Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer. (2020).
**4 out of 5 stars**
When Edward and Bella met in Twilight, an iconic love story was born. Now experience Edward’s side of the story when he met Bella. The tale takes on a new twist through his eyes. Meeting Bella is the most unnerving and intriguing event Edward has experienced in all his years as a vampire. We learn more fascinating details about Edward’s past and the complexity of his inner thoughts as we explore why this is the defining struggle of his life. How can he justify following his heart if it means leading Bella into danger?
I hesitated to pick this up. Would it live up to the love I had for the original series at age 17? And let’s be honest, at just over 750 pages this is a massive book. Well, after starting it, I was completely drawn in and right back into Twilight world haha. I think this one is better written than the previous however I also think there were many scenes that could have been significantly shorter and still gotten the point across. Edward really does have A LOT of thoughts and sometimes that dragged out. However I enjoyed Edward’s perspective and the information we learnt about him and his family. I felt Emmett and Jasper in particular got more of a look-in and felt more personable while Rosalie got more unlikable. I actually found Bella much more likeable through Edward’s eyes; I didn’t dislike her before but her perspective and thoughts were irritating at times.
Overall: I enjoyed my time back in Twilight world. It was a serious nostalgia hit for me. I would definitely be keen to read the rest of the series from Edward’s perspective. And now I’m off to skim read the other books and maybe even watch the movies again haha.