Brace yourself... a new book by Stephenie Meyer is on the horizon. You heard me. "The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, an Eclipse Novella" will be released at 12:01 on June 5th!
This 192 page story is an offshoot from her third book in the Twilight series, Eclipse and her first book book to be published since Breaking Dawn two years ago. (Is that all it's been? It feel like ages!)
Stephenie said that, "Back when I was editing Eclipse and in the thick of my vampire world, I thought a lot about the newborns, imagining their side of the story and then one thing lead to another. I wrote a short story, a Novella really, about Bree being a newborn and what it was like." To read more about "The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner" go to Stephenie's blog here.
This new Novella is told from the perspective of the teenage vampire Bree who we met on page 569 in Eclipse who 10 pages later ended up dead. (It's okay if you can't remember her, I couldn't either!) Bree is part of a newborn vampire army created by the Cullen's nemesis, Victoria who is seeking revenge for her mate who the Cullen's killed to protect Bella.
In the Novella, Bree has been a newborn vampire for about three months. Most of the book is pretty much contained in the last week of the newborns existence before the big fight with the Cullens and the vampire army in the meadow in Eclipse. It's the last week before Bree dies.
For those of you who are interested in reading this book, Stephenie told her publishing company that she would only publish this book if her fans had an opportunity to read it for FREE! They still wanted to publish a book with a cool cover (see above) but on June 7th-July 5th you can view this book online for free at breetanner.com
*SIGH* I feel like I'm breathing a bit easier for some reason. It's like I'm more at ease knowing that Stephenie is still writing and allowing all of us to continue peeking into her vampire world for just a little longer. What do you think about all this?