Midnight Sun - Stephenie Meyer

Midnight Sun

By Stephenie Meyer

  • Release Date: 2020-08-04
  • Genre: Fiction
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 414 Ratings

Description

It's here! Number one bestselling author Stephenie Meyer makes a triumphant return to the world of Twilight with this highly-anticipated companion; the iconic love story of Bella and Edward told from the vampire's point of view.

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.

Reviews

  • Lazy and uninspiring

    1
    By J Xym
    A lazy re-write of the 1st book.
  • Midnight Sun

    5
    By AJ_64
    How long do we have to wait for the next one? I loved this, excellent and well done! Thank you x
  • We need Jacob’s and Renesmee’s story!!!

    4
    By Clockpelter
    First of all, I’m enjoying this novel... but! I’m not being awful but Mrs Meyer seems to be trapped in a groundhog time loop. The other book was changing Bella into the vampire and making Edward mortal a total of three books from the Twilight saga beginnings. What every Twilight fan needs is Jacob’s and Renesmee’s novel and the threat of the Volturi. I can’t help but think that Mrs Meyer may have a case of Writers block going on here. How many times is she going to take us back to the start? Here is my advice to Mrs Meyer... If you can’t move on with this series from its present stage, then stick to other stories. I Have an terminally ill friend who fears she will die before she ever finds out the Jacob and Renesmee story. Not everybody like my dying friend has all the time in the world to wait for it. But Midnight Sun is a good novel.
  • Awful

    1
    By elyse1078
    If anything could crush my teenage perceptions of this story, it is this book. The story being told from Edward’s point of view has taken any ‘romance’ out of the original story and instead replaced it with discomfort. Edward’s point of view only highlights him as controlling, emotionally abusive and obsessive. In fact, he entirely reflects ‘You’s Joe. At the very best, this book transfers me from Team Edward to Team Jacob. Teenage me would be absolutely horrified at that thought.
  • Incredible

    5
    By Emwyles
    I never knew that I needed this! It adds so much more to the first book. I hope and p as there’s more to come
  • Mixed feelings

    2
    By Metrocafefromsoho
    I have seriously mixed feelings about this book. On one hand I’ve been waiting for this for so long, and it finally gives us some more context to the other characters in the series, on the other hand, I couldn’t keep myself focused on the screen due to the unnecessary rambling that was evident on almost every page, the repetitiveness of simple words on the same page, it just felt almost boring in a sense. For example, there was a 5 page ramble about some pointless part of Edwards’ backstory, which happened in the middle of a conversation between himself and Boring Bella, which left me so confused as to the point of the story? The point could have been put across better in a few paragraphs instead of 5 pages. I feel like the only good thing to come from midnight sun is the depth of characters like Rosalie, Alice, Carlisle and Esme, that were severely lacking in the original books. By all means this is just my interpretation of it, I’ve finished it and probably won’t ever read it again so purchase at your own risk I suppose
  • Well ....

    5
    By Haybril
    This is the first twilight book I’ve read ... ( don’t hate me) I’ve seen the films but this book has actually completely changed my outlook on the whole saga ! Through this book I’ve found myself wanting to go read the first ones ! Wondering actually what she was thinking lol loved it from this angle and it has given me a totally different idea of certain characters I will now go read the others because why bloody not !
  • Finally

    5
    By Jess_Bird222
    I have waited for this book from the moment they mentioned it when filming twilight and I have read the draft S Meyer posted on her website after the first few chapters were leak countless times. To finally be given Edward’s POV after all this time... it’s bittersweet; I didn’t want it to end. This book truly did answer all those niggling thoughts I ever had about what Edward was thinking, and his family’s reactions to Bella when reading the first book. I can happily say that my teenage dreams have been answered. Thank you S Meyer for finally finishing.
  • Why do I keep reading these books

    1
    By AbiiMaryy
    Frankly the Twilight series is one of the worst series I’ve ever read. The relationship it portrays is blatantly abusive and the main characters are abysmal. While some side characters such as the Cullen family (asides from Edward) appear interesting the two romantic leads appear bland and dull. Alongside this the storyline leaves much to be desired and is poorly written to the point at which sometimes I was gasping in despair at how the events unfolded. Having read both the original Twilight series and it’s genderbent counterpart I was doubtful that this book would be enjoyable to read in anyway. It certainly met those expectations. Edwards inner dialogue appears so depressing and monotonous that at times I struggled to read it. While some aspects of his perspective, specifically his mind reading ability, gave some insights into characters that were not present to the reader in the original book the overall tone appeared so dramatic it was comical. If you are going to read this book I recommend you don’t. There are much better options you can dedicate your time to because unlike the characters in this book you are not immoral and it’s not worth wasting your time over.
  • A brilliant new twist on an old book.

    4
    By buzzlightyear310
    When I heard that there was a new book coming out, in Edwards point of view, I was shocked. Of course I was thrilled as he is my favourite character, but I had expected that it would be the sequel to Jacob and Renesme’s life (well done to Stephanie Meyer for being original). I was worried that it wouldn’t be as gripping as previous books but of course I gave it a go. After reading it I was completely shocked. This book was incredible. It was so nice to see deeper into Edwards mind and witness some of his earliest memories. It was also interesting to see into other characters minds and to get a new outlook on all the old characters. The book almost seemed like a brand new story and it wasn’t boring. I must add that there were no mistakes. Bella’s words and actions were identical to the first book I couldn’t find one error. This must’ve taken a lot of time and effort from Stephanie Meyer and I am thankful. I also found that I related with Edward more and found myself feeling all of his emotions whilst reading. In conclusion I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It was climactic, funny and extremely interesting. I would recommend it to any twilight fan or any other human being (of course after reading the other books). I hope that there will be a sequel to this book as I really enjoyed reading from Edwards perspective.