Twihards, the time has come: Twilight author Stephenie Meyer revealed today that the highly anticipated series prequel, Midnight Sun, is finally arriving later this year. The novel’s publication has been delayed 12 years, but fans were still eager to find out the news, which Meyer shared this morning on Good Morning America.

“It’s a crazy time right now and I wasn’t sure it was the right time to put this book out, but some of you have been waiting for just so so long it didn’t seem right to make you wait any more,” Meyer said via video conference on the show. The author had alluded to a big announcement when a mysterious countdown appeared on her website a few days ago. Today, when it hit zero and the news was revealed, fans crashed the site looking for details on the long awaited novel.


The original Twilight book (the first in the four-part series), was published in 2005. Breaking Dawn, the final book in the series, arrived in 2008, and although fans have been, uh, satiated via the movies starring Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, Meyer’s signature teen vampire stories have been missed.

The prequel will reportedly dive into Edward Cullen’s life prior to meeting his love interest, Bella Swan. “While I was procrastinating some real editing work (I’m always at my most creative when procrastinating), I started to wonder how the first chapter of Twilight would read if it were written from Edward’s perspective. There is so much more to his side of the story than there is to Bella’s in that first chapter,” Meyer wrote on her website.

Only time will tell if Robert Pattinson will reprise his role as mysterious and seductive Edward in a potential film adaptation.

Midnight Sun is out on August 4.


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