Did you hear?? It’s been officially announced that Stephenie Meyer will be releasing Midnight Sun, a Twilight book from Edward Cullen’s POV! It’s been 12 years of waiting and at last our hopes have been fulfilled!
If you were around way back during Twilight‘s initial debut into the world and got sucked into the whirlwind of sequential releases then you’ll remember the big debacle when a partial draft of Midnight Sun was leaked. Understandably upset, Meyer released that partial draft to keep the curious away from those disgusting pirating sites and then shut down the publication of the book altogether (a truly devastating blow to the fandom I assure you). I admit I was a major fan back then so of course curiosity had me reading it and honestly it just increased the torture because now I’d read a sample of what I may never receive. UGH. Even as I eventually grew out of Twilight and slowly even YA books in general, I’ve still had this book pop up in my mind from time to time and I would wonder What if? WELL NOW I MAY KNOW!! (If there are any ARCs available then may I take this opportunity to jump up and down wildly with my hand raised? haha)
I am ready to pre-order a copy and absolutely cannot wait to revert to my 13-year old self and dive into this book come August. My old friends and I are planning on getting together via video chat to do a buddy read/commentary/discussion of the series before Midnight Sun comes out! Regardless of what I think about the books (and oddly it’s one of those series where one day I’ll still love it and the next I’m rolling my eyes and tossing it aside but nevertheless I think about it all the time) I’m weirdly excited to return to Meyer’s world of high school and vampires. Anyone else ready to step back in time and return to the fandom? What are your thoughts on an Edward POV book?
When Edward Cullen and Bella Swan met in Twilight, an iconic love story was born. But until now, fans have heard only Bella’s side of the story. At last, readers can experience Edward’s version in the long-awaited companion novel, Midnight Sun.
This unforgettable tale as told through Edward’s eyes takes on a new and decidedly dark twist. Meeting beautiful, mysterious Bella is both the most intriguing and unnerving event he has experienced in his long life as a vampire. As we learn more fascinating details about Edward’s past and the complexity of his inner thoughts, we understand why this is the defining struggle of his life. How can he let himself fall in love with Bella when he knows that he is endangering her life?
In Midnight Sun, Stephenie Meyer transports us back to a world that has captivated millions of readers and, drawing on the classic myth of Hades and Persephone, brings us an epic novel about the profound pleasures and devastating consequences of immortal love.
Best known for her Twilight series, Stephenie Meyer’s four-book collection has sold over 100 million copies globally in over 50 countries, with translations in 37 different languages. Meyer was the highest-selling author of 2008 and 2009 in the United States, having sold over 29 million books in 2008, and 26.5 million books in 2009. In 2008, Meyer also released The Host, which debuted at #1 on The New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. Additionally, USA Today declared Meyer “Author of the Year,” citing that she had done something that no one else had in the 15 years of the USA Today bestselling book list– she swept the top four slots in 2008. Meyer also accomplished this feat in 2009, when The Twilight Saga once again dominated the top of the bestseller list. All together, her books have spent over 303 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List.
Stephenie Meyer graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English Literature. She lives in Arizona with her husband and sons.