'Midnight Sun': New 'Twilight' saga book release told from Edward's perspective
Updated: Dec 16, 2020
The love story between a dark and volatile vampire and an abnormal human girl has captured the world’s attention this summer becoming an immediate bestseller with over one million readers.
BY SOPHIA REBOLLEDO
This past Tuesday, the highly awaited fifth book in the “Twilight” series Midnight Sun hit the shelves claiming the No. 1 spot this week on the USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list with over a million copies sold in all formats. Stephanie Meyer’s Midnight Sun is the retelling of the original Twilight novel from Edward Cullen’s perspective, rather than Bella Swan’s, revealing his evident internal struggle and vampiric complexities with his vampire-human love affair.
The first four books in the Twilight Saga have sold more than 160 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 50 languages spawning five blockbuster films and large body of “Twihard” fans.
When the book’s release date was announced in May for this August, Meyer assured USA TODAY that Midnight Sun would be "darker" and "more desperate." With the other side of the Edward (played by Robert Pattinson in the Twilight films) and Bella (played by Kirsten Stewart) romance revealed, everything is put at risk for Edward as it is apparent that his vampiric desire to kill Bella remains intact even after falling in love with her.
“We’re absolutely thrilled to bring people back to the Twilight Saga world and to celebrate this major achievement with Stephenie and the fans and booksellers who’ve supported her for the last fifteen years,” Megan Tingley, executive vice president and publisher of Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, tells USA TODAY.
Meyer notes that Midnight Sun was not an easy venture stating “Metaphorically, they were like prison bars” as she had to perfectly align the developed dialogue and established storyline. However, this does not mean Meyer is finished with the series. In a Books-A-Million's virtual live event, Meyer shared with fans her future plans for the Twilight Saga.
"There are two more books I think in the world that I want to write. I have got them outlined and a chapter written I think of the first one, so I know it's there. I am not ready to do that right now, I want to do something brand new," she announecs. "For me, a lot of the joy of writing comes from creating and I really want to do a new world and new rules and new mythology. Mythology is kind of my thing."