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Midnight Sun, by Stephenie Meyer

9 reviews

unloveliest's review against another edition

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adventurous dark emotional funny mysterious sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

1.0


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parkyparkpark's review against another edition

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adventurous dark emotional funny lighthearted mysterious reflective tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5


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nick13's review against another edition

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adventurous dark emotional funny slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

1.0

The worst Boo I've ever read was Twilight New Moon. That was until this novel.
I don't think I've been so frustrated and I bored at the same time while reading a book as I was while reading Midnight Sun. There is just list upon list of pointless descriptions and the there are parts where it brushes past things I'd actually like to know, every thought Edward (and everyone else for that matter) is written which I wouldn't mind except for the fact that it is all the same damn thing over and over again, the dialogue is clumsy at best, Edward is still a terrible boyfriend who never gets better, and so much more i can't even begin to describe. 
This book was an absolute chore, so much so that it made me stop reading for several days at times because it just made me sad. It is so slow at times I literally began to fall asleep and it is so bloated full of needless description that it feels like a textbook. Jesus christ, this is the textbook of Twilight.
With this final review of the Twilight series, I can now tell you to never read any of these books. Watch the movies if you was to watch some funnily bad movies but other than that, avoid this series like the plague, especially this book. 
I'm serious, don't read this book no matter what, it will ruin you.

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er1nmoore's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional mysterious reflective tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.25


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nxclx's review against another edition

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slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

1.0

Honestly, I feel bad giving this book 1 star, but honestly, that's what it got. This is a whole mess, and I wouldn't have finished it if it hadn't been for it being a retelling of twilight. Just... sad. And I would have rather read about Alice's story.

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caitlinsbooks's review against another edition

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slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.5

TL:DR; 
Positives: some of the quotes were funny, the romance was still cute in its own weird way, and it was a throwback and a half to be in this story. 

Negatives: Edward goes on a bit, doesn’t he? What’s all this crap about pomegranates? Also just get over it Edward, this girl loves you and would like to be a vampire, please. You could stop this from being a 4 book saga (still salty about the travesty that is New Moon...) if you just did what she wanted. Thanks.

Read the rest of my review here. I’m gonna go full Edward and say way too much! Spoilers ahead...
Spoiler Ok, I finally did it. I finished this behemoth. I started off feeling quite excited about reading Edward’s POV, and there were definitely some interesting additions brought to the story thanks to his mind reading abilities. I guess I’m just disappointed that this book was literally just Twilight. What did I expect? I have no idea. I wish this book had been released a lot sooner, as it definitely would have benefited from the Twilight hype. I’m not much of a rereader, and I don’t remember what was going through Bella’s head anymore, so it was as if I was truly in Edward’s head when he was frustrated about not being able to hear her thoughts. I don’t think that was the point of the story? I think we were supposed to know what was going on? Maybe not...

Anyway, yes this book was fun at times, and full of the classic Twilight angst, but WOW IT WAS REALLY LONG AND BORING MOST OF THE TIME.

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thespacejamber's review against another edition

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challenging emotional tense slow-paced
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.0

a concise review:
edward, like all men, doesn't know how to shut the fuck up in any given situation. this goes on for far too long.

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elenamarmiroli's review against another edition

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slow-paced
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

1.5

Questo libro è difficile da valutare.

Per prima cosa bisogna ammettere fin da subito che Edward è un personaggio molto melodrammatico, nell'accezione più negativa del termine, al punto in cui gli avvenimenti di questo libro, occupano meno pagine di quelle usate per parlare di tutte le paranoie che passano per il suo cervello, le sue mille lamentele e anche i suoi numerosi giudizi negativi riguardo i pensieri degli altri. Persino la sua storia d'amore con Bella, passa in secondo piano rispetto ai suoi problemi con l'accettare il suo essere un vampiro e quanto tale un mostro indegno di essere amato da lei.
Ciò potrebbe essere  stato una maniera interessante per trattare del tema dell'accettazione di sé stessi in un contesto differente, ma no. Le sue pare non servano a nulla, in quanto nel corso dell'intero romanzo non è in grado di maturare, e nulla di quello che lui potrebbe fare sarebbe mai abbastanza per convincersi del contrario. Per assecondare la sua visione del mondo finisce per impedire a Bella di compiere le sue sceglie, trattandola quindi come un oggetto, più che come una persona con una propria volontà, tant'è che
Spoiler alla fine del romanzo lui si stava già preparando a lasciare Bella per proteggerla da sé stesso e dal "pericolo" che lei venga trasformata in una vampira, togliendole quindi il "dono" dell'umanità, senza purtroppo tenere conto del fatto che lei desiderasse diventare come lui.
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Inoltre, leggere questo libro, rende ancora più difficile giustificare il comportamento da stalker intrapreso da Edward nei confronti di Bella, in quanto non è solo dovuto a delle paranoie assurde di lui, ma anche perché lui ammette che questo atteggiamento sia sbagliato, ma al contempo non fa nulla per cambiarlo. 
I suoi pensieri, mentre prova l'emozione della gelosia, sono esageratissimi, soprattutto all'inizio, visto che non aveva neanche quasi interagito con Bella in quel momento.

Dopo aver illustrato bene la pesantezza del personaggio di Edward e la monotonia dei sui pensieri, con conseguente tedio del lettore, è necessario chiarire che gli eventi di questo libro e anche spesso interi dialoghi, come già ci si poteva aspettare, sono praticamente identici a quelli di [book:Twilight|41865].
Ciò diventa un problema però, quando il personaggio che racconta la storia ha un punto di vista altamente ripetitivo, e quel poco che viene aggiunto alla storia grazie a quest'opera può risultare interessante solo perché aggiunge qualcosa ai personaggi secondari. Ciò è reso possibile grazie all'abilità del protagonista che permette a noi lettori di scoprire i pensieri di tutti gli altri personaggi, dandocene una visione inedita. Ma riguardo alla storia principale, questo libro è inutile, se non addirittura di troppo, in quanto Edward è più interessante quando non ne conosci i pensieri.

L'unica parte "interessante" è quella finale, in cui
Spoiler il lettore scopre come Edward e il resto della combriccola dei Cullen prova salvare Bella dalle grinfie del segugio, semplicemente perché il libro si trasforma a caso in Fast & Furious



Tutto sommato, consiglierei questa lettura solo ai fan sfegatati della saga di Twilight, per cui questo libro porterebbe con sé anche un valore nostalgico, e a nessun altro.

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thepudding's review against another edition

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dark sad slow-paced
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0


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