Stephenie Meyer announced yesterday that there will be a novella (almost 200 pages) published about the newly turned vampire Bree from Eclipse. The book, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, will be released on June 7 and will be available in print as well as a free e-book for a month.
What do you guys think? Are you excited? Interested to read Bree’s story? I’m curious to know how much of it will include Meyer’s most popular characters, Bella and Edward and how much of it will be about Bree’s life as a newly turned vampire. What I can’t figure out is if it’s a standalone story based around events in Eclipse or if it will remain safely in the Twilight universe, catching up with the Cullens. In any case, I’m not sure how I feel about it…but what I do know for sure is that I’m not a huge fan of the cover art.
In other YA news, the sequel to Lauren Kate’s Fallen will be released on September 28, 2010 and will be called Torment (check out the cover.) Did you guys like Fallen? Are you excited for the next episode in the saga? How did it compare to Twilight? (as there are obvious similarities between the two books.)
Check out the just released Eclipse trailer:
Eclipse hits theatres on June 30th.
Okay! So let’s be honest….what do you guys think about Twilight?
There’s no denying they are a cultural phenomenon, and I’m all for books that get people to read…but what kind of message are they sending?
YALSA has a post on Twilight and Abusive relationships, which I recommend checking out because it’s really interesting. And it certainly is curious that (in New Moon especially) Bella doesn’t seem to have much of a life outside of Edward/things that sparkle. Breakups are terrible (we’ve probably all been there) but they aren’t the end of the world or your life. There’s also an article about a graduate student who wrote her thesis about the fact that she perceives the Twilight books to be sexist. And some would even go so far as to call it “the worst book ever written” (I have to politely disagree). Since I’ve included a link to an article that touts Twilight as the worst book ever written I think it’s only fair to include a book about secretly loving Twilight “the love that dare not speak its shame” from the Washington Post.
What do you guys think? Is Twilight harmless fun? Are you fans?
Also, check out this post which recaps the New Moon movie in 15 hysterical minutes!
Since so many Tucker Free Library teens seem to be fans of Stephenie Myer’s Twilight series I thought you’d enjoy this.
I’m a big fan of John Green. Has anyone read any of his books? I loved Looking for Alaska and I’m planning on reading Paper Towns. Or listening to it, as it’s available for download at the New Hampshire Audiobook library.