Monday, July 26, 2010

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner

You guys know how I love me some Twilight...well, this is just another installation.  This book is a full-on depiction of one of the "newborns" in the Eclipse novel. 

Bree Tanner is a young girl turned into a vampire by the vindictive Victoria.  Victoria needs an army of newborns, which defined are simply newly-changed vampires.  The reason newborns are so valuable in this storyline is that when a vampire is in the early stages of their second life, they are much stronger than vampires that have been around a few or hundreds of years.  This is because they still have some of their own human blood flowing through their veins.  Weird, huh?  However, this does not mean they are not as crafty, guile or, far from it.

Throughout this novella Bree learns about her new life and the difference details of vampire lore almost everyday.  She soon learns that vampires don't sleep in coffins all day, the sunlight does not destroy them, garlic is no big deal, etc.  You begin to feel Bree's thoughts and emotions and follow her train of logic.  She has an intense survival motivation.  Towards the end of this novella she even begins to feel an emotion akin to love...

This is definitely a good, quick read if you're into the Twilight series...though you might be a little lost if you haven't read or don't intend to read Eclipse.  The two parallel each other within the plot lines.

One of my friends, Kelsie, recommended that I read this book because she feels differently about Bree's character now.  Before, at the end of Eclipse, you're just relieved that Bella is OK and the newborns are all destroyed.  Now...and I have to agree with Kelsie...I'm kinda sad that Bree dies.


  1. It gives you a completely new perspective on the newborns. I would loved to have seen Freaky Fred (or whatever his name was). I really liked him best.

  2. I absolutely loved Freaky Fred's character...maybe she'll write about him in another novella some time. We can always hope!

  3. Oh yay! I have seen this and wanted to know if it was good! Perfect! Thanks Crystal!



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