Born out of author Stephenie Meyer’s dream, Twilight has become a praised book series. With over 120 million books sold, the series was adapted into a $3 billion film franchise. Now, Meyer is returning to the series, but this time, the story will be told through Edward Cullen’s eyes.
A Different Point Of View
Meyer revealed plans to release Midnight Sun this summer through Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. The book will bring fans back to the fateful meeting between Cullen and Bella Swan. For this book, fans will get a closer look at Cullen’s feelings during this occasion.
When Meyer tweeted about the news, fans were completed shocked. With the country on lockdown, some hardcore fans found themselves going back to the beloved series. “I started re-reading your incredible Twilight series during lockdown…so to have this news of Midnight Sun releasing it’s just perfect and has totally made my 2020!!,” Twitter user @Beyou_tifulChar said. Meyer had plans to release the book later in the year, but the eventually decided summer is the perfect time.
Finally Seeing The Light Of Day
Meyer first revealed Midnight Sun back in 2008. Unfortunately, she stopped working on it after 12 chapters of the unfinished novel leaked online. Instead of trying to have it scrubbed from the internet, Meyer placed the chapters on her website. At that point, Meyer didn’t see herself fully working on the book after the leak. The positive reaction from fans didn’t persuade her to finish the book.
Years later, however, the author found herself picking things back up with the novel. “Working on a book for more than thirteen years is a strange experience. I’m not the same person I was then. My children have all grown up. My back got weird. The world is a different place,” Meyer said on her website. “I can only imagine all the things that have changed for you. But completing Midnight Sun has brought back to me those early days of Twilight when I first met many of you.”
Making The Swap
While she left Midnight Sun behind for a bit, Meyer gave fans a treat back in 2015. Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined was a remake of the beloved first book in the series. This time, however, the main characters were gender-swapped. Instead of Edward Cullen, fans were introduced to Edythe Cullen. Taking Bella Swan’s place was Beau Swan. This release coincided with the 10th anniversary of the first book.
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Here Comes The Sun
With the release of Midnight Sun, longtime Twilight fans will find themselves enthralled with Cullen’s point of view. As expected, many of them are wondering if Midnight Sun will be turned into a movie. Meyer’s production company Fickle Fish Films has helped turn the Twilight series into box office gold. The company also helped bring Meyer’s novel The Host to the big screen in 2013. If a movie is in the works, it could divide the fanbase. The original film cast is much older, so there’s a great chance of them not reprising their roles. This could lead to fans not caring about another Twilight film. Many fans, however, would appreciate having newer actors take on these iconic roles.
Whether or not there’s a film, Midnight Sun will be a joy for fans both old and new. Meyer isn’t just releasing the novel to bookstores. The author has plans to embark on a book tour in support of it. She’s also holding contests to give a few lucky fans some prizes. Midnight Sun is slated to be released on August 4.
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