Everyone has an opinion on the Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer’s be it you love them or hate them, but ones thing for sure the latest installment Midnight Sun is worth a read. Be it to confirm why you hate them or to fall in love with the series all over again.
Midnight Sun is essentially a re-telling of the first book in the series, Twilight, but from everyone’s favourite sparkly vampires POV. Edward takes the reins as the narrator for the book and we see the first book, meeting Bella etc, through his eyes rather than her’s.
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.
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?
At over 600 pages it’s a big read. One that longtime fans of the series thought they would never see after very early drafts of the book were leaked and Stephenie Meyer’s said she wasn’t sure she would ever finish it.
For fans Midnight Sun is a very welcome return to the Twilight world and a chance for them to really get to know Edward a bit more.
For fans who grew up with the series this a nostalgic return a bit like Suzanne Collins return to The Hunger Games series was. It builds the world more and you understand the character of Edward a lot more, as his backstory in this book answers a lot of questions. It makes you understand how his thoughts and actions influenced the choices and decisions Bella made in Twilight. It brings the story full circle.