Monday, September 20, 2010

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

Book: The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer
Genre: YA Paranormal
Rating: B+
For: Fun and I suppose this fits for the RIP Challenge too!
From: borrowed from friend

Surprisingly, I enjoyed this quick story of Bree Tanner's background and the events leading up to the scene in Eclipse where the Volturi decide that the Cullen's can't keep her. When it first came out I was thinking, oh, it sounds kinda dumb. But when my friend at the library had it, she said I could borrow and read it before she donated it. So of course I took her up on it.

I was quickly brought back to the world Stephenie Meyer created, this time as part of the hideout Riley created, per Victoria's orders, where he hid the newborn army he was gathering to fight the Cullen's. Bree is sadly caught up in that whole mess. She makes a couple of friends though, and we get to know some new vampire talents. It's interesting to see her point of view of what's going, since she is completely in the dark (ha in more ways than one!) about nearly everything.

It's actually quite the sad story.

If you are a Twilight fan and haven't read this yet, you'll want to sometime. If you are not at all a Twilight fan, of course you'll have no interest and will want to skip it.

Bottom line: I enjoyed the story thoroughly!

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  1. I enjoyed this one, too, though I remember wishing it had a little more... depth. You're right: definitely something Twilight fans will want to read at some point, though it's not an immediate necessity!

  2. I definitely plan to get this one for Rocketgirl sometime, maybe for Christmas, and I'll read it as well. Glad you enjoyed it.

  3. I devoured the Twilight series, but I am thinking that I will wait on this one. It just does not interest, but I am glad that you had a fun time reading it. :D

  4. I just posted a review on this one myself.
    I liked it a lot more than I thought I would. I like that Bree and the other newborns spend most of the book thinking that sunlight will kill them.
    Oh, I liked the shout-out for Shannon Hale, too!

    I think all Twilight fans will definitely want to read it, but you don't have to have read the others to read Bree.



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