As we all know, Stephenie Meyer’s latest novella, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, hit shelves this past Saturday. If you haven’t had the chance to get yourself to a bookstore or if you purchased a book from an online retailer that hasn’t gotten to you yet, have no fear! As promised, Stephenie has made the book available online. The book will only be available from June 7th to July 5th, so act fast!
To read the online version, click HERE. You cannot read the book anywhere else, nor can you download or print it. Remember that $1 from every book purchased goes to benefit the Red Cross, so if you love the book then make sure you buy it!
On that same note, USA Today has read and reviewed the book, and they have some great things to say about it! Check out an excerpt below:
We’ve always loved Bella, but, at this point, we also care for Bree. She was transformed into a vampire three months before the novella begins. Her story is tragic.
She barely knew her mother. Until she ran away, to live on the streets of Seattle, she lived with her abusive father. Starving, she’s easily taken in by Riley, Victoria’s henchman, when he offers to buy her food.
Bree was so hungry, it’s intimated she would have paid him back in any way he liked.
She pays with her humanity.
Reading Bree’s story enriches our reading of the Twilight saga and will enhance enjoyment of the Eclipse movie. Parts of the novella are woven into the film; Jodelle Ferland portrays Bree.
Bree Tanner is a brilliant reminder that Twilight’s vampires, despite physical beauty and passion, are tragic creatures. Meyer strips them of romanticism through a teenage girl who never had a chance for happiness in her first, or second, life.