Stephenie Meyer to Release Eclipse Novella Called The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner 2010-03-30 10:00:05

Stephenie Meyer to Release New Twilight Saga Novella

Get ready to storm Barnes & Noble, Twi-hards: there's a brand-new book (sorry, novella) from Stephenie Meyer just around the corner. The best-selling author will release The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella on June 5, just in time for the release of the saga's third movie. If you're racking your brain trying to remember who this alleged Bree Tanner is, you're not alone — she's one of the newborn vampires who only gets 10 pages of attention in Eclipse before meeting her demise.

The whole idea seems a bit random to me, especially since our beloved heroes Edward and Bella probably won't be largely featured in the 192-page book. Apparently even Meyer hadn't been planning on it, saying,

I’m as surprised as anyone about this novella. When I began working on it in 2005, it was simply an exercise to help me examine the other side of Eclipse, which I was editing at the time. I thought it might end up as a short story that I could include on my website. Then, when work started on The Twilight Saga: The Official Guide, I thought the Guide would be a good fit for my Bree story. However, the story grew longer than I anticipated, until it was too long to fit into the Guide.

Truth be told, I'll probably end up borrowing it from one of my friends at one point, but I don't see myself rushing out to get my hands on a copy of this little book. I'm sure it'll still be a huge money maker for Meyer though — are you excited about a new mini addition to the saga?

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