Stephenie Meyer

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Stephenie Meyer was born on the 24th of December 1973 in Hartford, Connecticut. She grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and was one of six children. The unusual spelling of her name came from her father, Stephen (+ ie). Stephenie Meyer graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor's degree in English. She lives with her husband and three young sons in Phoenix, Arizona. After the publication of her first novel, Twilight, booksellers chose Stephenie Meyer as one of the "most promising new authors of 2005" (Publishers Weekly).

Her favourite authors/biggest influences are Orson Scott Card, Jane Austen, William Shakespeare, Maeve Binchy, Charlotte Bronte, Daphne DuMaurier, L.M. Montgomery, Louisa May Alcott, Eva Ibbotson, William Goldman, Douglas Adams, Janet Evanovich. She can't write without music, and her favourite band being Muse.

Stephenie Meyer books reviewed


  • Twilight (2005)
    When 17 year old Isabella Swan moves to Forks, Washington to live with her father she expects that her new life will be as dull as the town. But in spite of her awkward manner and low expectations, she finds that her new classmates are drawn to this pale, dark-haired new girl in town. But not, it seems, the Cullen family. These five adopted brothers and sisters obviously prefer their own company and will make no exception for Bella. Bella is convinced that Edward Cullen in particular hates her, but she feels a strange attraction to him, although his hostility makes her feel almost physically ill. He seems determined to push her away - until, that is, he saves her life from an out of control car. Bella will soon discover that there is a very good reason for Edward’s coldness. He, and his family, are vampires - and he knows how dangerous it is for others to get too close. 
  • New Moon (2006)
  • Eclipse (2007)
  • Breaking Dawn (2008)
  • The Twilight Saga: The Official Guide (2008)
  • Midnight Sun