The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner (Twilight #3.5)
Fans of The Twilight Saga will be enthralled by the riveting story of Bree Tanner, a character 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 Cu
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I didn't finish this novella. I abandoned it because it was boring, one-note, lacked excitement, ...more
4 poignantly, tragically, thought provoking stars!!
I want to say, right up front, that I hadn’t planned to read this book because those of us who read the entire Twilight Saga already know that things don’t turn out well for Bree Tanner. She played a very, very minor role in the book, Eclipse - I don’t even think she appeared in more than 2 pages - so, why read something about a character I cared very little about and already knew the outcome of?
Well, one day I went to my mailbox and there wa ...more
Nobody could explain to us why there was a giant mango or why the giant mango has somehow spawned an icecream parlor from its bowe ...more
This provided a nice Twilight Saga fix while waiting impatiently for the "Eclipse" movie to come out, and I enjoyed Bree's alternate viewpoint and insight into the army of newborn vampires that battle against the Cullens.
But I think I speak for a large majority of Twilight fans that what we really want is for Ms. Meyer to move past her hurt feelings and wounded pride and just finish Midnight Sun, darnit! Seriously, the Meyer the Martyr routine is getting a little old ...more
I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this, I mean Bree's character only has a tiny part in Stephanie Meyers Twilight world so she and the rest of the newborns can’t really have much of a story to tell can they? Well as it turns out the answer is Yes. At 178 pages this novella manages to also give up some new revelations regarding Jane and the "dark cloaks" (Volturi) -j ...more
New SM promise: I will not watch either Breaking Dawn movie.
Um, in the movie theater.
Unless someone makes me.
And I promise to put up a fight.
At least in my head.
And by making, I mean asking.
So... who's going to ask me?
I mean, it's got to be so bad it's good, right?
I am so morbidly curious about that one.
Don't watch, the redheaded mind reader whispered.
Poignantly written, Bree is a character that I warmed up to real fast.
This book is heartbreaking for the helplessness rendered by the Volturi.
Moved and seized me until I got to the end.
A worthy addition to the series.
Pooja, I am giving this book to you for sure to read. Why? Well, the stories is already known to you but the lyrical way of this all from Bree's point of recital, is spell bounding.
Short Second was like a so-so fanfiction that let allowed readers to jump back into a generic form of Twilight. You have barely constructed main characters, who in this case were Bree, newborn vampire of a couple months, and Diego, the obvious nomination for Bree’s love interest and companion. Is Diego Mexican? Does he speak Spanish? Did the author even pause to think that maybe, just maybe, readers would want to know a bit about the characters personalities, backgrounds, APPEARANCE? How do you ...more
Twilight is over. You can't keep pushing it for all it's worth anymore. You have to accept that eventually all good things come to an end and it's best to end this before you completely ruin it (although you did a pretty good job of ruining the whole series with Breaking Dawn). There comes a time when it's quite sad that you have to start ...more
The benefit of this book is you see how Riley and Victoria were controlling the newborn vampires--gets all the technical stuff out of the way and ties it all together nicely. 178 pages, it's a quick read. Not bad.
(This review assumes one has read Eclipse)
I actually liked this a lot more than I thought I would! It certainly kept me engaged and was a quick read.
I am most definitely a fan of the Twilight series and the books will always be special to me. I have to say, though, that I wasn't super excited to read this novella by Stephenie Meyer on The Second Short Life of Bree Tanner, when I first heard about it. One, because I know how it ends…and well, it’s not a happy ending, which is what I’m al ...more
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« J'espère que vous apprécierez Bree autant que moi, même si ce souhait est un peu cruel. Vous savez déjà que cela ne se termine pas bien pour elle. » -Stephenie Meyer
Déjà rien qu'en lisant la 'lettre' de Stephenie Meyer au début du livre, on sait que ce livre va nous faire souffrir. Mais après tout, n'est-ce pas le but de tous les auteurs ? :')
Plus sérieusement, même si on sait dès le départ (ayant déjà lu Hésitation) que ça va mal finir pour Bree, je tr ...more
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella is a short book. 192 pages, double-spaced. It is a quick read. However, there are no chapter breaks, no breaks whatsoever.
We know how the story ends. This book tells us how it began.
Bree Tanner's story gives us insight as to what was happening in Seattle when Victoria and Riley were building their vampire army. Bree is one of the smarter "newborns" - she knows how to keep ...more
I was fully prepared not to like this book, because I can't help thinking that Stephenie Meyer is just fleecing us, her woefully addicted fans. She hasn't pubished anything in nearly two years besides that pitifully meager "bonus c ...more
It was mildly interesting to read Meyer's vampire world from a different perspective, but I still would have preferred that she finished Midnight Sun rather than this novella.
I want to say this story makes me miss Twilight, but when you know where the story is eventually going to head, I just don’t find myself there y ...more
Oh. I'm, ah, I'm really sorry Ms. Meyer. I, er, I thought you were a friend of mine, it's a bit complicated. Honestly, I do apologise. No, I can see that, you're quite right of course, there is no fish there. My mistake.
So, um, could I ask what it is you're doing i ...more
anyway. ~*~*~SPOILER~*~*~ the Volturi kill Bree -- not because she eats people, but because she's a loose end. it's sad, I guess. the Cullens sort of flail ineffectually but don't make a serious att ...more
Although I think the point of view of Bree was valuable, I think it could have been any newborn vampire that was in the book. The book was very fan-fic (may or may not be appropriate?) and don't think it really needed to be published.
I can only recommend this to someone younger myself, someone who actually enjoyed this series more than I did.
Overall the book was just OK and can only give the book 3 stars.
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