Twilight Saga, The Books and Movies
The Twilight series, written by Stephenie Meyer, is one of the highest grossing series of all time. The books are all bestsellers and the first three movies have topped box office charts all over the world. Originally targeted at the female teen audience, the series has captivated readers of all ages.
The first book, Twilight, introduces Bella, Edward and Jacob and begins a romance of epic proportions. The famous meadow scene came to author Stephenie Meyer in a dream and went on to become the storyline that would enthrall millions. In this book, the love triangle between the three main characters begins when Bella moves to Forks and meets Edward in school. After figuring out that he is a vampire, Bella is targeted by another vampire and the Cullens save her life for the first time.
New Moon continues on with the story of Edward, Bella and Jacob. Bella is nearly killed at her eighteenth birthday party and Edward decides that it is too dangerous to continue their relationship. He and the rest of the Cullens move away from Forks. Heartbroken, Bella turns to Jacob for solace. Their bond grows but in the end, Bella must race to Italy to save Edward’s life and Edward and Bella reunite.
In Eclipse, Bella is hunted by a vampire named Victoria in a quest for vengeance. Edward and the Cullens pair with Jacob and his pack in order to save her life and Bella’s love is torn between her vampire and her werewolf. She chooses Edward. Jacob, devastated by her decision, assumes his wolf form and leaves Forks.
Finally, in Breaking Dawn, Bella and Edward get married. Bella has a baby and becomes a vampire while Jacob imprints on the baby. Finally there is a balance and it seems that all will be well until the Volturi hear about the baby and wrongfully assume that she is an immortal child. The Cullens call upon their fellow vampires to stand witness and the werewolves join them in the final stand against the Volturi. All is resolved peacefully and the book ends happily for everyone.