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The enchanting true story of the woman who redefined vampires for a generation   On June 2, 2003, Stephenie Meyer had a vivid dream that would change her life forever. She dreamed of a young girl and her sparkling vampire lover lying in a field, and that dream became Twilight. Now her vampire romance novels have become a publishing phenomenon, selling more than 100 million b The enchanting true story of the woman who redefined vampires for a generation   On June 2, 2003, Stephenie Meyer had a vivid dream that would change her life forever. She dreamed of a young girl and her sparkling vampire lover lying in a field, and that dream became Twilight. Now her vampire romance novels have become a publishing phenomenon, selling more than 100 million books worldwide, and have been translated into 37 different languages. Here is the story of the woman behind the franchise. It explores the effect of her Mormon religion upon her life and writing. It also examines the authors she loves, such as L. M. Montgomery and Orson Scott Card, and their effects upon her books. Her personal life is looked at—meeting her husband and having children; as well as her professional life—the rise of the Twilight phenomenon, its critical reception, and how Stephenie has handled such immense fame.


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The enchanting true story of the woman who redefined vampires for a generation   On June 2, 2003, Stephenie Meyer had a vivid dream that would change her life forever. She dreamed of a young girl and her sparkling vampire lover lying in a field, and that dream became Twilight. Now her vampire romance novels have become a publishing phenomenon, selling more than 100 million b The enchanting true story of the woman who redefined vampires for a generation   On June 2, 2003, Stephenie Meyer had a vivid dream that would change her life forever. She dreamed of a young girl and her sparkling vampire lover lying in a field, and that dream became Twilight. Now her vampire romance novels have become a publishing phenomenon, selling more than 100 million books worldwide, and have been translated into 37 different languages. Here is the story of the woman behind the franchise. It explores the effect of her Mormon religion upon her life and writing. It also examines the authors she loves, such as L. M. Montgomery and Orson Scott Card, and their effects upon her books. Her personal life is looked at—meeting her husband and having children; as well as her professional life—the rise of the Twilight phenomenon, its critical reception, and how Stephenie has handled such immense fame.

30 review for Stephenie Meyer: Queen of Twilight: The Biography

  1. 5 out of 5

    Antea

    I mean I love this woman, anything that has something to do with her will get 5 stars. <3

  2. 4 out of 5

    David Pimenta

    Stephenie Meyer: A Rainha do Crepúsculo trata-se da biografia da autora que provocou a grande onda de histerismo nas jovens adolescentes e do grande sucesso de vendas, a série Twilight, escrito pelo jornalista Chas Newkey-Burden, conhecido por ser autor de biografias de grandes artistas como Amy Winehouse e Justin Bieber ou da socialite Paris Hilton. Este livro trata-se de uma análise à carreira de Stephenie Meyer, desde o começo da sua carreira enquanto escritora do primeiro livro, fazendo uma Stephenie Meyer: A Rainha do Crepúsculo trata-se da biografia da autora que provocou a grande onda de histerismo nas jovens adolescentes e do grande sucesso de vendas, a série Twilight, escrito pelo jornalista Chas Newkey-Burden, conhecido por ser autor de biografias de grandes artistas como Amy Winehouse e Justin Bieber ou da socialite Paris Hilton. Este livro trata-se de uma análise à carreira de Stephenie Meyer, desde o começo da sua carreira enquanto escritora do primeiro livro, fazendo uma análise na cultura vampírica ao longo dos anos e terminando nos planos futuros da autora com o grande sucesso alcançada especialmente com esta série. Não acrescenta nada de novo aos grandes fãs da série de amor entre a rapariga humana e o vampiro, todos os pormenores já são do conhecimento geral a não ser a participação como colaboradora num dos vídeos musicais da banda Jack’s Mannequin. Não foi um livro que desgostei, muito pelo contrário já que acabou por me levar de novo ao mundo e fanatismo ‘twilightiano’ mas é um daqueles livros para passar apenas o tempo e só dá informação a quem não contém o mínimo conhecimento sobre a senhora por detrás de um dos grandes sucessos da literatura depois de Harry Potter. 3/5

  3. 4 out of 5

    Blysse

    Mr Newkey-Burden is a serial biographer but I won't be picking up one of his books again in a hurry. This was a fluffy-puff piece of a biography which does not give the dedicated fan any new information than what is already available on a myriad of Twilight websites. He has not directly interviewed SM from what I could gather, but rather relies on interviews she has given to other sources. He pads out the book by including information on vampire pop culture generally ( to be honest, I DID enjoy t Mr Newkey-Burden is a serial biographer but I won't be picking up one of his books again in a hurry. This was a fluffy-puff piece of a biography which does not give the dedicated fan any new information than what is already available on a myriad of Twilight websites. He has not directly interviewed SM from what I could gather, but rather relies on interviews she has given to other sources. He pads out the book by including information on vampire pop culture generally ( to be honest, I DID enjoy that romp through recent history), interviews with various of the TS movie stars and quotes from numerous reviews of her books. I was interested in the psychology of the woman behind the phenomenon, and after reading this, that is exactly where she remains. Borrow this book if you must- but don't pay your hard earned cash for it.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Mekerei

    This is a biology of TwilightTwilight author Stephenie Meyer. An interesting look at her life. She dreamt of a young girl and her sparkling vampire lover lying in a field. This lead to her writing the Twilight series. The writer repeats events often. A quick read. Two and a half stars This is a biology of TwilightTwilight author Stephenie Meyer. An interesting look at her life. She dreamt of a young girl and her sparkling vampire lover lying in a field. This lead to her writing the Twilight series. The writer repeats events often. A quick read. Two and a half stars

  5. 4 out of 5

    Kimberley

    I love all things Twilight so was looking forward to reading this when a friend bought me the book for my birthday. I have to say, I was quite disappointed. The author seems to have pieced together bits from interviews or wikipedia and asks too many hypothetical questions and makes too many irrelevant references to other books and authors to fill in the pages. I enjoyed reading some trivia about the Twilight audition process and some other info but overall I was a bit bored.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Joy Ashwell Callaway

    This book was good apart from the fact that it sort of went off topic all the time. Some of the words were interesting. I don't know what to rate this book I wish you where able to do half stars as I would do three and a half. As I think that four is a bit generous! This book was good apart from the fact that it sort of went off topic all the time. Some of the words were interesting. I don't know what to rate this book I wish you where able to do half stars as I would do three and a half. As I think that four is a bit generous!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Allie // Kitasai

    I only read this book because I reorganised my bookshelves and found some things I don't want on it anymore. Since it was super short I thought I'd read it all in one go. I mean it wasn't bad and I'm a huge (or was?) fan of Twilight, but it was a little boring and in all honesty I prefer reading autobiographies over this sorta stuff as it feels a lot more personal. Also adding to that, it was super short and didn't elaborate on the sorts of things I would really like to know if I was reading a bi I only read this book because I reorganised my bookshelves and found some things I don't want on it anymore. Since it was super short I thought I'd read it all in one go. I mean it wasn't bad and I'm a huge (or was?) fan of Twilight, but it was a little boring and in all honesty I prefer reading autobiographies over this sorta stuff as it feels a lot more personal. Also adding to that, it was super short and didn't elaborate on the sorts of things I would really like to know if I was reading a biography so it was a little disappointing in that aspect. Overall rating is 1.5/5 as it wasn't actually terrible, just not my thing (even though I'm loving biographies and such right now)

  8. 5 out of 5

    Luísa

    3.4/5

  9. 5 out of 5

    Whitexpages

    One of the best biographies in the world from one of my favourite authors!!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jenifer Fugal

    The Twilight sensation has stretched itself around the world, to the point where I found a translated copy of this biography at my local library in Germany. Like all good things from Meyer, I couldn't resist. I was curious how a biographer might garner enough material on a person as young and inexperienced as Stephanie Meyer to fill an entire book. My question was justified when I discovered that more than half of the biography was information about the vampire genre and publishing environment a The Twilight sensation has stretched itself around the world, to the point where I found a translated copy of this biography at my local library in Germany. Like all good things from Meyer, I couldn't resist. I was curious how a biographer might garner enough material on a person as young and inexperienced as Stephanie Meyer to fill an entire book. My question was justified when I discovered that more than half of the biography was information about the vampire genre and publishing environment at the time her series came out. An interessing read, but a bit misleading to call it a biography. For writers and publishers and those interested in Meyer's rags to riches success story, this book provides valuable insight and offers sound analysis of how the Twilight sensation came about. The obligatory prologue about projects Meyer was undertaking at the time was less interesting, and I couldn't get myself to finish the book. I did, however find it interesting enough to consider buying a used copy of the English version to keep for reference. Meyer's story is a Cinderella story for authors and publishers, and we all love a good fairy tale, especially one that actually happened.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Alexis Smith

    I really liked this biography on Stephanie, I thought that it gave us insight to how she thinks and it helped us to see how down to earth and humble she is. some parts of the book that I did not like was that with everything that was talked about there was just too much information on it. this made for the book to be very boring and hard to concentrate on most of the time. those parts did not capture me into wanting to read more. when I was learning about Stephanie though I did want to keep rea I really liked this biography on Stephanie, I thought that it gave us insight to how she thinks and it helped us to see how down to earth and humble she is. some parts of the book that I did not like was that with everything that was talked about there was just too much information on it. this made for the book to be very boring and hard to concentrate on most of the time. those parts did not capture me into wanting to read more. when I was learning about Stephanie though I did want to keep reading and keep on learning about her. The author does not put her under a false light, instead she writes about her flaws and all allowing us to get to know the real her.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Robin Green

    I love books. I really love just about anything I can get my hands on. I threw this book in the garbage. Not only does the author know nothing about Stephenie Meyer that couldn't be found on the internet, he pads the book with tidbits of information that may or may not have anything to do with the subject. This was a waste of money. Please do not encourage this writer by buying his books. I love books. I really love just about anything I can get my hands on. I threw this book in the garbage. Not only does the author know nothing about Stephenie Meyer that couldn't be found on the internet, he pads the book with tidbits of information that may or may not have anything to do with the subject. This was a waste of money. Please do not encourage this writer by buying his books.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie

    This was on our "New Arrivals" shelf at the library and I was intrigued. It wasn't very well written, but I got to get the full story in one sitting. Stephenie Meyer is an amazing person, so inspiring and creative. It was fun to learn more about her. This was on our "New Arrivals" shelf at the library and I was intrigued. It wasn't very well written, but I got to get the full story in one sitting. Stephenie Meyer is an amazing person, so inspiring and creative. It was fun to learn more about her.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Louise Armstrong

    It was OK - but then, I broke a rule of mine. I don't often read biographies - books ABOUT interesting people are dull! Books BY most people are interesting, even if not in the way they intended, because they can't help telling more than they think they are telling you. It was OK - but then, I broke a rule of mine. I don't often read biographies - books ABOUT interesting people are dull! Books BY most people are interesting, even if not in the way they intended, because they can't help telling more than they think they are telling you.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Louise Webster

    It was a very interesting book. The reasson it was a very interesting book was because you were learning about this famous author and her life and story

  16. 4 out of 5

    Márcia

    Very well written. Easy and fun to read.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Sylvia

  18. 5 out of 5

    Gina

  19. 4 out of 5

    Liz Dean

  20. 4 out of 5

    Inês

  21. 4 out of 5

    Kiera

  22. 5 out of 5

    T

  23. 5 out of 5

    Claire

  24. 4 out of 5

    Melanie

  25. 4 out of 5

    Michelle Kidwell

  26. 4 out of 5

    Silbenmond

  27. 5 out of 5

    Taylor

  28. 5 out of 5

    Megan

    It was just ok cause I thought that it could have had more on just Stephenie herself.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Emma Boyce

  30. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

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