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Stephenie Meyer
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18 Aug 2011 Eclipse Novella

I turned off my brain. It was time to hunt. I took a deep breath, drawing in the scent of the blood inside the humans below. They weren't the only humans around, but they were the closest. Who you were going to hunt was the kind of decision you had to make before you scented your prey. It was too late now to choose anything.

Bree Tanner can barely remember life before she had uncannily powerful sense, 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 you 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've imagined, Bree and Diego must choose sides and decided whom to trust. But when everything you know about vampires is based on a lie, how do you find the truth?

In an irresistible combination of danger, mystery and romance, Stephenie Meyer tells the devastating story of the newborn army as they prepare to close in on Bella Swan in the Cullens, following their encounter to its unforgettable conclusion.

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Atom (18 Aug 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1907411178
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907411175
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 19.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (278 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 68,624 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Stephenie Meyer graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English Literature and now lives with her husband and three sons in Arizona. Her debut novel Twilight and the sequels New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn are all international bestsellers.

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In a first new book for almost two years, Stephenie Meyer returns to the world of Eclipse. This story features Stephenie's unbeatable combination of mystery, suspense and romantic intrigue.

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Stephenie Meyer is the author of the No. 1 bestselling Twilight Saga. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English literature, and she lives with her husband and three young sons in Arizona. Her website is

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129 of 139 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The writing has got better... 13 Jun 2010
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Before I write this review, I think I'd better state my position on The Twilight Saga. I LOVE the books but I am well-aware that they are not examples of quality writing. I like the atmosphere, the plot, the characters. I do not like the way they are written and do not consider Ms Meyer a good writer. I would have rated all 4 books as 5 stars for enjoyment and 3 for writing. Hasn't stopped me reading them over and over, so she has got something right and I acknowledge that. Just wanted to be clear that as a fan, I see the flaws of the series and do not give it praise where it's not due.

So, with that out of the way, Bree Tanner. I was always going to buy it, because I expected more of the same things that I enjoyed from the other four books. Well, I was right but I got all that and more. The quality of the writing has seriously improved! The word choice is better, the flow is better, the characters are more fully fleshed out. A bonus that I wasn't expecting at all!

Before I started reading, I wondered whether knowing Bree's fate (from Eclipse) already would spoil it for me. It didn't at all. If anything, it made me more engaged with the story. I really wanted her to make the most of her "short, second life". It is all told from Bree's point of view a short while after she has been turned into a vampire against her will. She is with all the other newborns but she is sitting back, keeping out of trouble, trying to get a sense of what is happening to her. We meet Riley and get a better feel for his character. We also meet two of the other newborns, Diego and Fred, both of whom end up being important to Bree's attempt to survive. Their characters are quite a highlight.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars the writing is classic Stephenie Meyer 10 Jun 2010
By Rebecca
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To be honest, I was about to give this book 3.5 stars, just barely 4 stars. At first, a lot of it was pointless and I just didn't really care much for the story. Then, I got to the part when the newborn vampires clash with the Cullen family in Eclipse and I loved it, loved seeing how the stories interspersed and loved seeing it from Bree's perspective.
I kinda hoped that because Stephenie was writing from a wilder character's perspective that she would stray from her usual writing style and it would surpass my expectations. Unfortunately, the fighting scenes could've been better executed and the development between characters a bit slower. It's a pity Bree's story wasn't a novel. I really think the story would be much more of a success D:

It was really interesting to read about the newborn vampires. You look at the Cullen family, civilized with the humans and in many ways flawless. But then, you look at this newborn army of vampires and they're wild and fierce, merciless when getting to what they desire most, which is human blood. It is incredible about how much is kept from the newborn vampires. They live in fear of human's stereotypes on vampires - burning in sunlight, getting staked and recoiling from garlic. They have not mastered what skills they've been given and all they feel is getting to what they want and doing it in such reckless ways, that the Volturi are required to come around.
I absolutely love Bree. She did not choose to be a newborn vampire. She was "born" into a place where she was required to be on the bad side, against her better judgement and it was really sad. To know that she had so much potential in her, and so much willingness to be good, that she couldv'e been something.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting but read it for free online! 30 July 2010
I love the Twilight Saga - as with all sagas, readers become gripped by the characters and their fates. However, I am not surprised that Stephenie Meyer intended this to go into the Twilight Guide as a short story as this reads as some sort of extended experiment she wrote primarily for herself. The major problem is that she cannot write monsters. Bree is a monster - she eats people. She is no Bella or Cullen yet we are supposed to sympathise because she loves another monster. Unlike Charlaine Harris or Anne Rice who can write engaging monsters, Meyer simply should stick to the lovely conscience-driven Cullens. I suggest Stephenie Meyer get back to writing her sequel to The Host or creating a new universe rather than letting her publishers push her into releasing mediocre material. This novel has a lovely cover (as do all the Twilight novels) but other than that, read it for free online - go to her webpage for directions - and donate the money to charity.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Twilight saga 19 Jun 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and as it came out before the film (Eclipse) it put a totally different angle on the film especially where you can see that Bree is talking to Edward using her mind. The reason I dropped one star was just because of the length of the book as it's not very long and I think I had managed to read it in about a couple of hours.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The short second life of bree tanner 13 Nov 2010
By jo
Stephanie Myers actually said Bree was one of the characters she wished she had ended differently! On reading this book you will understand why and probably agree. It will change the way you watch Eclipse, you will be looking for Bree and wanting it all to end differently. I actually wept when I read this book, it's enchanting and enthralling and unfortunately you wish Bree had a longer 2nd life. A very good read if you enjoy the Twilight Saga
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book
Great insight into another section of Twilight, if you are a Twilight fan you would definitely enjoy this book, great read.
Published 1 hour ago by Susana De Freitas
5.0 out of 5 stars Eclipse Novella
This was enjoyed by my daughter after reading the full series. She recommends this book as a good short read.
Published 13 days ago by MiniFred
5.0 out of 5 stars Bree
It is a great side story that fills in the blanks in the Eclipse novel through Bree's eyes instead of Bella's.
Published 18 days ago by Orihime
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it!
arrived brand new, I enjoyed the book so much, i read it 3 times in the space of 2 days. If you love the twilight saga, you have to read this book!
Published 26 days ago by Natalie
4.0 out of 5 stars Great little novella
Written by Sydney aged 9

Bree tanners is one of Victorias newborns and this is about her second life since transformation to vampire to where she comes across the... Read more
Published 29 days ago by Sydney Sapphire
3.0 out of 5 stars Good read
Enjoyed reading this book, very short but is great for twilight lovers because it gives a bigger picture of what went on. Read more
Published 1 month ago by holly
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Because I liked the Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer. She is a great novelist. I enjoy her books a lot.
Published 1 month ago by Emmy
5.0 out of 5 stars awsome
bree tanner always stuck in my mind and i am glad to have a novella to understand her that much more
Published 2 months ago by deanna donaghey
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Extra
I was pleased to find this book! It explained different aspects of Bree Tanner's vampire life. Which left you at a loss in the movies.
Published 2 months ago by Patsey
5.0 out of 5 stars Hooked
just love the vampire diaries cant get enough of them. I have also read more of Stephanie Meyer books she is fantastic
Published 2 months ago by shedevil
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