After years of death and destruction at Maria's side, Jasper escapes with Peter. Together, they wandered through the South for decades, roaming from place to place. One night in Phoenix, Jasper has a life-altering experience that changes his life.

Bella has a stressful life, having to take care of adult issues at a young age because Renee is incapable of handling her affairs. When they miraculously receive an inheritance from an unknown source, Bella is able to focus more on her interests and dreams rather than worry about how they will make it from day to day. Over the years she grows from an awkward, shy, anxiety ridden child, to a graceful outspoken young woman.

When Renee remarries, Bella decides to move to back to Forks to live with her father. She thinks that she will be bored to death from the monotony, for nothing ever changes in Forks. Little does she know that far from being bored, her life is just beginning; only not in the way she expects.