I’m pretty sure we can all remember where we were when we first read about a teenage girl named Bella falling for a broody vampire named Edward. It’s the book that started it all for so many of us—our first ‘binge read’, our first vampire crush, our first fandom—and now, fifteen years after the first novel in the Twilight saga was released, Stephenie Meyer is taking us back to Forks, Washington, with Midnight Sun, set to release in August. This highly-anticipated companion novel to Twilight retells the iconic love story of Bella and Edward, but from the vampire’s point of view.
“Working on a book for more than thirteen years is a strange experience. I’m not the same person I was then. My children have all grown up. My back got weird. The world is a different place. I can only imagine all the things that have changed for you. But completing Midnight Sun has brought back to me those early days of Twilight when I first met many of you. We had a lot of fun, didn’t we? Throwing proms and hanging out in hotel rooms and reading on the beach (while getting the most epic sunburns of our lives). We made hilarious t-shirts and fabulous websites. We found kindred spirits that are still in our lives now. I hope going back to the beginning of Bella’s and Edward’s story reminds you of all that fun, too.” —Stephenie Meyer