No matter what you think of the Twilight novels, they are a big part of pop culture and their author Stephenie Meyer is releasing another chapter on Aug. 4, a different perspective to the story called Midnight Sun.
Deemed a “companion novel,” Midnight Sun is actually a re-telling of the story from teen vampire Edward Cullin’s point-of-view.
Meyer has been sitting on this work for about 15 years. It was originally expected to drop in 2008, but due to internet leakage, it was shelved for rewrites.
The original movies made household names of stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson who have gone on to become Hollywood powerhouses. Pattinson landing the coveted role of Batman in an upcoming film.
Meyer appeared on Good Morning America to disclose the news.
“I am very excited to finally, finally announce the release of ‘Midnight Sun’ on Aug. 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,” she said.
The author explained further on her website, “Though I didn’t have time to work on it right away, the idea of letting Edward have his chance to speak stuck with me. I couldn’t shake it. I found myself thinking his words in the middle of the night and jotting down phrases he would use while I was waiting in line at the post office. As soon as I finished my real work, I sat down and let Edward get his say.”
She added, “But when a story demands to be written, there’s no way to resist. And the more I wrote, the more I became convinced that Edward deserved to have his story told.”