[E–pub New] (The Twilight Saga The Official Guide) author Stephenie Meyer

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Read & download The Twilight Saga The Official Guide Free read à eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB í Stephenie Meyer Stephenie Meyer í 7 Download Ntial for every Twilight Saga fan is full color throughout with nearly 100 gorgeous illustrations and photographs and with exclusive new material character profiles genealogical charts maps extensive cross references and much Note This review contains spoilers and the spoilers are not hidden in any wayThis book was bad it was so bad I decided not to hide any spoilers because I uite frankly wanted this review to get over with as soon as possibleOne good thingThe artwork of the characters is usually of decent to good uality but the rest isn t Actually it s interesting that some of the printed fanart we will get to that in a minute is better than what the paid artists could do really it sometimes looks like a fourth grader did it and the term illustrated guide seems to be used very loosely since much of the art adds nothing respectively many characters are not even there Actually the poor uality is especially evident in the building that houses the Volturi because as far as I know that one actually exists so all the artist had to do was just copy itThe fan art is the only one of the non world building things in this book that I think has a legitimate reason to be in this book It shows how other people imagined the characters too look like and considered that the characters depicted often look very much alike respectively like Angela just copied from the graphic novel I think this is positiveNow this book contains massive material where I wondered who but raving Twihards would even care about that I wonder whether even the average fan would care on how the cars of the Culllens look like or the authors incredibly clumsy answers to uestions her books raised which in turn raise even uestion There are also notes massive notes on how Twilight came to be and a lot of other stuff that I personally think is only there to make the book longer just like much of the illustrationsThe world building was as contradictory as you would imagine The scientific explanations presented for the vampires are complete crap they contradict each other they make no sense In short without magic they just cannot work and it s the same with the hybrids and the werewolves And there is actually one of the many examples of sexism in this book Not only is the one male hybrid the only one to be able to create vampires why not other hybrids is anyone s guess no female uileute werewolves do not become such massive hunks like the males they only grow slightly and their muscles get defined yeah great warriors that would make There is sexism but that will come in the passage on the charactersActually history and psychology are ransacked eg at the time Carlisle was transformed there definitely would not have been sewers under London or there is no reason the Romanian Coven and the Volturi would be called Romanians and Italians when both predate the names Romania and Italy Also the s with their longs limbs and all look nothing like typical native woman of the area not that the other vampires often fit I mean an early 19th century Kairo streetboy is named Benjamin are you kidding me There is much the whole issue with the uileute or the fact that the Irish ones do not fit history as well there is problems with Alistair s backstory etc etc I think I got the point acrossThere is just one thing towards world building that I still want to address The werewolvesNow in Breaking Dawn there was this issue that the uileute werewolves were not werewolves but shapeshifters who take on the form of the wolf The author tried to explain it in that book by saying that there shifting power is inherited and at the start it could have been any other animal form Also the full moon doesn t control their shifting and they do not pass on their condition via bite Which makes no difference because of a few points1 The basic trait of a werewolf is shapeshifting whether temporary or permanently so a werewolf is per definition a shapeshifter2 The power of the full moon over the transformation is only considered an essential trait in fiction in actual folklore it was a very rare and underdeveloped feature and often it could be any other phase as well and on average the moon had nothing to do with transforming into a wolf in medieval times it was mostly skinsshirtsbelts or ointments Sometimes also herbs or the person was cursed or born with the ability3 Folklore werewolves often had some unusual features like human eyes abnormal size I remember a legend claiming the werewolf to be bigger than the biggest horse missing tails etc But mostly they were normal looking even if sometimes a bit bigger than usual wolves The man wolf form is at best very rare and not a typical trait of folklore werewolves I know some people would probably point to old woodcuts and the like showing man wolves especially from the old maps or pictures of Lycaon These either depict werewolves in their state of mid transformation or they show beings called Cynocaphali or Dog heads and they have nothing to do with werewolves4 The infectious bite is made up It does not exist in actual folklore and when it does now it clearly has its origins in the film industry there were some ways of becoming a werewolf that could be somewhat considered infectious like eating its food or drinking the water collected in a werewolf s paw print but these were rare and nothing like a biteSo despite the author and many others claiming that the uileute werewolves are not werewolves they are actually so than the true werewolves called the Children of the Moon I will not go into too much detail here except for two things1 These werewolves are so badly designed that they should have died of starvation a long time ago because their rampages due to their size speed and strength as well as total loss of control in wolf form would have caused them to massacre entire populations and so making whole areas devoid of anything edible2 They look so different from the uileute werewolves that it makes no sense to have Caius in Breaking Dawn confuse the two The uileute werewolves are roughly speaking horse sized wolves while the Children of the Moon seem to look like the werewolves in the Chinger Snaps trilogy especially the third film If you have never seen those films just think of a gorilla with a wolf s head and you have a good guess how these Children of the Moon have been described in the bookNow we come to the last passage the charactersIt was difficult to know where to begin so let s say it like this In comparison to the vampires the werewolves seem like nice folks In comparison keep that in mindThe whole imprinting issue is even creepier than I already think it was sure it s not pedophilia but for the imprinted werewolf it is enslavement in every way the werewolf has no free will any And in case of the imprintee it s free will thrown out of the window as well since she is just supposed to accept And if the werewolf in uestion imprints on a child the imprintee is always of the opposite sex by the way not only is he enslaved to be whatever person she needs but it is also undeniably child grooming and child wedding since she is supposed to be his mate and all he needs to do is wait until she is old enough to have sex with herThere is barely any story about the werewolf characters not even Jacob gets much Sam and Leah get something but their stories only further illustrate what a horrible person Emily her own entry is no better and how these books celebrate co dependency on a level that is definitely unhealthy even for romance novel standards Let s say it like this Emily in my mind deserves to have Sam shackled to her for the rest of her life because I can assure you having someone that absolutely cannot stay away from you it causes him pain actually and does whatever you want will first get boring and then it will be pure torture to have him around you But the fact that Emily even asked Leah to be a bridesmaid thereby rubbing it all in her face completely negates all of Emily s points for her early efforts to get rid of SamBtw the book does not explain at all how Emily got her scars actually the way it is described here it was actually an accident because Sam had his hands up when he faced because he tried to get Emily away from him because he was starting to shift you really can t blame him in the whole triangle he is just a slave but the way it was described here Emily should only have some stab wounds in her face due to the claws her face should not be slashed So that story contradicts the Twilight booksBut like I said on average there is next to nothing on the individual werewolf characters actually we still do not know who Embry s father is And this unknown is something that is often there since the book literally says so that Embry s father is unknown and we have the same with many of the vampires It would be ok if this book would be written in the way of a journal like eg Gangrel Savage and Macabre does but it is not It is clearly written from the author s God perspective and so this unknown means she basically did not care or wasn t able to come up with anythingAnd so we get to the vampires I tell you massive inconsistencies in the stories eg Aro is told to be transformed in his early 40s at first and on the same page as being transformed in his mid twenties There is of course the suspicious feature that most of the evil in a second Volturi have an olive cast to their skin and most of the good vampires are totally pale I could probably go on and on about the many racism colorism sexism and possibly homophobia in this book but I better not or otherwise I will hit the character limit and it s already hard enough not to say about thisThe stories sometimes contradict each other and the other books eg in the Bree Tanner book all Newborn vampires could talk without problems but here it is said that this is a rare feature Further often we get to know no than what we already knew especially with the Cullens and some stuff no one cares to know Birth and Transformation dates are vague The stories are clumsily written and I don t know whether the author did that on purpose or not but the way these characters are written makes it look as though all of them are the scariest people there Actually it makes the guys that are supposed to be bad and not to be related eg Alistair and the Volturi the good guys and all the guys allegedly being the good guys scary as hell Alistair had an extremely traumatic backstory so no wonder he became paranoid and for all the claiming of Aro wanting power and allegedly being against his mate and all there is a damn good reason at least for him to want her safe but also the Volturi don t really do anything evil Actually we never got any motivation for Aro than wants power and the other two Volturi masters aren t any better They basically just sit around in their home sometimes pick up special vampires and enforce their law of secrecy which actually makes a lot of sense The way average vampires are described here makes violence the only thing they understand and as such Aro s power and dominance keeps them in line forces them to behave themselves and brings order and prevents chaosOn the other hand our beloved Cullens are one scary bunch Rosalie is actually the most likeable because she is tortured by her past and this is where Carlisle is especially scary When he found her beaten and raped he wanted her for Edward and nothing else this is one of the countless examples where I wondered whether the author realized what she wrote there and by transforming her into a vampire he basically condemned her to live in a state of permanent post traumatic stress disorder caused by rape Yeah that is great The others aren t any better especially Jasper comes along as a killing machine doing everything he is told He murders people left and right he never seemed to uestion his earlier lifestyle and the fact that this book speaks so casually about how he killed Newborn vampires makes me wonder whether the author sanitized this world so much in her mind that she no longer knows what she is talking about Dealing with the newborns means killing them slipping in the diet means killing people constantly And that is also something Carlisle never did he never put any restrictions on his children it is a wonder that they didn t kill people Especially Alice who seems to have no free will and you would think her backstory makes for a interesting character like so many but it didn t Actually speaking of backstory my final pointWhen we are given a backstory and especially transformation story about a woman andor teenager it is nearly exclusively one that involves violence murder rape torture as if the author cannot have these two groups just be chosen and turned something she has no problem with the men as it seems Also for these tragic backstory several of them have the abused victims be loyal to their sires despite having no reason to eg like Benjamin to Amun the most idiotic vampire there is trust me his level of stupidity is incredible Actually you could collect these stories and name them Stockholm syndrome the novelOk this is really it now there are tons to say about this book but I won t I will just say thisDon t read it this is a book that will only make you dumber

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Read & download The Twilight Saga The Official Guide Free read à eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB í Stephenie Meyer Stephenie Meyer í 7 Download Fans of the #1 New York Times bestselling Twilight Saga will treasure this definitive official guide This must have hardcover edition the only official guide is the definitive encyclopedic reference to the Twilight Saga and p Meh If this had come out back in 2008like it was suppose to I probably would have enjoyed this since I was still very much a screaming fan girl but nowthis was just okayStill anyone who s a die hard fan would find This Official Guide useful and entertaining Lots of pictures and personal profiles and all the intimate little details that made this universe spin crazily out of controlI still want Midnight Sun Just saying East of the Sun and West of the Moon. Old Tales from the North (Illustrated) is the definitive encyclopedic reference to the Twilight Saga and p Meh If this had come out back Silent Order: Omnibus One (English Edition) in 2008like The Wretched Stone it was suppose to I probably would have enjoyed this since I was still very much a screaming fan girl but nowthis was just okayStill anyone who s a die hard fan would find This Official Guide useful and entertaining Lots of pictures and personal profiles and all the Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race intimate little details that made this universe spin crazily out of controlI still want Midnight Sun Just saying

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Read & download The Twilight Saga The Official Guide Free read à eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB í Stephenie Meyer Stephenie Meyer í 7 Download Rovides readers with 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 This comprehensive handbook esse OiI ordered this book back in 2008 I figured we would get numerous details about what happened before and after Twilight and the other details the characters didn t knowAll in all I was excited for the guideThen the dates got pushed back 2009 2010 and finally we got it in 2011 Waiting years for a book should in theory mean it s filled to the brim with informationI am throughly disappointed Honestly if I didn t pay half price from pre ordering it I would send it backI could have written this Most of the information was recycled stale and uninformative My first thought was that this is the Twilight Lexicon database copy and pasted Did Stephenie Meyer contribute to this Or was this just her publishing house We already knew most of the details strictly from reading the book I was excited for Stephenie Meyer s interview and have since learned it was one she gave back in 2008 They couldn t even update this by giving a recent interview with the author Further she sounded bitter and defensive when she gave it most likely stemming from all the criticizing she took after Breaking Dawn An interview now probably would have sounded differentThe details about the Cullens wolves Volturi and the humans are vague at best I understand Carlisle may not know his birthday but we should We learned details about other irrelevant characters that they themselves didn t know but not about the main characters The book alludes that Embry s father is one of three men but we still are not told exactly who that is I feel owned None of my uestions were answered through all of this This book screams greed to me They wanted to get every last dime out of the fans that they could I enjoyed the series and genuinely liked the books but this leaves a bitter taste in my mouthThe only redeeming factor for the book lies within the pictures The artwork is absolutely stunning and I m pleased to see it s prevalent throughout I also enjoyed learning some of the backstories about the characters that matter such as Charlie and Renee The international covers and fan art were also nice surprisesMy final thought borrow it from a friend


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    [E–pub New] (The Twilight Saga The Official Guide) author Stephenie Meyer 25 I skim read this so I could read about Alice and Rosalie That’s the only reason

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    Stephenie Meyer í 7 Download Free read à eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB í Stephenie Meyer [E–pub New] (The Twilight Saga The Official Guide) author Stephenie Meyer The Goodreads rating should probably be a 4 but out of principle I give everything Twilight related 5 stars Silly but that's the way it isI am evenly split between happiness and disappointment There were so many wonderful bits of information in the Guide things I never thought to wonder about and answers to numerous niggling uestions Howev

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    Stephenie Meyer í 7 Download Free read à eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB í Stephenie Meyer [E–pub New] (The Twilight Saga The Official Guide) author Stephenie Meyer Note This review contains spoilers and the spoilers are not hidden in any wayThis book was bad; it was so bad I decided not to hide any spoile

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    [E–pub New] (The Twilight Saga The Official Guide) author Stephenie Meyer Obviously this is aimed at the fans of the series Having said this people who want to know about the writing process might find it

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    Read & download The Twilight Saga The Official Guide Stephenie Meyer í 7 Download [E–pub New] (The Twilight Saga The Official Guide) author Stephenie Meyer I'm still a little bitter about pre ordering this book back in 2008 or was it 2007 and waiting years for it I'm over my initial excitement for the series Had this been published right after Breaking Dawn was released it would have been so much timely The fact that they waited to add movie information completely turned me off For me this series is not about the movies; it is about the books Because uite frankly the movies suck I think it wa

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    [E–pub New] (The Twilight Saga The Official Guide) author Stephenie Meyer Stephenie Meyer í 7 Download Free read à eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB í Stephenie Meyer Full disclosure I skimmed the interviews about the writing process because I didn't think the writing was good I also completely skipped the plot points for each book because I literally JUST read the series so there was no point to rereading it AND I skimmed the biographies for all the vampires — I hadn't realized there were SO MANY and

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  • Hardcover
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  • The Twilight Saga The Official Guide
  • Stephenie Meyer
  • English
  • 06 June 2020
  • 9780316043120