Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephanie Meyer

Length: 178 pages

            A young vampire is convinced by an older vampire that they need to create a small army to destroy the Cullen coven. They have been attempting to build a coven of young vampires (less than one year of age, when their blood from when they are human is still present in their system) for some time but haven’t had much luck. Every time they add new vampires to the group much of the group (both new and old) seem to kill each other off since they are all granted lighters and they all know that this will kill them. While they are building their coven of new vampires the Volturi come and speak with them in regards to their numbers of new vampires.
            The leaders of this coven are told they have five days to do something with their newborns or the entire coven will be eradicated. With only twenty two newborns their numbers are a lot lower than the heads of the coven would like them to be. Within four days the newborns are trained to fight and are taken to forks where the Cullens are living peacefully with the LaPush werewolf pack. The fighting results in the end of the coven with the exception of the two people that had started the entire coven. The bodies were burned in the field where the battle had occurred. Since the fire smells like jasmine incense its something that was unlikely to be noticed by the town of Forks.

Of the Stephanie Meyer spin-offs of her popular series Twilight this one is the best. It goes more into depth of one of the fights shown into the book that was mostly ignored within the series. Rating: 4 out of 5.

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