July 4, 2010
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner is an Eclipse novella. I jumped on the Twilight bandwagon fairly late and have been hooked ever since. I guess you can call me a Twilight newborn. I've never been into vampires or supernatural beings. I am more drawn to the romantic aspect of the Twilight series. Nevertheless, I picked this book up since I'm still on a Twilight high.
It focuses on Bree Tanner, a newborn vampire first introduced in Eclipse. She is led by Riley, along with twenty-one other newborns. She usually hid behind Fred, a vampire with the ability to repel others and make himself invisible. Their relationship develops into a big brother, little sister respect. In true Stephenie Meyer fashion, Bree quickly becomes kissing BFF’s with the smartest newborn, Diego.
This novella expands on Bree’s short life and resembles fan fiction. The story finally meets up with Eclipse at the end. Bree is involved in a huge battle against the Cullen coven. We all know what happens at this point.
I understand Stephenie’s purpose in writing the novella. Like most series, the sub-characters are just as interesting as the main characters. She wanted to provide fans with a more detailed look into Bree’s life. I would have preferred reading about a more memorable character, perhaps someone in the Cullen coven instead. I just couldn’t bring myself to care about Bree. This novella is just enough to feed your Twilight thirst, but your eyes will turn back yellow shortly after.
You can download it for free at www.breetanner.com until July 5th.
P.S. I hope that Fred meets the Cullens one day.
P.P.S. I am uber excited about seeing Eclipse on the big screen.