Publication Date: August 4, 2020
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Dates Read: August 7-10, 2020
“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?”
This was such a hard one for me to rate. On one hand, I LOVED getting to see Edwards point of view! I loved how we got a deep-dive into his brain, and all the never-before seen details. On the other hand, it was just way too damn LONG!
I honestly really loved all of the details that we had never seen before, and I truly believe that Stephenie Meyer has become a much better writer over the years since Twilight first came out. There were so many things that I truly loved, but my absolute hands-down favorite thing was to see the Mother/Son relationship between Edward and Esme. It brought us some very amazing scenes that were so sweet and showed just how close they were to each other.
Like I said though, it just dragged on way too long. I felt like Meyer tried to make it as long as she possibly could to try and milk it for all that it is worth. All it did though, is leave us with VERY repetitive thoughts that got so boring to hear over and over again. I do however, recommend the audiobook if you struggle reading the actual book. I truly enjoyed the narrator, and felt he embodied the broodiness of Edward so well.
Overall, I highly recommend this for it’s nostalgia, and all the fun details that we don’t get to see in the original series, ONLY if you can handle that it drags through the middle. Otherwise, I think if you don’t have a particular fondness for the original series, you can probably just skip this one.