Filed under: Stephenie Meyer, Twilight | Tags: j, jk, k, meyer, rowling, series, stephenie, Twilight, vampire
I’m sorry, but Stephenie Meyer is no where near as good as J K Rowling.
Booksellers say Meyer’s books are helping fill the void left by Harry Potter after the last instalment in the stories the boy wizard was published in 2007.
Publishers had fretted openly about how they would maintain sales after the publication of the final part of the series Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Figures published by the retailer amazon.com show Meyer’s books dominating the top 10 lists for the last year in Britain, the US, Canada and France, enjoying an international success not seen since the height of “Potter-mania”.
In many of the national lists, compiled to chart international reading habits for World Book Day on Thursday her name appears two or three times in the top 10.
The American author has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide of her series Twilight – which was made into a film – New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn.
Kes Nielsen, head of books buying at the British arm amazon.co.uk said it was rare for a book to have such appeal in many different countries at the same time.
“Stephenie Meyer, in particular, has achieved incredible success across all the English-speaking nations and Europe and many will say that her Twilight series has filled the hole left by Harry Potter.
“Indeed, I don’t think we have seen one author have so many books in the best-sellers lists since J K Rowling in the early days of the boy wizard.”
There is a new article about Stephenie in Vogue magazine that is extremely well written and contains lots of info about our favorite author. Oh, and it has something about MIDNIGHT SUN in there so everyone needs to check it out. Its a great article and the full one will be in this month of Vogue….
Here is another review of twilight
As hard as it is to sit down between classes, homework and jobs to read a book, “Twilight” had my eyes glued to the pages for two days straight until I finished it.
If you have not been pulled into the “Twilight” and Edward Cullen obsession and still don’t know the gist of the story, here is a little bit of background to spark your interest.
First, let’s get some facts straight. Yes, it is a vampire love story. No, it is not the kind of vampires you are thinking of. There is no creeping out of coffins and no helpless damsel in distress in this story; unless you count Bella Swan’s endless clumsiness and the fact that she is the ultimate prey for James, the human-tracking vampire. Bella moves from Arizona to Forks, Wash., to live with her dad, and she is the talk of the town before she arrives. She easily makes friends with everyone including the odd, hard-to-get Edward.
Even though Edward warns Bella they shouldn’t be friends, there is nothing that can keep them apart. Despite Edward’s desire to kill Bella, his desire to keep her safe is stronger. He is willing to risk everything for her with his family of vampires and devote himself to keeping her safe by not draining her blood and killing her himself. How romantic.
Being a female reader, it was impossible for me to not fall in love with Edward as I flipped through the pages. It didn’t take long to realize what all the buzz was about. I wondered why I had not heard of the four-book series sooner. What makes this book great is it is a love story, but it’s not a sappy-pass-me-a-tissue love story. There is love, drama, violence and blood all equally executed to make up the perfect vampire love story. I give it five stars because it had me holding my breath and sighing with admiration all at the same time.
Filed under: Robert Pattinson | Tags: meyer, Pattinson, Robert, stephenie
Robert Pattinson has a novel idea for people looking to be seen as attractive – get Twilight author Stephenie Meyer on the case.
The British actor became an overnight heartthrob after starring as vampire Edward Cullen in Twilight, which was based on the book by Meyer.
And Pattinson says taking on the role did wonders for his street-cred – as now everyone finds him sexy.
He explains, “Last year if I wanted to chat somebody up I had to go all out, and then this year, I look exactly the same and it’s changed overnight.
“Anyone who wants to be seen as attractive should just get Stephenie Meyer to say, ‘This guy’s attractive’, and then everyone believes it!”
“I like playing loners,” Pattinson said when asked what he likes about his Twilight character. “I like his unpredictability – any character that has a massive dark side is always really fun.
“I like how he’s not frivolous with his words and his emotions. I think that’s good.”
Pattinson, 22, reprises his role as Cullen alongside Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart in Twilight sequel New Moon, due out later this year.
Filed under: Robert Pattinson | Tags: meyer, Pattinson, Robert, stephanie
Stephenie didn’t think he was ready to be the real life Edward Cullen.
She added: “I asked the producer, ‘Is Rob ready for this? Have you guys prepped him? Is he ready to be the It Guy?’
“I don’t think he really is. I don’t think he sees himself that way.
“And I think the transition is going to be a little rocky.”
Read the whole article here
Valley Twilight author Stephenie Meyer felt the sharp sting of a poison-tipped Stephen King barb when the horror writer spoke recently to USA Weekend, comparing Meyer to Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. “Both Rowling and Meyer, they’re speaking directly to young people. . . . The real difference is that Jo Rowling is a terrific writer and Stephenie Meyer can’t write worth a darn. She’s not very good.” But King softened the blow, adding, “People are attracted by the stories, by the pace, and in the case of Stephenie Meyer, it’s very clear that she’s writing to a whole generation of girls and opening up kind of a safe joining of love and sex in those books.”