Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer

Genre: Young Adult

Hardcover: 192 Pages

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN-13: 978-0-316-12558-1

My rating: 5/5

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...lfe before she became a vampire.
All Bree knows is that living with her fellow newborns has few certainties and ever fewer rules: watch you back, don't draw attention to yourself, and above all, make it home by sunrise or die. What she didn'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 thei mysterious creator, whom they know only as her. As they come to realize that the newborns are pawns in a game larger that anything else they could have imagined, Bree and Diego must choos sides and decide whom to trust. But when everything you know about vampires is based on a lie, how do you find the truth?

If you are a fan of Stephenie Meyer and the Twilight Saga, then you will definitely love this book! It's rather short book but it is only a novella. It takes you to the other side of Twilight and the vampire covens. It gives you a close look into the world of Victoria's newborn army through the eyes of Bree Tanner. At first, I didn't want to read this book. I was annoyed that Stephenie Meyer had written a book about Bree Tanner instead of some other notable character. But I'm glad she did and I have a better understanding as to why.

Bree Tanner is a newborn vampire. She is only three months old. The book starts out when she is on a hunt with some stupid vampires. One is Kevin and the other is some blond kid whose name Bree doesn't know. But then, there is also Diego. She follows Diego and they quickly form a bond. If you are familiar with the Twilight Saga, then you'll know what I mean when I say they get that vampire connection. Diego is an eleven month old vampire and is smarter then the rest of Riley's and Victoria's idiotic "coven." She hides behind a skilled vampire named Fred so that she won't get killed by Raoul and his gang or Kristie and hers.

I don't want to give too much away in my review in case some people haven't read this novella yet. The thing I liked most about the book, was that you finally get to see what life is like for someone besides Edward or Bella. You get to see how careless and stupid newborn vampires are. You get to hear Bree explain how bad it burns when you need to feed. You get to hear about the irrationality of a newborn vampire when they're hungry and how hard it is to pull away from someone they are already on the hunt for. It's good to finally get someone else's perspective on changing from a human to a vampire besides from Bella. Bella's experience was fairly mild compared to what we were told would happen. I think 'The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner' is definitely worth the read! Make sure you check it out!

Happy Reading! : )

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