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What To Read While You're Waiting For Midnight Sun

Stephenie Meyer's latest book, Midnight Sun, a retelling of Twilight from Edward Cullen's point of view, will be released on August 4th, 2020. You can get on the waitlist for a library copy of Midnight Sun right now, but here are some other books you might enjoy while you wait. This list is a selection of young adult paranormal romance and books that might seem to be from a villain's point of view. We hope you find something here that will dazzle you.

Life and death : Twilight reimagined
Life and death : Twilight reimagined
by Stephenie Meyer

When seventeen-year-old Beufort Swan leaves Phoenix to live with his father in Forks, Washington, he meets a mysterious, alluring girl at school for whom he feels an overwhelming attraction and who he comes to realize is not wholly human
The beautiful
The beautiful
by Renée Ahdieh

Fleeing to 19th-century New Orleans when her life in Paris is threatened, a dressmaker is welcomed into the glitzy underworld before her prospects are upended by a pair of murders and an age-old feud involving the city’s ruling vampires.
White cat
White cat
by Holly Black

Rendered an outsider because of his dubious family of magical con artists, Cassel struggles with lingering guilt over his role in a friend's death years earlier and begins experiencing bizarre dreams about a white cat that make him question his dead friend's actual fate.
A phoenix first must burn : sixteen stories of black girl magic, resistance, and hope
A phoenix first must burn : sixteen stories of black girl magic, resistance, and hope
by Patrice Caldwell

Featuring contributions by best-selling and award-winning authors, an anthology of 16 science-fiction and fantasy stories explores the Black experience in worlds ranging from folktale environments to futuristic societies. 
Incendiary
Incendiary
by Zoraida Córdoba

Renata, a memory thief, one of the feared magical Moria, who was rescued from the King's Wrath, for whom she was forced to use her powers against her own people, is now a rebel spy, but when she must return to complete a mission, she discovers a secret from her own past.
Loki : where mischief lies
Loki : where mischief lies
by Mackenzi Lee

After the banishment of his only friend, the sorceress Amora, to Earth, a young Loki travels to nineteenth-century London to investigate a string of murders but finds much more than he expects.
Renegades
Renegades
by Marissa Meyer

As she nears her goal of avenging the Renegades, who overthrew the villains to establish order from ruin, Nova grows close to justice-seeking Renegade Adrian, but her allegiance to the villains could destroy them both.
Out Now : Queer We Go Again!
Out Now : Queer We Go Again!
by Saundra Mitchell
 
A follow-up to the critically acclaimed All Out anthology, Out Now features seventeen new short stories from amazing queer YA authors. Vampires crash prom ... aliens run from the government ... a president's daughter comes into her own ... a true romantic tries to soften the heart of a cynical social media influencer ... a selkie and the sea call out to a lost soul. Teapots and barbershops ... skateboards and VW vans ... Street Fighter and Ares's sword: Out Now has a story for every reader and surprises with each turn of the page! This essential and beautifully written modern-day collection features an intersectional and inclusive slate of authors and stories.
This savage song
This savage song
by Victoria Schwab

As the heirs to opposing sides in a warring city, Kate Harker and Augustus Flynn should never have met, but instead find themselves having to choose between friendship and enmity at the risk of their city's future.
A court of thorns and roses
A court of thorns and roses
by Sarah J. Maas

Dragged off to a treacherous magical land as retribution for killing a wolf, huntress Feyre learns that her captor is one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled her world.
Infinity Son
Infinity Son
by Adam Silvera

Manifesting supernatural phoenix fire abilities when he turns 18, Emil becomes a reluctant defender against the specters that overshadow his world and reluctantly joins a vigilante team that his powerless brother idolizes.
Slayer
Slayer
by Kiersten White

A debut entry in a new series set in the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer introduces the daughter of a Watcher's Academy Council member who is forced to protect her loved ones when she is chosen as the world's final slayer. By the best-selling author of The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein.