‘Midnight Sun’ is Stephanie Meyer’s new novel and it’s releasing soon

'Midnight Sun' is Stephanie Meyer's new novel and it's releasing soon

Midnight Sun is Stephanie Meyer’s long-awaited fifth installment to her Twilight saga. Fans who have been waiting for it to be released will finally be able to read it very soon.

According to reports, Midnight Sun will be hitting bookshelves in August 2020. There is no exact release day yet but fans think it’s better than nothing.

Devoted followers of Meyer’s best-selling young adult fiction have been waiting for this moment. After becoming a cultural phenomenon, they are now set to see more of the world where vampires, werewolves, and humans live together.

They have read and watched the entire Twilight series through the perspective of the main protagonist Bella Swan (played by Kristen Stewart in the film). But with the upcoming novel, things are going to be different.

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What is the new book about?

Midnight Sun is said to be a companion novel to the famous vampire-themed fantasy romance title.

Meyer previously revealed it to be a novel featuring the point of view of the other main protagonist Edward Cullen (played by Robert Pattinson in the film).

Readers of the new novel can expect it to be a retelling of the events that unfolded in Twilight but this time around, it’s through Edward’s perspective.

As a vampire, there is definitely a lot of stories to tell and most likely including that of his love story with Bella.

Leaked chapters

The fifth book in the series could have actually come around earlier. Meyer was already writing on the story but in August 2008, she had to stop it. Someone had leaked 12 chapters of the unfinished manuscript.

It steered her to stop writing the book stating that the incident has discouraged her to move forward. She decided to put it on hold indefinitely. She later said that she will continue writing the story once everyone forgot about it.

It was in 2015 when she opened up about feeling comfortable in continuing the novel. It was specifically after the release of Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined, a gender-swapped retelling of the first book in the Twilight series.

Years passed by and it was only until this year that she finally announced the release of the fifth book.

Will it get a movie?

Meyer’s book series became even more popular after the film adaptation. It grew a larger fandom after Stewart, Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner brought the characters alive through their roles as Bella, Edward and Jacob.

The question now is if fans will also see a movie for Midnight Sun. Sources think that it may not be possible anymore. The casts are much older now and are busy with other projects.

Bringing them together again will be a lot difficult. For now, fans will just have to settle with reading the story.

Midnight Sun will be available in hard book, ebook, and audio edition.

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