10 December 2008

Twilight crazy

You may have heard about Twilight, the series by Stephenie Meyer which is causing a bit of book fever among teenagers (girls in particular). Just in case you haven't, here's a quick catch-up from the author's point of view (for more information, visit her official web site at http://www.stepheniemeyer.com/):


I woke up ... from a very vivid dream. In my dream, two people were having an intense conversation in a meadow in the woods. One of these people was just your average girl. The other person was fantastically beautiful, sparkly, and a vampire. They were discussing the difficulties inherent in the facts that A) they were falling in love with each other while B) the vampire was particularly attracted to the scent of her blood, and was having a difficult time restraining himself from killing her immediately.


Following the phenomenal success of the books, a movie has been made, and Twilight the movie is released tomorrow, with great expectations given the book's popularity. If you have read all the books, and would like to try something else in a similar vein (no pun intended), here are a few read-a-likes (warning, some titles are only suitable for mature readers):