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Will Stephenie Meyer write more Twilight novellas to plug holes in “Breaking Dawn”?

By Kim Palacios

HollywoodNews.com: “The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner” (Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series companion novella) has been hailed as a foil for the series. Though nothing has been announced to this effect, mixed reviews for the final novel in the series may prompt Meyer to launch a similar exercise to plug holes in “Breaking Dawn”.

Emerging reviews say it plainly: “The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner” tells us much we didn’t know about the original Twilight saga, particularly about the vamps. Even MTV’s Hollywood Crush picked up on how scenes written about only in the Bree Tanner book not-so-mysteriously show up in the film version of “Eclipse”. In an article published today, it says Meyer “flat out admitted” in a USA Today interview that the novella was deliberately introduced in advance to dovetail with additional scenes in the film.

It begs a good question: what will Meyer do next? She is known to have written other unused material for Twilight. Though it may do little at this point in the film series to release “Midnight Sun” (the Twilight book from Edward’s point of view), might she release another character novella that serves jointly to embellish upon “Breaking Dawn”?

Some would say she ought to. The largest opportunity for Meyer would be clarifying or enhancing elements of the “Breaking Dawn” story misunderstood or disliked by fans. Under fire in reviews of the book are plot elements such as Jacob imprinting on Edward and Bella’s daughter, Renesmee, logic around the relative effectiveness of “talented” vampires and their powers, and lack of credibility around the calling off of the final battle.

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About Kim Palacios

Kim Palacios is a San Francisco Bay Area transplant whose epicurean tendencies are matched only by her wanderlust. While not covering food, wine, and luxury travel for her column on Examiner.com, she guest writes for Travel Writers Exchange and a number of other varied-topic blogs. She is quadrilingual and holds an M.B.A. in Finance (neither of which she uses much these days). While not mourning the death of free markets and grumbling about the tax treatment of Californians, she enjoys film, and all things Twilight.

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  • June 23, 2010 | Permalink |

    Authors love to surprise their readers…
    If people would back off and give Stephenie some breathing room, I’m sure she would love to surprise her fans with Midnight Sun one day. She may have even already finished it? Who knows???
    If it were me…I wouldn’t tell my fans…cause like Christmas, everyone loves an unexpected, awesome gift!!!! ♥

  • June 26, 2010 | Permalink |

    I disagree that the ending of Breaking Dawn was a disappointment. As I didn’t want to lose any of the beloved characters I had come to care about, I was happy with the ending and I thought it was a satisfying conclusion.

    I don’t care for stories where the author either wimps out on an ending because they’ve gotten tired of writing or they go overboard and provide an ending that clashes with their story. A story ending has to make sense and be believable and I felt this was. I could name a dozen stories where the ending of the book made no sense, but Breaking Dawn had a believable ending. Personal preferences aside, there was logic to the ending of Breaking Dawn. Given the nature of the Volturi and what they would lose to pursue attack, it made sense for them to take the out provided by Alice. As an avid reader, I found the Twilight series a fun and consistent to read. Twilight has been a nice breath of fresh air in the over abused themes of vampire stories.

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