A review of “The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner (an Eclipse novella)” by Stephenie Meyer from reader Loretta Martin:
For those of you who, like me, are trying to wait patiently for “Eclipse” to come out (June 30), Stephenie Meyer has given us a nice little diversion.
She has written “Bree Tanner” and I believe Twi-hards will find it helpful in explaining an important part of “Eclipse.”
As we learn from “Eclipse,” Victoria, the vampire determined to kill Bella, has made an army of newborn vampires to help wipe out the Cullen coven and Bella as well.
We learn that newborn vampires are very strong, as well as unstable in their first few years of life, brutally murdering humans for their source of blood. Victoria is hoping the blood for these “newborns” will come from the Cullens. Especially Bella.
Bree Tanner is one of the newborn vampires being trained in Victoria’s army, and though she is mentioned slightly at the end of “Eclipse,” all we know about her is her name. Through Tanner’s short life, Meyer is giving us a look at the world from the newborns’ view. We learn how the newborns interact with each other, while being kept in the dark as to their purpose and what transpires among them as their army is readied for the attack.
It’s a quick read, but it’s something to enjoy while waiting for “Eclipse” to hit the big screen.