May 5, 2014

Memory Lane Monday #6 Recap -- The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner

This is a new weekly meme that Kristalyn over at The Sarcastic Palmtree and I, Amber at Paradise of Pages, came up with. We have been wanting to re-read some of our favorites but feel overwhelmed by all the other new books coming out that our re-reads get put to the side. That is how we came up with this meme, we decided we don't want to put them aside anymore, so we will be taking turns putting up our reviews on the re-reads we do throughout the month. This does not mean we won't keep up with recent releases as well, it just means we will make more time for those we have read before as well.


So here is how this meme will work:

  • Each week the co-hosts will trade off with recapping when it is a re-read or what they have heard so far about the book and the other co-host will put up their review. 
  • The participants can read anything that they remember reading in the past, or something that they have wanted to read that has been around for a while and just haven't gotten around to reading it yet for whatever reason.
  • Participants can decide if they want to recap the book before reading it or just put up a review of what they read.
  • Anyone can join in, just please link back to our blogs as well as add your name to the linky so we can hop around and see what everyone is reading.
  • Please put our banner on your post as well, so we all look the same!
  • We ask you kindly to follow BOTH of our blogs.
  • Most importantly remember to just have fun! :)


We will be providing each week a linky that you will be able to also link your posts for us to view. All we ask is for you to put up our banner as well as a link back to BOTH hosts on your post. 



The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner
by Stephenie Meyer

Bree Tanner can barely remember life before she had uncannily powerful senses, superhuman reflexes, and unstoppable physical strength. Life before she had a relentless thirt for before she became a vampire.

All Bree knows is that living with her fellow newborns has few certainties and even fewer rules: watch your 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 only know 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?

I have never read this book before, but I've always wanted to. I sadly just got lazy and never got around to it. Now I own it, and decided to use it for part of my Memory Lane Monday posts. 

Now, I wanna say that I was an idiot. I really thought that this was about a character in the fourth book, not the third. All I knew about this book was it was part of the Twilight Saga. I even was like, "why is the book considered 3.5 when it is on a character in book 4". Well, Amber, you need to read the synopsis to find out it is about a newborn vampire in book 3. That then makes sense for it to be 3.5. I know, I know. I'm embarrassed with myself.

I am now excited to read this because I know it will be clearing up some of the gaps of what is going on in Seattle in book 3. We get the other side of the story. I want to see things from a newborn perspective that had no idea what was happening. It will be a nice set of information for me to store along with the rest of the series.


We will be back next week with our review or recap!

What about you? What do you remember about the time that you read this book/series? Would you like to read it with us?

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1 comment:

  1. I'm currently LMAO at the "Well, Amber, you need to read the synopsis..." Don't worry, we are all equally brain dead from time to time. :)


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