It’s mind blowing to realize that Twilight was published 15 years ago, but this devoted fandom has been revived due to Stephenie Meyer writing her new book Midnight Sun. Whether you’re Team Jacob (judging you), Team Edward or Switzerland, this heavy dose of nostalgia is transporting us to the last decade. Those were simpler times. But my fellow twifans, before we get too excited and look forward to an entire saga from Edward’s POV, I must be the bearer of bad news. In a recent interview, Meyer discussed the fate of her iconic characters and saga, and it may not be music to our ears.
Midnight Sun gives readers a glimpse into Edward’s tortured mind and with a new perspective sheds a new light on beloved characters. Meyer says,
Some people are going to like some characters more, and they’re going to like some characters less, because not only is he spending time with them that way, but he is reading their minds all the time.
So for those of you worried a 662 page book will be recycled content, don’t. And for those of you who already binged the book and are wondering if there’ll be more, I’m sorry! Despite the thirst from the devoted Twihards, Meyer doesn’t have plans to write anymore. She says,
This is it for Edward. Writing from his point of view makes me extra anxious. And the experience of writing this book was not a super pleasant one. So no, I wouldn’t want to do that — especially given that New Moon would just be a nightmare of depression and emptiness. I think this gives you enough of a sense of what it’s like to be Edward that you could go and look at the other books and you would know what’s going on in his head.
Could you imagine New Moon from Edward’s perspective, how long and bleak that’d be? I think I speak for most when I say let’s appreciate this novel as a standalone project. Happy reading my fellow Twihards!