Midnight Sun


midnight sun twilight book 5 by stephenie meyer
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Author: Stephenie Meyer

Published: August 4, 2020

Series: Twilight, #5

Goodreads rating: 4.07/5

Genre: YA/Fantasy

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Synopsis from Goodreads:

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?

My Mini Review:

I purchased this book purely for nostalgic reasons, but I ended up really enjoying it. Reading it took me back to my High School days, and it brought back memories of my first experience with YA/ Fantasy. Edward offered a fresh perspective on the story I know and love (though I am aware of its flaws), as well as some new background stories and info on the other Cullens which is one of the perks I was looking forward to. Being inside Edward’s mind and seeing things from his point of view was very interesting. It was entertaining to read what everyone around him was thinking, and I thought Meyer executed that aspect of the story really well. I was shocked by how many times Edward plans to kill Bella in the beginning, and in how many ways. If you are a true Twilight fan and are able to accept the story with its vampire stalker, insta-love, and all its flaws included, then I highly recommend this book. If you are not a fan of Twilight and think Midnight Sun will offer something different, then I recommend you skip it.

16 thoughts on “Midnight Sun”

    1. This series is only good if you are a High School girl who is into vampires and warewolves😅I was in High School when I read them so this new book was just a way to remeniss on those days because Edward was my crush and I wanted to see things from his perspective, but as an adult I can see all the flaws of the books now—like “insta-love,” stalking, obsession, and eventually self harm for “love” which are not good things for young impressionable minds to read 🤦🏻‍♀️ Would’ve recommended them back when I was a teenager, would not recommend them now that I’m thirty. I hope all my rambling makes sense! 🙈

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      1. Sadly 😢 Have you read the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas and A Court of Thorns and Roses? They are great Fantasy series! They are supposed to be “New Adult” but I would say still great for adults 😊

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      2. Oooh, I haven’t heard of this series before. I should check it out! The latest series I read was Cormoran Strike it’s written by J.K. Rowling under her pseudonym, Robert Galbraith. I’m not sure if you like her, but it’s a crime/murder mystery series. It’s pretty good.

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  1. More info about the Cullens! I’m so excited to read Midnight Sun – I’m patiently waiting for my local bookstore to get copies. I just know that I’ll be transported back to my high school years when I read this!

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