Stephenie Meyer Is Working On Not 1, But 2 New 'Twilight' Books
It's an exciting time to be a Twilight stan — not only was Midnight Sun finally officially released, but author Stephenie Meyer revealed she has plans for more new books in the saga. If you're starting to have flashbacks to the emo, Hot Topic-filled late 2000s, you're not alone, because it sounds like these could be the first completely original Twilight stories from Meyer in a decade. Here's everything we know about the two more Twilight books that are coming after Midnight Sun.
On Aug. 4, Meyer officially released Midnight Sun over a decade after the companion novel was first announced. Meyer actually scrapped her retelling of Twilight from Edward Cullen's perspective after several chapters leaked online back in 2008, so fans were thrilled this year when she revived the long-lost novel. To promote the new book, Meyer participated in a virtual live event with Books-A-Million on Aug. 10, during which she answered a ton of fan questions... including whether she will be writing more Twilight books in the future.
"There are two more books I think in the world that I want to write," Meyer revealed during the event, per BuzzFeed. "I have got them outlined and a chapter written I think of the first one, so I know it's there."
But before you start celebrating, Twihards, don't expect the new novels to drop anytime soon. Meyer also stated during the event she wants to focus on a brand-new story before devoting herself completely to Twilight again.
The big question, of course, is what these two new books could be about. The obvious first guess is that they would be sequels to Midnight Sun and retell the events of the rest of the Twilight series from Edward's point of view, but Meyer shut down any hopes of more Edward-narrated books in a recent New York Times interview: "This is it for Edward. Writing from his point of view makes me extra anxious. And the experience of writing this book was not a super pleasant one."
With Edward's POV off the table, these two new novels could be about any aspect of the Twilight universe, whether it's a deep dive into the history of the Volturi, a book devoted to Jacob's wolf pack, or even a continuation of the main story from where Breaking Dawn left off.
Meyer has actually spoken about which characters she would be interested in focusing potential new books on in the past. During an MTV Q&A in 2008, Meyer revealed she'd want either Bella and Edward's daughter Renesmee Cullen or Jacob's second-in-command Leah Clearwater to narrate their own stories. If those are still the ideas percolating in her mind, then these two new books could explore Renesmee's adult life years after the Twilight saga and get into the intricacies of the wolf pack much more by telling Leah's story.
Sadly, it sounds like it'll be a while before Meyer releases these new books, but at least Twilight fans know there is more to come in the future.