Brace yourself, Twilight fans. A new book from Stephenie Meyer is on the horizon. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella will be released at 12:01 a.m. June 5. The 192-page story,…


Brace yourself, Twilight fans. A new book from Stephenie Meyer is on the horizon.

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella will be released at 12:01 a.m. June 5.

The 192-page story, an offshoot of the third novel in Meyer's best-selling teen vampire Twilight saga, has a first printing of 1.5 million. It's the first new Twilight title since Breaking Dawn, Book 4, was published two years ago.

The new novella is told in the voice of the teenage Bree, a "newborn vampire" whom we meet on page 569 in Eclipse. Ten pages later, she's dead.

"I started writing this a long time ago," Meyer said in an exclusive interview with USA TODAY. "It was when I was editing Eclipse. It was more of just an exercise so I could be clear about what was going on in the story."

The Twilight novels are told from the perspective of Bella, who falls in love with the vampire Edward Cullen.

"There's only so much stuff you can tell when what Bella sees and hears is all you can tell," Meyer says.

Bree is part of an army of newborn vampires created by Cullen family nemesis Victoria. Thirsty for revenge after the Cullens kill her vampire lover James, Victoria's plan is to use her army to kill the Cullens and Bella.

"The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner is pretty much contained in the last week of the newborns' existence before the big fight (between the Cullens and the vampire army) in the meadow in Eclipse," Meyer says. "It's the last week before Bree dies."

In the novella, Meyer says, Bree has been a vampire for about three months. No other details are being released.

But some plot points from the novella have made their way into the Eclipse film, starring Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, which opens June 30. Meyer gave David Slade, the film's director, a draft to read during production. The character of Bree is played by Canadian actress Jodelle Ferland.

Fans have speculated that the next Twilight title would be Midnight Sun, the story of Twilight told in Edward Cullen's voice.

"I think they're all waiting for Midnight Sun," says Meyer, who put Sun on hold indefinitely in 2008 when a draft was posted on the Internet without her permission and went viral. "But I'm not writing about vampires right now."

Runawaywithfate via USAToday!

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Tags: Bree, Meyer, Saga, Stephenie, Tanner, Twilight

Comment by Melissa Black on March 30, 2010 at 9:58am
AAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!! when is it released?!
Comment by Melissa Black on March 30, 2010 at 10:02am
oh dm i found it :P
Comment by Miserae Cullen on March 30, 2010 at 10:03am
OMG OMG How Cool! I thought she would never write about her beloved vampires again!! Now if only Midnight Sun could be finished/released...
Comment by Jane CK on March 30, 2010 at 10:06am
Yes, Meyer IS right - I'm waiting for Midnight Sun. This offshoot holds no interest to me.
Comment by Tal :)) on March 30, 2010 at 10:08am
OMG!!!!! I can't wait to read it!
Comment by angie cullen on March 30, 2010 at 10:10am
well, why she is not finishes midnight sun and she is writing that....????
Comment by Ali~owL Twerd on March 30, 2010 at 10:16am
yeh right shes not writting about vampires
Bree is a vampire
so she is probably writting Midnight Sun
but not telling us!!!!!
i cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Comment by Sarah Hills on March 30, 2010 at 10:16am
As excited as I am to read something new by Stephenie...she has said multiple times that she wouldn't be writing again about vampires for a while. And now it's not even a full book but some novella on a minor character? No offense to Stephenie, but I think that's kind of lame. Either write something completely new or a sequel to the Host or finish Midnight Sun but to write about vampires when you said you weren't...very strange.
Comment by Petra Cullen on March 30, 2010 at 10:16am
I know!..Im so exited!!!...Can´t wait!
Comment by artPingui on March 30, 2010 at 10:19am
Personally, I find that this book is simply to make money. Do not exaggerate! abandon "Midnight Sun" while the audience has been waiting so long ... a story of a secondary character is absurd!. And it is taking people for fools!

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