So at 7:00am for Pel and 6:00am for Alphie we were given the news about the news about the release of The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner. Around 4:00ish MTV contacted us and wanted to know what we thought, what fan reaction on the Lexicon was, and our overall opinion of fan reaction was. So Alphie, Lori, called MTV:
“Joffs felt fans weren’t reading Meyer’s post about the novella closely enough, or they would have seen that Meyer had been working on this story since she first finished writing “Eclipse” many years ago. “The Short Second Life” was written to be included in the “Twilight Saga” companion but had grown too large, and the publisher decided to put it out in conjunction with the film….”I think that that’s where fans are getting upset, because it looks like Stephenie has abandoned writing anything else to write about Bree, and I don’t think that’s what happened at all,” Joffs explained…
Joffs said she empathized with fans dying for a full version of “Midnight Sun,” but she saw the publication of “The Short Second Life”‘ only as a positive. “If this is what it takes — if publishing another novel, another little novella, another side of the story — to get her writing again and to get her back into publication again, I will take it. I’m grateful for anything she puts out there,” Joffs said about Meyer. “I will read whatever she publishes, happily.”
Our friend Amanda Bell, the Twilight Examiner, also was asked for her opinion:
“This is work by this author about this series that we’re all in love with,” Bell explained. “People are going to gravitate towards being totally hyped up about it. It’s going to be a big deal, for sure.”
For Bell, Bree Tanner was a character she had always been interested in. While some fans were confused as to why a character that only appeared for 10 pages in “Eclipse” would be the subject of her own 192-page novella, it made sense to Bell from the beginning.
“While reading the ‘Twilight’ series, you think that the Cullen family has really good perception of people, and so it was interesting to see that they were kind of willing to take [Tanner] under their wing,” Bell said. “There was a reason for that, and I was always curious to know more about her.”
Check out the whole story on MTV.