Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Waiting On Wednesday (18): Official Twilight Illustrated Guide by Stephenie Meyer

Stop The Presses!!!!!

Official Twilight Illustrated Guide by Stephenie Meyer
April 12, 2011
 - It's actually happening!!!!

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking The Spine spotlighting upcoming releases.

I've already featured the Official Twilight Illustrated Guide as a WoW, but this merits a second glance.

Here's the press release from Little Brown:

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, a division of Hachette Book Group, has announced today at the Frankfurt Book Fair that it will release The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide by Stephenie Meyer on April 12, 2011. This definitive encyclopedic reference to the Twilight Saga is the only official guide and is full color throughout, including nearly 100 full-color illustrations and photographs. The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide will be released in hardcover for $24.99 and also be available as an e-book.

The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide provides readers with exclusive new material and 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. The Guide also includes character profiles, outtakes, a conversation with Meyer, genealogical charts, maps, extensive cross-references, and much more. Originally announced as “The Official Guide,” The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide includes illustrations from several artists, including Young Kim, the illustrator behind the #1 New York Times bestselling Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 1.

“I’m always amazed at how many in-depth questions my readers have about my characters and the world within the Twilight Saga,” said Stephenie Meyer. “With The Official Illustrated Guide, I hoped we could incorporate as many details as possible, including character histories, like Alice’s back story. I’m thrilled with the different artistic interpretations done by Young Kim and the other talented illustrators, including Bella’s wedding dress. I hope the fans feel it was worth the wait!”

In five years, Stephenie Meyer has become a worldwide publishing phenomenon. The Twilight Saga’s translation rights have been sold in nearly 50 countries and 116 million copies have been sold worldwide.

Hachette Book Group (HBG) is a leading trade publisher based in New York and a division of Hachette Livre, the second-largest publisher in the world. HBG publishes under the divisions of Little, Brown and Company, Little Brown Books for Young Readers, Grand Central Publishing, FaithWords, Center Street, Orbit, and Hachette Digital.

What do you most want to see in the Official Twilight Illustrated Guide?

I really don't care about the illustrations. I'm most interested in Alice's back-story.


  1. wooohooo! at last! gosh, i thought this won't push thru. I'm also interested in Alice's back story. hers and jasper's of course. :)

  2. Cool! I'm a little bit over the Twilight thing (though I used to be like the biggest fan ever lol), but I hope that you really love this guide when it comes out!

    Thanks for checking out my WoW!

  3. Ah...all things Twilight huh? Thanks for passing this along. I'll probably get it and keep it on the shelf for reference. I agree with Clair, the YA Bookie Monster. I've come down off the Twilight high, but I'm still interested. Nice choice this week!

  4. I bet this is going to excited ALOT of people!! Hope you have a great time reading it when it's released :)

    Here's my WOW for this week

  5. Yay! :D I want to pick this uuuup! I'm still on the "Twilight high". I re-read this series every November (the last week), without fail. And some assorted times in between. But anyway, really looking forward to this! :D

    Here's my WoW <3

  6. Well, at long last they're going to publish it. I'm still mooning over Midnight Sun, though.

  7. It is great news, I'm glad we finally have a date, I feel like I have been waiting for this book for years :)

    Alice's back story is always something that has interested me, so I'd love there to be some mention of that too :)

    If you get a chance come by and visit my WoW!

  8. I hadn't even heard they were doing anything like this. Interesting. Maybe Stephenie should consider a spin off series if there is still that much interest that people would by her writing notes and stuff. Great wow! Mine is at:
    The Delusional Diaries

  9. Although I thoroughly enjoyed the Twilight series, I doubt I will be getting this one. But I know a lot of readers will. Great pick!

  10. Great news. I will look out for it when it's finally released and I'm certainly sure that many people would like it.

  11. Very cool! Sounds like it could be really interesting. I wanted a copy of the director's journal or whatever that was, because I love looking at sketches and all that kind of stuff so this could be up my alley. I hope you enjoy it :)

    Tara | Hobbitsies

  12. Cool pick! I know Twilight fans everywhere must be psyched for this news.

  13. haha great pick for WOW - I didn't even think to use this, even though we have been waiting on it FOREVER.

    Our WoW

  14. Completely excited! I'm with you about Alice...that's going to be the best part of this.

  15. I won't be reading it, but I'm happy that Twilight fans are getting something new to sate their appetites. But I will admit that I am a bit curious about the info for Alice's backstory... :)

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  18. I cant wait! I loved the saga!
    But don't you think that Meyer is stealling the idea of J.K. Rowling about doing an encyclopedia to the HP world?

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  19. As soon as I finished my WOW post today, I read my Shelf Awareness newsletter and saw that they FINALLY SET A RELEASE DATE!!!!! I have been waiting on this for YEARSSSSSSSSSS! I am beyond excited that it is finally getting released! Awesome pick! This is going to my waiting on wednesday pick next week!

  20. That sounds wonderful! Though I must say, I would prefer Midnight Sun be published.

    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  21. Hmm, I'll be curious to see what's 'illustrated' about it!

    Check my pick out HERE!


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