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Midnight Sun

Midnight Sun

eBook - 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?--
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2020
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9780316592253
0316592250
Branch Call Number: EBOOK YA OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (662 pages)
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22950011264959
May 08, 2021

Could have been a bit shorter, there was a lot of personal turmoil that could have been cut out but a good book and a defiant recommendation if a fan of the Twilight Saga.

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mimi_flo
Apr 20, 2021

My rating: ⭐4.5/5⭐
Would I recommend this book?: YES!
Age Rating: I think it's everyone's personal choice on whether or not to read books based on age ratings, but in my opinion, I would say this is suitable for ages 13+. Although there is no mature content, there is a romantic aspect, and the book deals with Edward's anxiety and worries as he struggles with being a vampire.

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Stephenie Meyer gives readers the chance to feel Edward's emotions and learn about his internal conflicts through her book, Midnight Sun. Personally, she encouraged me not to judge him based on Bella's POV alone and completely turned my previous judgment around. I really enjoyed this book as it gave a lot of insight into Edward's life and his struggles with being a vampire, specifically one who is in love with a human. I personally was not a big fan of Edward before (although I am Team Edward in regards to Bella's love life), but Midnight Sun gave me a new sense of appreciation and sympathy towards him. I really enjoy the Twilight series and read this right after finishing Breaking Dawn, so I feel like I should do a reread soon as it follows the first book's events. If you are a fan of the series or have just finished the first Twilight book, I highly recommend giving this book a chance! The reason why I do not feel like this was a solid 5-star read for me is because it was a bit on the longer side, and I felt that Meyer could have condensed some aspects and events to make it shorter.

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ldusername
Apr 16, 2021

The released free early manuscript that was originally leaked years ago was a lot more interesting. I remember liking Edward’s point of view and laughing at the gym snooping. Something major got lost in the midnight sun edits. This tome is tedious. Edward’s thoughts are depressing, obsessive and beyond tedious. Also there isn’t a lot that we didn’t already know except a more severe falling out with Rose, and more interestingly how Alice works her magic to cover up a scene. That part was cool.
The book also provided better justification for Edward’s retreat in new moon. He basically had made up his mind in Twilight/Midnight sun. It was a question of when not if.
It was a slog getting through this book!

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ldusername
Apr 16, 2021

The released free early manuscript that was originally leaked years ago was a lot more interesting. I remember liking Edward’s point of view and laughing at the gym snooping. Something major got lost in the midnight sun edits. This tome is tedious. Edward’s thoughts are depressing, obsessive and beyond tedious. Also there isn’t a lot that we didn’t already know except a more severe falling out with Rose, and more interestingly how Alice works her magic to cover up a scene. That part was cool.
The book also provided better justification for Edward’s retreat in new moon. He basically had made up his mind in Twilight/Midnight sun. It was a question of when not if.
It was a slog getting through this book!

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Anita_Dickey
Feb 26, 2021

I enjoyed this book more than I remember enjoying the first one. It's been awhile since I read the first ones though. I have been enjoying watching the movies

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ninica
Feb 25, 2021

I read all the Twilight books in highschool, and they were the catalyst to what is now my love of reading.
I had hoped that this book would've contained Edward's perspective of the most memorable moments of the whole series and not just the first novel. I did enjoy Edward's dark humour and having an insight to what his family actually thought of Bella. But I found his obsessive Bella-related-thoughts a little childish and trying at times.

DBRL_Katie Feb 20, 2021

My curiosity won in the end and I, admittedly, devoured this. Did I like it? Not really, but I also couldn't put it down... I blame the nostalgia and my love for cringe. It's interesting to see the story with fresh, mature eyes. I realize how the relationships in this series skewed my expectations of love & desire when I was younger. To be honest, I reread the rest of the series when I was finished with "Midnight Sun;" I think the books from Bella's perspective are far more engaging and offer better plot development.

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Schultze1104
Feb 20, 2021

What is it about these novels? They are so bad, but you just can't put them down!

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janthewoman77
Feb 16, 2021

I read the Twilight Saga when I was teaching middle school, since that's what my students were reading in their spare time. Another teacher and I agreed that, while entertaining, these stories are hardly literature. After reading Midnight Sun, my opinion hasn't changed. In fact, I found this book so boring I struggled to get through it. Lots of repetition of ideas, which lengthened the story unnecessarily.

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eliana12
Feb 13, 2021

Midnight Sun was an incredible book!! I really liked hearing the story from Edward's perspective. You can see how much he loves Bella. The PERFECT fairy-tale love - the very best kind. Also, it was SO great to get to know the Cullens better. Each character is so unique and carefully crafted, and yet they fit together into the most amazing family ever. I so love the relationships they share - again, fairy-tale families are the absolute best. Emmett is the most awesome, funny brother. Rosalie is a fascinating person and I liked to hear about her relationship with Emmett. Jasper is so cool and nice. Esme is the best mother, and she cares so much about her kids. Carlisle is the best, and he is so kind to everyone. And Alice...well Alice is sort of beyond words, but I am her biggest fan. I am so glad Stephenie Meyer wrote this last installation. It really ties the entire story together. Although I would gladly read a hundred more Twilight books!!

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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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