Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Two sides to every story...


Well guys, the new Stephenie Meyer novella, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, hit bookstore shelves everywhere June 5, 2010. I'm sure you all know, I was there bright and early to snag my copy. I'm a barrel of surprises, I know.

And although I love Twilight series and The Host, I have to admit, I wasn't too sure about this book. Yet, I still bought it regardless because lets face it, Stephenie Meyer is a writing prowess. The way she spins and weaves her words into stories, and stories into novels, and novels into reality is magical.

[WARNING: FAN GIRL ALERT! FAN GIRL ALERT!!]
I just ... love her. (In a non-creepy way, of course.)

Here's a short synopsis from the book jacket:

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

Sounds intriguing, right?

Anyway. I'm about half way through this 178 page novella (I'm having to restrain myself, otherwise I would have read it in one sitting) and I'm loving it. I even find myself wishing and hoping that Bree will somehow escape, and run away from the newborns (with Diego, of course!!). Sadly, we all know what happens to poor Bree in the end. And even though I do know the ending, I'm still excited to see what's going to happen. Because just like the book's promo says, "Every story has two sides."

So, if you're a Twilight fan, or even if you're not, be sure to pick up your copy of: The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner. And in doing so, you are not just getting a fabulous read but also helping out the American Red Cross. One dollar from each book sold will be donated to the American Red Cross. What's better than that?

Oh wait, there's more. If you go to BreeTanner.com, for the first 30 days (June 7 - July 5) you can read The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner for free. Yes, you heard me right. FREE! How cool is that? So even if you don't buy it, you can still enjoy the awesomeness of this book.

Now what are you waiting for?? Enjoy!!


18 comments:

  1. I've been trying to resist this book, even though I know resistance is futile. :)

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  2. Great, thanks a lot! Another book added to my huge list...

    I am never gonna get any sleep.

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  3. Thanks for the review, Kim! I've not read any Twilight for some reason. Maybe I should start!

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  4. I'm loving Bree Tanner so far. I keep having to stop myself reading it all the way through as well. Going to read more later. :)

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  5. I'm really surprised my daughter hasn't been begging for this. Must be because Edward isn't front and center. LOL

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  6. I hate to admit it, but I still haven't read Twilight. I've got a couple of copies in my classroom - but the kids are always reading them :) Maybe in the summer.

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  7. You know I'm getting it. I have kids so it's taking me a while to get there. So can't wait for eclipse. Perfect timing for this book...hehe. Wow! marketing how amazing.

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  8. Thanks for the review - I've been wondering if I should give this book a try. Maybe I'll check out BreeTanner.com - thanks for the link!

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  9. I ordered this book yesterday with the gift card I won from DL's contest! I've heard it's good, can't wait!

    Thanks for the video clip!

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  10. I started it but I have been so busy...I am trying so hard to get in reading time this week but between Doc visits, getting glasses, haircut, kids haircut, therapy for my lil one, shopping for our trip, booking our trip. I am exhausted! Can the weekend come sooner!

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  11. Way to give just a wonderful shout-out for this book! Looks like I'll be adding it on the list of books I need to own!

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  12. I saw it at the bookstore and read the back blurb. Like you I wasn't sure, but now I think I'll give it a try. And yes, poor Bree : ( Carlisle tries to save her, but oh well.


    Thank you for the fabulous bookmark. It arrived the other day and I literally squealed with joy! It's so cool—I feel like pinning it to my shirt or something, haha. Thank you!

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  13. Okay, now really embarrassing question. Is she the author of Twilight? I haven't read any of them. I just started The Book Thief, though, and so far I love it.

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  14. I haven't really thought about picking up the Bree Tanner book. I guess I just don't feel very interested in the subject. I wasn't keen on the fourth Twilight novel so I didn't want to skip down "newborn road" again.

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  15. I haven't seen this clip before! Thanks for sharing and for the review. I'm looking forward to seeing Eclipse, of all the Twi-saga, that is my favourite book. :)

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  16. "I even find myself wishing and hoping that Bree will somehow escape, and run away from the newborns (with Diego, of course!!)."

    Steph Meyer said she felt the same way, and it hurt her to kill Bree more than any other character she's ever killed. (Except maybe the one guy in The Host.)

    Anyhoot. I can't wait to read this! I'm really curious to see how she pulls off the ending, since (a) we know what happens, and (b) deaths of protagonists are often extremely unsatisfying.

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