If you asked me at the beginning of this year if I was going to buy this book, my answer would have been no. It’s been almost 11 years since I’ve read Twilight and in no way did I consider myself to be such a huge fan that after a decade I’d wind up back on the bandwagon.
Thank you to Jonathan Ball Publishers for gifting me a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
My expectations for this book was nothing. I honestly expected to hate it.
I WAS SURPRISED IN THE BEST POSSIBLE WAY!!!!
Midnight Sun was everything I wanted from Twilight.
“My life was an unending, unchanging midnight. It must, by necessity, always be midnight for me. So how was it possible that the sun was rising now, in the middle of my midnight?”Stephenie Meyer, Midnight Sun
I headed into this book thinking it was going to be such a drag (alot of mixed reviews from the Twihards) and honestly I didn’t like Edward all that much. But after finishing this book, I found that I can now officially say I’m #teamedward
“Could a dead, frozen heart beat again? It felt like mine was about to.”Stephenie Meyer, Midnight Sun
Meyer has excelled in recreating a beloved universe and adding more depth and layers to a well known story. I did not expect to be as swept away as I was. I was so into it I actually added the original 4 to my tbr to reread (hopefully in the near future)
I absolutely loved this story from Edward’s point of view, and I’m actually hoping that there will be more. Can we get New Moon from Charlie or Alice’s perspective? The depth shown in her writing is something I so badly needed the first time around and I am beyond thrilled to see how well it was executed in this book.
Added history and context to the Vampires brougt some much needed colour to this story. And in saying this I mean, if you’re going to rewrite your own book from another point of view, you’ll have to come up with something extraordinary to not lose your entire fan base.
For those, who like me wasn’t much of a Twilight/ Edward fan, this book might just be what you’re looking for. Definitely pick up a copy today
About the Book
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?
About the Author
Stephenie Meyer is the author of the bestselling Twilight series, The Host, and The Chemist. Twilight was one of 2005’s most talked about novels and within weeks of its release the book debuted at #5 on The New York Times bestseller list. Among its many accolades, Twilight was named an “ALA Top Ten Books for Young Adults,” an Amazon.com “Best Book of the Decade So Far,” and a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year.
Meyer graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English Literature. She lives in Arizona with her husband and three sons.