Yes, it’s true — almost 12 years since one of the first drafts of “Midnight Sun” was leaked, the book is finally hitting shelves this August. Twilight fans crashed Stephenie Meyer’s website this morning, waiting to see what the countdown on her site meant.
Stephenie first started writing “Midnight Sun” years ago, but was interrupted when the manuscript was illegally leaked. That derailed the completion of the story, understandably, but now the Cullen family is back and better than ever. (Five years ago, a reimagined gender-swapped version of “Twilight” was released, but “Midnight Sun” brings us back to the original original characters.)
“Midnight Sun” is a retelling of “Twilight” from Edward’s perspective. Check out the full synopsis and the cover can be seen down below! Read more here.
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.
For over a decade, readers have been eagerly anticipating the arrival of Midnight Sun. Open this book and see why it was worth the wait!
What do you think about the cover (or the news in general)? Let me know in the comments! I love how it, understandably, follows the covers of the other books while still remaining original. Still, I’m surprised that it’s not an apple on the front! The pomegranate looks a little zombie-esque.