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The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
Bibliomaniac
Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sat April 18th, 2009, 2:21 pm

I think that the publishing industry is in a world of hurt, and their tried-and-true method of breaking even is to crank out more of what sold last time. They'll keep publishing Twilight and Harry Potter-themed stuff as long as they can get the writers to cooperate.
Too bad for them, when it's that popular, the writers don't need the money any more. Then they can slough off the old stuff and go write whatever they want.

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LCW
Compulsive Reader
Location: Southern California

Postby LCW » Sat April 18th, 2009, 2:56 pm

I can't seem to stop myself! I've been in vampire warewolf land for a week! I'm now half way into the last book, Breaking Dawn. Eclipse, the third book, was my least favorite. Bella was at her most annoying. I kept wanting to scream at her but then I'd catch myself and wonder if I wasn't like that as a teenager. Probably to my parents I was! I admit to a having a bit of an angst fest for a few years, LOL.

But the story is compelling and it keeps me turning the pages, flaws and all! After this though I'll have to read something more "serious". ;) :p
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nona
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Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Sat April 18th, 2009, 2:57 pm

honestlly I think Meyer and her publishers should let Edward and Bella rest in peace though I loved the characters the story plopped at the end but I guess tere is always Renesmee.....


Have you read her book The Host?

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nona
Bibliophile
Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Sat April 18th, 2009, 2:58 pm

I agree LCW I need history like I've never needed it before.

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Divia
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Location: Always Cloudy, Central New York

Postby Divia » Sat April 18th, 2009, 3:15 pm

"MLE" wrote:I think that the publishing industry is in a world of hurt, and their tried-and-true method of breaking even is to crank out more of what sold last time. They'll keep publishing Twilight and Harry Potter-themed stuff as long as they can get the writers to cooperate.


Urban fantasy for teens right now is hot. There are so many books about vampires, ghosts, werewolves, and even zombies now. Fantasy doesnt seem to be that strong though.

And I still dont know if she is going to write that one book from edwards POV. It would sell, of course, but really who needs a book to be redone like that?
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nona
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Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Sat April 18th, 2009, 4:49 pm

personaly I've read 20 or so pages of Midnight Sun online and I have to say I'ld love to read it, Edward is so interesting and it would be totaly different in his pov rather then Bella's don't get me wrong but afterwards she seemed to react/respond in the typical teenage fashion to most situations or at least a teenager in love.

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Divia
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Postby Divia » Sat April 18th, 2009, 6:57 pm

Well she was a teenager in love ;)
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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Sun April 19th, 2009, 1:37 pm

"nona" wrote:honestlly I think Meyer and her publishers should let Edward and Bella rest in peace though I loved the characters the story plopped at the end but I guess tere is always Renesmee.....


Have you read her book The Host?


I've read The Host and absolutely loved it, more than I enjoyed any of the Twilight books.

My biggest issues with this series were with the last book. I really struggled with a couple of things


*****SPOILERS*****

I really hated that Bella ended up covered with bruises on her wedding night. I hated that having the baby nearly killed her, and I thought it was a huge cop out to have Bella adapt so easily after being turned.

And the other thing - Renesmee! I get where it comes from but seriously - what kind of name is that!

Oh, and I liked Jacob a lot, but having him bond with Renesmee was another cop out IMO.
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Leyland
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Location: Travelers Rest SC

Postby Leyland » Sun April 19th, 2009, 1:45 pm

I completely agree with your spoilers, diamondlil. I thought Meyer went down the too-weird-for-me-Anne Rice-road at times in the fourth novel! So different from the previous three, anyway.

The Host was really well done and I hope a sequel comes out of it this year but haven't checked her website, etc.
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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Sun April 19th, 2009, 1:49 pm

I haven't heard anything about more about the sequel other than that there will be one! I am waiting for it very impatiently though!
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