The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide by Stephenie Meyer

The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide by Stephenie Meyer
543 Pages (Hardcover)
Little Brown Books for Young Readers
April 12, 2011

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, andBreaking 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.

This book is 543 pages of awesome. If you are a huge Twilight Saga fan (like myself), you will love this book. I read it straight through like I would a novel, but it can also be used as a reference. I found it especially helpful to remember all of the vampires that show up in Breaking Dawn, but I was pretty much fan-girling over the whole thing.

This encyclopedia (as I hereby reference it as) is jam-packed with great things. It has character information and backgrounds on literally every character that appears in the stories. Obviously it has all the wolves and vampires, but it has all the humans too. Not just Bella, her family and her friends. It also has people like Mr. Banner (science teacher) and Mr. Berty (english teacher). And some minor characters have really in-depth backgrounds. It made me constantly amazed by the world Ms. Meyer has created. She did not just create the plot lines in the Twilight Saga, but she practically writes a novel about characters who maybe appeared for three pages throughout the series. Lover or hater, no one can admit that that is not impressive. 

Also, this encyclopedia is filled with drawings. There are drawings of how Stephenie Meyer pictured the characters (I found Laurent extremely amusing because it was completely opposite to the Laurent from the movies), as well as pictures of things like the Cullen house and Bella's wedding dress. There are also family trees of Jacob's tribe which trace not only the Black history, but also other important families. 

What else I found really great was that towards the end there is both a timeline from the start of vampires until the end of Breaking Dawn which touched on key events. But if that was too vague for you, there are also pages that recap the events in each chapter of each book. It is a good refresher.

I could go on and on, but I'm going to stop now because I think it is fun to discover all the little tid bits for yourselves. The book is beautiful; from its content, to its pictures, to its pages (they are glossy like a magazine, but thinker). Sure, the book is pretty expensive, but it is worth it entirely if these books changed your life. 

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