Saturday, July 10, 2010

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer

Product Details
Pub. Date: June 2010
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover, 192pp
Age Range: Young Adult
Series: Twilight Saga Series
ISBN-13: 9780316125581
ISBN: 031612558X


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.
My thoughts:
It had been awhile since I had read any of the Twilight books so it was neat to reenter that world for a little while. I read the book right before we went to see the Eclipse movie so I kept watching the newborn vampires to see if they were following the storyline that was in this book. I read it online, which I've only ever done once before. I had wanted to get this posted before the time to read it online for free expired but that didn't happen.
For summer I like books that are fast reads, winter tends to be the time I start longer, heavier books. I'm not sure why but that seems to be my reading style. This book fit the bill. I really found myself liking Bree and hoping that she would be successful as a vampire. My memory of Eclipse wasn't very fresh so I couldn't recall that well what was going to happen to her. I remembered that they had had a fight and I thought all the newborns were killed but I still kept hoping that maybe some of them got away, how would we know if all of them had made it to the fight? I think the timing of the release of this book really work for it as well since it came out at the same time as the most recent movie.
If you have read the other books this was a fun diversion. I was a bit thrown by the fact that there were no chapter breaks. I don't know if it needed one but I am used to there being breaks and those breaks are where I tend to stop reading. This one I read almost all the way through at once. Also I thought it was shorter and since I was reading it online I kept wondering how close to the end I was. One of my reading quirks is I tend to keep track of how much more of the story I have to go as I read along.

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