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Midnight Sun
Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
It's here! #1 bestselling author Stephenie Meyer makes a triumphant return to the world of Twilight with this highly anticipated companion: the iconic love story of Bella and Edward told from the vampire's point of view.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."People do not want to just read Meyer's books; they want to climb inside them and live there." -- Time"A literary phenomenon." -- The New York Times
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HeatherBlue
Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
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“And so the lion fell in love with the lamb”
Finally got my Twilight/Midnight Sun tattoo!!! (There‘s an apple with it that wraps around the back of my arm 🍎)

MoonWitch94 Love it!!! 3d
LiteraryinLawrence Gorgeous!! Congrats! 3d
Gissy 😍❤️👌 2d
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SarahBookInterrupted
Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
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Pickpick

I loved it! But I‘m someone who just wants to watch movies I‘ve already seen. I really enjoyed the twilight book from Edwards perspective. It makes me want to read the first one again especially with Edwards frustration not knowing what Bella is thinking. I liked that his family speaks to him without actually speaking and only occasionally speaks what they want others to hear. Also his families characters where more developed which I also loved.

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erinachu
Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
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2023 week one wrap up:
🎧 Midnight Sun: finished! Book 1 of 2023 😁
📚 The Demon King: 21%
🎧 Dark Matter: 10%
📱 Before I Fall: 9%
🎧 Atomic Habits: 3%
This week's goal: finish Dark Matter and reach 50% in The Demon King 🌟

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Lizwarnerpdx
Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
Pickpick

The first twilight book, but from Edward‘s perspective. It makes me want to re-read twilight and line up the stories. It‘s been years since I read them but I think this filled in some gaps. I wish there were more.

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Reading.w.Dee
Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
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Mehso-so

Although I've always been Team Jacob, Edward's side of the story did open my eyes a little bit to his inner thoughts and how quickly thoughts/scenarios can go through his mind between his and Alice's abilities. It truly is a whole second side story.

It also provided a more in-depth explanation to the 'trackers' thoughts and their thought process for dealing with this challenge.

#Twilight #TeamJacob #MidnightSun

dabbe Wow! What a cover! 3mo
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Pigpen_Reads
Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
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#ManicMonday #LetterM @CBee

I missed it yesterday due to the Halloween festivities, so I'm here today 😁

📚: Midnight Sun
✒️: Stephenie Meyer
🎬: Mean Girls
🎤: Metallica
🎶: Me Necesita- CNCO & Pretty Much

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bree.v08
Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

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MissLucyIrene
Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
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Nothing like a moody boy. Also my notes from my last attempt at reading this are hilarious.

Coincidentally, I‘m also starting to research an article on reading in times of crisis. Does it matter what we read? Should we be so hard on ourselves during these less than fun times? Does loving a trashy read every now and then take away from the act of reading? So many questions and thoughts about this!

#bookstagram #ilovebooks #bookstagrammer

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 🖤❤️ 6mo
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Shallett
Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
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Great book brings me back to my childhood when I res twilight

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Smlambert725
Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer

“Could a dead, frozen heart beat again? It felt like mine was about to.”
#March2022

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michellelav
Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
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Bailedbailed

I LOVED the Twilight series when it first came out but this is probably my first ever bail on a book. I could not stand Edward's cringey outlook. Sorry to everyone who loved it, I just couldn't get there 😅

BethM I couldn‘t either. 11mo
michellelav @BethM I wanted to love it soooo bad but it was more annoying than anything to me 😅 11mo
Smrloomis Am I the only person super freaked out by this cover??? I don‘t know why but this really disturbs me… 😳🤷🏻‍♀️ 11mo
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michellelav @Smrloomis it's definitely disturbing, I don't even have the cover 😂 I think it was left at my moms @Jemmygem 11mo
Bookwomble @Smrloomis Perhaps trypophobia? 11mo
Kimberlone Totally understand. I skimmed so much when I read this. I just wanted to finish it. Definitely was not good. 11mo
michellelav @Kimberlone Happy I'm not alone with this one 😅 11mo
Smrloomis @Bookwomble oh my goodness YES 😳😳😳 Had no idea it‘s a thing but yes 100% Ugh! 11mo
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VioletMoonBooks
Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
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Balibee146
Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
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Okay Edward is cringey, whinging and extra creepy. A bookful of petty, childlike angst...all the things that were problematic about the original amplified in this one. So.... Ummm...why I am enjoying it an embarrassing amount 🤨 😳
#cheesefest

Cathythoughts Great 👍🏻❤️Enjoy X 1y
sprainedbrain I agree with what you‘re saying… and loved the hell out of that book anyway😂 1y
Balibee146 Hi @Cathythoughts and @sprainedbrain im glad I'm not alone 😀👍 1y
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ReadingIsMyHobby
Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
Pickpick

So I just finished reading this book while listening to the audio book. And omg I loved it. What a great read. I hope for more.

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Soscha
Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
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Bailedbailed

Two things. First, I don‘t see either the need nor purpose of this book. Maybe Meyer got jealous of E. L. James cashing in on the two sides to every story grift? Further, Edward‘s creepy alpha-protector mess is more prominent here thus even less enduring.

Second: I really don‘t need scenes of our “heroes” hunting down & killing bears & mountain lions & laughing about it. If y‘all are so damn smart why haven‘t you invented True Blood yet? 🤔

ssllynn I was debating on reading it or not! I don‘t feel like I‘d miss out on much of I don‘t.. 😮‍💨 1y
Soscha It‘s not necessarily terrible. If you were a great fan of the original it‘ll probably we worth it. I just had to tap out at the animal death description. Just, no. 1y
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Jennapower.s
Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
Pickpick

The depth of Bella and Edward‘s love for each other was better portrayed in this book than to the original twilight series. A beautiful love story that will never get old. Still hoping for New Moon through Edward‘s perspective!

nibech I think NM in Jacob's pov would be pretty cool too 😊 1y
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MyNamesParadise
Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
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Pickpick

I enjoyed this book more than I probably should have! It was nice to be reunited with these characters. I saw the movies on tv & then remembered this book came out last year. Edward‘s POV was interesting, even if a little long-winded. It got repetitive at times, making it longer than what it could have been. The depth of their love for each other made more sense in this book. If you were a fan of the Twilight series, you‘ll enjoy this book.

sprainedbrain I loved this book a whole embarrassing lot. 😂 2y
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Traci1
Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
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Panpan

I think the problem with writing the same story from a different perspective is that in order for it not to just be a repeat of everything, you have to add so. many. feelings. It's all thinking and practically no action for the first 22 (of 26) hours. Just so much thinking and angsty moping. I enjoyed Twilight for what it was but this one was annoying. And way too long.

#bookspin 12th book finished
#nutsinmay 1st book finished
@Andrew65

bthegood Was debating about this book, your review ended that, I read Twilight series,, and that was a bit too much mopey, angst for me, so this is out👍 2y
Traci1 @bthegood I listened to it on audio, and the narrator didn't do it any favors. But I don't think I'd have liked it any more in print. If you didn't LOVE Twilight, I really don't think you'd enjoy it. 2y
Andrew65 Shame it wasn‘t better. 2y
bthegood @Traci1 😊👍 2y
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CogsOfEncouragement
Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
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Did a reread of this to host an online discussion for some friends who just got around to it for the first time. I really enjoyed their thoughts on the characters and themes in this whole series. #Twilight

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CogsOfEncouragement
Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
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✌🏼❤️📚

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Whalien99
Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
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Just.. what was the reason.. i gave this 3 stars on goodreads when it was leaked. I remember I didn't like it tho😭

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aa_guer2021
Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
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So thankful that my trip to the #thriftstore resulted in this #bookhaul which meant I have my #twilightsaga collection again!! #bookworm #yesstilltwilight #throwback ❤️❤️😻

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RinnsReads
Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
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6. I know,I know. It‘s problematic in so many ways. Despite all the issues I can see with the premise, toxic relationships etc I still just really enjoy Stephanie Meyer‘s books. Midnight sun was no exception. Really enjoyed the retelling from Edward‘s POV (even if he is a bit cringey and whingy).

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GlitterGirl
Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
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Got my copy at my local 2nd hand bookstore! 💪

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brandierickson
Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
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Mehso-so

This book is way too long and Edward and Bella are the least interesting characters. But parts of it were fun, at least.

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JessClark78
Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
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Day 3 #20in4 #Readathon

I didn‘t get much reading done yesterday. Only got in another hour. Still working on Midnight Sun.

Andrew65 Every little helps 👏👏👏 2y
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JessClark78
Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
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Day 2 #20in4 #Readathon

Read for almost three hours yesterday. Finished about a hundred pages of Midnight Sun.

Andrew65 Progressing well 👏👏👏 2y
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Anoukeboek
Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
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Yes! My soul needed more Twilight! I loved Edwards point of view! The original story and this book fit perfectly within eachother. I finally understand why Edward loves Bella so much. I also really enjoyed learning more about the Cullens and being on the other side of the hunt. The love story is questionable, even as the stalking, but I will defend this serie for the rest of my life!
(🎧 - audiobook)

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thebacklistbook
Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
Mehso-so

This book destroys the notion of Bella and Edward as even remotely healthy. Very important for that reason. Edward is so angsty and whiny. I had to remind myself he was frozen at the age of 17. Some parts were interesting mostly because they layered knowledge of his family. #comestible #fourfoursin21

Lauredhel I always kinda wondered whether teenage vampires grew the judgement parts of their brain eventually! 2y
Lauredhel I'm wrapping up the #fourfoursin21 #readingchallenge ! If you have completed it, please email me lauredhelhoyden@gmail.com with your list of reads by the end of the year. I'll randomly choose a winner, and email you your prize questionnaire. 14mo
thebacklistbook @Lauredhel alas didn't manage to read anything that fit for indigenous. 14mo
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Lauredhel @thebacklistbook oh no! You have a week and a half though - would you like recs? 14mo
thebacklistbook No that's alright :) 14mo
Lauredhel Well even if you don't read it this year, I still heartily rec this YA mystery / ghost-y book 14mo
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KimberlyJuracich
Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
Panpan

No. All he did was whine. Honestly if this was the first book of the whole series I would not have like twilight as much as I did before. Kind of ruined Edward for me to be honest.

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Anchobi413
Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
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Panpan

Can a book lose its momentum or is it the reader? Perhaps the story was predictable as I've already read Twilight. Despite the drag, I realized 1)Through the eyes of Bella, Edward was romanticized Which I understand happens when you‘re in love. But as I learnt Edward‘s mind I realized that without Bella‘s lens, I couldn't learn to admire him 2)I realized that it was Jasper & Alice that lingered in my mind. Something about them left me wanting more

ElizaMarie I also had a hard time with Edward too. I mean I was thinking of DNF this book but I felt I had to give it a try. I was not impressed. But you are right.. Alice and Jasper were stand outs here. Also I feel like Rosalie should have been explored more. Other than Edward just being upset that she is upset. 2y
Anchobi413 @ElizaMarie yeah, it definitely was a hard book for me to finish and I was also tempted to give up half way. But I couldn't help but hold onto the hope that maybe there was a surprise at the very end.. haha I wonder what was the purpose of this book? Was it solely to present what went inside Edward's head? 2y
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Arvena
Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
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Mehso-so

This book was a drag...
I don't think this book was needed. I'd prefer better for the continuation of the story after “Breaking Dawn“!
It's too much of Edward's thoughts, obsessive stalking and homicidal jealousy... His old age is almost palpable..

Bits Omg I haaaated this book. 🤪😫 I didn't bail because I was holding out hope.. but no. 😑 2y
Tera66 I think if it was shorter, it would have been better. It was too much "mushy" stuff. We get it you love each other!? Blah! 2y
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ajmayorquin
Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
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Pickpick

I love hearing Edward‘s side of the story! The he can read minds helped understand not just him but many of the other characters. Great book!

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Roary47
Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
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I am so glad she took the time to write this. I read the Twilight series so long ago, but this brought me back to the story I loved in my early college days when I needed an escape. How could a story I knew so well have so many hidden avenues I didn‘t even think to need. This book definitely delivered! #bookspinbingo #doublespin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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kalivha
Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
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Mehso-so

Thoroughly enjoyable to read, even if the writing has its flaws.

However, I feel like it is really important to read this book critically because it is full of harmful tropes. I mean, the first half is an account of a stalking from the stalker's perspective - pretty uncomfortable, and not okay, and even after that I think it is a story of a rather unhealthy kind of love.

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ElizaMarie
Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
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Mehso-so

So. I don't know about this. I read and listened to it ... mostly read, but that Edward! he dove me nuts with his “I can kill you any minute“ bs! Like do it or don't! Ugh! Tortured vampire is not the vampire I like. I ma just gonna say “so-so“ for this one.

#BookSpinBingo
@TheAromaOfBooks

TheAromaofBooks I've always meant to read these but just haven't ever gotten to them. 2y
ElizaMarie @TheAromaofBooks I remember enjoying them. But this one was too much! 2y
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Roary47
Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer

I just read through a part about the beauty of Arizona. A lot of those details are exactly why I love my home state. Especially the smell of Creosote in the rain. It‘s hard to describe, but definitely should be marketed one day. 🥰💛

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BookKenz
Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
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Bailedbailed

I can't lie and say I wasn't swept up in the Twilight stories back in the day. I believe I read the entire series in a week. However, I honestly should have left that journey there. This. Was. So. Dreadfully. Boring. I can not. I'm tapping out. I'm done.

#bookspinbingo #MountTBR #OverIt #WhyDidIDoThisToMyself

BethM I feel the same. I was super into this when it came out. Now 6 months later I‘m still not done. At a certain point it became an overly descriptive slog. 2y
Saknicole I bailed too. Nothing exciting or new to keep me going. I got to about 30%. 2y
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thebacklistbook
Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer

Have created a tracker on storygraph for the #fourfoursin21 challenge. Feel free to use it if you like.

Lauredhel Sorry, only just saw this - I don't even know what storygraph is! I'll check it out 2y
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Roary47
Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
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I‘m not very far, but enjoying this while I‘m cleaning and organizing this 3 day weekend. I audio read more than physically read because I‘m a super busy person. Hope that‘s okay for my #doublespin book for January? #bookspinbingo2021 @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Absolutely!! Getting books off the list is the goal & audiobooks are a great way to do that!! 2y
Roary47 Yay! I‘d read maybe one book a month if I didn‘t have audio. Plus my commute. Thanks for getting back to me. 😊 2y
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cwarnier
Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
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I went to BN for my #bookcupidswap and ended up buying myself 3 books. 2 are on my wish list/ TBR and unicorns was an impulse buy.

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ElizaMarie
Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
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#JoyousJanuary didn't come soon enough! (Thanks @Andrew65)

1. Finish Midnight Sun
2. Finish Veronika Wants to Die
3. Finish 50% Off Murder

Andrew65 Good luck, great to have you with us. 😊 Some great goals. 2y
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kalivha
Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
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Next up: Midnight Sun! I might be slightly embarrassed about reading this one 🙈 How do you feel about this? Have any of you read it yet?

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Amandakay
Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
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Mehso-so

#popsugarchallenge

Book 4: a book with an oxymoron in the title (does this work!?)

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Mrs_B
Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
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Pickpick

It was fun to learn more about the Cullens - I liked the little extra pieces of back story. Edward‘s thoughts did get a bit intense, I enjoyed the second half with the chase more from Edward‘s POV than Bella‘s.
I think I‘m done with twilight now for a while though...

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BethM
Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
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I got annoyed with this when I was pregnant so now I‘m finishing it. Almond milk hot coco- not bad!