Twilight author Stephanie Meyer publishes Midnight Sun


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Cover of Midnight Sun.

Brooklyn Elsea, Staff Writer

Everyone has read, watched, or knows of the famous Twilight book and movies. All books were in Bella Swan’s point of view as she was the main character of “her story.” Stephenie Meyer wrote a book called Midnight Sun, told from Edward Cullen’s point of view.

Meyer published the book on Aug. 4, 2020, getting tons of support from Twilight fans who stuck around. E.L. James, the author of Fifty Shades of Grey, did this idea as well; James wrote a book told from Christian Grey’s point of view. Both books tell the same story, but we get to see their scenes opposite of the female role.

The book mainly catches people’s eye because not only is there “backstage exclusives,” but it’s told from the perspective of the opposite gender. Edward is a man who keeps to himself, and we didn’t get to know much of him. Knowing his thoughts on scenes such as Bella’s pregnancy; when she kissed Jacob and he could hear his thoughts, or what he was doing when he found Bella and saved her in book one. All scenes being told from different points of view is exciting and you get to read it like you are reading it for the first time.

In 2008, Meyer halted the book in response to the leak of the 12 chapters on the internet. Things went downhill when she started writing again until the top Yahoo story in 2015 was none other than Grey. This does not mean that bashing either authors is okay, nor does it mean James “stole her idea.” It is an interesting but not hard to conjure up an idea. In May she announced her book would be published, August.

In conclusion, the book got tons of sales and rose to the top immediately. I myself hope to read it as well when I get the chance.