Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Stephenie Meyer Comes to Toronto

The fabulous Stephenie Meyer was in Toronto this past Friday to promote her new book Eclipse, third in the series after Twilight and New Moon. Twilight was one of my Diva picks way back in Fall 2005, and the series has been a phenomenon since the get-go, winning the following acclaim:

A New York Times Editor's Choice
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
An Amazon "Best Book of the Decade...So Far"
A Teen People "Hot List" pick
An American Library Association "Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults" and "Top Ten Books for Reluctant Readers"

New Moon was #1 on the ALA's 2007 Teens' Top Ten List, which is selected by a vote by teen readers.
For those unfamiliar with the books, the series chronicles the star-crossed romance between human Bella and vampire Edward. A rival suitor (Jacob- a werewolf) was introduced in New Moon, ramping up the tension significantly. While suitable for ages 12 and up, these books are equally addictive for adult readers. They are romantic (but chaste), highly suspenseful, and have believable supernatural elements. There are more books to come in the series. The fourth book, Breaking Dawn, is currently scheduled for Fall 2008.

Anyways, the event (a book signing at Indigo Books & Music) was HUGE! Estimates put the attendance at between 2100-2400 very enthusiastic fans who lined up for hours to see Stephenie in her only Canadian appearance. The signing line stretched throughout the store,

out the door,

and down the street.

Stephenie signed from about 7:30 to 11:30- just amazing!

Photos of the event are courtesy of fellow sales rep DC (punmaster, my skydiving buddy, and an all-around great guy!)

Stephenie has a new book coming out for adults next Spring called 'The Host'. We just received our reading copies (hee-hee!), so know what I'll be reading this weekend...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i think stephenie iz awesome, but do you think you can post her reviews somewhere?