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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide

THE TWILIGHT SAGA:
The Official Illustrated Guide
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Source: Personal Purchase

Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 524 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (April 12, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0316043125
ISBN-13: 978-0316043120

SUMMARY:

Fans of the #1 New York Times bestselling Twilight Saga will treasure this definitive official guide!

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, and Breaking Dawn. With exclusive new material, character profiles, genealogical charts, maps, extensive cross-references, and much more, this comprehensive handbook is essential for every Twilight Saga fan.

MY THOUGHTS:

The Twilight Saga is the series that captured my interest in reading again.  I am a huge Twilight fan and own the whole series mainly because of that fact.  When the Official Illustrated Guide was set to release, I new I would have to own it to add to my collection.  Even though I purchased the book on release day,  I just recently had the chance to sit down and read this installment in the series.


I loved all of the illustrations by the talented artists that was within the pages of the book.  They were greatly detailed and fit the descriptions given perfectly.  If you are not a fan of the characters in the movies, the pictures in the book give you a better understanding of the images within the authors mind.  I also enjoyed the details that author provided with each character in the series.  We got so much more back story for each character than what was given in the original books.  For example, the author shares Alice's life before turning into a vampire and how it came to be.  It showed us her family in descriptive words that made the characters come to life in my mind. We also get to read a thorough timeline that involves important events through out history.  We begin with the original vampires and eventually end up at the end of Breaking Dawn.  I loved how the author was also interviewed in the beginning by a fellow author and touched on questions that I have wondered about myself.


The book has certain sections that separate things as well.  We have a section about vampire lore, the Cullen Coven, all other vampires mentioned in the book, The Wolves' and their family trees, The Humans and The Volturi Coven, and even a section on most asked questions to the author.  If that is not enough, we also get to enjoy fan art that was submitted at the end of the book from fans all over the world.  


I was very pleased with this Official Guide for the series.  I am not usually a fan of these, but the author included almost everything you could imagine in the book.  If you are a Twilight fan then you are definitely going to want to add this to your series collection!


MY RATING:

Outstanding Book That Will Stay On My Bookshelf
For Rereading! 5 STARS

3 Comments:

Blogger Bookish Brunette said...

I figure I have to get this one (no matter how tired of the Twilight crap I am) just to complete my collection!

xoxoxo

June 14, 2011 at 5:57 PM  
Blogger Nerd Girls said...

I'll be honest, I kinda of sighed in disgust when I found out yet another Twilight book was coming out. I've been a fan of them but because of it's super popularity I got tired of hearing about it over and over again.

I loved your review of this though and will definitely have to check it out now!

June 15, 2011 at 6:42 PM  
Blogger Tory Richards said...

Hi Amy!

I've only had the chance to watch one of the Twilight movies but there was something about it that really sucked me in. I hope to watch the others some day.

Tory

June 18, 2011 at 2:31 PM  

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