It's here! #1 bestselling author Stephenie Meyer makes a triumphant return to the world of Twilight with this highly anticipated companion: the iconic love story of Bella and Edward told from the vampire's point of view.
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?
In Midnight Sun, Stephenie Meyer transports us back to a world that has captivated millions of readers and brings us an epic novel about the profound pleasures and devastating consequences of immortal love.
"People do not want to just read Meyer's books; they want to climb inside them and live there." -- Time
"A literary phenomenon." -- The New York Times
I just read " 1.I felt compelled to respond because of" negative review, " (add the eye roll here) obviously, this wasn't written by a lover of Twilight books/movies. I've had a hardcover pre-order for months, but we're in the middle of a hurricane, so I had to choose and buy the Kindle because of the possibility of the book being delivered today.
It has been 15 years since the first Twilight book was published, and several years since Meyer's manuscript was published on the internet. He swore he'd never finish it, but here we are, he finished it for his fans! I'm counting the days until this is released for the last few months.
It's the same story you said differently yet. Everyone has a story, but the perception is different when the other side tells the story. My husband wrote a book, telling "our story" in a section of his memoirs. Although similar, it differs due to its tone and recollection of events. It's the same story when I tell our story, but there are still big differences. This is due to a different author, different vocabulary and a different tone. Although it's the same story, it's interesting to hear it told through someone else's eyes.
As for the Midnight Sun, Edward is a little arrogant and discreet. We noticed this from the first Twilight book/movie when she walked into the cafeteria and heard Bella's friends talking about her and she rolled her eyes. . . When she went to protect Bella from the men she encountered alone in the bookstore, she was aggressive and confident. Edward was like that. Bella softened it up and showed off a different and less reserved and relaxed version of Edward. It grew throughout the series. They both did.
So yes, at the beginning of the book, Edward seems like an arrogant jerk, but we never knew who he was before Bella, but now we know and I want to know. I've been waiting for this release. We just knew how it was before Bella, so this is very different.
If you were a Twilight fan and felt like there was one more story to tell, it just didn't have to end, it would help fill that gap. If you're not a Twilight fan, you're just going to hate this book and complain about how awful it is. If you don't like the top 4, you won't like it in any way.
As far as I know, like me? I loved hearing this story told from Edwards ' point of view. That old Twilight fan is a big Twilight fan, I'm 43 years old! Thank you Stephanie Meyer for finally finishing and releasing the Midnight Sun. Twilight fans, you won't be disappointed.
If you love twilight, you will love the Midnight Sun, just as if you love Fifty Shades of grey, you will love Grey. It is ludicrous to criticize his writing in every minute detail already! I remember the Midnight Sun being leaked and he decided to release the draft for all of us, vowing he would never complete the book, I signed every petition to implore myself to finish the book because I loved the draft! It was fun and fun and basically showed Edward's point of view. The twilight turned upside down. Give it a chance before you write your own book, especially why you don't like it, because it's Stephanie Meyer and you don't like books like that. Why buy to leave negative reviews if it's not even the type of books you like?
You have to understand that Edward is not someone who can show his feelings. He was the one who kept it to himself, but always respected. Edward hated vampire life until he met bella. People seem to forget, Of course, that the book will be like the others. It's just that from his point of view, this citric person was thinking about what it was going to be about. Don't let everyone take the book, I swear you'll love it. You have both views and you can dig deeper into Edwards feelinga because he never showed them.
I was fascinated by The Twilight series when I was young, but I thought I was getting away from it. So when the Midnight Sun was released, I didn't feel particularly excited, but I have to read it for the sake of old times.
As soon as I started, I couldn't quit. It was really like going back in time to revisit old friends. It's all been a very pleasant escape in the world right now.
He finds the pieces cringey and cheesy. There are long descriptions of Edward's thoughtful and civil wars. But this is an expected young vampire love story.
In general, if you're a fan of The Twilight series, definitely try it. It's an easy read and I loved seeing the story from Edward's point of view, such as finding out what he was doing when he mysteriously disappeared from school and Bella was asleep.
I'm not sure this book will work very well independently, so if you haven't read Twilight, I'd recommend reading this first. I can imagine it can be very annoying if you haven't invested too much in Edward's character already, and there are quite a few sides in the form of Edward's memories - which I assume is to explain things that were missed at dusk or to answer questions from fans.