Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer (Review)

Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer

Format: Audiobook

Source: BorrowBox

Publisher: Little, Brown Books

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Fiction

Narrator: Jake Abel

Length: 25 hours 49 minutes

Publication Date: 4th August 2020

Synopsis/Blurb (Taken 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?”

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My Thoughts & Review

I know the Twilight series has its flaws but I loved reading it and have re-read it a few times, so when I heard Midnight Sun was coming I was super excited. I hadn’t planned to read it so soon after it was published but the audiobook was available to download from my library and I couldn’t resist.

Knowing the story actually helped me get through this tome, I think if I hadn’t I would have probably ended up DNF-ing it. I found that it took way too long to get to the scenes that I enjoyed in Twilight and the pacing felt so slow, which I wasn’t expecting as I thought it would at least be at the same pace as Twilight.

During my Twilight reads I was always on team Edward but after reading Midnight Sun I might just be persuaded to move over to team Jacob. In this book Edward came across as very possessive and almost like a stalker. If I’m really honest I found him quite boring.

I found Meyers writing to be very repetitive, especially when it came to Edwards thought process. My favourite parts of the book were definitely the moments when Alice appeared. They were actually the best parts of the book for me.

I’m so glad I listened to the audiobook, as it meant that I could return it without feeling guilty for spending so much money on a physical copy. I don’t think I’ll be adding this book to my collection unless, I find a very cheap copy from my local charity shop. 

My Rating


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  1. I recently re-read Twilight, and it wasn’t as bad as people liked to say when it came out. It was an interesting story that kept my interest, and I wasn’t put-off by Edward’s stalker-y ways, because… it’s fiction. And I like creepy unreal naughty fiction 😅
    This book is on my TBR, but after giving up on Life and Death, I don’t know if I want to read the same Twilight story again. It’s probably because I was already an adult when I read Twilight, and I have no nostalgia with it. Still, it sounds interesting that your thoughts on Edwards changed!

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    • I love re-reading the original Twilight series, and Edward doesn’t feel a stalker in those. It was just in Midnight Sun where his character felt so different.

      If you decide to read Midnight Sun definitely recommend the audiobook or borrowing the book from library 😉

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  2. I wanted to read this too and I did give it a try, but I just couldn’t?! It seemed a bit boring to me? But I watched all of the Twilight movies recently and that could be one of the reasons why it missed the mark. I’ll try and read it again, maybe next year.

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