Midnight Sun - Stephenie Meyer

Midnight Sun Summary

Written By Stephenie Meyer

Readers Score: 4.5/5
Rated by 6,844 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 6,844 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


  • Not Worth The Time

    This could have been summarized in one paragraph. It’s very boring and the longevity of it makes it worse. For such a skilled author I felt like she was getting back at EL James for stealing her characters’ likenesses. Now I’m definitely Team Jacob because Edward is an annoying wuss!!!
  • Just what we needed

    By Africakeni😜
    Loved it 💕
  • Here’s the dealio

    So this book is just very true. Edward is the most dramatic character in any book I’ve ever read and none of that is missed here. We now have some forms of explanations for all the weird stuff (eating her tear and being a stalker especially) and personally I now get their relationship so I guess that’s a win. Overall I liked reading it and it was well written if a bit much at times, but isn’t that part of the greater series’s appeal? Anyway I need to go off and listen to some emo music stat so I can feel what it’s like to be Edward in this book...
  • Loved this

    By LoPMC2006
    This was such a great read. It did get confusing because Edwards brooding inner monologue is so long and in depth but completely on par with his character, and not having it would negate his character on a major level. And because, as the author has demonstrated, vampires think and process multiple things in their heads at one time so an entire separate conversation happening in Edward’s head between when he’s asked a question to when he answers it, is completely on point with what you’d expect from him. I really enjoyed this book. I hope that Miss Meyers will give us more on this series she started, especially now that no more movies can follow this. I appreciate the movies, but they pale in comparison to the books.
  • Jacob and Renessme

    By DevinLauren
    I’m just waiting for one day Jacob and esme gets their own book and it’s from her point of view!
  • take out books

    By mbsamson
    I think this book is so mean and is so fun to read I pea in bottles for 3 weeks i think the president wrote this book about his girlfriend boobey boo eyes
  • For my sanity

    By gingin7794
    Pleaseeeeeeeeee continue the story as a now mom of three kids and a huge fan I needed this and it’s helped through the COVID but please reconsider making a sequel of Edward AMAZINGGGGGGGGGGGGGG !!! 100 stars hands down
  • addicting

    By analettuce
    i have been a super fan of the twilight saga movies for YEARS. i watched the movies before i even picked up the book because when these books came out i was only 9. 22 now i watch the movies almost every other week! my dad bought me the books on my phone because he knew my obsession and i read Twilight knowing i would love it already! but THIS book crushed my heart repeatedly. never in my years of watching Twilight had i understood Edward’s love for Bella, i always thought it was just fascination for her and his struggle with reading her like he so easily had with everyone else. tho this book depicts Edwards love and obsession with her so much deeper than i could have ever imagined ! i was sucked into the book comparing Twilight to Midnight sun and i can saw 100% this is my favorite book of them all and i haven’t even read the rest of the books! I wish i could read it again with fresh eyes! 10/10 would recommend. now i’m onto new moon 😍
  • Even better than the original.

    By Capturedbyviva.com