- Publish Date
- Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 8:29AM
Twilight fans, this ones for you!
Today, Author Stephenie Meyer made an announcement on Good Morning America that she would be releasing another Twilight book, titled Midnight Sun.
She also announced that the new book is due to hit shelves on August 4!
The new novel tells the story of Twilight from Edward Cullen's perspective, played in the movie series by British actor Robert Pattinson.
During the brief appearance on the program Meyer said she "wasn't sure if it's the right time to put this book out", hinting at the "crazy time" surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.
"But some of you have been waiting for just so, so long it didn't seem fair to make you wait any more."
Earlier, Meyer, who penned the four wildly popular books, published a mysterious countdown to May 4 on her website.
In a blog post, Meyer said there was "a lot more" to Edward's story.
"There is so much more to his side of the story than there is to Bella's in that first chapter," she wrote.
"After all, Bella only knows that an incredibly gorgeous boy is looking at her funny. Meanwhile, Edward is suffering through one of the most momentous days of his very long life.
"First there's the shock and frustration of not being able to hear Bella's thoughts, then the wild, monstrous reaction to her scent, followed by the incredible expenditure of self-control that it takes to not kill her … His side of Bella's first day at Forks High School is a hundred times more exciting than her own.
"Though I didn't have time to work on it right away, the idea of letting Edward have his chance to speak stuck with me."
A draft of the new novel leaked back in 2008, when the first film premiered and became an instant cultural phenomenon. Meyer shelved the project at the time.
The 46-year-old author, is also the co-owner of production company Fickle Fish, leading others to believe the countdown could be film-related.
We can't wait!!
This article was first featured on nzherald.co.nz and republished with permission.