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La segunda vida de Bree Tanner (Twilight #3.5)

3.51  ·  Rating Details ·  159,277 Ratings  ·  9,859 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.

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Bree Tanner can barely remember life before she had uncannily powerful senses, superhuman reflexes, and an unstoppable physical strength. Life before she had a relentless thirst for bloo
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Published by Alfaguara (first published June 1st 2009)
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Charlotte Woodcock The point of this is that it's a "bonus" story for fans. It takes place alongside Eclipse, so if you haven't read that (or the first two books as well…moreThe point of this is that it's a "bonus" story for fans. It takes place alongside Eclipse, so if you haven't read that (or the first two books as well tbh) it won't really make sense.(less)
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Tatiana
Jun 21, 2010 Tatiana rated it did not like it  ·  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,
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish
Jun 04, 2010 UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Twilight Saga Fans
Recommended to UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish by: Dee Marie

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
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Dana Salman
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Archit Ojha
Mar 23, 2016 Archit Ojha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-we-own
And that's what you call a novella.



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.

5 stars!
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
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Sparrow
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
Shawna
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
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Buggy
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
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chucklesthescot
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
Annalisa
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.
Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)
This is a really fantastic novella! This was the first time I read the book and it definitely offered a really wonderful and interesting perspective that I absolutely loved. It was really well-crafted and absolutely sad (which was expected considering we know how the story must end). Fantastic addition to the series that I honestly think is better than both Twilight and Eclipse.
Mariah
Jan 27, 2017 Mariah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read the Twilight series back in High School, even before I knew the movies were coming out. I really liked the series but by the time this book came out I didn't want to go back and read another Twilight book, but for some reason now I wanted to. I am so glad I saved this book for many years later. I never re-read books unless I have to, so this was a great feeling of reading a Twilight book, but not re-reading anything I had previously read. I forgot how amazing Stephenie Meyer is at writing ...more
Kristen "Kirby"
Mar 30, 2010 Kristen "Kirby" rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: kiddies who loved Twilight and enjoy Evermore, Fallen, etc
Shelves: reviews

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
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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.
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
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 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
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(9 3/4) Gerasimos
Aug 10, 2012 (9 3/4) Gerasimos rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
I don't care what your thoughts about Twilight are. It will always have a special place in my heart because of all the memories connected to it.
Rachel Lightwood
I only read the Twilight saga for the first time two or three years ago. The initial hype was well and truly over by the time I decide to brave the series and see where I stood. After reading the books, I am firmly in the belief that unless you have read this book than you don't really have the right to judge. There's so much hate surrounding this series, and I get it. I really do. There is some shifty things happening in this book, most of which I didn't support (teen pregnancy & romanticiz ...more
theBookishSpirit
Feb 23, 2016 theBookishSpirit rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5/5

CETTE REVIEW CONTIENT DES SPOILERS



« 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
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AH
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
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I'd So Rather Be Reading {Nat}
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
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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
Katharine (Ventureadlaxre)
Jun 10, 2010 Katharine (Ventureadlaxre) marked it as couldnt-finish  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Idiots
Shelves: read-2010
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Arlene
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
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Manny
Jun 12, 2010 Manny marked it as not-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
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Liz
Jan 25, 2011 Liz rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Whitney Atkinson
Nov 10, 2014 Whitney Atkinson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i just saw this while browsing recommendations and realized i forgot to mark on goodreads that i've read this. sorry if this randomly comes up in your newsfeed LOL

RIP diego 3
Katie
Jun 25, 2010 Katie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Meg
I didn't enjoy this book as much as the others in the series, however I wasn't expecting much from an under-200-pages novella. I still enjoy Meyer's writing style and I'm looking forward to reading Breaking Dawn.
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