Sunday, 4 September 2016

Book Review | Stephenie Meyer | The Short Second Life Of Bree Tanner

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella

Author: Stephenie Meyer
Title: The Short Second Life Of Bree Tanner
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Vampires, Fiction, Romance, Supernatural, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Teen
Series: The Twilight Saga
Pages: 178
Price: £6.96

2nd September 2016
Finished: 4th September 2016

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 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 only know as her. As they come to realize that the newborns are pawns in a game larger than anything they could have imagined, 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?

After reading the twilight saga, I did not know when I would get around to this book. When I did get to it, I did enjoy the read but it was not as action filled and gripping as the actual twilight books. This was an interesting read and I would certainly settle down with this book again as it was a good book and it did add to the saga. When reading the twilight saga I did wonder about the back stories of some of the characters and I think little novellas like this are a good way to tell those stories. These back stories really add to the pull of the twilight series as it is nice to be able to focus on and follow one character in there experiences as a vampire. Sometimes it is nice to put the full novels, with the many characters and events, onto the back burner; It is interesting to pick out one character and think I want to know about that character, how they became a vampire and where they fit into the twilight saga. Novellas are also a good way to enjoy some of the adventure and intrigue of twilight without having to read a huge book. Although I found this book gripping, it did not have that much action in the storyline so it was easy to get my attention drawn away from this book. However, I would recommend this book to anyone with an interest in young adult and paranormal books as well as those who enjoyed the twilight saga as it just adds a little extra to the series. I bought the twilight books at a second hand store so I plan to buy the full saga brand new so that I can donate the old ones back. Donating them back to the store will mean that someone else can pick them up and enjoy the wonder of twilight. Also, donating to this particular store helps the barnardos charity as money from purchases at this store go to them. 

3 out of 5 stars

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