence, suspicion, and the ever painful longing for blood.  These are the facts of unlife for Bree Tanner.  The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner is a teasingly brief glimpse into the violent world of Bree Tanner.  This novella is filled with intriguing back story and gives the reader an up close and personal look at the traumatic afterlife these young vamps are forcefully born into.  Bree faces the challenges of a newborn vamp, but to her surprise she may not have to face them alone.  A tragic tale of survival, trust, and the stirrings of new love.

I highly recommend The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner (Twilight Series, Eclipse Novella) to readers of urban fantasy, paranormal suspense, young adult, fantasy, vampire fiction, and especially to fans of the Twilight series.

The current bargain price on Amazon makes this a great stocking stuffer idea for Twihards and vamp fans.

Source: This book was purchased by me for review.

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner on Amazon.
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1 comment:

  1. I read TSSLOBT a while ago; I thought it was better than the original series, and I liked seeing Bree's perspective. Great review!