Skip to main content

New Twilight Novella

Stephenie Meyer announced yesterdy that there will be a novella published about the newly turned vampire Bree from Eclipse. (But it's actually close to 200 pages, so I don't know if it's really a novella. But I guess when you write hugely long books, 200 pages seems short.)

The book will be released on June 7 and will be available in print as well as a free e-book for a month. Of course, this all works well with the movie release of Eclipse.

I don't even really remember the character of Bree and since I'm not a big Twilight fan, I don't know if I'll even read this one. But I'm sure I'll have teens at the library who are asking for it.

Really, the whole thing seems like another way Twilight is trying very hard to be Harry Potter. First the last movie is split into two, now the author releases a "novella" after the entire series is finished and both books have profits going to benefit charity (although The Tales of Beedle the Bard had net proceeds going to Children's High Level Group and The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner has $1 going towards the Red Cross).

I still have Twilight fans at the library, but it seem like the buzz and excitement has faded out. The readers that started with Twilight have moved on to other paranormal series. This book almost feels like a way to bring people back and make Twilight popular again.

So I'm curious-are you interested in reading The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner or are you over Twilight?

Comments

  1. I'm in the camp of "Oh please just let it die already..."

    ReplyDelete
  2. I'm in total agreement with your opinion. I think it's just another way to get a few more $$ for the Twilight machine, even if these proceeds are going to charity. And at this point, just about everyone I know has read Twilight, all my teens, their moms, etc so they just need something to keep them sticking around. I won't read it. The character's name didn't even ring a bell for me.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I know-I read somwhere today Bree is in Eclipse for all of ten pages! No wonder I don't remember her. My teens have moved on-even the movie release of New Moon wasn't that big of a deal for them. It's more the adults that I have hanging on-my teens are reading other series now.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I am so over Twilight, no explanation required.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Robby-I'm so glad I'm not the only one!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I will read anything stephenie meyer writes as long as it is stephenie meyer who writes it. Bu t I can see why other people would like it to stop, cause it has just been a crazy time and people have (milked) that cow a little too long. But stephenie meyer is just such an incredible writer, that I wouldn't wanna miss anything.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I'm over it, but know, like you do, that some of the teens will be all over it, so I'll probably end up reading it so that I can discuss it with them.
    Very coincidental that it ties in with the movie release date...

    ReplyDelete
  8. I never liked Twilight to begin with and couldn't even finish the first book... so needless to say I won't be reading this one.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Ugh, I'm over Twilight.
    The teens at my library, however, are most decidedly not. We're throwing a Twilight Prom for them next month and I know a bunch of them went out at midnight to buy New Moon when it was released on DVD. I'm sure they'll be all over this one!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Nina-It does feel like it's all been overdone.

    Jessica-I forced myself to read the books, but I just can't bring myself to care about this one.

    Rebecca-The first time I had Twilight checked out, I took it back without finishing it. Then we had an Eclipse prom and I got a job as a YA librarian, so I made myself read them-I only got through them because they were on CD!

    Abby-That's so funny you're having a prom! We're having a "masquerade ball" but ours in a general paranormal theme since my teens didn't want to do just Twilight.

    ReplyDelete
  11. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  12. No please! I just wish the whole craze dies away soon! I mean on the day of the announcement every second tweet and retweet was this. That's not cool! It isn't even healthy :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. I loved Twilight- but I'm over it. I'll see the movies, but I wont have a heart attack every time one of the Cullens come on the screen..
    BUT, I would definitely read The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, because of Meyer. I read her other book 'The Host' and thought it was brilliant, so I'm guessing this one wont be that bad.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Over it. My other Ya librarian friend refers to Meyers as "Author" McGreedypants.

    If she really wants to lure the fans back she need to just release Midnight Sun already.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Shweta-I'm so tired of hearing about it everywhere too.

    ChickLitGirl-I always find it hilarious how fans will go crazy over the movies! I think a lot of people will read it, but I'm ready for something else to get huge.

    Monica-Love it!!:)

    ReplyDelete
  16. No, no, no, no. I do NOT have the shelf room for more Twilight books (we have like 6 copies of each most of which have been on the shelf recently). Ever since all the "stuff" has been coming out (i.e. the official Twilight guide that has yet to be released, graphic novel, the movies) I've seen this whole thing as a way to make quick money (Yahoo News says Meyer is a multimillionaire). I agree with everyone who says "Oh please...let it rest" These books will never become classics like Harry Potter (in my humble opinion).

    A novella is supposed to be about 100 pages (50,000 words) and it seems to be a standard, so I was surprised to read that it is 200 pages and a novella.

    Maybe this is to please the TwiMoms instead of the teens who seem to be moving on?

    ReplyDelete
  17. LittleTeenLibrarian-We ordered so many Twilight books to keep up with the demand and now they're either falling apart and getting withdrawn or taking up my shelves. And I agree, I don't think these books have the charm and lasting power of Harry Potter.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Who is she? I read the series, but cannot remember this character..mmmm.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Nina-She's a very minor character-a newly turned vampire that Victoria creates (I think) and she's in the book for a very short time. I think the Cullen's try to help her, but then she dies-something with Jane from what I read.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

I love hearing from other readers! Share your thoughts and chime in!

Popular posts from this blog

Bedtime Books for the Weary

Today I'm over at the ALSC Blog talking about some of my new favorite bedtime-themed books!

Suite Scarlett Giveaway!!!

How would you like to win a paperback copy of Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson ? I have FIVE copies up for grabs!! When Scarlett Martin turns fifteen she is put in charge of the Empire Suite, one of the rooms in her family’s hotel. Enter Mrs. Amberson, an aging C-list starlet who decides to employ Scarlett. Soon, she is taking dictation, running around New York City, and getting caught up in Mrs. Amberson’s crazy adventures. In the midst of it all, Scarlett falls in love–or so she thinks–and it takes Mrs. Amberson to help her see the light. Now in paperback from top-selling author Maureen Johnson! Here's the deal: -Contest ends July 20, 2009 -For U.S. Addresses only, sorry! -Comment on this post to enter. -Come back and comment again on this post for another entry-you may enter as many times as you want!! -Blog/Twitter/Facebook/E-mail this contest to others for +1 extra entries -Link me to your review of Suite Scarlett (or any other Maureen Johnson book) in the comments for +2

About Me

Hello! My name is Sarah and I am a Youth Services Manager who works with kids, tweens and teens. I love being asked about great books to read! I started my blog in 2008 as a way to keep track of what I've been reading and to use a reference tool for reader's advisory and it's grown into much more than I could have ever anticipated. In addition to book reviews, I also enjoy posting audiobook reviews, booklists and my adventures in being a librarian. 2017 Library Journal Mover and Shaker Committees: 2021 Newbery Committee 2018 Odyssey Committee 2016 Caldecott Award 2013 Michael L. Printz Committee- Fabulous Films Committee I have also served on the Cybils, Missouri State Library Association Readers Selection Lists, and as an Audies judge. Presentations :  I have offered various presentations at local, state and national libraries and conferences. Topics have included:  What's New in Children's & Teen Literature Engaging Teens in Reader's Advisory Gee