Sunday, September 9, 2012

Book Review: Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer.

Midnight Sun (Twilight, #1.5)
 Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer.
Book Info: Midnight Sun is the much anticipated retelling of Twilight from Edward Cullen's perspective. An unedited partial draft was illegally leaked onto the internet in 2008; consequently, author Stephenie Meyer put the project on indefinite hold.

Liana's Summary: Bella is different from the rest. She's special in her own way. Her blood smells too good for Edward to bear. Stephenie Meyer rewrites Twilight in Edward's point of view, giving her readers the chance to know him better and know what he thinks.

Rate(1-10): 9!

So basically, this book was a 'short' story in Edward's POV. (216 page long ebook. Gosh. Maybe it was because S. Meyer tried to rewrite the whole Twilight in Edward's point of view before her draft got publicized and she quit writing it. <-click the link for more info!-)Usually when authors write short stories in another character's point of view, I always try to read it, just for the sake of getting to know the character better! In this case, Edward! In Twilight, it was all about Bella and her thoughts. I didn't know what Edward thought, didn't know his feelings. But now I know, after reading this story! Everything is crystal clear, and basically a lot of my questions about this series were answered. He actually yearned for Bella a lot. (x Possibly her blood more. What made me happy was that Jacob wasn't in this story at all, except for the part where Bella mentioned him to Edward when she was giving him her theories. But he wasn't there to barge in on their romance! (: So I'm sort of glad that the author didn't rewrite the whole Twilight, because JACOB BLACK IS NONEXISTENT IN THIS STORY. AAHAHAHAH.

I found mention of this book in Stephenie Meyer's website, and I was already planning to read it, although I wanted to put it off for later, when I had no books left to read. (DESPERATE NEEDS CALLS FOR DESPERATE MEASURES. I really thought it was going to be boring -Okay, fine ,I was wrong-. But I DID want to get to know Edward better!)My friend Crystal then read it herself, and she told me that it was really good! So I listened to her and pushed this book a little higher up my reading list. I didn't plan to read this today, but I did anyway, since I'm stranded at my grandma's house with a laptop and no books to read; might as well read an ebook. I skimmed the whole thing, honestly, but I got most of it in my brain! I wasn't reading it to enjoy the plot, since I know the plot already, as I have read Twilight before this. I was just reading it to get Edward's thoughts of Bella and what he thought of her, and was rewarded by many other people's thoughts as well. I originally thought that Bella was too obsessed with Edward, but, he was obsessed with her just the same amount. (Shocker.) Also, I figured that some of her friends weren't really her friends at all. Ugh.

You don't have to read Twilight to enjoy this! It doesn't really matter if you want to read this first, or read ONLY this, because I can totally assure you that Edward is a better main character than Bella. (A lot of people dislike her attitude, and I can't agree more.) Well, if you decide to read this BEFORE Twilight, (Many people already HAVE read Twilight and didn't really like it..) you'll probably be disappointed, or entertained at Bella's obliviousness. You never know, you might like Bella's side of the story too. If you decide to read this only, then, have fun! This series is honestly not that bad as people say it is! If you've read both, then feel free to share your thought process with me!

The best part of this book- IT'S FREEE~ So faaab. It's currently on Goodreads right now for download! Click here to download it in PDF.

So, I guess that's enough babbling. Time for quotes & commentary? (:

"..I heard her ask, sneaking a look at me from the corner of her eye, only to look quickly away when she saw that I was still staring."

Ooooh. -pedoface-

"I was a vampire, and she had the sweetest blood I'd smelled in eighty years."

"Too young, too young, she chanted to herself."
If only she knew Edward was 80 years old.

"It didn't matter that Tyler thought she was pretty. Anyone would notice that. There was no reason for me to did I feel? Annoyed? Or was angry closer to the truth? That made no sense at all."

How cute! Is this how Edward felt all along? ;)

I sucked in a quick breath. "The Krebs Cycle."
Can you spell out r-a-n-d-o-m! That literally was out of nowhere. It's either very random or that I wasn't paying attention to what I was reading. LOL.

"She was dreaming of me."
Awh. <3

"Um, well, bitten by a radioactive spider?"
Girl, does he look like Spiderman to you? No, I didn't think so.

"I love you too much, for your good or mine."
When I was reading Twilight, I thought Edward didn't love her as much as she loved him.

"Can you even touch her? I mean, if you love her...wouldn't you want to, well touch her...?"
Emmet. We get it. omg.

"The self-loathing returned in force. She was dreaming of fictional characters. So much for my conceit."

This was the funniest part in the whole story. So, Bella mutters his name, right. And then he feels all smug. And then she mutters "Edmund" and Edward realizes she's dreaming of fictional characters! This is beyond funny.

"Ugh! Did she get some thrill out of risking her life?"
Apparently she did. New Moon: ALL ABOUT BELLA TRYING TO SUICIDE.

And that is all! What did you think of this review? (:


  1. hi so when i read the draft of Midnight Sun i really ENJOYED and loved it ...and honestly felt this was the best of Stephanie's Writing..often when a writer is just starting out the WRITING gets better and i feel this is the best of her series and Edward's POV...which does let you into his thinking and what went on in his mind..loved how he desensitized himself by having her in his car so he got used to it and helped soften his craving..

    so is the talk that stephanie myers is really going to rewrite this one book and finish it and make it number 5??? of the group??

    fans are in a pit and a pendulum now this is over and films complete...what a phenomena this has been..

    enjoyed reading your BLOG..and lovely page...
    Roshandra warmly writing on...
    i do fan fiction and working on Publishing ..too

    have a Great day...........


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