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The Blue & Gray Press | May 25, 2017

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First of ‘twilight’ saga shines

BY ANNE LONGERBEAM

Twilight is the first book of the “Twilight Saga” series by Stephanie Meyer.

Vampire romance novel?  Normally, this would reek of a creepy, psychotic “stay away” genre.  But, if you give this book and series a chance, you’ll find an unexpected novelty.

Twilight introduces Isabella “Bella” Swan, a shy girl who moved from sunny Phoenix, Ariz. to a rainy little town called Forks in Washington State.  Bella expects to adjust to a boring new life with her father, but instead falls in love with a vampire—Edward Cullen—and makes a friend with a werewolf, Jacob Black.

Warning: this book is so addicting you will not be able to carry on daily activities until you finish reading it; in fact, your personal life might be put on hold for awhile.

Meyer has begun work on “Midnight Sun,” the beginning of a new series told from Edward’s point of view in the Twilight series.  The final draft is indefinitely postponed due to the Internet leak of Meyer’s first draft.

According to The New York Times Sept. 2, Meyer revealed how she felt violated as both an author and a person on the illegal release of “Midnight Sun.” Meyer decided to post a link to the draft on her Website, stephaniemeyer.com, so that her readers don’t have to sacrifice integrity to read it.

In addition to a future book series, Meyer plans on releasing Twilight as the first installment of a series of movies Nov. 21.  Some major characters include Robert Pattinson (Cedric Diggory from Harry Potter) as Edward Cullen and Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan.

According to Meyer’s Website, she claims that the updated release date has nothing to do with the delay of the “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” movie, which originally filled the Nov. slot and was postponed until July 17.

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