"[92] In 2010, Forbes ranked her as the No. [8][9] In 1992, Meyer won a National Merit Scholarship,[10] which helped fund her undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where she received a BA in English Literature in 1997. The Host was always a more understated aspect of Meyer’s career, but interest majorly fizzled out after a movie adaptation was released in 2013 starring now … Details. Meyer dismissed the accusation, claiming she had not heard of the writer nor the novel. [88] The series spawned two parody films: Vampires Suck and Breaking Wind which were critical failures. Meyer has worked in film production and cofounded production company Fickle Fish Films. If you’ve missed any of it, check out Fandango for some cool Host Character Featurettes. [72][73] Despite its commercial success, the film received poor reviews; Roger Ebert criticized the slow pace of the film and Tim Robey of The Telegraph similarly said, "the movie gives us all the requiste looks of tortured longing, and not a lot else". [13] Meyer met her future husband, Christiaan[N 1] "Pancho", in Arizona when they were both children. Forks has thus received attention from fans, and celebrates "Stephenie Meyer Day" on September 13, the date of character Bella Swan's birthday. Best known for her Twilight series, Stephenie Meyer’s four-book collection has sold over 100 million copies globally in over 50 countries, with translations in 37 different languages. [104][103] According to an article from The Guardian in 2018, Midnight Sun was "no longer in the pipeline". Isso incluiu o fato de que os vampiros não usariam capa nem caninos gigantes: eles teriam que parecer humanos. [95] Upon the completion of the fourth entry in the series, Meyer indicated that Breaking Dawn would be the final novel to be told from Bella Swan's perspective. [149] Meyer's fans cosplay her book characters, write "fan fiction" related to the stories, and attend book signings. [163], Stephenie Meyer has named Mormonism as her greatest influence. Theater Release Date: March 29, 2013 | DVD Release Date: July 9, 2013, Links: Movie Facebook Page | The Host on IMDB | Buy the Movie | Buy the Book, Hi all! It will be live streaming at this link: The Host Red Carpet Stream on Facebook. [138] Meyer was the second bestselling author of the decade, according to a list published by Amazon, beaten by J. K. Stephenie Meyer’s long-awaited prequel to her “Twilight" series is coming out Aug. 4, the author announced on her website Monday. [44] Over 1.3 million copies were sold on the first day. [139], Despite Meyer's success, her novels have been highly criticized. [173][174][167], Meyer cites music as a prominent influence of her writing, and she posts playlists on her website of songs which specifically inspired her books. The New York Times called the premise of Twilight "attractive and compelling"; however, the review continues, "the book suffers at times from overearnest, amateurish writing", indicating that Meyer's relied too much on "telling" rather than "showing" and that there were excessive references to Edward's attractiveness and Bella's swooning. Influenced by the work of Jane Austen and William Shakespeare, she wrote Twilight soon thereafter. In 2011, Meyer started Fickle Fish Films, her production company with … Author of The Nocturne, Jordan Scott, claimed the circumstances around Bella's supernatural pregnancy and subsequent transformation into a vampire were similar to the storyline of her novel and indicated that Meyer plagiarized the plot of The Nocturne. [188] The titles of the novels serve to reinforce this idea. I hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it. [28] As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Meyer acknowledges that her faith has influenced her work. Stephenie went to high school in Scottsdale, Arizona. In Mormonism, resurrection occurs in the context of relationships, exemplified by Bella who enjoys her resurrected body in the company of her husband, child, and the rest of the Cullen family. Stephenie Meyer, Writer: The Host. [187] According to Riess, the distinction between eternal life and immortality is represented by Bella, who in Breaking Dawn, has achieved eternal life rather than immortality because she achieved the Mormon tenets of eternal life: immortality and a perfected body, eternal parenthood, and an eternal marriage. And I’m super excited that The Host is now in theaters! [38] Consequently, Meyer expanded the story into a series with three more books: New Moon (2006), Eclipse (2007), and Breaking Dawn (2008). Stephenie Meyer’s Life and Death has a mopey teenage boy lusting over a sexy, strong, much older woman. Only 1 left in stock - order soon. The Twilight novels have gained worldwide recognition and sold over 100 million copies, with translations into 37 different languages. Stephenie Meyer is "so over" Twilight and will steer clear of future instalments in the series of romance novels that spawned the blockbuster film saga. An avid young reader, she attended Brigham Young University, marrying at the age of twenty-one before graduating with a degree in English in 1997. Stephenie Meyer (/ˈmaɪ.ər/; née Morgan; born December 24, 1973) is an American novelist. Despite this criticism, Meyer considers herself a feminist. Meyer received the 2009 Children's Book of the Year award from the British Book Awards for Breaking Dawn, the Twilight series finale. [15], According to Meyer, the idea for Twilight came to her in a dream on June 2, 2003 about a human girl and a vampire who was in love with her but thirsted for her blood. That’s thrillingly subversive Published: 7 Oct 2015 Will Midnight Sun be a Twilight Saga movie? 26. –Seth the Webmaster March 12, 2013… Read more →, Some of you have probably noticed all of the fun The Host goodies that Open Road has been rolling out over the past few weeks. Themes consistent with her religion, including agency, mortality, temptation, and eternal life, are prominent in her work. Her annual earnings exceeded $50 million. Meyer produced both parts of Breaking Dawn and two other novel adaptations. [147], The Quileute do have a tradition that their ancestors transformed from wolves to people, but most of the descriptions of the Quileute in the novel are inaccurate. Keep reading to find out about the positive and negative things she has said about the Twilight films. [156][157] Meyer avoids the use of passive voice and often opens her sentences with the most important information, captivating the audiences. [110], In May 2008, Meyer's adult sci-fi novel The Host, was released by the adult division of Little, Brown and Company. Those who took advantage of the free ebook were also encouraged to make donations to the Red Cross. [140] An article from The Guardian criticized Bella's character, calling her "a clumsy, selfish nincompoop with the charisma of a boiled potato" and criticized Edward's portrayal as the "perfect little gentleman" who constantly counters Bella's sexual advances. The written script deviated greatly from the novel. In The Host, Wanda learns that despite the lows and evils of humanity, beauty and pleasure could not be found on her previous planets because darkness did not exist. [26], Meyer has gained a following among young adult readers of her Twilight novels, which are set in the small town of Forks on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state. [129], The reception of Meyer and her novels has been mixed. [108], Meyer mentions having several other book ideas on file, including a ghost story titled Summer House, a novel involving time travel,[109] as well as another about mermaids. Nesse universo fantasioso, os personagens construídos por Stephenie Meyer - humanos ou não - se mostram de tal forma familiares em seus dilemas e em seu comportamento que o sobrenatural parece real. The Host is a 2013 American romantic science fiction thriller film adapted from Stephenie Meyer 's 2008 novel of the same name. They were involved in their community and a young Meyer met her future husband at church. [96] In 2015, she published a new book in honor of the 10th anniversary of the best-selling franchise, titled Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined, with the genders of the original protagonists switched. Para a sorte de todos, o estúdio desisitiu do projeto.Somente em 2006, o presidente da Summit Entertainment procurou Stephenie com uma nova oferta, mas dessa vez ela exigiu por contrato que o filme fosse fiel ao livro. [15][16] They married in 1994, when Meyer was 21. [172] Meyer has described Austen, Shakespeare, and Orson Scott Card as her favorite authors. This is the official website of author Stephenie Meyer. But they're more than ready to anoint a Mormon as the best-selling novelist of the year. [98] Following the release of The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, Stephenie Meyer donated $1.5 million to the American Red Cross Relief Fund to aid victims of the earthquakes in Haiti and Chile. The Twilight Saga is a series of five vampire-themed romance fantasy films from Summit Entertainment based on the four novels by author Stephenie Meyer.The films star Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner.The series has grossed over $3.3 billion worldwide. However, she qualifies Meyer as a gifted storyteller, not a gifted writer, noting numerous technical flaws in her novels. "[190] Meyer says that she does not consciously intend her novels to be influenced by her religion, or to promote the virtues of sexual abstinence and spiritual purity, but admits that her writing is shaped by her values, saying, "I don't think my books are going to be really graphic or dark, because of who I am. Their circumstances prevent them from forming meaningful relationships with humans or other vampires, isolating them within their small clan. [196] Meyer has explained that her definition of feminism is the ability for a woman to choose and the definition of anti-feminism is removing the choice, whether it fits gender stereotypes or not, from the woman entirely. [141] NPR criticized the novel for being a repetitive "jackhammer" masked behind ornate language. [18][28] Similarly, there is no drinking and smoking in the novels. Lewis and More Young Adult Authors Fight Cancer With Project Book Babe", "Saoirse Ronan cast in film of Stephenie Meyer's 'The Host, "Box office report: 'G.I. –Seth the Webmaster March 19, 2013 You can watch the red carpet premiere for The Host live from from Hollywood tonight. The press tour is over and I’m so happy to be home. [116], In April 2009, Meyer took part in Project Book Babe, a benefit designed to help pay her friend Faith Hochhalter's medical bills after Hochhalter was diagnosed with breast cancer. [69] Chris Weitz directed New Moon,[70] which was released on November 20, 2009. She is best known for her vampire romance series Twilight, which has sold over 100 million copies, with translations into 37 different languages. However, her publisher insisted that she follow Twilight with two sequels following Bella and Edward in college. In particular, she says that her characters "tend to think more about where they came from, and where they are going, than might be typical. Berlatsky argues that her refusal to answer the question was not to avoid revealing her political position, but rather out of "respect for women's lives and women's choices". [185] Self-control is a prominent theme in the Twilight series, the word appears 125 times throughout the novels, as the main characters struggle to control their emotions, attraction, thirst, or jealousy. [60] Taylor Lautner plays the role of Jacob Black. [39] Meyer's fans urged her to expand "Hell on Earth" into a full novel, but Meyer was occupied finishing Eclipse. "[136], She was ranked No. Critics also praised the acting, particularly that of Stewart. [57] Catherine Hardwicke was chosen to direct the film and Melissa Rosenberg wrote the new script. [41] In May 2007, Meyer held two promotional prom events at an Arizona State University gymnasium to celebrate the special edition release of New Moon and the release of Eclipse. Scott failed to produce a copy of the novel to support her accusation; The Nocturne is not available on Amazon and is listed as "temporarily sold out" on her website. Joe' wins Easter Weekend with a muscular $41.2M", "Fighting the Peacenik Alien Within Her - Saoirse Ronan in 'The Host,' From a Stephenie Meyer Novel", "Twilight author Stephenie Meyer to publish new thriller for adults", "Stephenie Meyer to produce The Rook TV series – The Bookseller", "New Details on The Rook TV Series from Twilight's Stephenie Meyer", "MSN Lifestyle's Most Influential Women of 2008", "Amazon: top 10 best-selling books of the decade", "Twilight vampires? [142] Entertainment Weekly stated that the narrative of Breaking Dawn was at times so chaotic and outrageous that Meyer shifted the point of view to Jacob Black which only toned down the mayhem of the plot for so long. [171] Although Meyer has claimed that she did not read vampire literature and thus could not be influenced by it, scholars Anne Klaus and Stefanie Krüger argue that Meyer's characters bear similarities to "traditional vampire figures" and that Edward resembles both gothic villains and Byronic heroes. [153], Originally an online novelized "fan-fiction" of the Twilight series, the novel Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James loosely explores the relationship between the main characters, had they not remained celibate before marriage. Meyer torna perfeitamente plausível - e irresistível - a paixão de uma garota de 17 anos por um vampiro encantador. [104][103] This led to the novel being on indefinite hold. Meyer was the bestselling author of 2008, and the first author to have books in all four of the top-selling spots. Bella is subsequently resurrected in a perfected vampire body. [117], The Host was adapted into a film with Andrew Niccol directing and Saoirse Ronan starring as Melanie Stryder, Max Irons as Jared Howe and Jake Abel as Ian O'Shea. [200][201][202] Meyer has dismissed such criticisms, saying both that the books center around Bella's choice, and that her damsel in distress persona is due only to her humanity. [63] The film was a box-office success and became the fourth-highest grossing November opening weekend release up to that time. However, although Ashcraft qualifies Meyer as traditional or nonfeminist, she clarifies that Meyer is not antifeminist. Meyer’s upcoming novel will retell her bestselling vampire series through character Edward Cullen’s perspective. Hugely popular, the books were adapted into a successful film franchise. Meyer's membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shaped her novels: there are no drinking or smoking scenes, and the characters Edward and Bella in her Twilight series remain sexually abstinent until marriage. An article from The Guardian reported that it was the best film of the series according to critical consensus for being more "cinematic" and striking a better balance between romance and the supernatural. In The Host, the Seeker believes that she is saving the human race by perfecting and controlling, similar to the Latter-day Saint belief that Satan's plan for human salvation was to "save" all souls by removing their agency and ability to sin. [182] According to literature and women's studies scholar Natalie Wilson, the juxtaposition between Bella's agency to choose her mate and Jacob, a Native American male's, inability to choose has racial and cultural implications. She was born on December the 24th 1973, in Hartford, Connecticut to Stephen and Candy Morgan. "[161], Meyer develops complex characters and relationships throughout her novels which she describes through action, dialogue, and facial expressions. Stephenie Meyer’s appearance in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 wedding wasn’t actually her first cameo in the film franchise. Meyer’s other novels included The Host and The Chemist. For the event, Meyer wore a blood-red evening gown and signed over 1,000 books. Some of Meyer's most frequent descriptions related to eye color and expression, the juxtaposition of warmth and cold, and the development of a gloomy or gothic atmosphere with the words "black" and "dark".