Wednesday 21 February 2018

'Twilight' fans to rise early for latest book

Stephenie Meyer: her books have become the most popular saga since 'Harry Potter'
Stephenie Meyer: her books have become the most popular saga since 'Harry Potter'

John Spain Books Editor

Hundreds of vampire fans will brave the dawn to get their teeth into the fifth instalment of Stephenie Meyer's 'Twilight' when it hits the shelves tomorrow morning.

Titled 'The Second Short Life of Bree Tanner', it is expected to top the bestsellers' list as it is snatched up by fans of the series across the world.

'Twilight' has become the most globally popular saga with children since JK Rowling's 'Harry Potter'.

David O'Callaghan, children's book buyer at Eason, said their branch in Tuam would open at 5.05am.

"Anything that can get a teenager up out of bed that early on a Saturday morning must be worth it," he said.

"There has been great excitement in the build up. We already have more than 100 teenagers registered to attend the event at 7.30am in Eason's in O'Connell Street, Dublin."

The four books in the series, 'Twilight', 'New Moon', 'Eclipse'' and Breaking Dawn', have sold more than 100 million copies since the first book appeared in 2005.

In Ireland, all four titles have been in the Top 10 best-selling books, week after week, for the past two years.

The new book is a 192-page novella about Bree Tanner, a newborn vampire who was killed in the third book, Eclipse. It's told from the point of view of Bree, and, according to Meyer, it gives a unique insight into how a young vampire feels and the tragedy of her life.

Irish Independent

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