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What if Stephenie Meyer wrote an "adult" novel?

Here's a question for you: if Stephenie Meyer were to write an "adult" dark fantasy novel a la Anne Rice or Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, do you think that she would find the phenomenal success in that market that she has found with her young adult readers? And why do you feel that way?
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Re: What if Stephenie Meyer wrote an "adult" novel?

Well, we're about to find out, when The Host comes out in a few months. It sounds really interesting, and given the popularity of the paranormal genre, she may indeed build upon her audience.

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Re: What if Stephenie Meyer wrote an "adult" novel?

I think we'd be in for a heck of a ride if she did. :] Twilight wasn't originally intended for a YA audience, it just ended up that way because that's who picked up her book. Too bad we'll never be able to read the other version of her books, before she tried to publish them. She had to change them because they contained more adult themes (although I'm not sure what that means).
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Re: What if Stephenie Meyer wrote an "adult" novel?

Carol:
I am soo excited about The Host!I'm not too jazzed about the cover art though (link below)... It reminds me too much of that sci-fi movie Species. But hey, you can't judge a book by it's cover, can you? :smileywink:
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http://www.stepheniemeyer.com/thehost.html
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Re: What if Stephenie Meyer wrote an "adult" novel?

Yes, Paul, that is sometimes all too true...

I, too, am looking forward to The Host. I would imagine it will end up getting featured somewhere on this book club site. Gee, I wonder where it would fit... :smileyhappy:

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Re: What if Stephenie Meyer wrote an "adult" novel?

Hmmm, well, I suppose I could feature it in the Paranormal forum... What a great idea! :smileywink:
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Re: What if Stephenie Meyer wrote an "adult" novel?

I didn't know she was writing an adult book. Although I'm pretty sure that most of the teens who have read twilight, new moon, and eclipse will buy it. I for one am going to get it. I think I read the third book in about an hour. That is a record even for me. So I have know dought whatsoever that her new book the host will be really good.
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Re: What if Stephenie Meyer wrote an "adult" novel?

That sounds great to me, Paul. I look forward to it. I'd be reading it, anyway, and it would be fun to discuss it with our group.

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Re: What if Stephenie Meyer wrote an "adult" novel?

i think that it would be a sucess but i wouldnt like it. Anne rice and laurell k. hamilton are sucessful because of the graphic sex, blood and death. I dont think stephanie meyers is capable of that.
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Re: What if Stephenie Meyer wrote an "adult" novel?

i think she would have alot of sucess because she would get more fans that are older even though not everybody whos read the twilight series is young and all her twilight fans  will get her books
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Re: What if Stephenie Meyer wrote an "adult" novel?

Technically The Host is an adult novel.  I think it's a absolutely amazing!! I suggest it to everyone!!  It's probably considered an adult novel because of length, plot complexity, use of words in dialogue (like the big flamboyant one that no one knows the meaning too), and to have an addition to her already humongous fan base!  Just because it's an adult novel doesn't mean that it is a bad book for us to read.  My friends and I have already read it, and we are 13!!  This is probably just a way for Stephenie's name to get out in other ways besides Twilight to adults.
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Re: What if Stephenie Meyer wrote an "adult" novel?

Stephenie Meyer is gonna stay true to her style of writing.  I don't think she's gonna write a "dark" or "paranormal" novel.  She has an enoromous fanbase that reads everything that she writes, so it will have a good response, but if it isn't the dynamic and page-turning thing that her other books had, it can be tossed aside.
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