New “Twilight” Novella Tells Bree Tanner’s Story

Stephenie Meyer announced recently that she has written a novella that gives the background on Bree Tanner, a newborn vampire that joins Victoria’s army to fight the Cullens and the werewolves in Eclipse. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella will hit bookshelves Jun. 5. Like the other Twilight Saga books, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner has mystery, danger, and romance, but, even more importantly, it opens up the world of the newborn vampires. This 192-page novella is a rather quick read compared to the previous books. Initially, Meyer thought it’d be a short story to include on her website. Then, she thought the novella would be a perfect fit for The Twilight Saga: The Official Guide, but Bree’s story ended up being too long so it got its own publishing release date. And Meyer is not only giving exclusive access to Twi-hards on after the launch, but the author is also donating $1 from every U.S. sale to the American Red Cross International Response Fund to help victims of the earthquakes in Haiti and Chile. [OK!]