Stephenie Meyer Reveals Long-Shelved Twilight Book ‘Midnight Sun’ Is Finally Being Published

Dig out your fangs, Twilight fans, ‘coz Stephenie Meyer has announced that she’s continuing the epic vampire saga with the release of her new book Midnight Sun.

Unlike the first four books – Twilight, New MoonEclipse and Breaking Dawn – that were told from moody teen Bella Swan’s perspective, Midnight Sun will be retold through the eyes of your vampy BF Edward Cullen.

Meyer initially teased the announcement for Midnight Sun on her website and on her production company Fickle Fish Film’s social media accounts through a countdown clock, before appearing on Good Morning America.

“I am very excited to finally, finally announce the release of Midnight Sun 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 have you have been waiting for just so, so long, it didn’t seem fair to make you wait anymore,” Meyer said on the daytime talk show.

Midnight Sun was originally supposed to publish in 2008, but it was cancelled when the manuscript was leaked online. A “partial draft” was posted on the internet, but now, Midnight Sun will be released in its entirety through publishing company Hachette Book Group.

“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. I couldn’t shake it. I found myself thinking his words in the middle of the night and jotting down phrases he would use while I was waiting in line at the post office. As soon as I finished my real work, I sat down and let Edward get his say,” Meyer said of the prequel on her website.

She continued, “But when a story demands to be written, there’s no way to resist. And the more I wrote, the more I became convinced that Edward deserved to have his story told.”

The new rendition comes 15 years after the release of Twilight, which copped a hugely successful big screen adaptation in 2008, making household names out of the franchise’s stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson.

The hotly anticipated new book will be released on August 4.