The Twilight Saga is a collection of novels which really impressed young people. The story of star crossed lovers, Bella and Edward, excited fans against the backdrop of werewolves and vampires. The movie series which came after also catapulted stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson into movie mega-fame.
When is the new book Midnight Sun coming out?
Midnight Sun, the new book from Stephanie Meyer, comes out on August 4.
The book has been in the works for 13 years, according to the author, and follows the events of the early books but from the perspective of the books’ main vampire, Edward.
Speaking about the book when it was announced, Meyer said: “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.”
The book will be out in the summer, meaning it will be the perfect binge-read for those in desperate need of a summer holiday.
Both Stewart and Pattinson have been critical about the films and the stories of the book series, meaning they will likely be in no rush to reprise their roles.
Pattinson said in W in 2017: “If it hadn’t been so successful, I think people would have thought it was really weird. It’s a really weird story.
“But I think once it becomes mainstream, it’s difficult for people to see how strange the story is.”
When asked by Entertainment Tonight about reprising her role, Stewart sarcastically quipped: “Yes, absolutely. Honestly, start sending scripts my way. Let’s start building this. Let’s really explore.”
Clearly neither of these two will be returning, so if Midnight Sun is to make it to the big screen, they will need a whole new cast of actors to do it.