Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer

I was late on the Twilight Saga bandwagon but once I'd read the series of books written by Stephanie Meyer I couldn't deny the hype. I loved them. So when Stephanie announced there was going to be another book - this time from Edward's point of view - I have to admit to being a little excited. Midnight Sun is the next book in the Twilight Saga and here's what I thought about it.

About Midnight Sun


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 left 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.

Could a dead, frozen heart beat again? 

It felt like mine was about to.

Edward Cullen, Midnight Sun

My thoughts on Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer

Like I said in my introduction I was a huge fan of the Twilight Saga books and read through the series in record time despite them being hefty books. I already knew Bella and Edward's story and I loved it. So I expected to enjoy the next book in the series - and I did, for the most part.

If you enjoy introspection you'll enjoy Midnight Sun as there's a lot of it. Edward spends a lot of time remembering encounters from the past, talking about how he came to be, and more often than not goes off on a tangent away from the story of Bella and Edward. It felt like the book was far longer than it should've been because Edward spends far too much time discussing past encounters than his efforts to get to know Bella. I understood that Edward was hundreds of years old and with that comes wisdom and lots of memories, but the entire book seemed padded out with all the memories he could think of.

In the end while I enjoyed reading Midnight Sun I'd be inclined to read the original Twilight Saga again before embarking on another look inside Edward's mind.

For just a second, I saw Persephone, pomegranate in hand. Dooming herself to the underworld. Is that who I was? Hades himself, coveting springtime, stealing it, condemning it to endless night.

Edward Cullen, Midnight Sun

You can buy Midnight Sun over on Amazon.

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