Thursday, December 13, 2012
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer
Author: Stephenie Meyer
# of Pages: 178 (Paperback)
Rating: 4 stars
Bree Tanner can barely remember life before she had uncannily powerful senses, superhuman reflexes and unstoppable physical strength. Life before she had a relentless thirst for blood... life before she became a vampire.
All Bree knows is that living with her fellow newborns has few certainties and even fewer rules: watch your back, don’t draw attention to yourself and, above all, make it home by sunrise or die. What she doesn’t know: her time as an immortal is quickly running out.
Then Bree finds an unexpected friend in Diego, a newborn just as curious as Bree about their mysterious creator, whom they know only as “her”. As they come to realize that the newborns are pawns in a game larger than anything they could have imagines, Bree and Diego must choose sides and decide whom to trust. But when everything you know about vampires is based on a lie, how do you find the truth?(
I initially had no desire to read this, but I ended up getting it out of curiosity. Bree and the other newborns are led and instructed by Riley. He teaches them how to hunt and dispose bodies as well as to stay out of the sun. After spending a day with Diego, Bree has to agree with him that Riley is keeping things from them.
Bree and Diego grow close after a very short period of time and try to hide it from Riley and the other newborns. One of the newborns, Fred, has a very unique talent that nobody truly appreciates except Bree.
I did like Bree and after reading her story, I'm kind of disappointed that she didn't play a bigger role in the Twilight series. Also, I'd like to know what happened to Fred. I think I might reread the series soon.