Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Short Second Life Of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer

The Short Second Life Of Bree Tanner

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.

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 know only as "her". As they come to realize that the newborns are pawns in a game larger than anything they could have imagines, Bree and Diego must choose sides and decide whom to trus. But when everything you know about vampires is based on a lie, how do you find the truth?
I don't like Twilight that much anymore so I figured that since this isn't from annoying Bella's point of view, I could read it without vomiting. Veredict? Success.

One thing I hated was that there were no chapters. I'm the kind of reader that can put a book down right on the chapter, not a few pages before or after. So it became completely annoying no to say "i'm on chapter blah blah" but that's just me on being nitpicky of the structure.

Bree was an okay narrator, to be honest. Pretty bland and not enough personality. She definitely seemed super controled to be a newborn and just unnatural. I expected a wild newborn here, okay?

It was an okay book, too, in general. Diego was a cool character and I liked being behind the scenes so to speak.

In one sentence:
"A companion book you should read at the library--not even starin your eyes in front of the computer."

Plot: 3
Characters: 4
Writing: 3
Cover: 4
Overall Feeling: 3
Average: 3.4 stars


Book Monster said...

I heard this book was realy good and Stephenie writing has improved a lot but I'm still hesitant. I really hated Eclipse. Good review.

brandileigh2003 said...

She was pretty controlled-- but I guess that having Diego to talk things through helped. I was expecting more Jasper times a million ;)


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