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 Merilyn 'Clns on March 30, 2010 at 10:23am
OMG !!!yes yes yes!!!:D
Comment by Twiolic on March 30, 2010 at 10:23am
I'm not reading a word written by Stephanie Meyer until she finishes Midnight Sun.
Comment by Danielle Schaefer on March 30, 2010 at 10:26am
so cool but she still needs to print midnight sun
Comment by Lindy Rosa Bella on March 30, 2010 at 10:26am
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TOO EXCITED!!!!!!
Comment by Kayla (Team Switzerland) on March 30, 2010 at 10:28am
im sorry but i dont give a s*** about Bree. shes totally irrelevant. what she screamed twice and died in Eclipse?? what the hell?? i dont care....i totes agree with @SarahHills..so lame im embarrassed for Stephenie..
Comment by Lindy Rosa Bella on March 30, 2010 at 10:29am
@Sarah Hills and @llauo: oh would you guys just stop!!!! just be grateful that all this time Stepenie has been writing up a storm by hiding out. I guarantee you she's writing Midnight Sun right now but just not telling because I think she really wants to impact people witha huge surprise. So, don't knock the fact that she's writing another book, be grateful and take it as an omen that a Midnight Sun might just be on the horizon too.
Comment by TJ James on March 30, 2010 at 10:30am
My interpretation of the article in the original post is that Stephenie wrote this novella at the same time as she wrote Eclipse, and probably just polished it off so it could be sold when the Eclipse movie director decided to work parts of it into the movie. Even though its just a novella, I'll be buying myself a copy of it!
Comment by Emma on March 30, 2010 at 10:35am
i dont want to read a story about bree she was in eclipse for like 2 minutes and then she was dead...and if she says shes not writing about vampires then why is she writing about bree she is a vampire..i just want to read midnight sun!!!!!! fair enought she was annoyed that it got leaked but really if she was going to write another twilight related book she should have finished midnight sun its what everyone wants to read!!!!!!
Comment by Veronika Ivanelova on March 30, 2010 at 10:35am
thats soo exciting!!!!!!!! i will definitely buy this book!!!
Comment by Adri on March 30, 2010 at 10:40am
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