Fifteen years since Twilight hit our bookshelves, its author Stephenie Meyer announced that she will be releasing a prequel to the series this year.
"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," Stephenie said on Good Morning America as reported by CBS News.
Prior to her announcement, there was already a countdown on her website that sent the Twilight fans into frenzy.
Midnight Sun will tell the story of what happened in Twilight but this time in the perspective of Edward Cullen, the main vampire character in the book.
“The more I wrote, the more I became convinced that Edward deserved to have his story told. At first I was planning to post it all here on my website, but I changed my mind for two reasons, the most important being that Edward’s version is much longer than Bella’s – Edward overthinks everything," the Midnight Sun author wrote on her website