If Twilight has proven up in your life greater than regular lately, it’s in all probability due to Stephenie Meyer’s latest ebook, Midnight Sun. It’s a companion novel to Twilight and from Edward Cullen’s standpoint. It’s a ebook that’s actually 12 years within the making, and one which die-hard followers have been ready for.
Even although it’s a retelling of the ebook, it additionally provides a model new perspective on Bella Swan and Edward Cullen’s love story. And with that, there are a number of new scenes, together with one which Twilight talked about, however skimmed over. [Spoiler alert: Spoilers forward for Midnight Sun].
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‘Midnight Sun’ is the retelling of ‘Twilight’ via Edward Cullen’s perspective
As said above, Midnight Sun was simply launched however was initially leaked again in 2008. So not solely have followers recognized it’s existed for that lengthy nevertheless it’s additionally one thing Meyer’s been holding onto.
Again, it’s all from Edward’s standpoint. So followers get to learn what he thought the primary time he noticed Bella within the Forks cafeteria and couldn’t learn her thoughts. Or how he obtained himself via that first biology class when he practically killed her. Fans can also learn how Edward fled to Alaska for 2 weeks to try to come to phrases with what Bella’s presence meant for him. And why he was so drawn to her already, that he got here again to Forks.
It is kind of fascinating, getting to listen to how his mind-reading works (form of) or learn his tortured ideas about his rising love for Bella. It’s sort of humorous to additionally piece via his naivete about all of it, when he doesn’t even know what these new emotions are, like love or jealousy.
As said above, there are new scenes or no less than new info that readers are consuming with practically each chapter. Readers of Twilight will get extra solutions to why Edward requested sure issues or acted in a selected manner. And in a single scene, Edward is grilling Bella with tons of questions on her favourite issues.
Fans lastly study a few of Bella’s favourite issues
This scene is one thing that’s in Twilight, however Bella solely remembers her reply about her favourite coloration. Everything else, from her music style to favourite films and locations, are all new info.
For instance, Edward asks her what the final CD in her CD participant was (that is 2005, in spite of everything). Twihards realize it’s Linkin Park as a result of Meyer’s disclosed this earlier than. But right here you get to learn it: Hybrid Theory. But Bella additionally tells Edward she’s not a lot of a music particular person, and solely is aware of what her mother has performed for her like Debussy and Simon & Garfunkel.
Getting into her favourite films, she in fact lists Pride and Prejudice, the 6-hour Colin Firth one. There’s additionally Vertigo, Monty Python and the Holy Grail. She then lists Beauty and the Beast and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. She thinks that the final one is a fundamental reply because it’s “everyone’s favorite,” however Edward assures her that it’s “for good reason.”
Bella’s favourite scent is lavender and clear laundry. She additionally actually wished to go to Prince Edward Island and New York City to see a “vertical” metropolis. And to hail a cab.
Her literary tastes are unsurprising and skim like a highschool studying checklist. She enjoys Little Women and all the things by Jane Austen besides Emma. For Bella, Jane Eyre is her “idea of a heroine.”
She’ll learn something by the Brontë sisters, which followers already knew as a result of Wuthering Heights is a large obsession of Bella’s. She makes use of the ebook as a solution to show to Edward that he does have a soul. Her reasoning was that if somebody can love, they will’t absolutely be a monster and subsequently should have a soul, pointing to Heathcliff. That didn’t go over too nicely with Edward.
Unfortunately, Stephenie Meyer isn’t going to jot down extra from Edward’s perspective
But, in fact, Edward will get over the “damned for all eternity” little bit of being a vampire finally. However, his self-loathing and intense interior monologue is a cause why followers aren’t going to get one other ebook from his perspective.
“I have no immediate plans, but if I ever come back to the world of the Cullens, it will be through Renesmee’s perspective [the child of Bella and Edward],” Meyer informed The Daily Telegraph about extra Twilight novels. “I won’t rewrite any more books from Edward’s point of view. He makes me too anxious.”
Even although that’s a bummer for followers, she is planning extra books on the earth of the Cullens and werewolves.
“So, the stories are there,” Meyer mentioned throughout a stay Midnight Sun video occasion. “There are two more books, I think, in the world that I want to write. I’ve got them outlined, and I think a chapter written of the first one. And so I know what’s there.”
Regardless of what occurs with the sequence going ahead, now followers can relaxation assured that Bella liked the “No, I am your father” scene simply as a lot as everybody else.
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