Midnight Sun

By

Stephenie Meyer

4STARS

Cover Design- This cover is eye catching in its ridiculousness. That being said, Meyer did reference the pomegranate a few times in the book. I’d hazard a guess to say that was what led to her choice for the cover. If you’ve seen the show before, you know a cover should be eye catching for it to get the reader’s attention. The pomegranate does that. The liquid dripping at the bottom brings to mind blood of course linking to vampires. I definitely would have noticed this book because of the cover but I don’t know that I would have picked it up to see what it’s about. 3 STARS Concept- Going on Midnight Sun as a story on its own, no connection to Twilight, the idea of a vampire with a conscience is intriguing. The way the book is written gives the reader a unique look into the darkness within Edward’s mind. Though I have red Twilight many times, it was like reading a new book. 5 STARS Plot/Subplot- Meyer has given the reader a plot that is unlike Twilight. I know that sounds crazy as it’s the same story, but it’s true. The plot is not the love he feels for Bella, that’s the subplot. The plot of Midnight Sun is the demons Edward faces as he comes to terms with his feelings for Bella. 5 STARS Character Development- This book shows Edward in a different light. Meyer has taken the reader into the darkness Edward fights on a daily basis. Meyer had given us a different view of Bella as well. I thought I knew Bell after reading the saga but seeing everything the way Edward does introduces us to a different side of Bella. We also get to know more about the rest of the Cullen’s. Meyer could have written this book completely like Twilight, but she didn’t. She developed the characters that we knew and made them more in depth. The next time I read Twilight it’ll be with new insight into all the characters. 5 STARS Entertainment Level- When I read the Twilight Saga, I couldn’t put it down. I had to have the next book. I read it in a week. Unfortunately, I didn’t do the same with Midnight Sun. It wasn’t that I didn’t enjoy the book, it was that life was more chaotic these days. I enjoyed Midnight Sun. When I was reading it, I was able to lose myself in the story. I didn’t want it to end. 5 STARS Overall- I give Midnight Sun 4 STARS. Every Twihard should read it and probably did. For those who didn’t like the series, I think you’d enjoy it more if you gave it another try.