A Very Short Book Review: Midnight Sun By Stephenie Meyer

A Very Short Book Review: Midnight Sun By Stephenie Meyer

This is a very short book review on the book titled Midnight Sun, the fifth installation of the Twilight trilogy, by Stephenie Meyer.

 

What is it about?

Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer is a long-awaited companion novel for Twilight fans. Written from Edward Cullen’s point of view, readers are experiencing Bella and Edward’s love story again from a fresh perspective. In this book, readers are exposed to the darker, more intimate yet entertaining inner monologue of a vampire in love. The lengths that Edward went and would go for Bella, in order to keep her safe and alive, unharmed from his world.

 

 

How I Discovered It

The Twilight series has been my guilty pleasure since I was a prepubescent teen. While I no longer swoon at the thought of a certain emo vampire–cough, Edward, cough–who sparkles under the sunlight, I am still very much invested in Bella and Edward’s love story. It was never a question of whether or not I will read it, it is simply a matter of when. Not to mention, don’t you think it takes a certain type of genius to be able to sell the Twilight story thrice and still have people this hyped over it?

 

 

Thoughts

Personally, I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. I didn’t have much of an expectation going in because I already knew the story by heart, I was simply curious about how the story would unfold from Edward’s perspective. Color me pleasantly surprised when I found myself not only entertained but also immersed in their story and rooting for the lovebirds. Being in Edward’s head flesh out Bella’s character so much more, which is a wonderful thing since I have always thought of Bella as quite one-dimensional. Just like Bella herself, Edward also has a lot of self-doubts–understandably so when he wants to drink her blood every few minutes–and I also didn’t think he would be as dramatic as he is! Edward Cullen from Bella’s point of view was always very self-assured and calm, but being in his head really showed me just how dramatic he can be at times.

Is this worth the read? Personally, not really. While it was very refreshing to be able to see the story from different perspective, I don’t think it is necessary to go through 600 something pages of Midnight Sun for it. Plus, there are quite a handful of self-loathing going on, had I not been audiobook-ing this book, I probably would have chucked it out the window a long time ago.

 

 

Who would like it?

Fans of Twilight series and people who enjoy reading about supernatural characters.

 

 

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My Top 3 Quotes

  1. “My life was an unending, unchanging midnight. It must, by necessity, always be midnight for me. So how was it possible that the sun was rising now, in the middle of my midnight?”

     

  2.  “I buried my face in the hollow of her neck and breathed in her searing essence, wishing again, as I had in the beginning, that I could dream with her.”

     

  3. “The greatest joy of my life was this fragile, brave, warm, insightful girl sleeping so
    peacefully nearby. Bella. The very greatest joy that life had to offer me, and
    the greatest pain when she was lost.”

 

 

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