As a Twilight fan, I have been waiting years for this release.
Rumored to be in the works for years, Meyer's 'Midnight Sun' was put on hold after E.L. Jame's 'Grey' published. In 2008, Meyer's began to work on 'Midnight Sun' and published a rough draft of the first few chapters. Returning to work in 2015, the release was stalled once again from another installment of the “Fifty Shades of Grey' franchise. Finally, after years of waiting, anticipation building, the book is finished and ready for publication on August 4th.
The world of Twilight was a hit. The books became further publicized from the movie adaptation in 2008. Since then, the movies have grossed over 3.3 billion dollars at box office. So, what makes the franchise so appealing to teens and young adults everywhere?
The series introduces us to seemingly normal girl Bella Swan. She seems ordinary enough. Her parents are divorced, she moves in with her dad, and she is borderline dangerously clutzy. On the surface, she doesn't seem to stand out or seemingly appear extraordinarily special. I think that garnered popularity with a lot of young teens who can relate to the feeling of not being special. When she meets her love interest, Edward Cullen, she is quickly consumed in a whirlwind romance filled with vampires, werewolves, and danger.
SInce the introduction of the books and the world renowned franchise of movies, Twilight has always had a cult following. I remember as a young pre-teen having posters on my walls, all of the books, and seeing moves in theatre as they came out. I think I hold similar feelings to all when I say that I can not wait to get my hands on the book and dive into nostalgia.
I recall rumors when 'Midnight Sun' was first in production that the book was going to follow Bella and Edward's child, Renesmme. Instead, we get a retelling of the story 'Twilight' Fromm Edward's perspective. When reading the books, especially 'Twilight,' Edward was mysterious. We never fully knew what he was thinking and now fans have the opportunity to dive inside the mind of Edward Cullen. I am especially excited to see things from his perspective, even if it is a retelling of events we are already familiar with.
The book is available for pre-order through many listings on Stephanie Meyer's website. If you pre-order a hardback through Amazon, it will be delivered to your door by the release date on Tuesday.
Also, team Edward all the way.