Alright, so, this book…I have not savored a book like this in a really long time. This beefy-beast was 664 pages long, and I just sat back and enjoyed every word on every page. I loved it, and while I think there are a lot of things that would make some readers completely walk away, for me, it was everything I wanted it to be.
I’m assuming you’re reading this because you’re already a Twilight fan, but just in case…Midnight Sun is the fifth book in the Twilight Saga. This book is basically the first book in the series again, but written from Edward’s point-of-view, instead of Bella’s. Okay, so that’s the same book, right? Why read it? Well, because I wanted to go back to Forks and experience it all over again!
I’ve always been Team Edward, except in the movies, then it’s Team Jacob all the way, BUT Midnight Sun gave me a chance to fall in love with Edward from the beginning. There were so many unanswered questions in Twilight about the actions of Edward, and I feel like this book answered them all. All the back and forth, hot and cold feelings make so much sense after really getting into his head in this book.
I loved re-experiencing scenes, but from his POV. The scene where Bella goes dress shopping with her friends and almost gets attacked, was completely new to me when reading this book. When we read Twilight, Edward just shows up to save Bella in the nick of time. Seeing what he was actually doing, was so wonderful! I had that moment of understanding throughout the entire story. One other scene I want to gush over is the baseball game. This was a favorite of mine in Twilight, and reading it from Edward’s POV gave me such a better understanding of why the whole chase to save Bella happens.
This is a thicky-thick book, and there is a lot of pondering and inner turmoil from Edward, so that’s my only warning to readers. If you don’t like a lot of back and forth, this might not be a good fit for you. I absolutely loved it though!
I also gained so much insight into the Cullen family through this story! We get new information on everyone in the family, as well as a better understanding of what was happening when Bella wasn’t around. I still want Alice to be friends with me, she’s amazing!
Overall, I LOVED reading this book, and I am so happy Stephanie Meyer chose to release it. It was well worth the VERY long wait!
To Read or Not To Read:
I would recommend