Everything you need to know about Stephenie Meyer’s new book Midnight Sun
Ready for more Twilight?
More than a decade after the series came to an end, Stephenie Meyer is bringing back Twilight’s Edward Cullen and Bella Swan in a new companion novel.
Released on August 4, Midnight Sun revisits the pair’s story from the point-of-view of Cullen — as it “takes on a new and decidedly dark twist”.
“Meeting Bella is both the most unnerving and intriguing event he has experienced in all his years as a vampire,” the description continues.
“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 justify following his heart if it means leading Bella into danger?”
Meyer, who sold more than 100 million copies of the original Twilight series, first confirmed Midnight Sun’s arrival in May this year.
At the time, she said that she had been thinking of pushing back the announcement — but that it felt “wrong” to do so, as many fans had been eager to read Edward’s take on the story.
“I thought seriously about delaying this announcement until things were back to normal. However, that felt wrong, considering how long those who are eager for this book have already waited,” she said at the time.
“I know how much I personally need distractions right now, how much I need something to look forward to, and most of all, how much I need more books to read. So, I hope this book gives my readers a little pleasure to anticipate and, after it arrives, a chance to live in an imaginary world for a while.”
Since the book's release, fans have been sharing their hopes for a movie-version of Midnight Sun — or, at least, that Twilight will be re-released from Edward's perspective.
However, Catherine Hardwicke — the director of the original film — admitted it would be "difficult" to have the film re-cut.
"We did stay a lot more in Bella's head," she told Entertainment Tonight, as she explained that Midnight Sun would have to be "another film".
Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer is available to buy now.