Midnight Sun

Midnight Sun

Large Print - 2020
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"The story of Bella and Edward from "Twilight" told from Edward's point of view 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?-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, 2020
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9780316592635
0316592633
Characteristics: 1061 pages (large print) ; 24 cm

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Somanybooks11
Nov 22, 2020

All Twilight fans should read this but if your new to the Twilight series DONT READ THIS FIRST!!! Read the original four first then this one as a flashback.

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library_queen
Nov 14, 2020

This was a super fun book! i loved hearing the same events from Edwards point of view, he is very illuminating and sees a lot of details that we miss in twilight.

It’s not necessary for the plot, you don’t miss any big thing that’s not said in twilight, but it enhances twilight and really helps us get to know edward a lot better

a delicious book

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dstradling
Nov 11, 2020

So yeah. Same plot as Twilight, from Edward's perspective. He never sleeps so... more things happen. We get to know Bella a little better, and Meyers responds to some of the negative comments Twilight received. I think she does a good job improving on some of Twilight's weak points, considering the restrictions. She obviously can't change any of the Edward-Bella dialogue or any documented events from Twilight, but she added in some meaningful "why's" that change things somewhat.

Still has some of the problems from Twilight (hard to avoid) such as the last-second action plot invasion. Although it's way cooler from Edward's side of things.

I don't know what gets people so riled up about Edward. He's a supernatural being so it doesn't really bother me that he's not perfect. And we don't have to listen to any of Bella's teenage insecurities! Yay. Meyer's writing has greatly improved since Twilight.

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mBurwell
Nov 03, 2020

I couldn't finish this book because it was so disturbing and disappointing. Twilight was always a misogynistic series but this took it to a whole other level. The first few chapters are filled with Edwards fantasies about how he'd kill Bella. Later in the book it details his stalking behavior and attempts to romanticize the non-consensual way that he watches Bella sleep and surveils her by listening to the thoughts of those around her.

It's also disturbing how he frequently reminds himself that he's over 100 years old and Bella and the other students are literal children. But then he instantly falls in love with her and begins stalking her. And this is framed (in over 600 pages!!) as romantic.

The last thing we need in this world is more media that conditions people to think this type of predatory behavior is ok.

Lastly I'll mention that I was disappointed in the way Meyer portrayed human thoughts. This book could have been a really fascinating exploration into how our minds work, since Edward is a mind reader. But instead we "hear" people's thoughts as though they are just speaking to themselves. No one talks in complete, coherent sentences to themselves all the time. Such a lack of imagination, and SO boring.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Oct 30, 2020

This is not a flawless novel, and I wasn't expecting it to be. It has several of Twilight 's big criticized faults. After all, it's a Twilight story, and if you're one of those people who absolutely dislike vampires and all that comes with them, this book isn't for you. The Twihards had this book written for them. It was written for everyone who for a decade had been eagerly anticipating this installment. For those of us who realize the weaknesses of Twilight, but still enjoy it. This is literally the same as Twilight when it comes to the storyline. Don't expect a new story, because you're not going to get one. A new version of it with far more detail and development than we see in the original novel is what you will get. In this novel, Meyer took the chance to expand and improve a lot of details that were previously left unclear, and I really appreciate that. The vampire world seems larger, the characters seem like they would be able to, with some effort, be real people! Final review; 3.9/5 @Barcelonafan1 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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NMostacada
Oct 17, 2020

I honestly didn’t know this book was even coming out until I saw it in stores and libraries. This is a rendition of the first Twilight book in Edwards perspective as opposed to Bella’s. It was interesting for some parts, especially during nighttime and when the couple were separated on things that we had no idea on. However, Edward does loose some of his stoicism because he comes off pretty whiny during this. Also it seems that his main attraction to Bella is his inability to hear her mind which tarnishes that “true love” sense that we got from the other books. I did some research and found that this will be the only book in Edwards’ perspective which seems a little odd since the book feels like it’s leaving us on a cliff hanger (even though we technically know what’s going to happen). This overall was a fun read, a bit repetitive and lengthy, but I’m sure other Twilight fans would really enjoy it as well.

ArapahoeMeagan Oct 09, 2020

Over 10 years later and I'm sucked right back in! Loved this book from Edward's perspective. It gave a great insight to all the things Bella did not pick up on/did not know. Highly suggest this one to any Twilight fan! It's never too late to have another Twilight phase! *quickly goes to reread the rest of the books*

OPL_KrisC Oct 09, 2020

An interesting and some what lengthy look at what happens in Twilight from Edward's point of view.

JCLHeatherC Sep 28, 2020

I waited 12 years for this book and it did not disappoint. This is Twilight from Edward’s perspective where we hear his thoughts and reasonings behind his actions. It was great to revisit Forks, WA.

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Fgasparia
Sep 25, 2020

This was so disappointing. So slow and painful to read. I love reading and look forward to my time when the kids go to sleep but I had to force myself to actually read. That says something.

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Somanybooks11
Nov 22, 2020

“So how was it possible that the sun was rising now in the middle of my midnight. —Edward Cullen.”
― Stephenie Meyer, Midnight Sun

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Somanybooks11
Nov 22, 2020

“And so the lion fell in love with the lamb…,” I whispered.”
― Stephenie Meyer, Midnight Sun

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Somanybooks11
Nov 22, 2020

“She had changed me more than I’d known it was possible for me to change and still remain myself.”
― Stephenie Meyer, Midnight Sun

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Somanybooks11
Nov 22, 2020

“Maybe if I could be unconscious, if I could dream, I could live for a few hours in a world where she and I could be together. She dreamed of me. I wanted to dream of her.”
― Stephenie Meyer, Midnight Sun

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Somanybooks11
Nov 22, 2020

“I knew her well enough to see that the sight of so many books in one room was something of a dream to her.”
― Stephenie Meyer, Midnight Sun

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navdamme
Sep 29, 2020

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?

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