Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer

Title:  The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner
Author:  Stephenie Meyer
Genre:  Young Adult
Publisher: Atom Books
Publication Date: 5 June 2010
ISBN:  978-1-9074-1036-9
Stand alone or series: An Eclipse Novella
Pages: 178
Book Received from: Bought.
First Lines: The newspaper headline glared at me from a little metal vending machine: SEATTLE UNDER SIEGE - DEATH TOLL RISES AGAIN.

Synopsis
I watched his body change.
He crouched on the roof, one hand gripping the edge.  All that strange friendliness disappeared, and he was a hunter.  That was something I recognized, something I was comfortable with because I understood it.

I turned off my brain.  It was time to hunt.  I took a deep breath, drawing in the scent of the blood inside the humans below.  They weren't the only humans around, but they were closest.  Who you were going to hunt was the kind of decision you had to make before you scented your prey.

It was too late now to choose anything.

My Thoughts  
I wasn't even sure I was going to read this book.  I loved the Twilight series and I just thought I wouldn't be able to like this one as much.  I was wrong.

Bree is a newborn and only been turned a few short months ago.  Hunting at night, while during the day staying inside away from the sun for fear of turning to ash.  A traditional vampire. 
 

I quite liked Bree.  I wasn't sure I could especially comparing her to The Cullen's but I warmed to her right away, although admittedly I didn't like a few of these characters and I think it was their type alone.  A few other characters caught my eye as well but I will keep that to myself.

A few things that bugged me a bit were the lack of chapters.  I'm not sure if this is a standard for novellas but I found a few times when I had things to do and wanted to put it down  (usually at the end of a chapter normally) I'd have to find a spot where I wasn't completely absorbed with what was going on.  Not an easy thing for me.  The other thing that bugged me was that it was so short.  I realize that she only had a short life in the book but I would have love to have read more about her before she died.

As always I really enjoy Stephenie Meyer's writing and look forward to the next book!

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