Tuesday, March 30, 2010

What?! A New Twilight Book!!! Why Thank You SM, You Just Made My Week/Month/Until Eclipse Time!

I woke up this morning, kicked ass and took names, then sat down to the computer to log onto Facebook. Where I find none other than a link to a USA Today article that made my day.

The long and the short of it is that THERE'S GOING TO BE A NEW TWILIGHT BOOK!!!!! Oh, what? And a portion of sales go to the red cross? Bonus! SM FTW! It seems like she was inspired by the global, and twilight fandom in specifics, effort to aide Haiti and Chile as they go through these tough times of rebuilding.

The book is actually more of a Novella. A bit over 200 pages when typeset. A project SM originally was just toying with back when writing Eclipse, and was thinking of putting in the Twilight guide until she found out it was a bit too long to just be slipped in like that. It's called "The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner".

It covers the last week of Bree's life. Having been turned about three months prior, it sounds like the story will cover a bit of life in Victoria's army, the end of the armies time in Seattle, the march to Forks, and the battle from the newborn army's point of view.

I have to say I'm super excited for this book for so many reasons, of which I will list below:

  • I need more twilight books. I've read the four I  have and want more.
  • This is a chance to be a darker book. I've never read the host, but, I've read Twilight, and the lady likes to wrap everything up in big pink sparkly bows. This story has no chance of being happy. It can only be a violent, chaotic, tragic little story, and this excites me (don't get me wrong, I love the goo, but, it'll be a nice change of pace that gives more depth to the Twilight world).
    • It gives me hope that there will be more Twilight books. I super super extra sparkle hope that there will be more. I want midnight sun. I want more. I love Twilight so hard and am not okay with just four books in that world.
      • It'll buzz up Eclipse. I don't know about you, but, in trying to stay away from tons of spoilers and such, I'm just not getting the buzz like I did before New Moon. The way it's being marketed and such, there's just nothing official out there yet. No merch, no TV spots, no hype. If I didn't know it was coming out on 6/30, I wouldn't have a clue there's another one on the horizon. Not only that, it makes it sound like everyone in on the movie got a copy of the manuscript and that Bree will be a bit bigger part of the movie than she was in the book, this intrigues me.
        • Hopefully sales will be huge and it will further encourage Summit that the Twilight craze has NOT died down, that they should go through with BD, and that it has enough support to be two movies.
          Anywho, it looks like the book drops June 5 and can be purchased in hardcover for around $13.99.

          ON TOP OF THAT to give a huge high five to her fan base, and really, to give me an answer to any jerkwad that thinks she's just milking this for a cash cow, you'll be able to read the whole thing FOR FREE between June 7 and July 5 at it's website. There'll even be a donation link to the Red Cross if you want to read for free and still support the aide effort.

          Read more in this article, in Stephenie Meyer's entry on her official site, or in the official press release by little brown.

          SO TOTES EXCITED!!!!!

          I just hope they'll go all the way through publishing it in paperback so I can get a copy that matches the rest of my set :)

          Someday I'll get a grown up hardback set, but, that's maybe for when I'm not reading and re-reading quite so constantly, and when I don't have little kids that ruin everything anymore ...

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