It’s official – I am a Twilighter!
Apparently that is the name for fans of Stephenie Meyer’s 4-book vampire series. I don’t think I am in need of a 12-step program as yet. I mean, I have not joined the fan community or started writing fan-fiction! That, as we all know, is what really makes one an obsessive! LOL! So, although you can all breathe easy in the assurance that I have not transferred my deep, abiding love for Mr. Darcy to Edward, I am nonetheless seriously in love with these books.
Down the page a bit I wrote about the Twilight book and movie when they captured me. I highly recommended both to you lovers of romance and reading. Right after that essay was written I immediately powered through the remaining 3 novels – in a week! I did not even wait for my sister to send the fourth and final book. Rather, I sent my husband on a quest one day while I was sleeping because I truly did not think I could rest without knowing the finale wasn’t waiting for me to instantly devour when I finished the third! Yep, they truly are that good. I had to see the movie again – and I did. My daughter has beaten me by seeing it three times and is now on her own mission to power through the books in one fell swoop. I warn you, they are addicting! But, how unhealthy can fine escapism literature be? Not in the slightest, as far as I am concerned. So, for what it is worth, I am encouraging all of you to give this series a chance. Would I steer you wrong?
I am not going to give a review of each novel because I don’t want to give any part of it away. All I will say is that the ending is satisfying. She draws the main events to a close while leaving it open for either a sequel someday or unwritten happily-ever-after. I like that. I did find her official website: StephenieMeyer.com I am sure there are dozens of unofficial ones out there as well. Lots of fun info there, of course, but the most intriguing part – and what I sure can relate to as an author – is a violation of her copyright. Apparently a partially completed manuscript of Midnight Sun (a companion novel she was writing that would tell the story from Edward’s perspective) was leaked onto the internet and spread all over. This happened months ago and was so painful for her that she halted work on that novel. This is absolutely tragic! She has been mum on the subject these past four months, and is reportedly writing a completely different series of novels. I do pray she returns to Midnight Sun. On her official website, since it was leaked out anyway, she has placed the unedited manuscript to be read. It is amazing! But only whets my appetite for more. Here is the link for that: Midnight Sun draft If you are already a fan of the novels, excellent! If not, pick up Twilight – NOW! Happy reading. And, seriously, see the movie!