Finished in days. I couldn’t put it down. I wish all the books were written in Edwards view. It’s exactly what I hoped and wished for, for this book.
Being a fan of this series since the beginning, I have been waiting with bated breath for the release of Midnight Sun. As a young teen reading the series, I was OBSESSED with the story. As an adult reading this book, I can say the same. All 1000 pages read in 3 days, I struggled to put this book down to accomplish anything. I sincerely hope there will be a full saga from Edwards point of view.
By The girl who cried
Being a fan of Twilight as just a young girl, and having this book be finished now as an adult brought back all of the emotions I held for the characters tenfold. This book is the perfect accompaniment to the series and I’m praying it’s just the first installment, that hopefully there will be an Edward point of view for each of the Twilight Saga. I can only hope! I would recommend this book to any twilight fan, and encourage people to read it even if they haven’t read Twilight. It’s absolutely incredible.
Recommend reading it
I actually enjoyed reading it
This book was everything I could have imagined and more! Even after several years, the writing in this book is no different than the beautiful writing you’ll find in the other books in the series. I could not put this book down! It took me less than 24 hours to finish this over 600 page book. Whether you’re a fan of the books or not, I guarantee that you won’t be disappointed. There’s a perfect amount of romance and a perfect amount of fantasy/sci-fi that it could keep people who prefer several different genres interested. All in all, this book is perfect!
This is the book we needed.
By Random Gemini
Twilight is many things, but I really feel like this is the book it should have always been. Edward’s story is so much more interesting than Bella’s. Edward’s mind is intriguing and exactly the sort of look inside this universe that we needed. I cannot say enough about how thrilled I am to have been able to read this book. Now... Stephanie, please give us the rest of the series. I know this book was a challenge for you. I know this book caused you a great deal of pain and sorrow. You bled for this one. It is probably VERY selfish of me to ask you to bleed for the other three books that this series deserves, but I’m gonna ask anyway. And when you’re done with that, we need Alice’s backstory.
What a joy it was to read from Edward’s perspective. Such a poetic mind! I loved being able to receive the description and experience of some of the other characters gifts!! (Alice + Jasper!) Overall, such a good read & reminded me of the overwhelming love I have for these amazing characters & this story.
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.
WE NEED MORE OF EDWARDS PERSPECTIVE
Loved this book.
Help me by signing my petition on Change.org to get Stephenie Meyer to write New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn from Edwards perspective. Just search “Edwards perspective” LOL. She said in a recent interview that this was it. I refuse to accept that.
600 something pages simply wasn’t enough for me. Was it enough for you? I finished this book in a couple days. Let’s encourage her to write more from Edwards unique and detailed perspective! With everything in the world going on we NEED more of these books.
I wish you would come out with the rest of the books told by Edward view I loved this one but left me wanting more