The Short Second Life Of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer

I read this in one sitting last night, starting an hour before my bedtime and finishing half an hour after it. The story incorporated the same events from Eclipse, the third book in the series, but told them from the perspective of a different character. Unfortunately I didn’t really remember the events because, while the Twilight novels are fast and fun, they are also forgettable.

What is it about vampirism (or the author’s Mormonism) that makes every romance in this saga the soulmates-at-first-sight-gonna-die-without-you kind?



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 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?