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The Twilight craze continues…

Is it the forbidden fantasy? The werewolf versus vampire rivalry?

Many of you may be wondering—what kind of story has both young adults and forty-something’s going crazy over fictitious characters and plots?

The answer? The Twilight series by Stephenie Myers.

The Mormon author published the first novel, Twilight in October of 2005, and its popularity has been on the rise ever since.

Fans everywhere display the vampire paraphernalia.

From Facebook bumper stickers to cotton t-shirts, Myers has definitely capitalized on her modern day twist of the Romeo & Juliet love story.

When Summit Entertainment put Myers’ first book onto the big screen in November 2008, the hype intensified.

At this point, I was laughing at my college friends who lined up for the midnight showing of what I thought would be the most ridiculous book turned movie.

A human falls in love with a vampire.

That was all I needed to know to keep me from picking up one of the books.  Nonetheless, Twilight was everywhere.

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, who portrayed the main characters of Bella Swan and Edward Cullen, were on magazine covers across the country.  And they still are.

New Moon, the second book in the series, has also been turned into a major motion picture and will be released November 20, 2009.

The first film was criticized by some of Myers’ readers, who claimed that the movie did not meet the expectations from the book.

Twilight fans were anxiously waiting to see which actor would live up to the written description of Edward Cullen, and when they found out it was Robert Pattinson, some thought the portrayal fell short.

However, most young girls, and even older women too, have grown fond of this newly successful actor.

If you have not read the book or seen the film, you better jump on the bandwagon.

Men and women both seem to be in awe with the love story that Myers has concocted.  For some readers, it is the way the author describes each character with the utmost intricacy.

For others, it is the complicated relationship that exists between the human (Bella Swan) and the town vampire (Edward Cullen).

Others are fascinated by the love triangle that exists between Bella, Edward, and the werewolf, Jacob Black, who happens to be Bella’s best friend.

No matter what your preferred genre, there is enough mystery, love, suspense, and action in this series to appeal to anyone.