‘Midnight Sun’ by Stephanie Meyer was unnecessary

When it comes to the Twilight saga, I have always been on Team Edward. So when I heard that Stephanie Meyer wrote a book based on the perspective of Edward, I knew I had to read it. However, when I finally got around to it, I was highly disappointed. The following is probably going to be a rant, probably with spoilers, but I just can’t help it. You have been warned.

There were so many different ways that Stephanie Meyer could have approached Edward’s story and she did it in the laziest way possible – in my opinion. Why, after reading the series, would I want a regurgitation of the same story? Why? I already knew what happened from reading the first book, and if anything, why didn’t she include his perspective when she originally wrote the book – aka multiple perspectives.

She had so many opportunities to tell a different story. One being a prequel – Edward’s life starting when he first became a vampire and going through the years. I mean isn’t he a few hundred years old? He has so many stories to tell. She could have ended the book at the point where he finally meets Bella.

OR

Turning his story into its own trilogy. Again, I am sure he has so many stories to tell from when he first became a vampire. It would have been interesting to know some of the characters he came across over the years, his interactions with the Voltari, his relationships with the Cullens. So many stories.

OR

Continue where Breaking Dawn left off. They are married. A few years have gone by and Edward is reflecting on his life from when he first met Bella to where they are now. Maybe another drama unfolds. Who knows.

While it was interesting to see what Edward thought of things, going through familiar scenes, I couldn’t help but wonder if the dialogue was the same in the first book. It was distracting as it slowed down my reading. Also I couldn’t help but wonder if the events had changed slightly, which further irked me.

I don’t think “Midnight Sun” provided anything drastically different from what we already knew except some snippets into Edward’s thoughts and maybe some revisionist history. Maybe I am being a bit too critical but it just irked me that I read the same story and I don’t think it was necessary.

I told you this was going to be rant, but this left a bad taste in my mouth and I just needed to get rid of it.

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