Stephenie Meyer: Why Fans Should Read Bree Tanner Before Seeing Eclipse

Stephenie Meyer


updated 06/03/2010 AT 12:00 PM ET

originally published 06/06/2010 AT 4:00 PM ET

Can’t wait for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse to hit theatres? Author Stephenie Meyer says she’s got the perfect solution for fans hoping get their Twilight fix before June 30: Dig into the series’ latest novel.

Before rushing to see Eclipse, Meyer says Twi-Hards might enjoy reading The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella, the fifth installment, which follows one of Eclipse’s newborn vampires.

“Knowing that elements of Bree’s story were being incorporated into Eclipse, I hoped the story could somehow get out first,” she says about the 192-page spin-off hitting bookstore shelves on Saturday. (It will also be available for free online at from June 7 to July 5).

“Personally, I always want to read a book before seeing the movie,” Meyer said during a recent Q&A. “I like to make my own mental pictures before someone else’s picture intrudes. Probably most of my readers don’t have the same hang-up, but for those who do, I wanted to give them the chance to create their own mental pictures of Bree and the gang.”


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