Thursday, July 1, 2010

Book Review - The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner


The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner
By Stephenie Meyer
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company, 2010
178 pages
Read: 6/22/2010
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult, Action, Adventure

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


Review: The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner is, in my opinion, a good companion novel to the Twilight series. Bree is a newborn vampire who grows close to one of the "senior" vamps that she lives with. Together, they try to discover exactly what their creator (known to the coven simply as her) wants them for. They discover the truth about going out into the sunlight, growing an even stronger bond all the while. But when Diego goes ahead of everyone to find a path and doesn't come back, Bree gets worried. Did the creator get to Diego first? She still hasn't figured out what's going on, and they're about to go into battle.

The story of Bree's short vampiric life was thrilling, action-y, and a little adventrous. Being that we only see about 5 minutes of Bree Tanner in Eclipse, this is a great read for people who love the Twilight series or have read Eclipse. It helps us learn how Bree got into that predicament in the first place.

Rating: I enjoyed Bree Tanner and rate it
4 kisses!


Quotes from the Book:


"Riley was going to blow a gasket. I would make sure I wasn't within reach when he saw this paper. Let him rip somebody else's arm off."


" 'Yeah, I'm Bree. Bu tI didn't come in with the last group. I'm almost three months old."
'Pretty slick for a three-monther,' he said. 'Not many would have been able to leave a scene of the accident like that.' He said it like a compliment, like he was really impressed.
'Didn't want to mix it up with Raoul's freaks.'
He nodded. 'Amen, sister. Their kind ain't nothing but bad news.' "


"Diego smiled at me. 'I'm really glad you came tonight.'
'Don't get all gooey on me now.'
'What? You don't want to be'--he widened his eyes and his voice went up an octave--'BFFs?' He laughed at the goofy expression."


" 'I see the little girl made it, too.' said a new voice, and I shuddered because it was Raoul. I felt a little bit of relief that he didn't know my name, but mostly I just felt horrified that he'd noticed me at all.
'Yeah, she followed me.' I couldn't see Diego, but I knew he was shrugging.
'Aren't you the savior of the hour?' Raoul said snidely.
'We don't get extra points for being morons.' "


Posted By: Zakiya!

6 comments:

PapeRDoLL said...

lol i love the second quote i liked your review, short but good

Zakiya the Booknerd said...

Thanks, Leonor! I love the second quote as well; I try to keep them at a tolerable length. Is it just wayy too short??

PapeRDoLL said...

nono its just a little short but its not length that matter right?

Jen the bibliophile said...

I think it's a good length. You get to the gist of it all! Also, I get to see Eclipse tonight with my sisters and my Momma. I'm so excited (and I just can't hide it!) Yeah!!

Hawk said...

I do like that Meyers puts us in a mind that we probably wouldn't of looked on our own. She did this with Midnight Sun and I have to say that for a draft I thought it was a better read then Twilight.

Back to the review. Short can be great! And I'm short so I'm great ;). 5'1. Yup short.

Hawk said...

I forgot to mention that this book is also awesome because for every book made there is a monetary donation to the Red Cross. It really of fabulous that Meyers and the publisher decided that something like that was worth while.

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