Midnight Sun

    • 4.4 • 7.9K Ratings
    • $11.99
    • $11.99

Publisher Description

#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.
An instant #1 New York Times BestsellerAn instant #1 USA Today BestsellerAn instant #1 Wall Street Journal BestsellerAn instant #1 IndieBound BestsellerApple Audiobook August Must-Listens Pick
"People do not want to just read Meyer's books; they want to climb inside them and live there." -- Time
"A literary phenomenon." -- New York Times

Young Adult
August 4
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Grades 7-17

Customer Reviews

trina8733 ,

Good but wish it went past the first book

My questions is, are we getting the rest of the series in Edwards POV? If so I will gladly give 5+ stars

Josey86 ,

Hard Pass

I’m sure this is going to be a very unpopular opinion, but here it is: this book never should have been published. Period. It’s not worth the paper the ebook was printed on. I can honestly say that I’ve read twilight fan fiction that was better written than this book.

I know editors read through this, but apparently, they all need to be fired. For a book that costs $15, I expect to see no editing stone unturned. Incomplete sentences abound throughout the book. I’m amazed she has a degree in English. English 101 is where most students learn that sentences can’t begin with “so.” I forget how early most students learn that all sentences must have their own subjects, but she doesn’t seem to have a handle on that rule either.

Edward was a controlling, abusive nutcase in the original novels (I can honestly say I like the series for the other characters), here he’s borderline clinical. Alice was the one in a mental hospital, but it should have been Edward. His obsession with chivalry is about 500 years too late for his BIRTH, let alone when this book takes place. He spent the first third of the book calling her “the girl.” He sees her more as a thing than a person until he seems to remember to use her name. There is so much gender normative BS in this I’m lucky my eyes aren’t stuck rolled back in my head at this point.

This book paints Edward to be an absolute jerk (and that’s my G rated assessment). He thinks all humans are beneath him. He belittles anyone he feels is in his way. He’s petty as the day is long. I’m glad I was never the biggest fan of Edward or my heart would be broken finding out what a stuck up jerk he is.

There are SO many contradictions between Edward’s actions and his thoughts. His concern with consent, meanwhile controlling everything in their relationship without ever consulting Bella or trusting her, rankles. He was obsessed with getting her “yes.” It was almost like “yes” was code for “virginity” in the male teenage mind. I can’t help but wonder if the stark contradictions are in response to the me too movement or the backlash of the coercion/abuse in the original series.

Even if I hadn’t read the PDF she released a decade ago, I’d know exactly where it ended. This book was tedious, painful, and nothing like any of the other books until it got past that point, then the feeling of the series and the characters returned. I guess she was so concerned with taking back the part that she felt was stolen when it was leaked, she went overboard. The first half of the book is a reworking of what we all read ten years ago. I wish I were kidding, but I’m not. It’s a hot mess. She has every right to feel the way she does/did, but it really shouldn’t have clouded the writing to this extreme.

The musical terminology throughout, though technically correct, show that she’s not a musician, as those words generally aren’t used that way with those styles of music, but I know I’m being pedantic about that. I’m sure other musicians will have similar reactions.

This book made me love Jasper all the more (and some things I guessed about his abilities way back when are official canon now, which is nice). I never paid much attention to Carlisle and Esme before, but this book made me love them so much. I even forgot just how much I loved Emmett and his playful, laid back nature. My only concern is why NO ONE called out Edward’s behaviour as unhealthy. Carlisle is quite literally a Doctor. His unwavering support was unbelievable, even implausible, at times.

The greater insight into Alice, Jasper, Carlisle, Esme, and Emmett (even Rosalie) is great, but the rest of this rubbish isn’t worth wading through to get it.

mvkdjg:Lk ,

Love it!

I loved this version of the book! Hopefully we get the rest of the series in Edwards perspective!

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