For all you adult Twihards who spent years covering your Breaking Dawn and New Moon hardcovers with Infinite Jest book sleeves just so you could read in public without judgement, your days of deception are over. Twilight author Stephenie Meyer knows you’ve been hiding in the YA section, and wants you to come out into the light of day and let your vampire-loving skin sparkle.
Meyer, who rose to fame after the release of her vampire/werewolf Twilight saga and subsequent film adaptation (you may have heard of them) has now penned a thriller for adults. Take that, cool teenagers.
The Chemist is about a woman who is “an ex-agent on the run from her former employers. She used to work for the U.S. government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn’t even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning.”
We don’t know the protagonist’s name, but we have an idea.
It may already be taken.
This isn’t the first time Meyer has ventured out of the world of immortal bloodsuckers and into adulthood. In 2008, she debuted at number one on the New York Times Bestseller list with The Host, a book that was adapted for the big screen with cringe-inducing results in 2013.
The Chemist’s description on the Little, Brown website doesn’t mention a love triangle, but with Meyer’s track record we can always hope for another Melanie/Wanda/Jared (The Host) or Bella/Edward/Jacob three-way love story for the new book. What’s the adult version of a werewolf falling in love with a human girl who falls in love with a vampire who can’t read her mind and then the werewolf imprints on the human-turned vampire’s daughter that she had with the original vampire? Is there a Tinder for that?
The Chemist is set to be released on November 15. Start placing your bets on when the inevitable film adaptation will follow.