That’s Stephenie, with Three “e’s”

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If you’re not already aware of the enormous popularity of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series, just ask a teenage girl. If you don’t have one handy, take a look at the books’ rankings on the current USA Today bestseller list:

#22 Twilight (book one), Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Oct, 2005

#25 New Moon (book two) Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Aug, 2006

#29 Eclipse (book three), Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Aug, 2007

Teenage girls aren’t the only fans. This is one of those books that crosses age groups (but not genders; the fan base is overwhelmingly female).

The final volume in the series, Breaking Dawn will release in late summer of ’08 (some fan sites give an August 10 release date, but the publisher says there is no definite laydown date yet). Breaking Dawn will be embargoed, so there will be no pre-publication reviews.

In May, Meyer releases her first adult title (with VERY strong crossover appeal, so you may want to buy it for both the adult and YA collections). It’s set in the future, when souls from other planets are taking over human bodies. In most cases, the original human soul disappears. But for one called “The Wanderer,” her host’s soul, Melanie, does not go quietly. The rivalry gets particularly dicey when they both fall for the same guy. The publisher’s blurb includes this quotable line, “featuring what may be the first love triangle involving only two bodies.” This one is not embargoed, so you can expect pre-publication reviews (it is mentioned in the 1/15 LJ “Prepub Alert” column).

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  • Hardcover: $25.99
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (May 6, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0316068047
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316068048

Twilight, the movie is now in pre-production and, according to the Internet Movie Database, will be released in December, ’08.

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