Midnight Sun – Stephenie Meyer
Title: Midnight Sun (#5)
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Genre: Young Adult/Fantasy/Romance
Page Length: 662 pages
I had no desire to read this, since Bella Swan’s version was enough for me. However, I can be a bit of a completist, so for the sake of finishing the series I did read it.
It helps when you have not read or watched the movies in years. The first couple hundred pages were fun, and then it seemed to become repetitive and boring. However, I pushed through and in the end appreciated the few instances where something new was added. Will I ever read it again? Unlikely. Regardless, I enjoyed going back into the Twilight world for a few hours, as it brought back some nostalgia.
So do I recommend it? Honestly, it does not add anything to the original story, but if you love the world and the characters, it can be a fun trip down memory lane.
Synopsis: 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?