Here is what August 2008 was like:
Aug 2 released midnight signing of Breaking Dawn, 1,000 people
Aug 3 backlash
Aug 5 Chicago signing 1,000 people
Aug 7 Los Angeles 1,000 people
Aug 12 Seattle signing 1,000 people
Aug 20th or so Midnight Sun leaked
Aug 28 Midnight Sun put on Stephenie's site
Aug 29 Interview With Shannon Hale
RebeccaCullen wrote:Not adding in violence is something I think is one of the biggest differences between Jo Rowling and SM because the HP series was market towards the children's market and grew progressively darker each book, where as with the Twilight Saga, SM tried to keep it light. And HP isn't the only book I've read that have been marketed toward a young market. Look at The Mortal Instruments: part of the plot of part of book 1, all of book 2 and most of book 3, without giving to much away, was Jace and Clary's relationship, and each book had them fighting demons, Downworlders and Valentine, and the writer has decided to expand on the series and from what I can tell, she kept to her story board for the first three books. I've read some of the House of Night books, and from what I remember, those are slightly dark. And the Hunger Games, which I haven't read, has characters fighting for survival by killing each other. So why is the Twilight Saga the anomaly among those books?
skatepixie wrote:As for the Twilight fanbase itself, many fans found the level of horror surrounding the birth to be too much for them. So, in light of that, it seems that the author tried to find the right level of violence/horror for BD. Since, as a paranormal romance, Twilight isn't a horror novel, she was advised to tone it down a bit. Since she didn't seem to upset (in fact, she seemed PROUD that she had pushed the boundary in that way), I don't think any of her core story, or even core details, was compromised.
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