The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella will be released at 12:01 a.m. June 5. (Gee, just a few short weeks before Eclipse comes out in theaters. Coincidence? I think not.)
It's a 192 page story that follows the life of Bree Tanner, a newborn vamp that is introduced on page 569 of Eclipse, and ten pages later she dies. (No wonder it's a novella.) First printing will be 1.5 million. Not surprising, but Wow!
According to Meyer, it is an "exercise" she did when she was writing Eclipse to help her understand what was going on in the novel.
Bree is part of the newborn army of vamps that the revenge hungry Victoria creates to help her hunt and kill the Cullens and Bella.The story covers the last week of Bree's 'newborn' life just before the big fight between the vamp army and the Cullens, and at that point she has been a vampire for about 3 months.
The character will be seen in the upcoming Eclipse movie (June 30) and will be played by Canadian actress Jodelle Ferland.
The cover looks good. I like the 'time running out' concept in the hourglass with the red sand trickling through. Clever!