Midnight Sun - Stephenie Meyer

Midnight Sun Summary

Written By Stephenie Meyer

Readers Score: 4.5/5
Rated by 6,038 Readers

Midnight Sun Book Summary


#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.
An instant #1 New York Times BestsellerAn instant #1 USA Today BestsellerAn instant #1 Wall Street Journal BestsellerAn instant #1 IndieBound BestsellerApple Audiobook August Must-Listens Pick
"People do not want to just read Meyer's books; they want to climb inside them and live there." -- Time
"A literary phenomenon." -- New York Times

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Midnight Sun is a Romance book, written By Stephenie Meyer. As a testament to the Book's popularity, it has gathered a rating of 4.5 out of a possible 5 Stars, on Reviews by 6,038 Readers who strongly recommends this book.

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  • Hard Pass

    By Josey86
    I’m sure this is going to be a very unpopular opinion, but here it is: this book never should have been published. Period. It’s not worth the paper the ebook was printed on. I can honestly say that I’ve read twilight fan fiction that was better written than this book. I know editors read through this, but apparently, they all need to be fired. For a book that costs $15, I expect to see no editing stone unturned. Incomplete sentences abound throughout the book. I’m amazed she has a degree in English. English 101 is where most students learn that sentences can’t begin with “so.” I forget how early most students learn that all sentences must have their own subjects, but she doesn’t seem to have a handle on that rule either. Edward was a controlling, abusive nutcase in the original novels (I can honestly say I like the series for the other characters), here he’s borderline clinical. Alice was the one in a mental hospital, but it should have been Edward. His obsession with chivalry is about 500 years too late for his BIRTH, let alone when this book takes place. He spent the first third of the book calling her “the girl.” He sees her more as a thing than a person until he seems to remember to use her name. There is so much gender normative BS in this I’m lucky my eyes aren’t stuck rolled back in my head at this point. This book paints Edward to be an absolute jerk (and that’s my G rated assessment). He thinks all humans are beneath him. He belittles anyone he feels is in his way. He’s petty as the day is long. I’m glad I was never the biggest fan of Edward or my heart would be broken finding out what a stuck up jerk he is. There are SO many contradictions between Edward’s actions and his thoughts. His concern with consent, meanwhile controlling everything in their relationship without ever consulting Bella or trusting her, rankles. He was obsessed with getting her “yes.” It was almost like “yes” was code for “virginity” in the male teenage mind. I can’t help but wonder if the stark contradictions are in response to the me too movement or the backlash of the coercion/abuse in the original series. Even if I hadn’t read the PDF she released a decade ago, I’d know exactly where it ended. This book was tedious, painful, and nothing like any of the other books until it got past that point, then the feeling of the series and the characters returned. I guess she was so concerned with taking back the part that she felt was stolen when it was leaked, she went overboard. The first half of the book is a reworking of what we all read ten years ago. I wish I were kidding, but I’m not. It’s a hot mess. She has every right to feel the way she does/did, but it really shouldn’t have clouded the writing to this extreme. The musical terminology throughout, though technically correct, show that she’s not a musician, as those words generally aren’t used that way with those styles of music, but I know I’m being pedantic about that. I’m sure other musicians will have similar reactions. This book made me love Jasper all the more (and some things I guessed about his abilities way back when are official canon now, which is nice). I never paid much attention to Carlisle and Esme before, but this book made me love them so much. I even forgot just how much I loved Emmett and his playful, laid back nature. My only concern is why NO ONE called out Edward’s behaviour as unhealthy. Carlisle is quite literally a Doctor. His unwavering support was unbelievable, even implausible, at times. The greater insight into Alice, Jasper, Carlisle, Esme, and Emmett (even Rosalie) is great, but the rest of this rubbish isn’t worth wading through to get it.
  • Love it!

    By mvkdjg:Lk
    I loved this version of the book! Hopefully we get the rest of the series in Edwards perspective!
  • More pls

    By books>movies!
    My conclusions: 1. I want to read New Moon Edward version so bad, 2. Seriously had forgotten how crappy the movie is and how good the books actually were, 3. Love Bella in the books, Bella in the movie can be very cringy. Seriously, please release the other books


  • Absolutely Excellent. (Spoilers)

    By violinfire
    Midnight Sun was my second favorite book of the Twilight saga after Eclipse. The deep, hidden recesses of Edward’s mind were a wonder to behold. So many interactions between his family members, brooding soliloquies, and the thoughts of those in the world of Twilight are present. Edward is initially entirely averse to Bella. That quickly turns to intrigue, fascination, amusement, and love. One of the things that Edward realizes the more time that he spends with Bella is that she sees, hears, and understands him for all that he is- even the parts that cause him to feel shame. Bella has an authenticity to her that Edward can perceive without hearing her thoughts. Up until the tendrils of a long lost hope of love reach Edward’s frozen heart, he feels incredibly sure that he is innately evil, bad, and an abomination. He doesn’t believe think that he is even deserving of love, much less having a chance at it. Edward feels such horror for what he is. When Bella tells him just how beautiful, good, and worthy of love he is, Edward seems to allow short periods of fantasy to lift his spirits. During this time, he is sincerely happy and hopeful. Unfortunately, Edward has frequent bouts of allowing his cynical, hopeless thoughts to take over. This sentiment comes back full force at the end. The last two chapters are the saddest chapters of the Twilight saga I have read. It’s full of dread (already knowing the outcome of Edward’s intensifying will), and a deeper knowledge of Edward’s departure that seemingly never reached Bella. I think that in New Moon, Bella’s main feeling was caused by the forcible removal of Edward from her life. She felt empty, emotionless (when conscious), and confused (if not shocked). I think we all know that Edward could have never truly told Bella why he left. Nevertheless, it’s driven home for us at the end of Midnight Sun. When reading and watching through Twilight (and the beginning and mid-section of New Moon), Edward’s sentiments are not so clear. The end of MS adds an element of revulsion (of self), deep sadness, and self sacrifice that wasn’t present in Twilight. Midnight Sun gives such insight into Edward’s mind and the constant conflict that he is having (between wanting Bella and wanting to keep her safe). I really appreciate MS more than Twilight itself (even though it is the book that started the whole saga). Bella was the person to pull Edward out from his eternally empty reverie of just existing. Bella saw herself as completely unremarkable, fading into the background. Obviously, Edward views her as the opposite. There are some beautiful passages that give life to what Edward thought about Bella. The events take longer in Midnight Sun compared to Twilight, in my opinion. The specific events of Twilight take a backseat in MS. Instead, Edward’s thoughts are front and center. By virtue of reading into Edward’s mind, we are able to take a look into the motivating thoughts of others. Twilight is the missing piece in that narrative (with Bella’s perspective). The cover image is perfectly selected. Each of the many times “the pomegranate” is mentioned, it draws a well-depicted narrative of its deeper meaning. Bella was the catalyst for warmth, life, and love for Edward, his Midnight Sun.
  • A great flashback

    By Eileen__
    Loved it
  • Please tell me you’re rewriting every book from Edwards POV

    By SArevalo78
    Like the others I could not put this book down! I need more ❤️
  • Intriguing and unexpected

    By Jshshensn
    Midnight sun was amazingly well put together and brought to life aspects of the story that as a reader I wondered how they were experienced from the characters point of view. The book gave new perspective and story to the original plot without explicitly changing the it. I also enjoyed seeing the complexity of how Alice has to change small details to adjust the future to her liking. I can never get enough of these books and can’t wait to see what the author plans to create next.
  • Wow!

    By Nsherry1217
    It was cool to see Edwards POV towards things. Wish there was another coming out!
  • stunning

    By drewrobertss
    i’ve loved this series ever since i was little. this book was a wonderful continuation of this world that i’ve grown to love so much. truly wonderful.
  • Just wonderful

    By kindra rea
    So happy to have so much more of this world!
  • Amazing-5 STARS ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    By loo3200
    I really enjoyed reading this book and really recommend it. It was really informative and exciting to see the story from Edward’s point of view.
  • Must read!

    By alexiajc97
    Amazing! I hope she does the rest in his perspective as well. It would be cool to see the next one with his and Alice’s perspective split. It’s odd to me people didn’t like it, saying how it’s the same thing as the first book. Like duh. That’s what it is, just from Edward’s POV. You get to read more about his family too which is perfect and any die hard fan’s dream.