Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Review: "The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner"

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella
by Stephenie Meyer
June 5th 2010
178 pages

From Borders: 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.

My Thoughts: I love the Twilight books, and I thought that Eclipse was the best book in the entire series. With the movie coming up later this month, I knew I wanted to read Bree's side of the story before I go see it!

The story is about Bree's life as a vampire. Riley is in control of the newborn vampires and he keeps them on a short leash. Feeding them lies about their abilities, telling them to keep a low profile and to be home before the sun rises if they don't want to be burned to a crisp. "Home" is a dark basement full of rambunctious trouble making newborns and staying alive is a challenge. Luckily Bree finds safety hiding behind Fred everyday. No one messes with Fred.

She manages to make a short friendship with Diego. Together they start to make discoveries that make them realize that Riley isn't exactly telling the truth about a lot of things.

Even though I already knew how Bree's story would end (if you've read Eclipse, you know what's coming) I still found myself rooting for her. I started to care about her, and I so badly wanted a happy ending for her. Unfortunately things don't turn out well for Bree. I was actually teary eyed by the end of the book.

Check out this introduction to Bree Tanner:


  1. Great review. I'm glad we get this glimpse into Bree's head. This is next on my list to be read!

  2. Will read this, eventually. Maybe.