Stephenie Meyer’s Letter to Fans

Stephenie Meyer has updated her website with a letter to her fans and a bit of a teaser!

Stephenie writes, “These are tip-in pages, which will be bound into new copies of Midnight Sun, and I just signed sixteen thousand of them. I hope you’re able to get a copy. Barnes and Noble has sold out, but there should still be some available at Books-A-Million. As more become available from other venders, we’ll update you here.

Thanks again for being awesome, and check back here on June 2nd for the first little breadcrumb of fun leading up to the release on August 4th. “

This confirms for everyone that if you order a signed copy from Books a Million or Barnes and Noble that it will be a true signature and not a stamp. The page will be added to the finished book after it goes to print. 

So… what do you think the breadcrumb of fun she is hinting at could be? Leave us a comment with you ideas!

 

 

Pre-Order a Signed Copy of Midnight Sun!

Midnight Sun CoverBarnes and Noble is allowing fans to pre-order a signed hard back copy of Midnight Sun. The book with Stephenie’s signature inside is selling for $27.99 plus shipping and handling. They offer a regular version of the book for $19.99 plus shipping and handling.  Follow this link to pre-order your copy today!

Comparatively, Amazon is running their pro-order for the hardback book at $17.45 where Prime members wouldn’t pay shipping.  

Books A Million is selling the book at $18.19 plus shipping and handling. 

Target’s pre-order is listed at $22.39 plus shipping and handling.

Barnes and Noble, Target, and Books A Million do allow for in store pick up in some locations, which would save you on shipping. So if you are looking for the least expensive way to order Midnight Sun, do it through Amazon. Of course, you might have to wait a day for it to actually arrive at your house. If you want the least expensive way to get the book in your hands as fast as possible, Books A Million with in store pick up is the way to go.  But if you want the signature, at this point in time, the only place to get it is through Barnes and Noble.  

As an FYI – In the past, Stephenie has done a few book signings for a book release usually in New York and LA as well as two or three other locations.  Admission to these events usually requires you to purchase a book from which ever book seller is sponsoring the event.  With the pandemic and so many places with stay-at-home orders, we have no idea if this is going to be possible. If you absolutely want a signed copy, (and who doesn’t???) I would order from Barnes and Noble because there is no promise that she will do book signings in person. 

Also, we’re heard from a few of you that international orders are being blocked because of the pandemic. We will let you know if this changes or if signed copies are available outside of the United States. 

Thanks to @Twilightersdrm for the heads up!

Midnight Sun Monday night fandom chat!

Thank you to everyone who joined us on our first fandom chat last Monday night! We are doing it again! Most of the gang will be back, but Kallie is sitting out and Amanda from Twilight Examiner will be joining us! 

We will be talking about the book covers – especially the Midnight Sun book cover. We will also talk about book releases, book signings, and meeting Stephenie.  I also have been told that there may be some big news for one of our sites, so you won’t want to miss this! 

We will be on our YouTube channel Monday night at 8pm EST.  That’s 5pm for anyone on the west coast! If you have any specific questions ahead of time, drop a comment and let us know.  We hope to see you there!

Weekly Fandom Chat on YouTube

We had a great time tonight chatting with our fandom friends about Midnight Sun! We were considering doing a weekly show where we talk with various fans – old and new – on various Twilight related topics.  If this is something you think we should do, leave us a comment with a specific discussion theme or question you’d like addressed. 

What year is it again???

Fansite Chat about Midnight Sun

We’re getting the band back together! Several of the fansite ops from days of yore have been chatting behind the scenes about the Midnight Sun news and we thought it would be fun to bring it out into the open! Monday May 11 at 8:00 EST 5:00 PT time, we will host a live stream event on the Lexicon’s YouTube channel for you to tune into, watch, and even ask questions. We will have a direct link for you later today. https://www.youtube.com/user/TwilightLexicon/  (Yes, we realized we’ve updated this link like three times…isn’t figuring out the technology fun when you haven’t done it everyday for 8 years? Anyway…we’ve got it down now. Hope you all can join us.)

Alphie and Pel (Lori and Laura) from the Lexicon will both be there as will Kallie from Twilight Series Theories, OhMyCarlisle (Amy) from Page to Premiere, Kara O from Twilight Moms, and Tashopolis (Natasha) from Page to Premiere. 

We will be talking about our thoughts and reactions to the Midnight Sun news as well as sharing favorite fandom stories. If you have questions you’d like to have us answer, leave them below or join us for the livestream where you can participate.

 

 

Fans React to Midnight Sun Release

The Twilight Fandom was one of the first true social media fandoms, so it’s only fitting that fans would react to the Midnight Sun release on various social media platforms with hilarious and creative memes.  

POP BUZZ has a page of memes focused on Robert Pattinson reacting to the news. 

BuzzFeed also shared a host of great memes.  

We asked our twitter followers to send in their favorite memes related to the release of Midnight Sun. Here are a few of our favorites! 

Stephenie Meyer’s Message on GMA

Stephenie Meyer shared a video message about the release of Midnight Sun on Good Morning America this morning.  If you haven’t seen it yet, take a look!  It’s good to see Stephenie again.

She says, “It’s a crazy time right now and I wasn’t sure if this was the right time to put this book out, but some of you have been waiting for just so, so long. It didn’t seem fair to make you wait anymore. Sorry about the bad timing. Hopefully this book can be a distraction from the real world.” 

Fans everywhere are saying thank you!!

 

Midnight Sun Cover Analysis

Now that we’ve processed the fact that Midnight Sun is being published, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at the cover and how it relates to the Twilight Saga.  The covers for the Twilight Saga books have a few things in common:

  1. They are all combinations of red and white.
  2. They are random objects that have nothing to do with the titles – so no suns or moons.
  3. They relate to the plot and theme of the book. 

So to understand the Midnight Sun cover, we have to look at the other Twilight related book covers. 

Twilight has the classic iconic apple image. It represents the forbidden fruit. It’s pure and beautiful. And when an apple is sliced in half, we get a smooth and  almost white interior.  All of these relate to Bella and her journey into the new world she travels with Edward.  

Now let’s look at Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined.  It, too, has an apple on the cover. This time the apple is green instead of red. Green is opposite red on the color spectrum, so it makes sense to swap the color here given that the character’s genders are all swapped.  But the themes and basic plot are the same.

So now we come to Midnight Sun, which is a retelling of Twilight from Edward’s point of view. We don’t get an apple this time, but rather a pomegranate. In latin the word pomegranate means “apple with many seeds.” So, in a sense, we do get another apple.  In fact, it is believed that the fruit on the tree that Adam and Eve ate from wasn’t an apple, but rather a pomegranate. Thus, it is considered the fruit of knowledge of good and evil.

Midnight Sun CoverMoreover, Midnight Sun is Edward’s story, and he has never seen himself as pure or clean or worthy.  He has always said he isn’t good and that he doesn’t want Bella to be like him.  Hence, we have a very messy image here to represent how Edward feels about himself. The inside look at the pomegranate as opposed to seeing the outside of the fruit can represent how we are getting an insider’s look into Edward’s thoughts and feelings. 

The Pomegranate also has a history with Greek myth.  Persephone was trapped in the underworld and wouldn’t eat or drink. But she was wasting away and eventually ate a few pomegranate seeds, which ends up keeping her bound to the underworld even after Demeter fights for her daughter’s release. This could represent how Edward is bound to his vampire nature but can’t resist Bella, who is not of his world.  It could also represent the idea that once Bella partakes of the “fruit” she would be trapped in Edward’s world.  

Additionally, the cover looks like the chambers of a heart that is dripping blood. When I first saw the cover, that’s what I thought it was! The way the fruit is dripping is actually my favorite part of the cover. 

At first glance, I questioned the cover. But the more I thought about it and gave it the full weight of what I was seeing, the more spot on I think the cover is. What are your thoughts? How do you think the cover stack up to the rest of the covers in the Twilight Saga? We’d love to hear from you!

Midnight Sun Coming Aug. 4, 2020

This is not a drill!  For years many of you have emailed us and asked, “When will Midnight Sun be published?”  We’ve usually responded back with, “We don’t think Midnight Sun will ever be published.”

Well… that answer now changes.  Aug. 4, 2020 Midnight Sun will be available to complete your Twilight Book collection!  Traffic to StephenieMeyer.com has crashed with fans rushing to verify the news.  

“I know there are people who have been patiently waiting, so kindly, and I felt like I owed it to them to put it out as soon as I could,” Stephenie told USA Today. She also confirms that it’s a darker story than Twilight, which she has always claimed, simply because Edward is a darker character than Bella. 

 

 

Time Magazine’s Top Leaks

stephenieMeyerHeadshot2With word today that government documents regarding the deployment in Afghanistan have been leaked, Time magazine decided to do a retrospective on it’s personal Top Ten Leaks. they have everything from Watergate and Deep Throat to Sarah Palin’s emails. Midnight Sun comes in at number 6. Time sums it up by saying:

“In 2008, she tried something different (sort of) by retelling the events of the first books, only from Edward’s point of view. Sooner than you can say “glittering vampire,” 12 unfinished chapters from the new manuscript, Midnight Sun, appeared on the Internet. “I think it is important for everybody to understand that what happened was a huge violation of my rights as an author, not to mention me as a human being,” Meyer said in a message to fans. Rather than punish her loyal following, Meyer posted her entire unfinished Midnight Sun draft on her website. The only catch is that it’s unprintable — better bring an e-reader.”