Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner was a quick and easy reading novella set in the Twilight universe. Bree Tanner made a brief, but memorable appearance in the novel Eclipse. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner tells of Bree’s life as a young newborn vampire in Seattle trying to survive among the irrational newborns in her coven. Bree and her love interest Diego are smarter than the rest of the newborns, but not smart enough to thwart their destiny as their leader Riley and Victoria lead them on a path of vengeance in the small town of Forks.

This novel is different than the other Twilight novels as it is not about “civilized” vampires, but more classic vampires who are out for death and destruction. Although the ending was inevitable, I rooted for Bree and wished she had a different destiny. The novel was also an interesting read after the Eclipse movie as it seems that many parts of the book were incorporated into the movie.

Overall, if you are a fan of the Twilight series, this is a must read book. I enjoyed it and was not disappointed.

Book Source: The Kewaunee Public Library


  1. I am reading this at the moment. I would like to see Meyer write something new, or a follow up to The Host, but I guess it makes good sense for her to release this book now, given that it does tie in with the movie release of Eclipse.

  2. I agree Marg. I really enjoyed The Host and have been eagerly awaiting something new from Ms. Meyer.

  3. I saw this at the library but my book load is so heavy I gave it a miss! I should go back I think.