Well, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner is short: it’s a novella that gives background information on what was going on in Seattle during the events in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. On its own, it’s not a well-rounded enough story to sustain interest, but if you’ve read The Twilight Saga, and watched Eclipse the movie, you will enjoy reading about Bree. Her story is that she is a homeless and starving when a guy offers her a free meal. When he is done with her, she is a vampire living in a coven where the only ways to stay alive are to be the strongest fighter, or to hide. Bree, it turns out, is great at hiding, and much smarter than a lot of other newborns.
The best characters in this story are Bree, and a guy named Freaky Fred, who has the weirdest power. It’s also interesting to see how the newborns operate, and how they are controlled. Finally—for fans of the series—Bree’s story shows us that, in Eclipse, there was more going on in the scene in the clearing than Bella knew. If you can’t get enough of the Twilight Saga, check out The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner.