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?
Title : Midnight Sun
Author : Stephenie Meyer
Series : Twlight #5
Format : Hardback
Page Count : 756
Genre : YA Fantasy
Publisher : Atom
Release Date : August 4, 2020
Reviewer : Micky
Rating : ★ ★ ★
Micky’s 3 star review
Rounded up to 3 stars.
I started in August 2020 and finished in January 2021 (with a big gap of zero progress), basically this was half then and half recently. This tells you something of my experience; it wasn’t a page turner. It was slow, overly-detailed and yet I did want to read it and I did want to finish it.
Ultimately, this is a fan’s book. I’m definitely a fan of this series but I wouldn’t lump Midnight Sun as being part of my fandom. I didn’t love it but I got some new information…but not enough. The whole narrative was rather protracted introspection of Edward’s psyche and had he been this irritating in the original books, I wouldn’t have liked them as much. What was interesting was that Bella definitely came across as the one in relationship that had the upper hand and I didn’t get that from Twilight.
For me, this could have been about 200 pages shorter, without what felt like significant repetition. I would have enjoyed a more concise version much more and I would have loved more new information. There was just one significant new turn of events I hadn’t realised from the original books.
If Stephenie Meyer writes more from alternate POV, I can’t imagine I’ll be reading.
Thank you to Atom Books for the finished copy for review.