Midnight Sun

Midnight Sun

Book - 2020
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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?
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2020.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316707046
031670704X
Branch Call Number: YF MEYER
Characteristics: 662 pages ; 24 cm

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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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