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Stephenie Meyer is the USA today and New York bestselling of young adult fiction and film producer. She is popularly known as the author of Twilight, a vampire romance series. Her novels have gained worldwide popularity, and over 100million copies of the series have been sold globally.
Order of Twilight Series
|1||Twilight||2005||Description / Buy|
|2||New Moon||2006||Description / Buy|
|3||Eclipse||2007||Description / Buy|
|4||Breaking Dawn||2008||Description / Buy|
|5||Midnight Sun||2020||Description / Buy|
Order of Twilight Short Stories/Novellas
|1||The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner||2009||Description / Buy|
|2||Life and Death||2016||Description / Buy|
Order of Twilight Companion Series
|1||Twilight: The Complete Illustrated Movie Companion||2008||Description / Buy|
|2||The Twilight Journals||2009||Description / Buy|
|3||New Moon: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion||2009||Description / Buy|
|4||Eclipse: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion||2010||Description / Buy|
|5||The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide||2011||Description / Buy|
|6||Breaking Dawn Part 1: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion||2011||Description / Buy|
Order of Twilight: The Graphic Novel Series
|1||Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1||2010||Description / Buy|
|2||Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 2||2011||Description / Buy|
|3||New Moon: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1||2012||Description / Buy|
|4||New Moon: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 2||2013||Description / Buy|
Order of Stephenie Meyer Standalone Novels
|1||The Host||2008||Description / Buy|
|2||The Chemist||2016||Description / Buy|
Stephenie Meyer Anthologies
|1||Prom Nights From Hell||2007||Description / Buy|
Meyer was born in Hartford, Connecticut to Stephen and Candy Morgan in a family of six children. She spent her childhood moments with her five siblings: Emily, Seth, Heidi, Jacob, and Paul. Later years she attended Chaparral High School in Arizona. After high school, she went to Brigham Young University in Utah where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.
Meyer first met her husband Christian when she was only four years old in Arizona and 1994; the couple married at the age of 21. The couple has three sons and her husband, Christian Meyer is a retired auditor.
Meyer attends The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and has stated that she is strict on her beliefs and does not smoke or drink alcohol. Before writing Twilight series, the author had no any experience as a writer; she even considered going to study Law because she felt that she had no place in the world of writers.
STEPHENIE MEYER AWARDS
Stephenie Meyer novels have been nominated and won several awards. For instance, Eclipse won the 2008 Buckeye Children’s Book Award; subsequently, in 2009, the same novel won Colorado Blue Spruce Award for the young adult category.
The Host was nominated for 2009 Delaware Diamonds Award, and in 2011, it was also nominated for Colorado Blue Spruce Award for the young adult category. New Moon won the 2009 Young Reader’s Choice Award and the 2008 South Carolina Children’s, Junior and Adult Book Award for the young adult category.
Twilight series has been nominated and won a countless number of awards. Such awards include 2007 Black-Eyed Susan Award, 2007 Florida Teens Read, 2007 Nevada Young Reader’s Award, 2007 Rode Island Teen Book Award and many significant awards.
STEPHENIE MEYER BOOKS INTO MOVIES
Several of Stephenie Meyer books have been optioned for television films. In April 2007, Twilight was optioned for film by Summit Entertainment. The film was directed by Catherine Hardwicke while the screenplay was written by Melissa Rosenberg.
The film features famous stars such as Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner. The movie premiered on 21st November 2008. After the success Twilight series, it was optioned a sequel Twilight Saga: New Moon directed by Chris Weitz and released on 20th November 2009.
In February 2009, Summit Entertainment confirmed the adaption of the third novel in the series Twilight Saga: Eclipse. David Slade directed the film, and it premiered on 30th June 2010.Twilight: Breaking Dawn was adapted into a movie which was released in parts; the first was published on 18th November 2011 while the second part on 16th November 2012.
The Host was adapted into a 2013 movie by the same name. Andrew Niccol directed the film and featured Saoirse Ronan as Melanie Stryder and Jake Abel as Ian O’Shea. The film premiered on March 29th, 2013.
Naturally, based on the success of her previous books, Stephenie Meyer’s The Chemist was also optioned as is being adapted for a television series by Tomorrow Studios. Meyer will produce along with Meghan Hibett under their Fickle Fish Films production company.
BEST STEPHENIE MEYER BOOKS
These are three best books by American bestselling author, Stephenie Meyer, Twilight (2005), The Host (2008) and the Chemist (2016).
Twilight: In the first book of Twilight Saga, we first encounter Edward Cullen and Bella Swan. Edward is a vampire who is fondly in love with Bella, a human. The pair must survive their forbidden relationship that develops in a small town with a mysterious group of vampires.
The author admits that the idea of writing Twilight was sparked by the dream she had on 2nd of June 2003. It was a dream about a young beautiful human girl and a handsome vampire who was deeply in love with her but also thirsted for her blood. Based on this dream she wrote what would later become chapter 13 of the novel.
While the book has come under some scrutiny in years based on it’s immense popularity, this is a good vampire novel and paints a unique world. The characters are well drawn and the drama is formed by its intensity.
The Host: Melanie Stryder refuses to give up; the earth has been invaded by alien species that take control over the minds of the humans while leaving the host body intact.
The invading “Soul” named Wanderer did not expect to find the previous tenant refusing to give up the possession of her mind. As Melanie begins to fill wanderer thoughts with several visions of Jared, a human on the run, Wander begins to yearn for a man whom she has never met. The two hesitant allies, Melanie and Wanderer, set off in search of a man they both love.
The Chemist: Working for a secret government agency, one so secret that they don’t even have a name, is a difficult job. Especially when they decide you are a liability and come for your life. On the run, never staying in one place for too long, she’s seen the only person she can trust killed. This is no way to live. She knows things that they just can’t handle her knowing.
When offered a chance at redemption by her former handler, she has no choice but to take it. The job is dangerous and not made any better by a potential love interest. This unique heroine has to use all the skills she’s acquired in hopes of surviving.
This book is considered a huge jump in the quality of writing for Stephenie Meyer and is her transition into adult writing. She’s grown with her audience from the young adult Twilight to the more mature The Host and has firmly put herself in a more adult world with The Chemist. Forget what you think you know about Meyer’s writing, The Chemist is a darn good book.
When Does The Next Stephenie Meyer book come out?
Stephenie Meyer doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Midnight Sun and was released on August, 4th 2020. It is the newest book in the Twilight Series.
1 thought on “Stephenie Meyer”
I read the “Twilight” series back when I was a teen and absolutely loved them at the time, but now I realize the books are, for lack of a better term, trashy. They weren’t like anything else that I knew of at the time, though, so I’ll give them that. And they seemed to make the path for tons of other vampire plot lines.
I also didn’t realize there was a whole graphic novel series, but I can’t see myself picking those up anytime soon. Maybe my teenage self in a former life will check them out.