UPDATE: Amazon.com has the book in stock and ready for shipping.
When I went on the Twilight location tour with Catherine Hardwicke in October, she mentioned there would be a novel released as a companion to the movie. Well, according to amazon.com, the novel will be out January 25, 2011!
The body of a young girl is discovered in a field of wheat. Her flesh mutilated by telltale claw marks. The Wolf has broken the peace. When Valerie learns that her sister has been killed by the legendary creature, she finds herself at the center of a dark mystery, one that has plagued her village for generations. It is revealed that the werewolf lives among them, and everyone in the village immediately becomes a suspect. Could her secret love Peter be behind the attacks on her town? Is it her betrothed, Henry? Or someone even closer to her? As the men in the village hunt for the beast, Valerie turns to her grandmother for help. She gives Valerie a handmade red riding cloak, and guides her through the web of lies and deception that has held her town together for so long. Will Valerie discover the werewolf's identity before the town is ripped apart? This is a dangerous new vision of a classic fairy tale, the happy ending could be hard to find.
Sarah Blakley-Cartwright, who may be familiar to fans of the first Twilight film, penned the novel. Sarah is usually in the background of the school scenes (on the left in the image below) in Twilight.