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Hachette Australia Announces Publication of Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer


Hachette Australia are excited to announce the forthcoming publication of Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer, set to release on 5th August 2020. The publication will be in tandem with Little, Brown Book Group UK; Hachette Book Group USA; Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; and Hachette New Zealand.

“It feels strange to be making this announcement when the world is suffering through a pandemic, and no one really knows what’s next. I thought seriously about delaying this announcement until things were back to normal; however, that felt wrong, considering how long those who are eager for this book have already waited. I know how much I personally need distractions right now, how much I need something to look forward to, and most of all, how much I need more books to read. So, I hope this book gives my readers a little pleasure to anticipate and, after it arrives, a chance to live in an imaginary world for a while. I can’t express how much I appreciate the patience of my readers, and their support over the years it took to finish Midnight Sun,” said author Stephenie Meyer.

Midnight Sun is the long-anticipated retelling of Twilight from Edward Cullen’s point of view. The novel will be available in Trade Paperback and eBook, as well as an audio edition by Hachette Audio.

When Edward Cullen and Bella Swan met in Twilight, an iconic love story was born. But until now, fans have heard only Bella’s side of the story. At last, readers can experience Edward’s version in the long-awaited companion novel, Midnight Sun.

This unforgettable tale, as told through Edward’s eyes, takes on a new and decidedly dark twist. Meeting Bella is both the most intriguing and unnerving event he has experienced in his many years as a vampire. As we learn more fascinating details about Edward’s past, we understand why this is the defining struggle of his life.

Twilight has enraptured millions of readers since its first publication in 2005 and has become a modern classic, redefining genre within young-adult literature and inspiring a phenomenon that has had readers yearning for more. Twilight was a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller. The Twilight Saga, which also includes New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella, The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide, and Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined, has sold nearly 160 million copies worldwide, with over 4.1 million copies sold in Australia.


Midnight Sun will release 5th August 2020.


  • Midnight Sun - Stephenie Meyer

    When Edward Cullen and Bella Swan met in Twilight, an iconic love story was born. But until now, fans have heard only Bella's side of the story. At last, readers can experience Edward's version in the long-awaited companion novel, Midnight Sun. This unforgettable tale as told through Edward's eyes takes on a new and decidedly dark twist. Meeting Bella is both the most unnerving and intriguing event he has experienced in all his years as a vampire. As we learn more fascinating details about Edward's past and the complexity of his inner thoughts, we understand why this is the defining struggle of his life. How can he justify following his heart if it means leading Bella into danger? In Midnight Sun, Stephenie Meyer transports us back to a world that has captivated millions of readers and brings us an epic novel about the profound pleasures and devastating consequences of immortal love.

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