Books·May 4, 2020Stephenie Meyer Is Finally Releasing "Midnight Sun," So It Looks Like Vampires Are Back, Baby#TeamEdward4Everby Lauren GarafanoBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Last week Stephenie Meyer released a very mysterious countdown on her website. stephaniemeyer.com No one knew exactly what it was for, but some fans theorized it had something to do with Stephenie's books The Host or The Twilight Saga because both have dark, nighttime-y themes. Now flash forward to May 4 at 8:30 a.m. ET — aka this morning — and we finally know what this countdown was for... Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Summit Entertainment ...A BRAND-NEW TWILIGHT BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Harpo Productions That's right. Midnight Sun is finally being released. LBYR Twihards might remember that in 2008, an early draft for Midnight Sun was leaked and caused Stephenie to shelve the project indefinitely. Midnight Sun is a retelling of the saga's first installment Twilight, only this time it's told from Edward Cullen's perspective. Summit Entertainment And some even better news: The book's official release date is Aug. 4. NOVL 🎉 @TheNovl It’s official: #midnightsun. https://t.co/j0n3eTpK1p 12:49 PM - 04 May 2020 Reply Retweet Favorite Lemme be the first to say, I am THRILLED. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Summit Entertainment And clearly a crap ton of other people are too: M @WildfireKristen TWILIGHT NATION RISE #MidnightSun 01:17 PM - 04 May 2020 Reply Retweet Favorite Andrea @bethwoodvilles i cannot believe #midnightsun is actually happening, 12 year old me printing out the leaked manuscript is SHOOK 01:16 PM - 04 May 2020 Reply Retweet Favorite Mary Kate @marykateclegg TWIHARDS HAVE WAITED 12 YEARS FOR THIS BOOK TO BE RELEASED THIS IS OUR TIME NOW #MidnightSun #StephenieMeyer #Twilight 01:13 PM - 04 May 2020 Reply Retweet Favorite So, what do you think about Midnight Sun? Let us know in the comments below.