Stephenie Meyer Won’t Publish “Twilight” Book “Midnight Sun” Because Of “Fifty Shades”

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By Shari Weiss

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Twilight fans should give up on ever reading a finished version of Midnight Sun, and Stephenie Meyer is suggesting Fifty Shades Of Grey is to blame.

As all Twihards know, Meyer wrote Midnight Sun as a pseudo-sequel to her original novel. But instead of being a tradition follow-up, the narrative is simply reversed. The Twilight Saga story is told from the perspective of Edward, instead of Bella.

After an early version leaked online, however, Meyer shelved plans to finish and release the book. In the years since, fans have clamored for her to change her mind. And during a New York Comic-Con panel on Thursday, Meyer revealed she did actually start working on it again earlier this year.

“It felt really good,” she admitted to cheers. But then Meyer said, “So what do you think was the top story on Yahoo the next morning? Grey.” Grey, of course, is E.L. James’ re-telling of Fifty Shades Of Grey from Christian’s point of view, instead of Anastasia.

Given that that idea was her intention with Midnight Sun (not to mention that many already view Fifty Shades as a Twilight rip-off), Meyer confessed, “It was a literal flip the table moment for me.” Now, unfortunately for fans, she’s re-committed to NOT finishing the “cursed” project.

Meyer’s comments came during a Comic-Con panel about Life and Death, the new Twilight story that swaps the genders of the lead characters. As Gossip Cop reported, that was released earlier this week to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the novel’s original publishing. TELL US: What do you think of Meyer deciding not to finish Midnight Sun because of Grey?

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