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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer

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

First Line of Book: "The newspaper headline glared at me from a little metal vending machine: SEATTLE UNDER SIEGE--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 gets close to one of the "senior" vamps that she lives with. Together, they try to discover exactly what they creator (known to the coven simply as her) wants them for. Tehy 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 adventurous. 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.

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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. But I 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 wanna 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,' a new voice said, 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 because 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.'

--Zakiya, the walking butterfly


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