Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer
Published: June 5th, 2010
Details: 178 pages, hardcover
Summary (goodreads):
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. 

I was excited for this because it's been almost 2 years since I've left the Twilight world and Eclipse was one of my favorites from the series. Also, who isn't curious to know about what went on in other characters minds? The cool thing about Twilight is that there are so many characters and so many different point of views, so many different stories within the story, it's fascinating really. And yes, at some point I was a twi-hard but not so much anymore. But I will admit, I miss that feeling you got when you were reading Twilight, like the entire world just stopped and it was just you and the book. I swear, there's crack dusted on the pages. I can assure you, there was no crack dusted on the pages of this Novella.

A lot of people don't remember Bree, but for me, how could you not remember her? Sure she had a total of maybe 3 minutes of page time but her ending was tragic! Damn you Jane! Bree is a newborn made for Victoria's army to destroy the Cullen's. That part we got, there really wasn't much extra details in this book that we didn't already know. There was the friendship between her and Diego and the friendship but non friendship between her and Fred. There was more of an insight on what the newborns were doing and the lies Victoria was feeding them. 

For some really weird reason I was expecting to see some Cullen action in this and was sadly disappointed. As my husband pointed out "it's about Bree, not the Cullen's", point made dearest.

I guess this Novella didn't suck me in like the rest of the series because for one, we already know Bree's fate. We all know how the story is going to end (and was anyone else hoping that Meyer would maybe... oh I don't know... change the ending for Bree? No? Just me? Oh... okay...), so I guess in a way I was trying to not become attached to her. After finishing it, I was curious to know what ever did happen to Diego? What would had happened if Bree listened to Fred? And whatever happened to Fred? I felt we were set up for some unanswered questions... maybe she's working on a Novella for Diego? Maybe that's just hopeful thinking.

While this was a nice add on to Eclipse, as much as I don't want to admit it, I wouldn't read this again. Sorry Bree!

Favorite Line:
Uh, I couldn't find one :(


  1. I have no idea how people don't remember Bree. Eclipse was my least favorite book of the series, and I remembered her clear as day. Then again, I've read them twice, so that may be why.

    Here's my review of the book if you'd like to read it.

    Happy readings!

  2. I still want to read this one just because I think it might be interesting... I'm not so sure though now after reading your review.

  3. I'm actually one of those people who don't remember Bree. I read the Twilight books so long ago that I dont remember most of the little things that happened in the story. I have the twilight books but will probably just get this from the library if I ever see it in.