From the publisher: 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.
The year is 2008. It’s November 21, and it’s finally started to get cold. I stand in line outside the tiny theatre with 17 other girls from my sophomore English class, as well as the three teachers from the English department. I’m about to spend the $30 my parents gave me on too much popcorn, soda, and Twizzler’s, and I’ll definitely have a stomachache by the end of the night. But it doesn’t matter — because we’re about to watch Twilight. I don’t think any teenager in the late aughts could truthfully say they don’t have a similar memory.
Fast forward to 2020, and Stephenie Meyer announces her remedy for the pandemic: Midnight Sun, aka Twilight, from Edward’s perspective. The book had been teased for years, ever since an unfinished draft was leaked on the Internet in 2008 and Meyer put the project on hold indefinitely. But in August, a final version was released (and promptly sold more than a million copies in the first week, proving I’m not the only one suckered in by teenage nostalgia for the series.) I took one for the team and read the 627-page novel and I don’t want to give anything away, but it’s exactly what you’re expecting.
Is Midnight Sun good? No. Is Midnight Sun entertaining? Absolutely. It’s the perfect book to read on a cold, autumn day to distract from the real world — you know, the one without sparkly forever-teenaged vampires.