Midnight Sun - Stephenie Meyer

Midnight Sun Summary

Written By Stephenie Meyer

Readers Score: 4.5/5
Rated by 4,710 Readers

Midnight Sun Book Summary


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." -- 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 4,710 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


  • Nothing New

    By Alinoelwill
    It pretty much Mimic Bella’s perspective. It’s almost identical to twilight. The book moves really slow. If anything she should have skipped twilight and write about his experience in new moon or breaking dawn
  • It’s so good!

    By JennyRachel
    I have been holding off buying it because it’s been so long. The first few movies were super uncomfortable, unlike the books, and I wasn’t sure I’d like it. But I should have known I’d love it. After reading the Twilight series and The Host multiple times, you’d think I’d know that I’d love anything Stephanie wrote! Lesson learned. Just buy it! You’ll love it if you liked her other books!
  • Great POV

    By seashellmeshell
    This answered all of the questions I had, plus some. Several “Ah-Ha” moments that, for me, are priceless. I highly recommend this book for anyone who’s read the remainder of the series. My favorite part of the book is how the writing style stays the same but reflects Edward so entirely. It’s accurate. It’s necessary. It’s one of the few good things 2020 has brought us. I’m so grateful she finished this book and I hope she intends to continue with another.
  • Loved!!

    By hhhhiiiiiiii1010
    Loved it. I have been waiting for this book to come out for years!! And I’m sure I’m not the only one who has been wondering this after finishing the book, if there will be another to correlate and go along with the original twilight saga books, all in Edward’s point of view.
  • Long but goof

    By JustLetMeWriteTheReiew
    As an avid twilight saga reader, I knew I would be reading midnight sun the moment it came out. I think a majority of the reason I was able to finish it was due to my preexisting adoration of twilight. It was a bit too long, likely due to the never sleeping bit, and very repetitive. I love Bella, I have to leave Bella, I love Bella too much to leave her, but I love her so much that I have to, I hate that I am what I am, I hate that Bella loves me, I love Bella, ect. This much is to be expected, though, and I will say I would definitely recommend to anyone who loves this series the way I do. It was interesting and gave such a new perspective on Edward and his mind and experience.
  • Putting it down

    By Wspmn79
    I cannot get through this. We are in Edward’s head too much. Maybe that is the point? I’m just not that into it. Disappointed.
  • Oh, Edward.

    By ThrillafromtheVilla
    I’m sorry, but I still love the Twilight books after all these years and I am SO glad Stephenie Meyer finished this book; I always hoped that she would and I was not disappointed. I now hope she’ll continue all the way through the rest of the series from Edward’s perspective.
  • Midnight Sun

    By Kraekat
    I was always annoyed at the original stories making Bella out to be a suicidal manic depressive teenager and now they add to the equally insane Edward. His entire story is self hate and no way could I finish. There was no true back story or love story. Just two co-dependent immature teenagers who are good looking so naturally fall for each other.
  • Loved hearing Edward’s views

    By Chelled75
    I loved rereading the story through Edward’s eyes! I wish it covered the whole series! A few of the passages were a little long to get to the point,but I enjoyed the book.