Sunday, May 15, 2011

Book Review: The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide by Stephenie Meyer

Title: The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide (hardcover)
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Published: 04/12/2011
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Genre(s): Reference

DESCRIPTION

"This must-have hardcover edition--the only official guide--is the definitive encyclopedic reference to the Twilight Saga and provides readers with everything they need to further explore the unforgettable world Stephenie Meyer created in Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn, and The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner. This comprehensive handbook—essential for every Twilight Saga fan—is full-color throughout with nearly 100 gorgeous illustrations and photographs and with exclusive new material, character profiles, genealogical charts, maps, extensive cross-references, and much more."

MY THOUGHTS

It was on my wish list for TWO YEARS so there were unrealistic expectations that I couldn't help. (It better be perfect for how long we're having to wait!) The companion guides I've read/browsed have collectively not been page turners. I was concerned that there wouldn't be anything new to discover in the guide when it was finally released. After all, like other 'Twi-hards' I've read innumerable articles both in print and on the Internet. I've watched tons of interviews on television, on the DVDs, and online. I have to say I am only minimally disappointed. The book is marked by scores of colorful Post-It Flags. A testament to all the Twilight Trivia introduced to me in this eagerly awaited book. Hooray! The book is beautiful to look at from the glossy black cover and familiar font to the bright white paper. I was looking for more elegant illustrations, but the graphics are pleasing enough. My favorite sections were the Cullen and human biographies, Key Plot Points, and Inspirations.

Now that I'm done my daughter can read it. She's been waiting like "forever", which translates to the twenty-five days I've had my bookmark in it.


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