The Second Short Life of Bree Tanner

The Second Short Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer

At 178 pages, this Eclipse novella is definitely a read-in-one-sitting book.  Although I haven’t read Eclipse (Twilight was enough for me to get a good sense of this series), the book still made sense.  It’s told in the first person perspective of Bree, a newbie vampire who is trying to figure out how her new life works, while knowing not to trust what her coven leader Riley tells her.  She befriends Diego, another skeptical newbie, and works with him to try to learn what Riley and their creator (known for most of the novel as She) are doing with this small, unruly, undisciplined army of newly made vamps, who they are clearly not being honest with.

While this is a must read title for Twilight fans, the rest of us vampire lovers would probably do better looking elsewhere for our fix, like Anne Rice ,the House of Night series or any other the other vampire titles we have in the Berkeley High Library.  This book was thin on both character and plot, and could be a disappointment for even Twilight fans.

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