New Stephenie Meyer Novella – The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner

by on March 30, 2010
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Below is a press release for the book.
Also go to Stephenie Meyer’s official site for more information.
This is so cool!!!! The book is available for pre-order from Amazon. Check it out here.


NEW YORK, NY (March 30, 2010) – Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, a division of
Hachette Book Group, has announced today that it will release the first new title from Stephenie
Meyer in nearly two years. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner is a novella told from the point
of view of Bree, a character originally featured in Eclipse. The novella (at 192 pages) will be
released at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, June 5, 2010 in hardcover for $13.99 with a first printing of
1.5 million copies. One dollar for each book sold in the US from the first printing will be donated
to the American Red Cross International Response Fund, which supports disaster relief efforts
such as those in Haiti and Chile.*

“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.”
As a special thank you to fans, Meyer is giving them exclusive access to the novel on a
dedicated website,, from June 7 to July 5, 2010 where fans from around
the world will be 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.”

Visitors to the dedicated site will also find a link to the American Red Cross website
(, where they can make a donation and learn more about their relief efforts
worldwide. “I have been moved by the generous outpouring of support for the recent crises in
Haiti and Chile,” said Meyer. “I am glad that sales of this book will support the American Red
Cross with their amazing efforts abroad.”
“Fans have been waiting with bated breath for a new book from Stephenie,” said Megan
Tingley, Senior Vice President and Publisher of Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. “We are
doubly thrilled to be giving them the opportunity to read this exciting new work as well as
contribute to an important cause at the same time.”

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner is the riveting story of Bree Tanner, a newborn vampire
first introduced in Eclipse, and the darker side of the world she inhabits. The novella chronicles
the newborn vampire army’s journey as they prepare to close in on Bella Swan and the Cullens,
following their encounter to its unforgettable conclusion.

The character Bree not only features prominently in the book Eclipse, but in the upcoming
movie from Summit Entertainment. “Stephenie was gracious enough to let me read a draft of the
novella while we were prepping the movie The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” said Director David
Slade. “I thoroughly enjoyed the story and it gave us great insight and inspired location choices
and the tailoring of scenes. I think fans are going to love the fascinating details involved in the
loves, fears and actions of an emerging vampire.”

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner will also be available as an ebook beginning at 6:00 a.m.
EST on June 5, 2010. Additionally, more information about the previously announced The
Twilight Saga: The Official Guide, including publication date, will be released by the end of the

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.

*Donations to the American Red Cross from the US sales of The Short Second Life of Bree
Tanner will continue until all first printing copies have been sold or at the end of a two-year
period from the initial publication date, whichever is the first to occur.
The American Red Cross name is used with its permission, which in no way constitutes an
endorsement, express or implied, of any product, service, company, opinion or political position.

You can pre-order the book at Amazon.


42 Responses
  1. Miss_Cullen_24 says:

    excellent!!! can’t wait for my next twilight fix :)x i think i might start to feel sorry for Bree in this book x

  2. Fanpire_18 says:

    Omg that is so cool! I can’t wait to get this!

  3. Vanessa Cullen says:

    OME!!! I’m so getting this!!! It’s so cool how people can help Hati and Chile by buying books!!!

  4. onemorefan says:

    She needs to give us Minight Sun! That’s what.
    But I’m still happy to read more of the saga.

    • Bella Cullen says:

      I agree… but you cant force it… no matter how much we want it. Remember this was already written just like the rest of her short stories that she cute from the other books.. I also agree with Miss_Cullen_24 says: when she said that she will feel a bit sorry for Bree. but we also get to see what was going down in that newborn army.. Always good to know what was going on out side of Bella perpective. I cant wait for this book to come out. I will add it to my collection.

    • nikki ann says:

      Omg yeah i agree with u my friend and i were just talking about today. I kinda wish i did not read some of MS i just want to read it!

  5. Arianna says:

    – I think is incredible generous and nice of her to post the novel on her website…. I can wait to read this…

  6. rina says:

    Now just reading!
    I can’t wait for the release!

  7. I preretend to be bella says:

    but I live in Israel and they take like FOREVER to translate the books to hebrew 🙁
    they are still translating BD!!

  8. annie says:

    yess i hope i can get this in 3 months..

  9. This is very exciting! And the fact that it came out of nowhere makes it even greater!

  10. Alexi says:

    Definitely getting this! Still hoping for Midnight Sun too.

  11. Isaac Tyreus says:

    Twilight new moon is one of the best action movies, they’ve vastly improved since the first one. You can watch it free at

  12. Sarah says:

    this sounds awful,but i liked bree the minute she wanted to kill bella xD cant wait for this book.YES i want midnight sun,as well….

  13. Yuval says:

    Wow ! I am realy excited XD
    Can’t Wait !

  14. aliceann says:


    • Anne^^. says:

      i know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i get excited when i see the word TWILIGHT!!!!!!!!!!! (or anything related) 😀

      • aliceann says:

        ik rite! like i’ll be reading a book and it says something like “she looked up at the sky showing that it was twilight” and they mean the time of day but i’ll still flip out and then i can’t concentrate for like the next twenty pages! haha 🙂

  15. Anne^^. says:

    I SO CANNOT WAIT 😀 😀 😀
    i know it’s gonna be awesome!!!!
    stephenie never disappoints anyone!!!!!
    i’m so getting it!!!!! 😀

  16. queen of rock says:


  17. Rachel says:

    soo excited! We love you Steph! As much as I love the movies and Rob, there is nothing better than a Twilight book and this is freaking amazing

  18. chocolate says:

    i’m sorry, it’s been a while since i read the books. who is bree in the twilight saga and what part did she play? is this supposed to be the same story through her eyes? thanks.

    • SarahCullen says:

      I read the books 5 times and I never hate it, I doubt that you will. It gets better each time, a better understanding?! you still fall in love with Edward and irritated with Bella.

  19. nikki ann says:

    Oh must read! Haha must have! <3 <3

    Bree is in Eclipce she is the newbron that surrendered after the fight. Why not just re-read the book chocolate yeah it's Bree side about being a newborn! np!

    • chocolate says:

      i refrain from re-reading books i like cuz i don’t want to have second thoughts when i read it the second time. i love the twilight saga, but i don’t want to not love it after reading it again. thanks for answering my Q.=D

  20. Bri says:

    OMG sounds awesome cant wait!!
    Wat i really wish though is that Stephine would rewrite it as Bella chose Jacob that way jacob fans and edward fans would win plus it would give us a chance to see the real difference between the two lol but i dont think thats going to happen though i rly wish it would!!!

  21. Meeeee says:

    Some of you are saying this is “reading”. WHAT A SHAME! All of us here know Twilight books are way more than just READING! How dare us. Words can’t even describe how I feel about Twilight!!! Ugh! I can’t wait! Stephenie Meyer is my idol! I wonder how meeting her in person my feel…. Or if she’s Team Edward ( Like me big time ) Or team.. Jake

  22. Meeeee says:

    E and T Are mt fav letters. ( E= Edward T= Twilight ) Wish She would right Twilight In MY Perspective!

  23. cullen101 says:

    I cant wait!!!!!! but i would just be at a loss for words if midnight sun ever got published i love edward soooooo much!!!!!! and this new perspective will give us all new insight into the story we all love!!! team edward/rob always and forever!!!!

  24. Grusome The Twi-Guy says:

    A Novella of the lives of Stefan and Vladimir the ancients from breaking dawn would be nice they were my favorite’s there malice and disdain for the “italian scum” I.E the volturi made me very happy for i love conflict muahaaahaaa

  25. shaharEB says:

    oh my god!!
    im so happy that there is more to read of the saga!!!!
    where is MS though???

  26. safre says:

    wow no one saw that coming , she soulkd make a novela about nessie

  27. mykaela says:

    in my opinion, Midnight Sun is too big of a novel to release yet. shes just waiting till the twilight frenzy dies down. and then when she releases midnight sun it’ll build up again! i cant wait for this! AHHHHH!!!!!!

  28. Aamerah says:

    CANT WAIT TO GET IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. Mrs Cullen xoxo says:

    i am a MAJOR fan but i havent heard about midnight sun 🙁 i SOOOOO cant wait ohh ohh i am soooo excited!! i really want it i have pre-ordered it :). i felt kinda sorry for bree but the Volturi are really horrible. I cant wait to see Ecliple in the summer :))

    • LaylaViolet says:

      She can’t work on ‘Midnight Sun’, Miss Cullen. Because of the leak, she’s lost the inspiration, the spark that fueled her. I blame the leakers. I heard, though, that Breaking Dawn will be two movies filmed back-to-back. AHHH!! CANNOT WAIT!!!! 😛

  30. Mrs Cullen xoxo says:

    aaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! i am all excited now xxx

  31. ALICE says:

    moi je suis de france et j’adore twilight je suis dingue de tous Y LOVE TWILIGHT

  32. LaylaViolet says:

    Ooh!! I believe this is an awesome happening. At least now we ‘offically’ know more and even hear from a Twilight vampire. I cannot wait to read it online and buy a book. I think Steph should have all future books sales give proceeds to organizations. Teens rarely think about such things… probably ’cause we’re so Twiobsessed

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