Stephenie Meyer has not finished with her vampire saga just yet.
The Twilight author has revealed plans to write more books in her vampire saga, as Midnight Sun worked its way up the UK and US charts, gaining 1m sales within a week.
Midnight Sun retells the first Twilight book from Edward’s perspective, and fans of the original series of books jumped right back on the angsty vampire train, with the UK alone selling 79 books a minute in the first day. It seems ‘Twihards’ are still invested in the saga, while critics are less impressed with one calling it “a love letter to fans who will forgive (and even revel in) its excesses and indulgences.”
Elle Hunt wrote for The Guardian: “It feels below the belt to criticise the quality of the writing, given that Twilight was never loved for that – but there is something to be said for editing. Midnight Sun is chronically overwritten, plodding along almost in real time.”
Meyer had previously said that she wouldn’t write more for the Twilight book series saying in an interview for Variety that she’d only do so if it was “three paragraphs on my blog saying which of the characters died … I get further away [from Twilight] every day. For me, it’s not a happy place to be.”
However, since her success with Midnight Sun, Meyer has said she has definite plans for more: “There are two more books I think in the world that I want to write. I have got them outlined and a chapter written I think of the first one, so I know it’s there. I am not ready to do that right now, I want to do something brand new.”