Twilight author releases new book
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
June 5, 2010
After waiting nearly two years for the author to release a new book, Twilight fans have reason to rejoice. Stephenie Meyer has written a 192-page novella about a character featured prominently in the upcoming movie The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.
Hardcover release of The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner is set for 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, June 5, 2010 (the ebook version will be available at 6 a.m. EST). One dollar for each book sold in the US from the first printing of 1.5 million copies will be donated to the American Red Cross International Response Fund.
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner is the story of a newborn vampire created by a Cullen family nemesis in an effort to create an army. Meyer's newest book in the Twilight Saga chronicles the newborn vampire army’s journey as they prepare to close in on Bella Swan and the Cullens.
“I’m as surprised as anyone about this novella,” said Stephenie Meyer. “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.” More information on the Guide will be released by the end of the year.
As a special thank you, Meyer is giving fans exclusive access to the novel on a dedicated website, www.breetanner.com, from June 7 to July 5, 2010 where they will able to read the book online in English. “I’d always considered The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner as something for the fans,” said Meyer. “They have been so supportive of all things Twilight.”
In less than five years, Stephenie Meyer has become a worldwide publishing phenomenon. The Twilight Saga's translation rights have been sold in nearly 50 countries and 100 million copies have been sold worldwide. Find your copy at Lincoln City Libraries, or at your local bookstore.