Twilight fans, our time has finally come. After 15 years, the much-awaited prequel of the iconic novel series, Midnight Sun, will be released this year. Author Stephenie Meyer announced the said good news in one of her interviews.
“I am very excited to finally, finally announce the release of ‘Midnight Sun‘ on August 4. It’s a crazy time right now, and I wasn’t sure if it was the right time to put this book out, but some have you have been waiting for just so, so long, it didn’t seem fair to make you wait anymore,” Stephenie said on Good Morning America as reported by CBS News.
Prior to this confirmation, Stephenie had posted a countdown on her website, and fans speculated it hinted at the release of Midnight Sun. In fact, when the countdown expired, her site crashed, and fans took to Twitter for any bit of news.
Midnight Sun will tell the story of what happened in Twilight but this time in the perspective of Edward Cullen, the main vampire character in the book.
“The more I wrote, the more I became convinced that Edward deserved to have his story told. At first I was planning to post it all here on my website, but I changed my mind for two reasons, the most important being that Edward’s version is much longer than Bella’s – Edward overthinks everything,” Stephenie wrote on her website.
In 2008, Midnight Sun, a part of some major Twilight history, was leaked on the Internet. The author confirmed the leakage by posting her current draft of the book, admitting she was “too sad” to keep working on the novel.