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Can't wait to start reading the new Twilight book? Check out all the quotes that have been released from Stephenie Meyer's Midnight Sun!


'We stared at each other for a moment, while I processed the fact that, just as she was my first love, according to this I was also her first... infatuation at the very least... This alignment pleased me in some strange way, but also troubled me. Surely this was a warped, unhealthy way for her to begin her romantic life.'

'If she'd decided to cease being my sister tonight, that was her choice and I accepted it.'

'So much pain and so much blood and I'd never be able to make him answer for it. It wasn't enough that he was dying, that he would burn. It would never be enough.'

'"Now we drive until the pavement ends.
"And what's there?" she asked, "at the pavement's end?"
An empty forest. A total lack of witnesses. A monster. "A trail."' 

'"Emmett, I breathed. "I'll buy you a new Jeep."
He chuckled once. No worries.'

'Maybe I would attempt a more dynamic form of dazzling.'

'I had a show to put on now. I knew the role I would play - I had the character down. I would be the villain.'

'Every word we spoke here - each one of them was another pomegranate seed.'

'Her uncanny premonitions reached so far, stretched their tentacles so deep into the future, that even she didn't understand all the actions she took. Somehow she'd sensed, years before Bella had chosen to come to Forks, that at some time I would be facing this mist bizarre trial. Perhaps she was omniscient after all.'

'This was exactly what I'd been waiting for. What I'd told myself I always wanted. For her to turn away. For her to save herself and leave me burning and alone.'

'But Carlisle believed I was able - too gifted, too strong, too intelligent to fall victim to my baser desires. He must have seen how I responded to his internal praises. It made me arrogant, I think, but it also shaped me into the man I saw in his head, so determined was I to earn the approval he'd already given. Carlisle was shrewd like that.'

'These days mattered so much, and ended so quickly.'

'And then my teeth clamped together so hard that even the humans near me heard. One boy looked around for the source of the cracking sound. Oops, Emmett thought. I curled my hands into fists, and concentrated on staying in my seat. Sorry, I was trying not to think about that. I glanced at the clock. Fifteen minutes before I could punch him in the face.'

'Jasper followed Alice down the stairs, not reaching but not moving cautiously like Carlisle and Esme, either. There was no need to put on a show. Everything he did seemed natural and right. In truth, he was laying it on a little thick.'

'None of them noticed us here, lounging at the battered cafeteria table, though an ambush of tigers sprawled in our places would be less lethal than we were. All they saw were five odd-looking people, close enough to human to pass.'

'As much as I would have loved to get out of the truck and stalk up to the helpless duo - to lean over them, intimidating, close enough that all the little signs of what I was would feel like they were screaming at the old man, to bare my teeth and snarl a warning in a voice that would sound anything but human, to watch his hair stand on end and hear his heat sputter with panic - I knew it was a bad idea.'

'Could she think I was so sure of myself? Could she not guess how entirely out of my wheelhouse this all was? There were so many things I excelled at, most of them due to my extra-human abilities. I knew when I could be confident. This was not any of those times.'

'I thought of all the horrifying things she'd accepted about me without a tremor. Only other vampires were scary, apparently.'

'Not for the first time in my life, I wished that I could make my brain slow down. Force it to move at human speed, if only just for a day, an hour, so that I wouldn't have time to obsess over and over again about the same solutionless problems.'

'Rosalie's eyes flashed to me, a look of intense gratitude altering her features in a way I'd never seen before. For one instance, I remembered how very beautiful she was.'

'Goggle at me, will you, you bat-faced nuisance? Bella's face went white. She looked frozen, as though she couldn't look away from the back corner of the room. I turned quickly and shot Rosalie a threatening glare, my lips pulling away from my teeth. I hissed quietly at her. She flashed a glance at me from the corner of her eye, then angled her head away from us both. I looked at Bella just as she turned to stare at me. She started it, Rosalie thought sullenly.'

'It made me ashamed that I'd myself be influenced by others who were never Carlisle's equals. But I'd envied their freedom. And I'd thought I would be able to live above the moral abyss they all sank to. Because I was special. I shook my head at their arrogance.'

'At first I moved slowly, at barely more than human speed, as I showered, cleaning the residue of the forest from my skin and hair. As before, in the car, I felt damaged, impaired, as if my strength had been drained away. All in my head, of course. It would be nothing but a miracle, a gift, if I could somehow truly lose my strength. If I could be weak, harmless, a danger to no one.'


Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer is out Wednesday, 5 August.

  • Midnight Sun - Stephenie Meyer

    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?

  • Twilight - Stephenie Meyer

    When 17 year old Isabella Swan moves to Forks, Washington to live with her father she expects that her new life will be as dull as the town. But in spite of her awkward manner and low expectations, she finds that her new classmates are drawn to this pale, dark-haired new girl in town. But not, it seems, the Cullen family. These five adopted brothers and sisters obviously prefer their own company and will make no exception for Bella. Bella is convinced that Edward Cullen in particular hates her, but she feels a strange attraction to him, although his hostility makes her feel almost physically ill. He seems determined to push her away - until, that is, he saves her life from an out of control car. Bella will soon discover that there is a very good reason for Edward's coldness. He, and his family, are vampires - and he knows how dangerous it is for others to get too close.

  • New Moon - Stephenie Meyer

    For Bella Swan, there is one thing more important than life itself: Edward Cullen. But being in love with a vampire is more dangerous than Bella ever could have imagined. Edward has already rescued Bella from the clutches of an evil vampire but now, as their daring relationship threatens all that is near and dear to them, they realise their troubles may just be beginning ...

  • Eclipse - Stephenie Meyer

    As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob - knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation approaching, Bella has one more decision to make: life or death. But which is which?

  • Breaking Dawn - Stephenie Meyer

    TWILIGHT tempted the imagination . . . NEW MOON made readers thirsty for more . . . ECLIPSE turned the saga into a worldwide phenomenon . . . And now - the book that everyone has been waiting for . . . BREAKING DAWN. In the much anticipated fourth book in Stephenie Meyer's love story, questions will be answered and the fate of Bella and Edward will be revealed.

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