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The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella (Twilight #3.5)

3.52 of 5 stars 3.52  ·  rating details  ·  139,291 ratings  ·  9,043 reviews
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 ...more
ebook, 153 pages
Published June 5th 2010 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (first published June 1st 2009)
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Jun 22, 2010 Tatiana rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: die-hard Twilight fans
To be fair, I think if you are a fan of Stephenie Meyer and all her books (including The Host and Breaking Dawn), you will enjoy this novella too. Alas, I am not. Gone are the days when I used to be entranced by the Twilight Saga. I have to give credit to SM for introducing me to the genre of paranormal fiction, but as I read more and more of it, it is getting more obvious how subpar her writing is.

I didn't finish this novella. I abandoned it because it was boring, one-note, lacked excitement,
UniquelyMoi ~ 1-Click RockChick

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
Dana Salman
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Kat Kennedy
We went traveling through the upper end of North Queensland once as a family. We came to one of those strange, small-town, out-of-the-way places for a quick bird study tour with my scientist uncle. The place's claim to fame was that it also housed a giant mango. Yes. You heard me right. A giant, massive replica of a mango. Within the giant mango was an ice cream shop.

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
I know, I know. This book had police caution tape all around it warning me not to read. I wasn’t surprised that it was as bad as it is. Actually, I think that this book provides a good example of one of the central weaknesses of Stephenie Meyer’s books. I heard someone say the other day that the purpose of art is to make people feel. I know, doi, but I had never looked that one in the face before. Meyer spends most of her time, in all of her books, trying to cushion the reader from really feelin ...more
4 stars – Vampire/Young Adult

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
Opening Line: "The newspaper headline glared at me from a little vending machine: SEATTLE UNDER SEIGE--DEATH TOLL RISES AGAIN."

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
RIP OFF! This was without doubt a cheap ploy to fleece money out of Twilight fans by throwing together some utter drivel about characters you don't give a rats ass about. The only interesting character was Fred, and the rest were a waste of space. Bree is nothing like the way newborns are talked about in the Twilight Saga(magically of course she is more restrained than they are...uh huh...). The so-called love story never even starts and the end scenes where Bree faces the Cullens is piss poor, ...more
Okay, I'm no longer curious. I'm bored out of my mind. I can't force myself to finish this novella before the movie.
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.
Kristen "Kirby"
Jul 24, 2010 Kristen "Kirby" rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: kiddies who loved Twilight and enjoy Evermore, Fallen, etc
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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
Emma Louise
Mar 31, 2010 Emma Louise marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I'm being cynical, and I'm also a little angry, and I can't comment because I haven't read it... but I just want to say one thing to Stephenie Meyer. LET IT GO.

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
Graham Bradley
Wasn't bad. Actually this was a good nod back to the days before this series picked up its awful stigma that it has now. I like to pretend the fourth book and the movies didn't happen--these books weren't so obnoxious back then.

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.
 Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~*
(4 Stars)

(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
OK. If you like the Twilight Saga, you will probably like this book.

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
Traci Haley
Say what you will about Stephenie Meyer, but she obviously has SOME sort of talent/method/magical fairy dust in order to write stories that get people hooked and make them react (whether positively/negatively doesn't really matter -- her stories garner very intense reactions). I fell in love with the Twilight books and harbored a cheesy adoration of the movies as well, though my fangirlishness came a little late to the game as I'd been turned off of vampire lore by all the Anne Rice books (happy ...more
Well, it was a quick and slightly entertaining read if nothing else. Finished it in a couple of hours and was glad I didn't pay a dime for it because I know how Bree's story ends.

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
Katharine (Ventureadlaxre)
Feb 09, 2013 Katharine (Ventureadlaxre) marked it as couldnt-finish  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Idiots
Shelves: read-2010
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Kelli (I'd So Rather Be Reading)
Well, I got this book today and devoured it in less than an hour and a half. I'm writing this review without having talked to anyone about it or reading any reviews online about it. I wanted to get my feelings out before being hearing or reading anyone else's opinion.

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
Jun 12, 2010 Manny marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Good grief, it's another barrel! And I can hear noises coming from inside it too. Well, now I know what to expect. I'll sneak up quietly, then CERIDWEN PUT IT DOWN NOW AND STOP TORTURING THAT POOR FISH! I SAID NOW!! KEEP YOUR HANDS...

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
9 3/4
I don't care what your thoughts about Twilight are. For me is one of my favorite book series. It made me to love reading again.
oh man. this was so bad. it's about a minor character who exists solely to get killed in Eclipse to show how ruthless the vampire government is. you already know what's gonna happen, which is a difficult starting point to begin with, and Meyer just doesn't have the skill to make it swing on the page.

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
I enjoyed twilight long ago when I read all the books, and so I thought that justified reading this book. I have to say though, I am incredibly disappointed. Perhaps I have just grown out of the storyline and my tastes have changed, but I found this book incredibly childish. I also wish that this had been more original. It seems typical of Stephanie Meyer to just write the same ole story, just from another persons point-of-view. It would have possibly been better if Bree showed at least an inkli ...more
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baca buku ini jadi inget sama J.K. Rowling, James Cameron, dan J.R.R. Tolkien.

Apa persamaan mereka semua dengan Stephenie Meyer?
Mereka semua ini adalah orang-orang yang berhasil membangun dunia sendiri di luar dunia yang kita jalani sehari-hari.

Dunia magis Harry Potter, Avatar, Silmarillion dan dunia dalam trilogi the Lord of the Ring, dan yah, dunia vampire bling-bling Stephenie Meyer.

Novella singkat mengenai Bree Tanner ini membawa banyak hal untuk direnun
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This book came out today and whilst working at Waterstones and being a lover of Twilight I thought I would have a read of the book. I didn't pre order it because it seemed to me like a way to make money and all that.

My short description of what I thought. No offence intended but bluntness is necessary. It was a pointless book to be bite to it (no pun intended since its about vampires) no oomph, nothing, it didn't read like Stephenie Meyer, its as if it was done half heartedly just
Rebecca McNutt
...Why did I even bother?

Never mind how bad the Twilight trilogy is already, this book just seemed like a fast and easy way for Stephanie Meyer to rake in some money without having to think up an original plot or complex characters. This book was terrible and I'll never read it again, the only redeeming quality about it was the nice graphic of the hourglass on the front cover.
This book was nowhere as awful as The Host (shudders), but it was just a dull read. There is nothing in this book that we either didn't know or was worth knowing. Bree was more sympathetic in the few seconds she appeared in Eclipse than in this book. They didn't develop her character at all, leaving her as a simple Bella v. 2. In a first person narrative your lead should be the most important character in your book. I'd rather have read a book from Riley, Victoria or Jane's perspective. Bree was ...more
Terry (Ter05 TwiMoms/ MundieMoms)
As a Twilight fan, this book was a fun read and added dimension to the story. However, I had to rate it on the same level I try to rate any book and could not give it more than three stars. I have read some incredible books within a series but given the ones I liked a little less three or four stars because they didn't come up to the other(s) even though they were outstanding. This is a novella and must be rated as such, but it was just a nice little story to me. I wish I had read it online inst ...more
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I was born in Connecticut in 1973, during a brief blip in my family's otherwise western U.S. existence. We were settled in Phoenix by the time I was four, and I think of myself as a native. The unusual spelling of my name was a gift from my father, Stephen (+ ie = me). Though I have had my name spelled wrong on pretty much everything my entire life long, I must admit that it makes it easier to goo ...more
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