Midnight Sun

· Twilight saga Book 5 · Sold by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
1.04K reviews

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#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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1.04K reviews
Pamela Liberatore
August 18, 2021
No. Just no. I simply can’t get past the horrible writing about an obsessive, compulsive, manipulative and controlling man child. These books were abhorrent. The characters are bland and dull.. the dialog is forced to the point where i think the author simply wants to narrate the whole book. Boring and talentless Bella immediately falls for an abusive vampire because he WANTS her to. How does he get her to do anything? From meeting his family to running in the woods he uses not charm or trust building conversation... but good vampire skills of “dazzling” someone into doing what he wants. He then quickly becomes himself, stalking her, watching her sleep, forcing his own “protective” decisions on her... And Bella?? I guess i can’t blame her for thinking she loved him but her reactions to EVERYTHING he confessed to her were either childishly ignorant, desperate or just plain embarrassing. This is so unrealistic (getting the irony of the whole vampire thing) and cyclical I’m so bored with Edward ENDLESSLY beating himself up for being a monster, but then being what humans would consider a human monster... manipulative, controlling... Don’t waste your money hoping this would be a sliver better than the books. It’s more of the same garbage on different pages.
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Katie Bourgeret-Caldwell
August 18, 2020
It was a good read and I appreciated the view from Edward's perspective. However, I found myself a bit bored through things I already knew and experienced. I've never been on Team Edward, as it were, and this book just solidifies my standing. I will read any future books (as I'm sure they're coming) but Edward is an angsty boy who doesn't really appeal to my adult mind. Good book, but it wasn't anything I wasn't already expecting.
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August 30, 2020
Loved it! I've been waiting for years, just like so many others, to finally see the whole first book through Edward's eyes. There was a little dip mid-book, that was a little tedious. It had me worried for a bit, but it quickly recovered and the remainder was amazing. Definitely worth the wait and I truly hope there will be more to come.
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About the author

Stephenie Meyer is the author of the #1 bestselling Twilight Saga, The Host, and The Chemist. Twilight has enraptured millions of readers since its publication in 2005 and has become a modern classic, redefining genres within young adult literature and inspiring a phenomenon that has had readers yearning for more. The series has sold 160 million copies worldwide and was made into five blockbuster feature films. Stephenie lives in Arizona with her husband. Her website is stepheniemeyer.com.

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