Review | Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer

Midnight Sun

by Stephenie Meyer

YA Romance, Fantasy

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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?

Hi guys! I feel like I haven’t blogged in ages, and that’s mainly because I took the last week off as a holiday and spent some time exploring Ireland! But I’m back today from my lovely break and am finally going to review Midnight Sun!

For anyone who has been living under a rock, Midnight Sun is the long awaited continuation of the Twilight saga. It is a retelling of the first book but through Edward’s perspective. Of course, being a massive fan of Twilight (the movies especially) when they first came out, I was so excited for this!

It was honestly such a glorious return to the world of Bella and the Cullens. I binge read all the Twilight saga before this came out, so it felt really satisfying to be starting again but this time from a different point of view! As problematic as he is, I did enjoy getting Edward’s perspective and sort of filling in the gaps from the Twilight book when Edward would go off and do his own thing.

However, let’s discuss the length. As much as I loved reading this, there was absolutely no need for it to be as long as it was. It is literally the same story as Twilight and somehow it is twice the amount of pages. I guess it really takes men twice as long as women to tell the same story, lmao. It definitely sagged in the middle and but it definitely picked up from the infamous baseball game scene onwards. So if you’re in a bit of a slump with it, I do recommend just battling through! The ending is fantastic!

Overall, I can’t lie and say I didn’t love returning to the world of Twilight and now I am very excited to see what Stephenie Meyer does next.