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Take a sneak peek at the Twilight 'New Moon' graphic novel -- EXCLUSIVE

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If you’re a Twilight fan, you’ve probably experienced New Moon in more than one form already, but now you have another. The first installment of the New Moon graphic novel—based on the story by Stephenie Meyer with art by Young Kim—will be available on April 30. In the first volume, Bella and Edward find themselves facing new obstacles, including a devastating separation, the mysterious appearance of dangerous wolves roaming the forest in Forks, a terrifying threat of revenge from a female vampire, and a deliciously sinister encounter with Italy’s reigning royal family of vampires: the Volturi.

Take a look at the exclusive pages here!

Will Stephenie Meyer make 'The Host' a trilogy?

The big-screen adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s The Host doesn’t hit theaters till March 29, yet there’s already chatter that the Twilight author might turn this sci-fi thriller into a trilogy.

“Once you’ve created characters that have life to them, unless you kill them all, you know where their stories go. You’re always aware of what happens next,” Meyer told the Associated Press earlier this week. “I’ve got outlines for the next books. I would hope that this would be a three-book arc, but we’ll see.”

Not so fast, cautions a source close to Meyer, who tells EW that there’s been no new news to report on the sequel/trilogy front. Besides, Meyer’s plate is pretty full at the moment — in addition to promoting The Host she’s a producer on the newly Sundance-acquired Austenlandstarring Keri Russell.
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Stevie Nicks: 'Twilight' is like 'Jane Eyre'

Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks drew fire for her harsh words about Nicki Minaj in October, and now she might get some heat from classic literature lovers for her glowing praise of Twilight.

The 64-year-old was among the attendees at Monday’s night star-studded premiere for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2, where she admitted that the end of the franchise is “bittersweet… I wish it could go on forever. I think that [Stephenie Meyer] is probably… God knows how long it took her to write this. And it’s been five years!”

But the fangirl didn’t stop her gushing there. For Nicks, Twilight is right up there with two classic novels by the Brontë sisters. “It’s a huge love story,” Nicks said. “It’s like Wuthering Heights, it’s that kind of story. It’s like Jane Eyre… It’s a totally timeless kind of story that we can relate to.”

Imagine if Michael Fassbender had played Edward instead of Mr. Rochester… Now there’s a reason to get excited for a Twilight remake. What do you think, readers? Does The Twilight Saga compare to Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre?

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‘Twilight’ memories: The saga begins

Brush up on Bella, Edward and Jacob with EW's 'Twilight: The Complete Journey'

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Twihards, it’s only 28 days until the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2! What better way to get ready than to dive into EW’s Twilight: The Complete Journey?

Featuring five years’ worth of interviews with Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, Twilight: The Complete Journey is the official compilation of our extensive coverage of all things Twilight. From in-depth set visits to by-the-numbers trivia to unique photographs, this book is must-have for fans of Stephenie Meyer’s four-part series. The best part? There are five pull-out posters based on past EW covers.

So if you’ve just become a fan or you’re looking to brush up on your Twilight knowledge before the end, then you’ve got to sink your fangs into this all-access guide, available now. And remember to buy your tickets before the final film’s premiere on November 16.

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EW Special Coverage: The Twilight Saga
Kellan Lutz says he’ll win an Oscar someday
About that secret ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2′ ending…

What We Learned From Stephenie Meyer's 'The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide'

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The official 543-page encyclopedia to Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series hit bookstores Tuesday, offering in-depth profiles of even the most peripheral characters, outtakes from the novels, genealogical charts, and original illustrations (including the sketch of Bella’s wedding dress seen exclusively on EW.com last week). Meyer clearly wanted The Illustrated Guide to supplement her series, to put on paper the world she carried for so long in her head. Some of the book’s notable tidbits:

—It includes a 2008 Q&A between Meyer and her friend Shannon Hale (Princess Academy) in which Meyer says Jacob was originally an afterthought. “Jacob was born — as a device really — to tell Bella what she needed to know [about Edward being a vampire].”

—Edward’s first human victim was actually Esme’s abusive ex-husband from her pre-vampire days. (Edward tracked him down and sought vengeance for his adopted mother.)

—When Quileute Leah Clearwater first turned into a werewolf, the shock of seeing her transformation caused her father (and Charlie Swan’s best friend) Harry Clearwater to have a heart attack.

—Bella’s parents met at First Beach, on the La Push reservation, during Charlie’s rookie year on the police force. They fell in love and were married within a few weeks.

—Meyer offers an annotated playlist of songs that influenced certain moments in the series. The description of Edward and Bella’s first dance as husband and wife was inspired by Muse’s “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You.”

—The book outtakes include a section cut from New Moon in which Bella got high on Percocet after slugging Jacob and hurting her hand. “How’s your arm?” “I can’t feel it. Is it still there?”

Twilight fans — who’s bought the book? Who’s planning to (or not planning to)?


'The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide': See Bella in her wedding dress -- EXCLUSIVE

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EW has not one but two exclusive images from Stephenie Meyer’s new book, The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide, which goes on sale April 12: Bella as a vampire and Bella in her wedding dress. A nice walk-up to the first Breaking Dawn film, no? I didn’t expect to like the first Twilight graphic novel as much as I did, and these illustrations are by that book’s illustrator, Young Kim, who did such a great job bringing Meyer’s characters to life.

What do you think? Is this how you visualize Bella in the upcoming film?

Exclusive: Stephenie Meyer's 'The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide' to go on sale April 12, 2011

twilight-illustrated-guide_216.jpg The bad news: It’s not another sequel.

The good news: There will be plenty of brand-new details in The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide, a reference book Stephenie Meyer created to accompany her best-selling novels. According to a press release from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, the $24.99 encyclopedia, which will go on sale April 12, 2011, includes “character profiles, outtakes, a conversation with Meyer, genealogical charts, maps, extensive cross-references, and much more,” including art by Young Kim, who illustrated Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 1.

For her part, Meyer said, “I’m always amazed at how many in-depth questions my readers have about my characters and the world within the Twilight Saga. With The Official Illustrated Guide, I hoped we could incorporate as many details as possible, including character histories, like Alice’s back story.”

Let’s hear from Twilight fans–is this something you want for your collection?

Stephenie Meyer's 'The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner' tops best-seller lists in U.S. and U.K.

bree-tannerTwilight fans are, unsurprisingly, sinking their fangs into/slaking their thirst with/insert vampire pun here for Stephenie Meyer’s The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner. The new novella currently tops USA Today’s best-seller list and Little, Brown estimates they have already sold 700,000 copies in the United States. Deadline reports that that the British bookstore chain Waterstones expects to sell more copies of Bree Tanner than of any other book this year.

You’d think we’d be immune to being impressed by the monomaniacal buying patterns of Twilight fans, and you’d be right. Bree Tanner is only 192 pages, a fraction of the length of the author’s last book. But I supposed a small fix of Twilight is better than no fix at all.

What really makes Bree Tanner‘s sales remarkable, though, is the fact that the novella is also available  for free online at BreeTanner.com until July 5 (the site does not permit you to print the text or to download it to an e-reader, so you have to click through the virtual pages on your computer screen). That means fans of the series are standing in line and shelling out their money in droves for something they could consume without opening their wallets. Even so, Little, Brown estimates that only 75,000 people have read the book in its entirety on the website.

'Twilight,' 'ttyl,' among books deemed most 'offensive' and 'inappropriate' for kids

Stephenie-MeyerImage Credit: David StoneWhat do Harper Lee, J.D. Salinger, Alice Walker and Stephenie Meyer (pictured left) have in common?

They’re all authors of works on the ALA’s Top Ten Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2009 list, released yesterday by the American Library Association. According to the ALA, a challenge is defined as a “formal, written complaint, filed with a library or school, requesting that materials be removed or restricted because of content or appropriateness.”

New to the list, Meyer’s über-popular Twilight series came in at number five, due to it being “sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, and [having] offensive language.”

Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower, which explores teenage sexuality and drug use, among other topics, is number three. Coming in at number two, it’s And Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson, a children’s book based on the true story of two male penguins in Central Park Zoo that became a couple and raised an egg together.

The number one challenged book for 2009? The ttyl series by Lauren Myracle, due to “nudity, sexual explicitness, offensive language and drugs.” While the thought of reading hundreds of pages in text/IM speak is rather offensive, there’s no need to keep these books off the shelves. As the fans might say, GTFO, wannabe banners.

There were several books on the list that seem to always be there, including Lee’s classic To Kill a Mockingbird, which challengers claim incites racism. (Way to completely miss the point, guys!) After a year off the list, Robert Cormier’s The Chocolate War and Walker’s The Color Purple return, due to both being “sexually explicit” and “unsuited to the age group.”

Let’s hear from you, Shelf Life readers. Are you surprised by the list? How should libraries and schools handle these challenges?

Stephenie Meyer's novella, 'The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner,' and the Red Cross

This morning Little, Brown announced a first printing of Meyer’s  novella, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner. Bree figures prominently in the movie version of Eclipse, opening June 30 (and director David Slade was able to read an early copy of the novella). But as fans remember, she does not appear in the book until page 569, in a pivotal scene where Bella and the Cullens encounter some of Victoria’s wild vampires in the forest: “The girl was curled into a small ball beside the flames, her arms wrapped around her legs….Her eyes were focused on me, and the eyes were a shocking, brilliant red.” Of Meyer’s decision to donate money from the sale of each book to the Red Cross, Little, Brown deputy publisher Andrew Smith says,  “The plight of folks in Haiti and now Chile has been so much in the media, and very much on Stephenie’s radar,” pointing out that Meyer has been talking about the subject on her website for some time. (On January 27, she wrote, “I’ve been very impressed with the world in general and the Twilight fansite in specific in the support and love everyone is giving to Haiti.”) The website dedicated to the new book, breetanner.com — which will feature the book beginning June 7 — will provide a Red Cross link tied specifically to the novella. “We’ll be able to track how much Twilight fans are giving,” Smith says.

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