[54] The success of the Twilight series has been attributed to the Internet which allowed Meyer to directly reach out to her fans, leading the series to be called "the first social networking bestseller. She's the real thing". [138] Meyer was the second bestselling author of the decade, according to a list published by Amazon, beaten by J. K. Theater Release Date: March 29, 2013 | DVD Release Date: July 9, 2013, Links: Movie Facebook Page | The Host on IMDB | Buy the Movie | Buy the Book, Hi all! [203], Noah Berlatsky of The Atlantic, in contrast, found Meyer's characters to be heroic. [15][9], Before writing her first novel, Twilight, Meyer had considered going to law school because she felt she had no chance of becoming a writer; she later noted that the birth of her oldest son Gabe in 1997 changed her mind, saying, "Once I had Gabe, I just wanted to be his mom. Influenced by the work of Jane Austen and William Shakespeare, she wrote Twilight soon thereafter. 1 position, where it remained for the next 11 weeks. The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer Paperback $15.29. [63] The film was a box-office success and became the fourth-highest grossing November opening weekend release up to that time. The New York Times called the premise of Twilight "attractive and compelling"; however, the review continues, "the book suffers at times from overearnest, amateurish writing", indicating that Meyer's relied too much on "telling" rather than "showing" and that there were excessive references to Edward's attractiveness and Bella's swooning. Stephenie went to high school in Scottsdale, Arizona. Author of the original novels, Stephenie Meyer, appears to fall into the latter category. [188] The titles of the novels serve to reinforce this idea. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her family. Meyer dismissed the accusation, claiming she had not heard of the writer nor the novel. [171] Meyer has indicated that despite the supernatural and vampire themes in her novels, she was influenced far more by Austen and Shakespeare than by Anne Rice or Stephen King. [122][123][124], In late 2015, it was announced that Meyer was producing a TV series based on Daniel O'Malley's book, The Rook. Bands included most often in her playlists are Muse, Blue October, My Chemical Romance, Coldplay and Linkin Park. [72][73] Despite its commercial success, the film received poor reviews; Roger Ebert criticized the slow pace of the film and Tim Robey of The Telegraph similarly said, "the movie gives us all the requiste looks of tortured longing, and not a lot else". Stephenie Meyer’s appearance in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 wedding wasn’t actually her first cameo in the film franchise. He continued that Meyer is a different kind of feminist that values motherhood, romance, and relationships and consequently, her characters lack the autonomy that comes from avoiding investment in relationships. After many rejections, Little, Brown and Company offered her a $750,000 three-book deal which led to a four-book series, several spin-off novels and novellas, and a series of commercially successful film adaptations. Stephenie Meyer, American author known for the Twilight Saga, a series of vampire-themed novels for teenagers. The book was released on November 8, 2016. [160] After the release of Twilight, Meyer was criticized for writing with "all plot and no style", for including "very little characterization", and for her "fairly [poor writing]. [196] Meyer has explained that her definition of feminism is the ability for a woman to choose and the definition of anti-feminism is removing the choice, whether it fits gender stereotypes or not, from the woman entirely. [98] Following the release of The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, Stephenie Meyer donated $1.5 million to the American Red Cross Relief Fund to aid victims of the earthquakes in Haiti and Chile. Both Max Irons and Jake Abel who are on tour with Meyer said they would love to work on The Host sequel. Nesse universo fantasioso, os personagens construídos por Stephenie Meyer - humanos ou não - se mostram de tal forma familiares em seus dilemas e em seu comportamento que o sobrenatural parece real. [44] Over 1.3 million copies were sold on the first day. This is the official website of author Stephenie Meyer. Scott failed to produce a copy of the novel to support her accusation; The Nocturne is not available on Amazon and is listed as "temporarily sold out" on her website. [28][29] Her sister's response to the book was enthusiastic and she persuaded Meyer to send the manuscript to literary agencies. [89] However, in May 2020, it was announced that Midnight Sun would be released on August 4, 2020. 82 on Vanity Fair's list of the "Top 100 Information Age Powers" of 2009. On May 4, 2020, an Instagram post on the official account of The Twilight Saga made everyone go crazy with excitement. Meyer was included on Time magazine's list of the "100 Most Influential People in 2008",[4] and was included in the Forbes Celebrity 100 list of the world's most powerful celebrities in 2009, with her annual earnings exceeded $50 million. 5 on The New York Times Best Seller list for Children's Chapter Books within a month of its release,[34] and later rose to #1. [47], The series has sold over 100 million copies worldwide[48][49] in 37 languages. [102], The release of Midnight Sun was tentatively re-planned after re-visiting the Twilight series with Life and Death, a gender-swapped retelling of the novel in 2015. [38] Meanwhile, Meyer wrote a short story "Hell on Earth", about demons at prom night which was published in April 2007 in Prom Nights from Hell, a collection of stories about bad prom nights with supernatural effects. 26. Meyer's membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shaped her novels: there are no drinking or smoking scenes, and the characters Edward and Bella in her Twilight series remain sexually abstinent until marriage. [40], In its first week after publication, New Moon reached No. [30] By November, Meyer had signed a $750,000 three-book deal with Little, Brown and Company. Those who took advantage of the free ebook were also encouraged to make donations to the Red Cross. The Twilight Saga is a series of five vampire-themed romance fantasy films from Summit Entertainment based on the four novels by author Stephenie Meyer.The films star Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner.The series has grossed over $3.3 billion worldwide. [53] The Twilight novels held the top four spots on USA Today's year-end list again in 2009. [38] Consequently, Meyer expanded the story into a series with three more books: New Moon (2006), Eclipse (2007), and Breaking Dawn (2008). Do not put away that pea coat", "The most scandalous part of "Fifty Shades of Grey" isn't the sex and bondage", "Off the Shelves: Analyzing Style and Intertextuality in Twilight", "Narrative Descriptions in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Saga. [175][176][177][178] Meyer cites Muse as a particular inspiration because she uses the different emotions portrayed in their songs as influences for various genres of scenes. Furthermore, they found the story uninteresting and the main character unlikeable. [118][119] The film was released on March 29, 2013, to generally negative reviews. [102][103] She made the unedited and unfinished manuscript of a lengthy character development exercise of Midnight Sun available on her website. [8][9] In 1992, Meyer won a National Merit Scholarship,[10] which helped fund her undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where she received a BA in English Literature in 1997. In Mormonism, resurrection occurs in the context of relationships, exemplified by Bella who enjoys her resurrected body in the company of her husband, child, and the rest of the Cullen family. Stephenie Meyer is an author, producer, director, and actress, who is best known for writing the ‘Twilight’ series of books and producing the associated series of films.Due to the phenomenal success of both the books and the films, it is now estimated that Stephenie Meyer… 59 most powerful celebrity with annual earnings of $40 million. Meyer produced both parts of Breaking Dawn and two other novel adaptations. However, although Ashcraft qualifies Meyer as traditional or nonfeminist, she clarifies that Meyer is not antifeminist. An avid young reader, she attended Brigham Young University, marrying at the age of twenty-one before graduating with a degree in English in 1997. [84][85] Part two of the film received more positive reviews with Roger Ebert calling the ending, "sensational". [76] However, an article from The Telegraph, rebutted The Guardian's claim, arguing that Twilight remined the best film in the series due to the "entirely straight-faced contrast between the forces of eternal darkness and the rigors of high school". Stephenie Meyer’s Life and Death has a mopey teenage boy lusting over a sexy, strong, much older woman. [81] The Breaking Dawn-Part 1 was released on November 18, 2011, and the second part on November 16, 2012. Hugely popular, the books were adapted into a successful film franchise. Furthermore, Riess criticized the "retrogressive gender stereotypes" in Meyer's novels. [142] Entertainment Weekly stated that the narrative of Breaking Dawn was at times so chaotic and outrageous that Meyer shifted the point of view to Jacob Black which only toned down the mayhem of the plot for so long. Details. In The Host, Wanda learns that despite the lows and evils of humanity, beauty and pleasure could not be found on her previous planets because darkness did not exist. Meyer was the bestselling author of 2008, and the first author to have books in all four of the top-selling spots. She was born on December the 24th 1973, in Hartford, Connecticut to Stephen and Candy Morgan. Yet professor of film and religion Angela Aleiss noted numerous clear influence of Mormonism in the Twilight series. [74][75] Directed by David Slade, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, an adaptation of the third book in the series, was released on June 30, 2010. [28] As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Meyer acknowledges that her faith has influenced her work. [146] King went on to say that the appeal of her books were because, "[she's] opening up kind of a safe joining of love and sex in those books. Have a wonderful… Read more →, March 26, 2013 The Host Soundtrack went live today on iTunes! In 2006, Erik Feig, president of Summit Entertainment, attempted to make a deal with Meyer by assuring her that the film would be true to the novel and that "no vampire character [would] be depicted with canine or incisor teeth longer or more pronounced than may be found in human beings. Stephenie Meyer Bestselling author and film producer Stephenie Meyer has gained worldwide recognition for her original and captivating stories, with unprecedented success for her book-turned-film series, Twilight. [155] Meyer also relies on detailed descriptions in her novels, particularly the Twilight series, where she describes in great detail, Bella's sensory experiences. Meyer’s other novels included The Host and The Chemist. Extreme fans are known as "Twihards". The Host was always a more understated aspect of Meyer’s career, but interest majorly fizzled out after a movie adaptation was released in 2013 starring now … Meyer torna perfeitamente plausível - e irresistível - a paixão de uma garota de 17 anos por um vampiro encantador. Meyer’s upcoming novel will retell her bestselling vampire series through character Edward Cullen’s perspective. [183], Another theme is overcoming the circumstances and temptations of mortality referred to in the Book of Mormon as overcoming the "natural man" which is exemplified by Meyer's character Edward. [20][21][22] Based on this dream, Meyer wrote the draft of what became chapter 13 of the book. FREE Shipping. [149] Meyer's fans cosplay her book characters, write "fan fiction" related to the stories, and attend book signings. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. With a combined budget of $373 million, the five-film series earned $3.341 billion worldwide. [186], Apparent in Meyer's Twilight series is the theme of the distinction between immortality and eternal life. Despite pressure to include a major sex scene, Meyer was adamant against including graphic sex in her series. 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[156][157] Meyer avoids the use of passive voice and often opens her sentences with the most important information, captivating the audiences. [35] The novel was named the Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year and a New York Times Editor's Choice. [68] Each novel adaptation was headed by a different director, chosen by Summit in order to provide each film a different atmosphere already existent in the novels. Enjoy! Stephenie Meyer, Writer: The Host. In the very first Twilight movie, there’s a scene in which Bella Swan meets her dad at a diner for dinner. At the beginning of the series, Bella discusses leaving Phoenix and heading to Forks where she says, "[goodbye] to the sun". Meyer was the bestselling author of 2008 and 2009 in the U.S., having sold over 29 million books in 2008, and 26.5 million in 2009. [102] Meyer had hoped to have Midnight Sun published shortly after the release of Breaking Dawn, but after an online leak of a rough draft of its first 12 chapters, Meyer chose to delay the project indefinitely. [60] Taylor Lautner plays the role of Jacob Black. [148] The Quileute tribe described her use of their traditions in the books and films and subsequent merchandising as cultural theft. [194], Meyer is cited as having helped bring The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints more into the mainstream by books The Mormon People: The Making of an American Faith by Matthew Bowman and LDS in the USA: Mormonism and the Making of American Culture by Lee Trepanier and Lynita K. Best known for her Twilight series, Stephenie Meyer’s four-book collection has sold over 100 million copies globally. Isso incluiu o fato de que os vampiros não usariam capa nem caninos gigantes: eles teriam que parecer humanos. [64] Meyer makes a brief cameo appearance in a diner scene. [162] A corpus stylistics analysis of the Twilight saga revealed that much of Meyer's description and characterization revolved around the physical attributes of the characters as shown through eyes, face, and expression. Author of The Nocturne, Jordan Scott, claimed the circumstances around Bella's supernatural pregnancy and subsequent transformation into a vampire were similar to the storyline of her novel and indicated that Meyer plagiarized the plot of The Nocturne. [168] Each book in the series was also inspired specifically by a different literary classic: Twilight by Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice; New Moon by William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet; Eclipse by Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights; and Breaking Dawn's theme by Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Lewis and More Young Adult Authors Fight Cancer With Project Book Babe", "Saoirse Ronan cast in film of Stephenie Meyer's 'The Host, "Box office report: 'G.I. Critics also praised the acting, particularly that of Stewart. And as of today… only two more months until The Host… Read more →, The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide, The Host Tickets, Premiere and Soundtrack. The Host is a 2013 American romantic science fiction thriller film adapted from Stephenie Meyer 's 2008 novel of the same name. [11][12] Although she began and finished her degree at BYU, she took classes at Arizona State University in fall 1996 and spring 1997. "[55] According to scholar Lykke Guanio-Uluru, the Twilight series "popularized and helped redefine, the paranormal romance subgenre". [77] Having already obtained the rights to Breaking Dawn,[78] Summit approved a two-part adaptation. The first installment, Twilight, was released on November 21, 2008. [41] In May 2007, Meyer held two promotional prom events at an Arizona State University gymnasium to celebrate the special edition release of New Moon and the release of Eclipse. [28] According to Lev Grossman of Time, some of the series' appeal is due to its lack of sex and its eroticizing of abstinence. Since the films were released, she has opened up about her feelings and experiences relating to the adaptations of her work in several interviews. She found the Mormon theology which influences her imaginative works at times beautiful and complex. [197][198] Women's studies scholar Donna Ashcraft argues that Meyer is not a feminist, by definition, because her novels encourage traditional gender roles. Though Meyer has stated that the novel is "too smutty" and does not interest her, she has not filed a copyright claim. In Philadelphia Stephenie Meyer announced that she is currently writing the The Host sequel. Best known for her Twilight series, Stephenie Meyer’s four-book collection has sold over 100 million copies globally in over 50 countries, with translations in 37 different languages. Meyer received the 2009 Children's Book of the Year award from the British Book Awards for Breaking Dawn, the Twilight series finale. [65] The same year Meyer began her work in film with Jack's Mannequin music video "The Resolution" which she co-directed with Noble Jones. It tells the story of a young woman, Melanie, who is captured after the human race has been taken over by parasitic aliens called "Souls". [39] Meyer's fans urged her to expand "Hell on Earth" into a full novel, but Meyer was occupied finishing Eclipse. [37], Upon publishing Twilight, Meyer had already outlined a story for a sequel. Will Midnight Sun be a Twilight Saga movie? [89][150], Inspired by Meyer's Twilight series, evolved a genre of geek rock called "Twi-rock", similar in purpose to wizard rock inspired by J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. [111][112] The Host debuted at No. Author Stephenie Meyer released Midnight Sun on Tuesday, Aug. 4, a companion novel to 2005's Twilight. [15][16] They married in 1994, when Meyer was 21. ", "Barack Obama triumphs at British Book Awards with Dreams From My Father", "Stephenie Meyer Makes Cameo in "Breaking Dawn: Part 1, "A Minute With: "Twilight" author Stephanie Meyer on "The Host, "Q&A Stephenie Meyer: "Twilight" Author Trades Undead for Well-Bred in "Austenland, "Stephenie Meyer optioning suspense novel "Down a Dark Hall, "Do Mormon Moms Dream of Monstrous Gods? [87] Despite the commercial success, the films were extensively criticized. Stephenie Meyer's subconscious has a lot to answer for. Bah! [129], The reception of Meyer and her novels has been mixed. Only 1 left in stock - order soon. [56], In 2004, Paramount's MTV Films and Maverick Films optioned Twilight before the book was published in order to maximize its potential profits. [96] In 2015, she published a new book in honor of the 10th anniversary of the best-selling franchise, titled Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined, with the genders of the original protagonists switched. However, the release of Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian in 2015 halted and soured Meyer's plans to release the Midnight Sun because Grey was also told from the male perspective. Her family was settled in Phoenix by the time she was four. [165] Meyer has said, "Unconsciously, I put a lot of my basic beliefs into the story. In 2011, Meyer created her own film production company alongside Meghan Hibbett. Though the publisher claims the novel is "original and no longer based on Twilight," James did not receive copyright authorization to write the novel and some have argued that Fifty Shades of Grey may be a copyright infringement. [43], After the release of Eclipse, the first three "Twilight" books spent a combined 143 weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list. [89][130] Entertainment Weekly has stated that Meyer is "the world's most popular vampire novelist since Anne Rice",[131] while The Guardian described her as an "imaginative storyteller, a prolific author and a newly powerful figure in the publishing market. Lewis and More Young Adult Authors Fight Cancer with Project Book Babe", "Record-breaking sales for 'Breaking Dawn, "Obama biography captures U.K. book prize", "New Stephenie Meyer Novella Arriving in June", "Harry Potter under threat from Bella Swan in new vampire film Twilight", "Sellers basked in Stephenie Meyer's 'Twilight' in 2008", "Stephenie Meyer's 'Twilight' series sweeps top four spots", "Twilight Series | Twilight | Twilight the Movie", "Did 'Harry Potter' Release Date Change To Avoid 'Twilight' Competition? [93], In August 2009, USA Today revealed that Meyer broke J. K. Rowling's record on their bestseller list; the four Twilight books had spent 52 straight weeks in the top 10. [195], According to an article from The Guardian, Meyer considers herself a feminist. [163], Stephenie Meyer has named Mormonism as her greatest influence. 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Best known for her Twilight series, Stephenie Meyer’s four-book collection has sold over 100 million copies globally in over 50 countries, with translations in 37 different languages. [204] After being asked in an interview with The Guardian whether she is anti-abortion, Meyer refused to directly answer the question, insisting that she does not like to talk about politics and that she abhors when celebrities use their popularity to influence voters. Meyer's stories have also received praise and she has acquired a fan following. Bella is subsequently resurrected in a perfected vampire body. They were involved in their community and a young Meyer met her future husband at church. [45] The novel won Meyer a British Book Award for Children's Book of the Year, despite competition from J. K. Rowling's The Tales of Beedle the Bard. [9] Upset by the release of a draft she called "messy and flawed", Meyer decided to pursue books unrelated to Twilight as a result of the leak. Article // June 18, 2010 Read More [57] Catherine Hardwicke was chosen to direct the film and Melissa Rosenberg wrote the new script. "[166] Meyer cited BYU professor Steven Walker as having influenced her work. [95] Upon the completion of the fourth entry in the series, Meyer indicated that Breaking Dawn would be the final novel to be told from Bella Swan's perspective. In particular, she says that her characters "tend to think more about where they came from, and where they are going, than might be typical. Ever since the final Twilight novel came out in 2008, fans have been desperate for Stephenie Meyer to release a follow-up to Breaking Dawn.Stephenie originally planned to release a fifth Twilight book called Midnight Sun afterwards, however, she stopped writing after excerpts from the novel leaked online.As a result, it seemed as though the book wouldn't come out. Stephenie Meyer's 'The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner' tops best-seller lists in U.S. and U.K. Despite this criticism, Meyer considers herself a feminist. The written script deviated greatly from the novel. "[58] In 2007, the rights were sold to Summit Entertainment. [33] Twilight reached No. That’s thrillingly subversive Published: 7 Oct 2015