Book Review – Midnight Sun

I was looking for something easy to read to break up the longer, more complicated novels I had been recently reading and grabbed this only to discover it was over 600 pages long. Oh well! Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer is an odd story. It is basically a rewrite of Twilight but told from Edward’s perspective rather than Bella’s.

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Here is the blurb:

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?

In Midnight Sun, Stephenie Meyer transports us back to a world that has captivated millions of readers and brings us an epic novel about the profound pleasures and devastating consequences of immortal love.

I don’t know that this book lives up to the hype of it’s blurb, but it did keep me reading. I also don’t think this book would make much sense if you haven’t already read Twilight, since much of that story isn’t communicated from Edward’s perspective. Jacob is barely mentioned and while there are some scenes and dialogue between Edward and Bella that I don’t believe were in the original book, there simply isn’t a lot of conflict outside of Edward’s own head.

If you are already a fan of the series, then this book will probably add a little more dimension to the story you already know. But if not, then you can skip this one. I enjoyed it for what it was and I appreciated that it poked a little fun at itself as well.

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