The Twilight Zone

May 5, 2020

Yesterday, Stephenie Meyer announced that she is finally releasing another book in the Twilight Saga, after a twelve-year delay. For those of you who don't know, in August of 2008 Stephenie Meyer abruptly stopped working on Midnight Sun (which retells the events of the Twilight books from Edward's perspective), and shelved it after twelve chapters were leaked online.  So far everyone has had a strong opinion about it. Lots of big feels about this series. Lot of love and a lot of hate. Some feel it's overkill to release another book after so many years, while others welcome the news.  

Personally, I enjoyed the series immensely. I read every book like I was gobbling down popcorn. Yes, I was aware that there were some problems with the plotting, the worldbuilding, the characters, yada, yada, yada, and I just didn’t care. I was hooked! Hooked, I tell you! And there is real talent in that. There’s luck, too, and great timing, but that’s true for any book that hits it that big.  As for whether I will be reading more about Edward and Bella, I'm not sure that I need to.  That series already holds a special place in my heart. 

One of the things I kept reading online was that, Twilight stan or not, if you got a book deal after 2008 in the YA genre, Stephenie Meyer helped you get it. And I have to agree with that one. I got a book deal after Twilight, and I know for a fact it was because Twilight was a huge hit, so thank you Stephanie Meyers. And thank you for a thoroughly entertaining series.

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