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Midnight Sun - Stephenie Meyer

Midnight Sun

By Stephenie Meyer

  • Release Date: 2020-08-04
  • Genre: Romance
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 5,536 Ratings

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

Reviews

  • Worth the wait!

    5
    By Dayton Donna
    Great insight into the characters!
  • Thank you. Great book

    5
    By Celesta38
    This was an amazing book. It was well worth the wait. Thank you Stephenie for sharing your amazing talent. I loved jumping back into the world of Vampires.
  • I can’t say I didn’t like it.

    4
    By emsellyr
    When I first began to read the Twilight saga I was 12 years old. Now of course my adolescent-self did not realize how strange the romantic realtionship between an introverted 17 year old girl and a 108 year old self-loathing killer was, but the gloomy love story always intrigued me and most likely shaped my developing style throughout my teenage years. Even though I knew the story I still found myself rapidly consuming this book. Can Edwards self-hatred get tiresome? Yes. Are a considerable amount of his actions argueably creepy and obsessive? Yes. Do Bella and Edward dive into this romantic relationship at a rate that comes off as immature? Yes. But all in all, if you look at these characters as teenagers experiencing first love the actions seem to be less off-putting and more endearing. Not to mention how this book allows the reader to mindread with Edward which I thought was pretty cool. So, if you grew up reading the twilight saga and some part of your childhood self still loves the world Stephenie Meyer created, I’d say you’d most likely enjoy this book. Even though the chances of more books in Edward's perspective are slim, I would love to see them!
  • A Perfect Sequel

    5
    By 2007Sing
    I’ve gotta say, I didn’t expect this book to be good. I didn’t think that anymore could be added to the Twilight series without just being a run-on, but this book answered so many questions. Plus, all the times you wondered “what is Edward thinking?”, now you know. I hope that she does this for the rest of the series, and no offense to any hard-core Bella fans, but I liked Edwards story better. I felt it was more thought out, and that we really felt just how much pain Edward was in every day. This book definitely was a good purchase, and an even better read.
  • The other viewpoint

    5
    By Game-ination
    Edward has a fast-paced mind. His world is action-packed and suspenseful while he manages to keep a human pace for Bella.
  • heart wrenching

    5
    By Gymnastics5423
    i love this book so much i dont even have words.
  • Lovely

    5
    By Amanda_Sportiello
    Great. I enjoyed hearing Edward’s side of this story so much. Now I hope she does the rest of the twilight series. 😍😍😍
  • Good

    4
    By Tlou great
    The book was good. I’ve always wanted to know Edwards thoughts. I feel like we learned more hearing both sides of the story. My only criticism is that his thoughts often lead to very long drawn out stories. Some are useful for the storyline — some not so much in this moment
  • Absolutely love this book!

    5
    By Nellybelly61008
    I love this book. Once I started I couldn’t put it down. I really hope there are more sequels from edwards view to go along side the rest of the twilight series.
  • Bit of a stretch

    1
    By Kobogir
    There weren’t any revelations that made this book necessary for the series. Not to mention the way Meyer depicts the quileute tribe as less than desirable to say the least. I don’t know.. I’m sure I’m too old to be reading this as a 25 year old but considering I was 13 the first time around, I felt compelled to pick it up for nostalgia purposes. Some things didn’t make sense as well and felt like a bit of a stretch, like edward would feel a certain way but say the total opposite as it was necessary to keep the dialogue the same as twilight. I wish I hadn’t spent $15 on a book I have no interest in finishing even though I’m 77% complete.

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