This year has been utter Twilight nostalgia for me. For one, I reread the entire series and honestly, thoroughly enjoyed it. Its not great but it reminds me of being a teenager and its just so fun. I read Crave by Tracy Wolff and absolutely loved it – it felt like a 2020 version of Twilight. Then I went to Seattle for my birthday and took a day trip to Forks and La Push and Port Angeles and it was WONDERFUL and amazing. I have been in Twilight heaven all year – so this week’s Waiting on Wednesday is all about the book that is the cherry on top of an already Twilight-tastic year!
Title: Midnight Sun
Author: Stephenie Meyer – Her Website
Published By: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publishing Date: August 4th 2020
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance
When Edward Cullen and Bella Swan met in Twilight, an iconic love story was born. But until now, fans have heard only Bella’s side of the story. At last, readers can experience Edward’s version in the long-awaited companion novel, Midnight Sun.
This unforgettable tale as told through Edward’s eyes takes on a new and decidedly dark twist. Meeting beautiful, mysterious Bella is both the most intriguing and unnerving event he has experienced in his long life as a vampire. As we learn more fascinating details about Edward’s past and the complexity of his inner thoughts, we understand why this is the defining struggle of his life. How can he let himself fall in love with Bella when he knows that he is endangering her life?
In Midnight Sun, Stephenie Meyer transports us back to a world that has captivated millions of readers and, drawing on the classic myth of Hades and Persephone, brings us an epic novel about the profound pleasures and devastating consequences of immortal love
WHY I’M WAITING:
I love Twilight. I really do. I have so much respect for Twilight and Stephenie Meyer and what she has done for me as a YA fanatic AND a YA writer. Without Twilight, I just don’t think YA would exist in the capacity it does. I can’t even tell you how many authors I’ve heard say that they were inspired to really get into their writing and try getting published because of Twilight. Twilight may not be the best, most unique story in the world and it may not be the best writing but…well, it was 2005 and YA didn’t have the standards it does now, but it wouldn’t have those kinds of standards if Twilight hadn’t blown open the YA community open. I love Twilight so so much. And I’ve always thought that Twilight would be SOOOO much more interesting than Bella’s POV and I loved the draft of Midnight Sun on Stephenie’s website that she had for a long while – it was so good and I loved it. I am so ready for this that I’ve preordered THREE copies – an ebook copy, a signed copy from Books-A-Million AND I supported an indie bookstore (Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle). I am SOOOO ready for it.