Book Review: The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, and Eclipse Novella by Stephenie Meyer

I have an issue with finding books that I really love. It’s this. When they’re over, they’re over. And that sudden forceful realization makes me so sad. I begin frantically searching bookstores for a new book that I can immerse myself into.

Luckily, The Twilight series just keeps going and going, which is great, because I’m not ready to move on. I’d like to stay right there in Forks, WA (where the main characters Bella and Edward live) for as long as I can and learn more about their crazy wacky Vampire/Werewolf lives.

Consequently, when Stephenie Meyer released The Second Short Life of Bree Tanner, I was all over it. It’s a companion book/novella that takes a deeper look into the background storyline of the third book in the series, Eclipse. The Second Short Life is written from the point of view of 15 year old Bree Tanner, who is a Newborn vampire of 3 months. It’s much darker than the other books,  as it takes the reader into the underworld of a vampire army that is forming to destroy Bella and the Cullen Family. In this world, there’s not much love or kindness, mostly death, mayhem, and utter despair.

The book is a short 195 pages, which doesn’t leave a lot of room for character development. My Twilight Addict Card may be taken away for saying this, but in my humble opinion, the book was just okay. It’s pinnacle was when the Cullens and Bella are reintroduced, which is about the same time as Bree finds her second demise. So much for this heroine!

Overall, I found the book moderately entertaining, but a definite must read for anyone who is a hardcore Twilight fan.

Other fun reads for Twilight Fans can be found on
It’s surprising to see how well fans can write about their favorite characters.

Also check out the first 12 Chapters of Midnight Sun (hopefully, and upcoming novel to be released by Stephenie Meyer) the story of Twilight written in Edwards perspective. You can check it out here.

Have you read any of these books? I’d love to hear your opinion. Comment and let me know.

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2 thoughts on “Book Review: The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, and Eclipse Novella by Stephenie Meyer

  1. Hey, Nicole-
    I’m new to the whole Twilight business and read them with a certain degree of detached skepticism. I just finished New Moon and have reserved a copy of Eclipse from the library. they are entertaining. I even borrowed the movies on DVD from Alisa’s friend. Alisa likes the movies okay, but isn’t what I’d call a die-hard Twilight addict or even worthy of being considered a card-carrying member of their fan club. I’ll have to get the whole run-down of books as I feel I’m missing some. -EW

  2. Hi! Thanks for checking out my site! 🙂 I really like yours too! I am a hard core Twilight junkie! I have not yet read this book. I was afraid that I might be disappointed compaired to how much I loved the Twilight series! I too am so sad when a good book ends. My mom got me started onn this series called the “Black Dagger Brotherhood” It’s really good!!! you should check it out!


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