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

BOOK STATS

Rating: ☆☆1/2
Title: The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Series: Twilight Saga #3.5
Genre: Paranormal
Audience: Young Adult
Format: Audiobook
Narrator: Emma Galvin
Length: 178 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; Listening Library
Release Date: June 5, 2010
Source: Library (Libby app)
Recommended for fans of: Twilight

SYNOPSIS

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.

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 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 IRRESISTIBLE 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

I never read this back during my Twilight craze because by the time this was published my enthusiasm had waned and I certainly had no interest in some random side character, but I figured I’d tack it onto my series reread.

It was interesting to get a firsthand look at some more traditional vampires outside the Cullen clan, and it did offer some insights into the villains of Eclipse, but I still think it was unnecessary.

Meyer could’ve written a novella from a much more interesting and impactful perspective, but instead she picked a random newborn. I wouldn’t recommend this unless you just can’t get enough of Twilight.

Author: Caroline | Carolibrary

Hello! I’m Caroline! I am a teacher, a book lover, and a nerd. My passions include reading, writing, bookstagram, barre & yoga, baking, binging TV shows, and Star Wars. I love stories in all formats because they can transport you to a different world while helping you understand the world around you. I have always found books to be a particularly magical source of imagination.

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