Well it’s finally official! Midnight Sun Stephenie Meyer’s long awaited prequel to the Twilight books has a release date! Watch the big news and to help you endure the wait I’ve got some books Twi-hards will love.
I’m not screaming, you’re screaming! I know some women my ages would never admit to loving all things Bella and Edward, but, I am not one of them. I’ve had movie release parties, gush over the gender bender version of Twilight (SOOOO good if you’d didn’t read it), made all kinds of crafts and recipes, and melt over that song EVERY SINGLE TIME.
So to say I’m excited would be a vast vast understatement! I’m not just a fan of Twilight I have loved all things Meyer has done.
What Exactly is Midnight Sun Though?
Meyer describes it as a writing exercise gone out of control. As she was brainstorming background stories for Edward she started to work out what Twilight would be from his perspective.
She explains, “There is so much more to his side of the story than there is to Bella’s in that first chapter.” She continues to say, “It wasn’t long before I was thinking about Edward in Alaska, Edward upon his return to Forks, Edward’s side of that fateful conversation in Biology…”
Watch Stephenie Meyer Announce Midnight Sun
GMA was lucky enough to get the official announcement from the Twilight queen herself. Watch it now.
JUST IN: 15 years after the first novel in the “Twilight” saga was released, author Stephenie Meyer is bringing readers back to Forks, Washington, with her new book, “Midnight Sun.” Find the details here: https://t.co/IHD4UfAkkI pic.twitter.com/ZY3ZqnBahG
— Good Morning America (@GMA) May 4, 2020
Blah but August 4!? That seems so far away. Make sure pre-order it but oh man how on earth will endure the wait?
Obviously a Twilight and Life and Death reread and rewatch for sure. And of course pouring over the first glimpses of Midnight Sun and previously released partial draft. But after that my vote will be escaping into other great books that fill my YA lit loving heart!
Books to Read While Waiting for Midnight Sun
Some of my favorite Vampire + Paranormal YA Reads
- Vampire Academy and then Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
- The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare and really any of her books
- Folk of the Air series and The Curse Workers Series by Holy Black
- Die for Me Series by Amy Plum
- Gallagher Girls by Ally Carter
- Finishing School by Gail Carriger
- Wickedly Lovely by Melissa Marr
- The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
- The Harry Potter Books by J.K. Rowling
- The Syrena Legacy by Anna Banks
- Everneath by Brodi Ashton
Dystopian and Imaginative Titles With Great Worlds and Characters
- Vault of Dreamers Series by Cargo M. O’Brien
- Matched Trilogy by Ally Condie
- Legend Trilogy by Marie Lu
- The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer (starts with Cinder)
- Divergent Series by Veronica Roth
- The Lone City Trilogy by Amy Ewing (starts with The Jewel)
- Firebird Trilogy by Claudia Gray
- Dualed by Elsie Chapman
- The Selection by Kiera Cass
- Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
- Chemical Garden by Lauren DeStefano (starts with Wither)
- Delirium Trilogy by Lauren Oliver
- Partials Sequence by Dan Wells
- Birthmarked by Caragh M. O’Brien
- Reboot by Amy Tintera
- Legend of Tril by Heather Brewer (starts with Soulbound)
- Uglies by Scott Westerfield
- The Belles Series by Dhonielle Clayton
Contemporary and Speculative Books that Twilight Fans Will Love
- American Royals by Katherine McGee
- Spygirl Series by Jillian Dodd
- Just Breathe and Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern
- The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen
- Once Upon a Con Series by Ashley Poston
- Joyride by Anna Banks
- Charlotte Holmes series by Brittany Cavallaro
- To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
- Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
- Remembrandt by Robin M. King
- Anna and the French Kiss Stephanie Perkins
- Looking for Alaska and Will Grayson, Will Grayson
Do you have any more to ad to my list? I looooooooove finding new books! And here’s what I am currently reading!
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