Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer
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?”
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.
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