RELEASE UPDATE: The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide


Here is today's press release from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers:

NEW YORK, NY (October 6, 2010) — Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, a division of Hachette Book Group, has announced today at the Frankfurt Book Fair that it will release The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide by Stephenie Meyer on April 12, 2011. This definitive encyclopedic reference to the Twilight Saga is the only official guide and is full color throughout, including nearly 100 full-color illustrations and photographs. The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide will be released in hardcover for $24.99 and also be available as an e-book.

The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide provides readers with exclusive new material and everything they need to further explore the unforgettable world Stephenie Meyer created in Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn and The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner. The Guide also includes character profiles, outtakes, a conversation with Meyer, genealogical charts, maps, extensive cross-references, and much more. Originally announced as "The Official Guide," The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide includes illustrations from several artists, including Young Kim, the illustrator behind the #1 New York Times bestselling Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 1.

"I'm always amazed at how many in-depth questions my readers have about my characters and the world within the Twilight Saga," said Stephenie Meyer. "With The Official Illustrated Guide, I hoped we could incorporate as many details as possible, including character histories, like Alice's back story. I'm thrilled with the different artistic interpretations done by Young Kim and the other talented illustrators, including Bella's wedding dress. I hope the fans feel it was worth the wait!"

In five years, Stephenie Meyer has become a worldwide publishing phenomenon. The Twilight Saga's translation rights have been sold in nearly 50 countries and 116 million copies have been sold worldwide...

I have been waiting 2 years for this book! I’m glad to hear that a release date has finally been set, even if it’s 6 months away.

Pre-order your copy of The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide.


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  1. I know! I was jumping up and down in excitement when I heard the news :)

  2. I didn't know about this! At the end of the day, Edward Cullen was still my first YA love. I thought about him just yesterday. I was getting blood drawn and the phlebotomist had me hold the vials of my own blood so she didn't have to turn around and put them on the table. I was thinking that I was glad my husband was sitting next to me because the temptation of fresh hot blood would have been too much for Edward.

    Anyway, I still think about the Twilight series all the time and I'm really excited about this book!