Unless you have been living under a rock, you have heard of the Twilight saga by Stephanie Meyer. The Bella, Edward, and Jacob love triangle started as books and was made into movies. There are many opinions about the series, both books and films. These books have even gotten a fan base called the Twihards.

For those who don’t know, Twilight is from Bella’s point of view. We get her thoughts, feelings, conversations, and so on. Like other fans, I wanted to know Edward’s pov on many things. What fighting was going on in the Cullen home? What did Edward mean when he said he couldn’t stay away from her? Why was he gone after Bella’s first day of school, and why did he return? There were so many other burning questions. Since Midnight Sun is from Edward’s point of view, we get those answers, right?

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At one point, Stephanie was actively writing Midnight Sun when someone leaked what she had written. It was not the whole novel, much less edited. As a writer myself, I can understand the devastation felt. The leak caused Ms. Meyer to stop writing this book. Even just a portion of the work is a betrayal. I was disappointed because I wanted to know. So imagine my surprise and delight when I saw Midnight Sun in stores.

I was excited to take in the story in a whole new way. I thought I would love the book. But, unfortunately, I was very wrong. I struggled to read this book, and it wasn’t the size, though it is immense like the others. It was a chore to read, but I wanted to finish the book for you guys. Plus, I was reading it with my sister-in-law. She feels the same way. She has struggled to read this book too.

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We both agree that Edward whines too much. I expected him to struggle and be slightly angsty, but he was over the top. Also, too much of this book took place in his head. Edward is a telepath, yes, but there wasn’t enough interaction with other people in the book. Outside of Bella, he has the most interaction with Alice and Emmett. There was next to none with Jasper. We know there was turmoil with Rosalie in Twilight, but we got next to none of it here. Many times I could hear the thoughts of others in the book, which makes sense, but Edward didn’t always feel like answering them, so…

We get a better idea of how much Edward cares or feels indifferent to his family. His respect and love for Carlisle and Esme are evident. Only the tip of the ice burg is seen with Tanya, and I am curious. What a missed opportunity. The book did answer some of the questions but not well enough. For me, it is a no-go.

Have you read Midnight Sun? What are your thoughts on the book? Let me know in the comments below. Until next time, have fun storming the castle!