My Goodreads Review of The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner
bookshelves: young-adult, horror Read 2 times. Last read February 7, 2023 to February 8, 2023. Packed my suitcase for a short beach vacation with a bathing suit, a pair of water socks, a cover up and sunblock, along with The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer. I must confess, I am a huge fan of Stephenie Meyer. There's something about her writer's voice that casts a spell. Her words hypnotize me, and keep me reading through the night as hungry vampires tap at my window pane, and prowl the streets from dusk until dawn. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner is yet another love story in the Twilight saga, but this one comes with a wicked twist. Bree's love story with vampire Diego is told from a vampire's POV, and it is provocative. We quickly discover Bree is smart, thoughtful, and resourceful. Soon after she's turned, she follows Diego out on the hunt. He takes her under his wing and teaches her the tips and tricks of vampire survival 101. After a few evenings together, they fall in love, and he lets her in on a secret he's only recently discovered. The secret; Sunlight does not cause vampires to spontaneously combust. Bree and Diego decide Victoria probably lied about the sun's effect on vampires to Riley, which forces his coven of newborns to retire underground to basements and darkness from dawn until dusk, to avoid burning to ashes in daylight. Diego shares with Bree his plan to share this new information with Riley, who is Victoria's puppet master. When Diego fails to return to the nest after his secret meeting with Riley, Bree knows she's in mortal danger.