Review: Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer

Midnight Sun (Twilight, #5)

Title: Midnight Sun

Author: Stephanie Meyer

Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers

Published: August 4, 2020

Pages: 675

Format: library ebook

This book brought back so much nostalgia, it was crazy. I didn’t get a chance to buy it before it sold out. I read it through my library ebook service but I will be adding it to my collection. My husband and I were totally talking about all the things when it came to Twilight. We went to midnight showings, midnight purchases of the movies/books, and both read the series. It catapulted my love for YA and I will always love it for that. Is it the best thing in the world? Absolutely not. Will I always enjoy it? Definitely.

Now, to get into the actual book. I loved the fact that it was Edwards POV. I remember reading what she posted when it leaked a decade ago. I feel like he’s changed quite a bit in this one, he’s so dark. I feel like he’s got one mindset the whole book, he’s evil and trying to convince Bella to run. On the flip side, Bella just keeps laughing and brushing off the danger. His internal struggle was so intense.

Was it necessary for this book to be over 600 pages? Absolutely not. I did find myself started to skim towards the end. I also hit a wall with it about halfway. There’s a lot of things that could have been cut down. I am glad that I did end up picking it back up though.

My absolute favorite parts of this book were all the parts without Bella. I’ll get to Bella in a minute. I loved all of Edward’s insights about the Cullen family. We learn so much more about them and I loved it. They are just so interesting and I would rather get books about their past, leading up to their change. I also loved Edward’s thoughts. He is so dark and intense but it really makes me understand how he played out in the movie.

Now onto Bella…

I was never really a fan of Bella and that hasn’t changed. I found most of the parts with her and a bit dull. She’s got like 0 personality. I found it quite annoying that she never really took anything seriously and just laughed the danger off. Is it that she’s blinded by infatuation/love? I don’t know. It could be that Kristen Stewart played this part without a personality and the same facial expression throughout the whole movie.

Alice has always been my favorite Cullen and that does not change in this book. It made me love her so much more. She’s seriously the best and I NEED a book that’s just about her. I think that her story is a little open to question, we could really learn a lot about her past.

Overall, I did enjoy my time with this book. I feel like there’s a lot of new content that we didn’t get in the original. Although, it’s been years since I’ve read Twilight. If Stephanie Meyer wrote anything else from Edward’s perspective, I would read it 100%. If you loved this series at all, you should totally read this one.

10 thoughts on “Review: Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer

  1. Haha that part about Kristen Stewart playing the role with zero personality and expression is so spot on. I’m pretty sure that’s what had me walking out of the cinema when it first came out. I was so excited but was so disappointed in the end πŸ˜‚ I’ve heard a lot of people say the same as you about Edward’s intense thoughts in this. Great review!

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    • Yes, She was terrible… or was Bella just that poorly written?! haha. I really do like watching the movies just for a guilty pleasure. haha. They are terrible though! hahaha!!


  2. I made the mistake of rereading Twilight just before Midnight Sun came out. As a result, I find Midnight Sun so dull I can’t even deal. I’m at the point where Edward is about to sparkle and I haven’t picked up this book for like 2 weeks. Will I continue? I am not sure yet.

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    • Ahhh, maybe it was good that I didn’t then! I was about half way, just after he showed her when I hit a wall. Took me a week to pick it back up and push through! It wasn’t bad… but just so much!

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  3. Cut it down?? No way. I wanted every single word. Ha! I’m already excited to reread it. 😍 I am thankful I read the books before I saw the films back in the day. They don’t do the books justice.

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    • haha!! I was about half way before I hit a wall.. took me a while to pick it back up! Yeah, it’s so much better to have made your own characters in your head before fitting the movie actors in, ya know?! So that’s lucky for you!! πŸ™‚

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  4. We need to set up a petition for an Alice origin story. Just saying…. Totally agree with you that the book needed a severe case of editing. I mean I love twilight but this totally tested that passion πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Am I the only one who liked KStew as Bella? I thought she got the idiotic aspect of Bella’s personality spot on. πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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