Twilight author Stephenie Meyer has confirmed that her novel, “Midnight Sun,” will be released on August 4.
Watch: Twilight fans excited at the news of the new Book
It comes 12 years after Meyer halted the writing on Midnight Sun after an unfinished manuscript 12 unfinished chapters leaked on the internet in 2008. The original series told the story of human Bella Swan who fell in love with vampire Edward Cullen, now the new book is set to tell the tale from Edward’s perspective.
Before Monday’s confirmed release date, Stephenie had posted a countdown on her website, and fans speculated it hinted at the release of Midnight Sun. When the count down expired, her site crashed, and fans took to Twitter for any bit of news.
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With the news officially announced, many Twilight fans are rejoicing, tweeting, “I can’t believe we’re finally getting midnight sun” and “2020 JUST TURNED AROUND FOR ME!!!!.”
During a brief video appearance on Monday’s show, the Twilight series author confirmed that Midnight Sun would arrive on August 4. “It’s a crazy time right now, and I wasn’t sure if it was the right time to put this book out, but some of you have been waiting for just so long,” she said. “It didn’t seem fair to make you wait anymore.”
The book highly expected by Twilight fans and is told from the perspective of Edward Cullen, played by Robert Pattinson in the movies, instead of Bella Swan, played by Kristen Stewart in the films.