Review: Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer

Posted November 2, 2020 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments

Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer
Review: Midnight Sun by Stephenie MeyerMidnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer
Series: Twilight #5
Published by Atom on August 4, 2020
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 768
Format: Hardback
Source: Own Copy
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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?

By now you are probably all sick of the Midnight Sun reviews. But the longer I have sat on this book the more my feelings have become confused and I feel that the only way I can really sort this out is to put pen to paper.

When I first saw this book I didn’t realise how huge this book was going to be. Basically double the size of Twilight. I hoped that this meant that we would get more of an insight into the Cullens lives pre-Bella. And while this is semi true Midnight Sun is basically carbon copy of Twilight. However while I love Twilight, I do think Edwards version is much better. Even though he moans a lot, he is less moany. And you can see reasons for his behaviour.

There were a couple of things that I really disliked. One was the repetitive conversations and plot as these were basically lifted from Twilight. It felt slightly lazy to me. Another was we got to see how Ben and Angela got together. And it was totally unbelievable. Like how did it not go round the school and how did Ben fall for it?

Midnight Sun was what I needed. Something that had that sense of nostalgia but was also new. While I did have a few issues with this book, I think that the positives outweigh the negatives. And no matter what I am always a Twilight Fan and I cannot wait to read the next book!

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