Title: Midnight Sun
Series: Twilight #5
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Release Date: August 4, 2020
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Genres: YA PNR/Fantasy
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?
I’ve debated on whether or not to write a review for this one. If you regularly follow my blog, then you probably already know I was a little obsessed with this book. It was everything I’ve been waiting for all this time, and I’m sooooo very thankful that Stephenie finally decided to write it. So, I figured it would be good to at least write out a few thoughts on it.
I know some people found things a bit redundant and thought it was a bit too long (and I get that), but for me it was perfection. I wanted inside Edward’s head through every scene that I’ve experienced through Bella’s eyes on too many occasions to count – yes, I’ve actually lost count of how many times I’ve read the Twilight series now. I think I went through a year of my life at one point reading those books on repeat, and I still pick them back up on occasion just for nostalgia sake. They just make me happy. What can I say? Not ashamed. Is the writing the best? No. But I’ve always loved the story. That being said, I can definitely say that Meyer’s writing has improved by leaps and bounds since.
The only other thing that I have to say is that this book consumed me. It was one of those books that had me wanting to put everything in my life on hold, and that just doesn’t happen too often for me. I was especially surprised to find that to be the case when I pretty much already knew the plot (there were a few surprises – Jasper!). So, mad props to Meyer. I’ll be anxiously awaiting the next books – whether she’s saying she’ll write them or not, I won’t be giving up hope. I mean, she did say for years that we’d never get this one.
Do you have a book or series that you’ve just never been able to get enough of??