I haven’t thought about Twilight in years. The font of the title alone, how it curves at its tips, gives me whiplash. So the very fact that Stephenie Meyer has decided to publish Midnight Sun years after my Twilight phase shrivelled up and died has made my head spin. I will think of nothing else this week. I’m 12 again. Time travel – real.
“I’m happy to announce that Midnight Sun is finally (very close to) ready!” Meyer announced on her website. “And will be in bookstores on August 4th. I hope this announcement doesn’t seem ill-timed; I really considered delaying the release until the world was back to normal. However, 1) who knows when that will be? And 2) you guys have waited long enough. Much longer than long enough, actually.”
Meyer has worked on the book for 13 years. Good lord.
“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?” she wrote. Oh, we did.
Midnight Sun will hit shelves August 4, 2020.
Meanwhile, on Twitter.
(I genuinely lost it at all of these)
how i assume robert pattinson is feeling with the new twilight book be announced: pic.twitter.com/Sksjf5znTy
— madelaine???? (@madelaineerose) May 4, 2020
Robert Pattinson just threw his phone into the fucking ocean
— Lex Croucher (@lexcanroar) May 4, 2020
— Mr Ninja (@Robsjaw) May 4, 2020
Robert Pattinson waking up to the news about #MidnightSun knowing he will be expected to star in another Twilight saga movie.
— Garrett Burgess (@garrettrburgess) May 4, 2020
— ✰ allison polk ✰ (@allipolk) May 4, 2020
Robert Pattinson when he realizes his next press tour is gonna involve so many Twilight questions because Stephenie Meyer is releasing a new book pic.twitter.com/gvjLjlkRBc
— Ray Lewis (@RayLewis1997) May 4, 2020
— َ (@journaIstom) May 4, 2020
— Lauren (@feistymexarican) May 4, 2020
What I most hope from MIDNIGHT SUN is that we understand why the Cullens, who presumably could be doing anything they want, keep going to high school over and over again.
— Samantha Shannon (@say_shannon) May 4, 2020
I love this Twitter account.
Haven't we suffered enough https://t.co/bRFx8ghvmp
— Professor Snape (@_Snape_) May 4, 2020
my official statement on the Midnight Sun news pic.twitter.com/i2cXlZZMI2
— Gabby Noone (@twelveoclocke) May 4, 2020
— ari carstairs (@bazvampitch) May 4, 2020
my brain: you don't have time to reread all the twilight books before #MidnightSun
my heart: pic.twitter.com/oMtjGyfcsU
— emma lord (@dilemmalord) May 4, 2020
— Lexi (@the_lexxorcist) May 4, 2020
— Little, Brown UK (@LittleBrownUK) May 4, 2020
Honestly, what’s next?Image: Twitter / @lexcanroar