Stephenie Meyer drops Twilight sequel
The fifth book, Midnight Sun, was a reprisal of the saga’s story from the perspective of its leading man, Edward Cullen. The partial draft included the first 12 chapters. Meyer responded to the security breach on her website, claiming she has “a good idea” how the leak occurred, and that “there was no malicious intent with the initial distribution.”
The message was a resigned memorandum, geared toward her diehard fans: “If I tried to write Midnight Sun now, in my current frame of mind, James would probably win and all the Cullens would die, which wouldn't dovetail too well with the original story. In any case, I feel too sad about what has happened to continue working on Midnight Sun, and so it is on hold indefinitely.”
In July, Meyer published a sci-fi/thriller novel, The Host. This was her first adult publication, and possibly the only publication featuring a love triangle involving only two bodies (and a parasitic alien). More recently, she signed on to direct a music video for Jack’s Mannequin. The band is handing over creative control for the video of “The Resolution,” from upcoming album The Glass Passenger.
On her website, Meyer gave readers permission to sink their teeth into the abandoned draft. She says she will spend the rest of this year focusing on family and working on other writing projects.
Twilight fans needn’t feel too dejected, though. The Midnight Sun manuscript offers 264 pages of instant (albeit unconsummated) pleasure, and the Twilight movie will hit the theaters earlier than anticipated.
Stephenie Meyer's Unfinished Draft of Midnight Sun
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The Twilight trailer on Apple.com
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