Thoughts on Midnight Sun

So, if you’ve been on twitter you’ve probably seen that Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer will be released later this year.

This book is Edward’s perspective of the events of Twilight. I have a few questions. Is this just going to be the events of Twilight? Or will Meyer be rewriting the entire saga? Why now, after all of this time did she decide to publish Midnight Sun?

My issue with this book is that Meyer is essentially writing and selling the same book for the third dang time. We have the OG Twilight, the gender-swapped Life and Death, and now this one. Are fans really going to pay almost $30 for the same story retold from the least interesting characters perspective? I feel like Meyer is milking her fanbase, I’m totally down with her writing something in the Twilight universe, but not the same thing over and over again. That’s so boring.

Also, the cover.

Midnight Sun Book Cover

Does it not have a striking resemblance to this cover?

Bright We Burn Book Cover

I’ve never once seen pomegranates used on a book cover until Bright We Burn, but suddenly Midnight Sun is using the same concept, and for god knows what reason.

I’m not a fan of Meyer’s sales tactic. Give fans something original and thoughtful, not the same story over and over again.

Let me know what you think in the comments.

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Savannah Worman

My name is Savannah, you can call me Sav. I am a recent Oregon State graduate, Siletz tribal member, and aspiring book critic. Join me on this exploration of the literary world around us. You’re sure to find something you like. If you have any questions, concerns, or comments feel free to hit me up on the contact page! I live in the Pacific Northwest with my boyfriend, my Havanese/Aussie Shepard Stark, my Jack Russell/Shih Tzu Daenerys, and my son Finn.

10 thoughts on “Thoughts on Midnight Sun”

  1. The thing I don’t understand is that that book was supposed to be out years and years ago. Then it got leaked and she never finished it. It was available to read for free on her website. I know I’ve read it. It was the first book but from Edwards perspective. I remember it had this melancholy to it but that’s pretty much it. Oh, yeah, and a scene where Alice and Ed were playing piano. But nothing more. That’s how memorable the story was for me.
    I have no idea if that’s gonna be the same or if Meyer wrote something totally different. And I don’t get the Hades and Persephone metaphor at all. Bella and Edward are nothing like Hades and Persephone. It’s nothing like the myths. I don’t know. Are you gonna read it or take at least a peek?

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    1. I might take a peek at it when it drops in price. I’m not willing to pay so much for a story I’ve read before. But, I will admit that I am a bit curious.
      I also don’t understand the Hades/Persephone metaphor. Persephone was trapped in the underworld, Bella is willingly with Edward and is in no way trapped.

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  2. I had thought that it was more of a prequel situation where it was all before he met Bella…but your idea maqkes so much more sense – although I agree that the story has been rehashed quite a few time now. I think sometimes authors of franchises as large as Twilight struggle to get out from under the thumb of their own success. No matter what they write people will always be comparing it to twilight, which is a shame because I’m sure she has some other great ideas.

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  3. I definitely see what you are saying. I think I might still read it just to see, but I for sure see your points. She has retold the same story. And now years later why do we need his perception?


  4. Pomegranates always remind me of the Hades & Persephone myth so it is a bit weird to see it in a book about vampires (even if it represents blood etc)… I’m also hoping that Meyer brings out an original soon, I loved The Host when I was younger!


  5. I was really hoping for a sequel to The Host. While I loved Twilight in middle school, I don’t know if I’m invested enough to read Edward’s POV. I would love to read a spin off series, or prequel series from other character’s POV, but yeah, the same book rewritten is lame imo. I’m still patiently waiting for The Host 2!

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