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 Olympia on March 30, 2010 at 11:04am
i really don't care about bree but i will buy it becuase it's stephenie's meyer book!.. but i really hope she finishes Midnight Sun, i'm dying to read it :(

nice cover btw!
Comment by Kit on March 30, 2010 at 11:06am
Geesh people..relax...She wrote this novel about Bree when she was editing Eclipse...it's not like she just wrote it a couple months ago..
Comment by angie cullen on March 30, 2010 at 11:07am
the only thig i want is nidnigh sun.... and then if she wants to write other book she can writhe new moon with edward'a point of view,,,..................
Comment by no.1_twilight_fan on March 30, 2010 at 11:18am
OMG when is it released? and when will Stephanie finish midnight sun?? I need to know.
Comment by Maria Georgieva on March 30, 2010 at 11:20am
That's really cool, I'm definately excited and I can't wait to read it, but Midnight Sun... That's the book I really want. Anyway, thanks for this Stephanie:)
Comment by Sammy*s PaGe on March 30, 2010 at 11:23am
can't wait for it!!!!!!
Comment by Maria Georgieva on March 30, 2010 at 11:26am
... and by the way, why you people complain so much? yes, Bree appears only in a few pages, but we don't know what exactly happened in Seattle and I think that it's gonna be really interesting to find out about the newborn vampires. We should be happy that we're going to have something entirely new about the twilight saga.
Comment by Mrs. Fire/Ice on March 30, 2010 at 11:26am
If you go to Stephanie's website, she is donating $1 from each book to the American Red Cross for Hatti and others. http://www.stepheniemeyer.com/
Comment by Mary Ambrose on March 30, 2010 at 11:26am
Not that interested... That's all I have to say on that...
Comment by Stephanie Hensley on March 30, 2010 at 11:31am
Actually, Stephanie didn't just write this...the article states that she wrote this while she was editing Eclipse. so she isn't being untruthful when she says she isn't writing about vampires right now. BUT SERIOUSLY STEPH...GET ON WITH MIDNIGHT SUN! I PROMISE TO READ EVERY SINGLE OTHER THING YOUR WRITE, IF YOU WOULD JUST OBLIGE YOUR STARVING TWILIGHT FANS!

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