Midnight Sun

Midnight Sun

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"The story of Bella and Edward from "Twilight" told from Edward's point of view takes on a new and decidedly dark twist. Meeting Bella is both the most unnerving and intriguing event he has experienced in all his years as a vampire. As we learn more fascinating details about Edward's past and the complexity of his inner thoughts, we understand why this is the defining struggle of his life. How can he justify following his heart if it means leading Bella into danger?-- Provided by publisher.
"When Edward Cullen and Bella Swan met in Twilight, an iconic love story was born. But until now, fans have heard only Bella's side of the story. At last, readers can experience Edward's version in the long-awaited companion novel, Midnight Sun. This unforgettable tale as told through Edward's eyes takes on a new and decidedly dark twist. Meeting Bella is both the most unnerving and intriguing event he has experienced in all his years as a vampire. As we learn more fascinating details about Edward's past and the complexity of his inner thoughts, we understand why this is the defining struggle of his life. How can he justify following his heart if it means leading Bella into danger? In Midnight Sun, Stephenie Meyer transports us back to a world that has captivated millions of readers and brings us an epic novel about the profound pleasures and devastating consequences of immortal love"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2020
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9780316707046
031670704X
Branch Call Number: Y FIC Meyer S
Characteristics: 662 pages ; 24 cm

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NMostacada
Oct 17, 2020

I honestly didn’t know this book was even coming out until I saw it in stores and libraries. This is a rendition of the first Twilight book in Edwards perspective as opposed to Bella’s. It was interesting for some parts, especially during nighttime and when the couple were separated on things that we had no idea on. However, Edward does loose some of his stoicism because he comes off pretty whiny during this. Also it seems that his main attraction to Bella is his inability to hear her mind which tarnishes that “true love” sense that we got from the other books. I did some research and found that this will be the only book in Edwards’ perspective which seems a little odd since the book feels like it’s leaving us on a cliff hanger (even though we technically know what’s going to happen). This overall was a fun read, a bit repetitive and lengthy, but I’m sure other Twilight fans would really enjoy it as well.

ArapahoeMeagan Oct 09, 2020

Over 10 years later and I'm sucked right back in! Loved this book from Edward's perspective. It gave a great insight to all the things Bella did not pick up on/did not know. Highly suggest this one to any Twilight fan! It's never too late to have another Twilight phase! *quickly goes to reread the rest of the books*

OPL_KrisC Oct 09, 2020

An interesting and some what lengthy look at what happens in Twilight from Edward's point of view.

JCLHeatherC Sep 28, 2020

I waited 12 years for this book and it did not disappoint. This is Twilight from Edward’s perspective where we hear his thoughts and reasonings behind his actions. It was great to revisit Forks, WA.

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Fgasparia
Sep 25, 2020

This was so disappointing. So slow and painful to read. I love reading and look forward to my time when the kids go to sleep but I had to force myself to actually read. That says something.

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Beth_GNS
Sep 08, 2020

Yes, I really did enjoy the trip to Forks again! I still love the romance. Now I need to read Life and Death which changes the genders up.

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ashleyshen
Sep 07, 2020

Midnight Sun was personally better than Twilight.

I expected Midnight Sun to contain advanced language, since Edward's age is 100+ years. The language disappointed me; the only sort of advanced sentences were in the first paragraph, at the starting of the book. But no matter.

Alice has always been my favorite character, she's amazing, and from Edward's point of view she is even better!

I would love if Stephenie Meyer also wrote Eclipse from Edward's point of view, as Eclipse was my favorite book out of the series.

Overall, though, Midnight Sun is great.

ArapahoeTiegan Sep 02, 2020

Welcome back to Forks! Man, it felt good to go back, but with some new perspectives and information. What I particularly loved about this book was seeing more into the Cullens' lives and minds - I never felt like I got enough of them from Bella. I truly wish Meyer would continue from Edward's perspective.. but understand why she doesn't want to and feels this is enough. Though New Moon from his perspective would be great, since him and Bella are apart almost the entire time. But now his leaving in New Moon does not feel as jarring - I never picked up from her side that at the end of Twilight he had decided he was leaving once she healed.. gahh I still love this series so much! =)

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mlinard
Aug 31, 2020

Would love to see the rest of the story from Edward’s point of view. My favorite part was him reading minds. There were some parts that drug on in my opinion, but overall I was satisfied. I am still team Jacob, though! Don’t care how the series ended....still think he is the better fit.

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carolwu96
Aug 12, 2020

After my disappointment with both The Testaments and Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, I had the lowest expectations for Midnight Sun. ⁣

But I ended up flying through the book and totally enjoying it! Besides the nostalgia mentioned in the previous post, I loved the family dynamics amongst the Cullens and the character developments we did not get to see in Twilight. ⁣

Alice and Emmett have always been beloved, and their popularity is well-deserved. But to me, Emmett has always been somewhat flat, so I was happy to see an unexpectedly fraternal and tender side of him. ⁣

And I also want to apologize for underappreciating Jasper for so many years. His apparent aloofness is probably just a self-defense mechanism for that overwhelming emotional empathy, but both Edward and I learned more about his forbearance, psychological and supernatural in this book. ⁣

I also had a chance to further considered Edward’s characterization. On one hand, he had a century of experience and wisdom; on the other hand, he technically stopped psychologically maturing when he was seventeen. Meyer could have done a better job reconciliating these two sides, but such a paradox also makes him more vulnerable. I can’t say I now blame him any less for leaving in New Moon, but I do understand where it came from. ⁣

One problem I did have with the entire saga was the crudeness of the writing. The awkwardness of the phrases and repetitiveness of the descriptions had escaped me when I first read the books as a teenager, but I literally put them down for this very reason when I tried to reread them a few years ago. Unfortunately Meyer’s writing does not seem to have improved at all, giving Edward the linguistic style of a poorly educated modern teenager. I understand that Meyer might not be able to write as elegantly as an one-hundred-and-four-year-old with two medical degrees, but please get a better editor next time. ⁣

Or hire me. I can work for free, but only if you promise to write Edward’s version of Eclipse too.⁣

For more book and movie reviews, visit me on Instagram @ RandomStuffIRead :)

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