Title: Midnight Sun
Author: Stephanie Meyer
Rating: ★ ★ ★
It’s here! #1 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.
Book Review: Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer
Earlier this year, the Amazing Sam and I re-read a couple of the books in the Twilight series to prepare for the release of this book. Both ex-(still?) fans of the Twilight series, we cast our adult eyes and reflect on our much younger selves. Reading the books as an adult was a very interesting adventure to say the least! You can read about our Twilight Buddy read here!
Midnight Sun was the biggest cat-fish I’ve ever come across. I came into this excited to read Edward’s POV throughout the Twilight Series and got only his POV throughout the first book! Was it entirely my fault that I was bamboozled because I didn’t look up what was being given to me? Yes.
Am I still disappointed? Yes.
But it’s a 600+ behemoth! How could it only be Twilight book 1?!
Well, it is! Eddy-boy has lots of thoughts…LOTS OF THOUGHTS. This 100-ish-year-old vampire likes to brood, think, and brood some more. Don’t get me wrong, It was very interesting to see his POV. The teenager in me is ecstatic we finally got this book but the bitter disappointment when I reached the end and it didn’t continue…..well, Meyer needs to get writing.
The book has minor details that were different from the original, trying to fix some things wrong with the first. Yet the feel is the same. There are various points in the book that felt like I was re-reading Twilight, offering no insight to Edward’s POV. If anything, I feel like Bella is even more helpless in this reiteration despite the high regard Edward holds her in. To him she’s extremely benevolent to the point of concern, which I have to agree with him there.
One noticeable difference between the books is that Bella seems much more (which isnt much) mature in Edward’s eyes than what Twilight leads us to believe.
I do have to say that I actually enjoyed this book much more than Twilight. Yes, there were many eye-rolls while reading this book. And yes, I still think he’s overbearing and stalkerish but I’m kinda sad that we won’t be getting the rest of the series in Edward’s POV.
It was honestly more enjoyable than what I gave it credit for so it gets a good 3 stars from me.