Midnight Sun Review

  • Author: Stephenie Meyer
  • Hardcover : 672 pages
  • Date: August 4, 2020
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Summary:
    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.

    This unforgettable tale as told through Edward’s eyes takes on a new and decidedly dark twist. Meeting Bella is both the most unnerving and intriguing event he has experienced in all his years as a vampire. As we learn more fascinating details about Edward’s past and the complexity of his inner thoughts, we understand why this is the defining struggle of his life. How can he justify following his heart if it means leading Bella into danger?

    In Midnight Sun, Stephenie Meyer transports us back to a world that has captivated millions of readers and brings us an epic novel about the profound pleasures and devastating consequences of immortal love.

    My Review:
    The story took me down memory lane of reading Twlight back in the day. I did rush out to grab the books and waited for each one to arrive! Anyways, it was interesting to see Edward’s thoughts and perspective of meeting and connecting Bella. Wile I was reading it, the vibe gave me a sense of Louis from Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire. The emotions of dealing with the hunger, guilt and wrestling with emotions. To me the writing from Meyer and Rice felt parallel to each other just a bit. I think this shows Edward’s darker side that he battles with his darkness. There was so much more drama, emotions, personality and flirting between Edward and Isabella. Even the cute moments between Edward and Isabella was thrilling. I think this book just takes you down memory lane and the writing is just so rich. I can’t explain it. So if you are fan of Twilight, pick this book up and read it. I am glad that I purchased this book. This book is going to hang out with the other books.

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World of Words, and to take part, all you need to do is answer three questions:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

CURRENTLY READING

Soooooo excited for both of these!!

FINISH READING

Review coming soon!

WHAT TO READ NEXT….

Sitting on my coffee table….

Not a newbie book blogger and more

Happy Friday


The weather is fantastic here this morning in Illinois. I wish I could read all day but that will have to wait. So I decided to share my information about my blog information and updates in my world of reading! Hope you enjoy.

1. How old is your blog?

I started in around in the year 2007 then became a full time mom so my book blog posting were irregular. I was not on wordpress at the time. Then later in life my blog was all over the place and my life was a bit hectic. Within the last few years I have decided to challenge myself and blog more! I think 2019 and onwards have made me blog more because I want to. I am making the effort (I am trying!)

2. What are your favorite posts to make?

Vampire posts! Right? Who’s on board with that?
To be honest I like reviewing books that I really like (romance, adventure, supernatural..my taste is all over the place). If there is a book I do not like I won’t post it. If there is a book that is okay I will post it and others might give a shot. I also love to inform others what kind of cool books are out there to read for all ages. That’s the librarian side of me!

3. What is one piece of advice you would give to someone wanting to start a book blog?

Find your genre. Write and work with it. Enjoy yourself. Be true to yourself.

4. Since joining have you run into any unforeseen challenges?

Challenge – time! Balancing work, reading books, being a mom, having fun and blogging isn’t easy. Sometimes having a schedule helps but life doesn’t always go the way you expect.

5. What is a favorite book/series you’ve read because of blogging?

Ooh I have to think on this. Let’s see I did read the whole Twilight series back in the day. Colleen Gleason Stoker and Holmes series and Gardella Vampire series! Kerri Maniscalco Jack the Ripper series. I think I have way too many favorites. I love reading when I can and be plunged into new stories and/or worlds.

6. Overall, what is your favorite aspect about book blogging?

Having a creative outlet, expressing my thoughts/love for books, inform people about books, and meet new people through the world of blogging!

Update on Reading

I am currently reading these books!

Stephenie Meyer
Physical Hardcover book
August 4, 2020
Love Your Life
Sophie Kinsella
E-Arc – October 2020

Currently Reading

What I am currently reading right now.

midnight

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.

This unforgettable tale as told through Edward’s eyes takes on a new and decidedly dark twist. Meeting Bella is both the most unnerving and intriguing event he has experienced in all his years as a vampire. As we learn more fascinating details about Edward’s past and the complexity of his inner thoughts, we understand why this is the defining struggle of his life. How can he justify following his heart if it means leading Bella into danger?

In Midnight Sun, Stephenie Meyer transports us back to a world that has captivated millions of readers and brings us an epic novel about the profound pleasures and devastating consequences of immortal love.

Let’s see how long this book will take me to read.  I am curious to see what it is all about.  I have not read any other reviews regarding to this book yet.

Midnight

Beatrice Clayborn is a sorceress who practices magic in secret, terrified of the day she will be locked into a marital collar that will cut off her powers to protect her unborn children. She dreams of becoming a full-fledged Magus and pursuing magic as her calling as men do, but her family has staked everything to equip her for Bargaining Season, when young men and women of means descend upon the city to negotiate the best marriages. The Clayborns are in severe debt, and only she can save them, by securing an advantageous match before their creditors come calling.

In a stroke of luck, Beatrice finds a grimoire that contains the key to becoming a Magus, but before she can purchase it, a rival sorceress swindles the book right out of her hands. Beatrice summons a spirit to help her get it back, but her new ally exacts a price: Beatrice’s first kiss . . . with her adversary’s brother, the handsome, compassionate, and fabulously wealthy Ianthe Lavan.

The more Beatrice is entangled with the Lavan siblings, the harder her decision becomes: If she casts the spell to become a Magus, she will devastate her family and lose the only man to ever see her for who she is; but if she marries—even for love—she will sacrifice her magic, her identity, and her dreams. But how can she choose just one, knowing she will forever regret the path not taken?

I am going to read this book at the same time.  The beginning so far is interesting.
I just realize that this book also has the word Midnight in it too.  Maybe it is a sign!

Other books that are sitting on my coffee table that are from the library that I need/want to read are:

DAM

Following the events of The Beautiful, Sébastien Saint Germain is now cursed and forever changed. The treaty between the Fallen and the Brotherhood has been broken, and war between the immortals seems imminent. The price of loving Celine was costly.

But Celine has also paid a high price for loving Bastien. Still recovering from injuries sustained during a night she can’t quite remember, her dreams are troubled. And she doesn’t know she has inadvertently set into motion a chain of events that could lead to her demise and unveil a truth about herself she’s not ready to learn.

Forces hiding in the shadows have been patiently waiting for this moment. And just as Bastien and Celine begin to uncover the danger around them, they learn their love could tear them apart.

Where

Delivering a rare book to a valued customer is definitely part of mild-mannered archivist Anna Whitfield’s job description. You know what isn’t? Protecting her precious cargo from midflight theft by the very pilot who is flying her to Half-Moon Hollow…while trying to appear as unappetizing as possible to the only other passenger, a vampire. Undead bookstore owner Jane Jameson could be waiting a very long time for her book. Possibly forever.

Fortunately, Anna’s dashing fanged companion, Finn Palmeroy, helps her fend off the attack but not before their plane crash-lands in the forest hundreds of miles from civilization. Great, now she’s stranded with a priceless tome and a rakish vampire whose bedtime is fast approaching. Why does everyone want this book so badly, anyway? Anna just wants to get it to Jane before Finn decides to turn her into dinner – or sweep her off her feet.

Okay, the second option is really tempting. But they’re not out of the woods yet….

A little oops here….down below…..I thought I ordered Blood-Kissed Sky (Book #2)  but no I ordered the other one: After Daybreak (Book 3).  Ugh!! So now I have to order Blood-Kissed Sky.  Gotta love it when you are in a rush or multi-tasking way too much!   I have read the first book and let me tell you that story is still in my head.
I need to know what is going to happen next!  

Blood
Book #2

After
Book #3

My to read pile

My to read pile keeps growing on goodreads! I need more time to read.  Anyone else having this problem?  Anyone can conjure up some magic for more  time and coffee….?

Anyways here are some books that are in my to read pile.
Let me know if you are going to read any of them.

 

Star

The daughter of a star and a mortal, Sheetal is used to keeping secrets. Pretending to be “normal.” But when an accidental flare of her starfire puts her human father in the hospital, Sheetal needs a full star’s help to heal him. A star like her mother, who returned to the sky long ago.

Sheetal’s quest to save her father will take her to a celestial court of shining wonders and dark shadows, where she must take the stage as her family’s champion in a competition to decide the next ruling house of the heavens—and win, or risk never returning to Earth at all.

 

KS

Blaire Calloway has planned every Instagram-worthy moment of her cupcake and cocktails shop launch down to the tiniest detail. What she didn’t plan on? Ronan Knight and his old-school sports bar next door opening on the very same day. He may be super swoony, but Blaire hasn’t spent years obsessing over buttercream and bourbon to have him ruin her chance at success.   From axe throwing (his place) to frosting contests (hers), Blaire and Ronan are constantly trying to one-up each other in a battle to win new customers. But with every clash, there’s also an undeniable chemistry. When an even bigger threat to their business comes to town, they’re forced to call a temporary time-out on their own war and work together. And the more time Blaire spends getting to know the real Ronan, the more she wonders if it’s possible to have her cupcake and eat it too.

Magic

Vanessa Yu never wanted to see people’s fortunes—or misfortunes—in tealeaves.

Ever since she can remember, Vanessa has been able to see people’s fortunes at the bottom of their teacups. To avoid blurting out their fortunes, she converts to coffee, but somehow fortunes escape and find a way to complicate her life and the ones of those around her. To add to this plight, her romance life is so nonexistent that her parents enlist the services of a matchmaking expert from Shanghai.

After her matchmaking appointment, Vanessa sees death for the first time. She decides that she can’t truly live until she can find a way to get rid of her uncanny abilities. When her eccentric Aunt Evelyn shows up with a tempting offer to whisk her away, Vanessa says au revoir to California and bonjour to Paris. There, Vanessa learns more about herself and the root of her gifts and realizes one thing to be true: knowing one’s destiny isn’t a curse, but being unable to change it is.

 

midnight

At last, readers can experience Edward’s version in the long-awaited companion novel, Midnight Sun.

This unforgettable tale as told through Edward’s eyes takes on a new and decidedly dark twist. Meeting Bella is both the most unnerving and intriguing event he has experienced in all his years as a vampire. As we learn more fascinating details about Edward’s past and the complexity of his inner thoughts, we understand why this is the defining struggle of his life. How can he justify following his heart if it means leading Bella into danger?

In Midnight Sun, Stephenie Meyer transports us back to a world that has captivated millions of readers and brings us an epic novel about the profound pleasures and devastating consequences of immortal love.

(I have bought this book..just haven’t started reading it yet!)

Midnight

Beatrice Clayborn is a sorceress who practices magic in secret, terrified of the day she will be locked into a marital collar that will cut off her powers to protect her unborn children. She dreams of becoming a full-fledged Magus and pursuing magic as her calling as men do, but her family has staked everything to equip her for Bargaining Season, when young men and women of means descend upon the city to negotiate the best marriages. The Clayborns are in severe debt, and only she can save them, by securing an advantageous match before their creditors come calling.

In a stroke of luck, Beatrice finds a grimoire that contains the key to becoming a Magus, but before she can purchase it, a rival sorceress swindles the book right out of her hands. Beatrice summons a spirit to help her get it back, but her new ally exacts a price: Beatrice’s first kiss . . . with her adversary’s brother, the handsome, compassionate, and fabulously wealthy Ianthe Lavan.

The more Beatrice is entangled with the Lavan siblings, the harder her decision becomes: If she casts the spell to become a Magus, she will devastate her family and lose the only man to ever see her for who she is; but if she marries—even for love—she will sacrifice her magic, her identity, and her dreams. But how can she choose just one, knowing she will forever regret the path not taken?

Love

Call Ava romantic, but she thinks love should be found in the real world, not on apps that filter men by height, job, or astrological sign. She believes in feelings, not algorithms. So after a recent breakup and dating app debacle, she decides to put love on hold and escapes to a remote writers’ retreat in coastal Italy. She’s determined to finish writing the novel she’s been fantasizing about, even though it means leaving her close-knit group of friends and her precious dog, Harold, behind.At the retreat, she’s not allowed to use her real name or reveal any personal information. When the neighboring martial arts retreat is canceled and a few of its attendees join their small writing community, Ava, now going by “Aria,” meets “Dutch,” a man who seems too good to be true. The two embark on a baggage-free, whirlwind love affair, cliff-jumping into gem-colored Mediterranean waters and exploring the splendor of the Italian coast. Things seem to be perfect for Aria and Dutch.

But then their real identities—Ava and Matt—must return to London. As their fantasy starts to fade, they discover just how different their personal worlds are. From food choices to annoying habits to sauna etiquette . . . are they compatible in anything? And then there’s the prickly situation with Matt’s ex-girlfriend, who isn’t too eager to let him go. As one mishap follows another, it seems while they love each other, they just can’t love each other’s lives. Can they reconcile their differences to find one life together?

book

Rosie Thorne is feeling stuck—on her college application essays, in her small town, and on that mysterious General Sond cosplayer she met at ExcelsiCon. Most of all, she’s stuck in her grief over her mother’s death. Her only solace was her late mother’s library of rare Starfield novels, but even that disappeared when they sold it to pay off hospital bills.

On the other hand, Vance Reigns has been Hollywood royalty for as long as he can remember—with all the privilege and scrutiny that entails. When a tabloid scandal catches up to him, he’s forced to hide out somewhere the paparazzi would never expect to find him: Small Town USA. At least there’s a library in the house. Too bad he doesn’t read.

When Rosie and Vance’s paths collide and a rare book is accidentally destroyed, Rosie finds herself working to repay the debt. And while most Starfield superfans would jump at the chance to work in close proximity to the Vance Reigns, Rosie has discovered something about Vance: he’s a jerk, and she can’t stand him. The feeling is mutual.

But as Vance and Rosie begrudgingly get to know each other, their careful masks come off—and they may just find that there’s more risk in shutting each other out than in opening their hearts.