Title: Midnight Sun
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Series: Twilight Saga #1.5
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Audience: Young Adult
Length: 662 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: August 6, 2020
Source: Personal collection
Recommended for Fans of: Twilight, sparkly vampires
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?
This book was TOO. DANG. LONG! As interesting as it was to get a glimpse inside Edward’s head and relive the story from his POV, his deep and brooding thoughts made large chunks of the book slow, repetitive, and ultimately boring.
Meyer expanded on a few of the get-to-know-you conversations between Bella and Edward in this to add new material, but I don’t these new scenes didn’t add much to the original story…there’s a reason Twilight didn’t include every word of every conversation they ever had.
The best parts of this book were new scenes with the Cullens, especially the added depths to Rosalie’s and of course Alice’s characters. The most exciting section of book was the thrilling race to rescue Bella from James and the ensuing cover up. I wish more of the book had that kind of pace and energy. And just give Alice her own book already!