Saturday, February 5, 2011

Stephanie Meyer-The Short 2nd life of Bree Tanner (an eclipse novella)

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?

***** (5 stars)
For anyone that loves the Twilight books, this is a great story. It takes an interesting side trip into the vampire army Victoria created, all through the eyes of one young Bree Tanner. She is smart and catches on quickly to the lies and manipulations guiding her "coven". But when she has more than one chance to escape her fated path, she keeps going, hoping to save her friend Diego. Poor Bree, we all know how her path turned out from reading the Twilight series, but I really liked reading about how she got there.

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