Oooh! I’m so excited! Stephenie Meyer has just announced that she is going to be releasing a new book on June 5, 2010! One reason I’m so excited is because that is so, so soon. But another reason is because this book, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, focuses of course, on Bree Tanner. Twilight fans first met Bree in Eclipse, when she was part of the newborn vampire army that Victoria was creating. Bree had a very short life in the book, but this new book will look at the life of Bree as a newborn vampire, and the journey that all of the newborn vamps took in the book to lead them to their final destination.
The book isn’t really a sequel to the Twilight saga, it sounds like it’s more of a spin-off. And Stephenie says that it’s not really even a book – it’s a novella, or rather “her version of a short story.” Stephenie started writing the book while she was rereading and editing Eclipse and Twilight hadn’t even been released yet. Stephenie once said, after Breaking Dawn was published, that she didn’t plan on adding any more books to the sequel because she felt that she “needed to be alone with the story and the characters.” And what better way to do that than by writing about Bree Tanner?
While we all met Bree in the book, I doubt that many of us gave her more than a second thought. And even then, it was most likely that she just needed to be killed and destroyed so that our heroes and heroines, the Cullens could be kept safe. But from the sounds of it, this book will give us a softer look at Bree, who she is and what she’s really all about. Doesn’t sound bad to me at all! I’m super excited about this book and can’t wait to get my hot little hands on it!
One dollar from every sale of the book will be donated to the American Red Cross (quite fitting, isn’t it?) And, because the book will be out before Eclipse is released, we’ll all learn a little bit more about Bree before we head off to the theaters, and know a little bit more about her background, and find out more about the journey of the newborn vampires! Too cool!