Under Wraps

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  • Hardcover: $22.99 (704 pages)
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers (August 2, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 031606792X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316067928

There’s no cover art yet and the publication date is nearly six months away, but Breaking Dawn is already at #10 on Amazon’s bestseller list. This is just further proof, if you needed it, of the popularity of Stephenie Meyer’s series of Y.A. vampire love stories, Twilight.

The series is known for its striking cover art and fans are already speculating on what the cover will be. Some are even creating their own versions (this one gets my vote). Capitalizing on this fervor, the publisher is keeping the cover under wraps until May 31 (the Saturday of Book Expo) when they will release a special hardcover edition of the third book in the series, Eclipse, which will include the cover art and first chapter of Breaking Dawn.

Last week’s announcement of the publication date also brought attention to Meyer’s adult title, The Host, to be released on May 6th. Its Amazon ranking is now #77. Although it is being published as an adult title, it is definitely a crossover title that belongs in Y.A. as well as adult.

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  • Hardcover: $25.99 (624 pages)
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (May 6, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0316068047
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316068048

Twilight hits the big screen on Dec. 12, directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Thirteen, Lords of Dogtown) and starring Kristen Stewart (Into The Wild) and Robert Pattinson (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire).

On her web site, Stephenie Meyer says she’s contemplating another book in the series, Midnight Sun, which will tell the Twilight story from the point of view of Edward Cullen (the vampire). The first chapter is posted on the site, but no publication date has been announced.

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