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The Host Pictures and Trailer Premiere
April 4, 2012 posted by Nichole

The Host Pictures and Trailer Premiere

As most of you know, Stephanie Meyer’s novel, The Host, is set to hit theaters on March 29, 2013. Some of you have read and reread the novel multiple times, dying to watch it come to life on the big screen. Well, we have something to make the wait a little bit better. Below are the first four pictures and first teaser trailer of The Host.



So, what do you guys think? Love them? Hate them? I was a little disappointed with the teaser trailer, but that was only to be expected since contest winners had the chance to have their pictures shown in the trailer. I like the pictures, though! I was a little nervous about Saoirse Ronan playing the part of Melanie, but, so far, I am impressed. I am excited for more teaser trailers in the future. I cannot wait to hear what you guys think!

That’s all for now, folks. See you next time!

Book Reviews
June 8, 2011 posted by Christina

The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide – Stephenie Meyer

“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 provides readers with everything they need to further explore the unforgettable world Stephenie Meyer created in Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn.”


Love her or hate her Stephenie Meyer is a woman who has taken the YA Lit world by storm. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, just about everyone is familiar with The Twilight Saga whether you’ve read the books or not. The Official Illustrated Guide has been quite an anticipated companion to the Twilight series, not only because fans have been desperate for new Meyer material for a while now, but because the release date kept getting pushed back for a few years. Have no fear though! The guide is finally here….but was it worth the wait?

Some might judge me but I, personally, am a Twilight fan. I might not be walking around with an Edward t-shirt (*cringe*) but I do love the books. If ever I share this information with others I usually get a judgmental smirk which has driven fans that experience the same to be a bit more discreet about their adoration.

The brave and dedicated headed proudly into the bookstores on April 12th for the guide’s release, while the rest of us either covertly made our purchases or ordered online.

After all that I bet you’re asking – so what the heck is in this guide anyway?

Everything from individual character bios, family trees, a summary of key plot points in each chapter, illustrated explanation of each character’s cars, an interview with the author, outtakes, FAQ’s, playlists and where they fit into the story and more.

I’ve heard plenty of complaints that there isn’t anything new shared in the guide, which I guess is true, but it never claimed to be a source of new information. For those who haven’t really gone on Meyer’s website, many of the outtakes and mini stories, such as how Esme came to meet Carlisle will be new to them. If you’ve gone through every extra on her website, then yes, the guide will just be a hard copy collection of those extras, just a little more organized and detailed.

I think the only thing I found disappointing on the “new” argument was that we STILL don’t know who Embry’s dad is. Not that I’m losing sleep over it or anything….but still! Just tell us!

Overall I thought it was a good little guide that covers just about everything. The illustrations were gorgeous, and I liked seeing how certain characters were connected such as Heidi and Victoria. I liked reading the vampire’s bios but by the time I got to the werewolves I had lost interest. Mostly because it was getting tedious reading about things I already knew from reading the books, as well as reading the same bits of information repeated in bios that connected with each other. For example, the story of how Carlisle met Edward, is more or less repeated (but altered for the perspective) in Edward’s bio.

The good thing is that it’s not the kind of book where you have to sit and read it from start to finish. When you start feeling that Twilight nostalgia it’s the perfect thing to pick up and read a little more on the wolves or other vampire covens. When you just can’t remember which plot point came first in Eclipse, pick up the guide, when you reread Breaking Dawn before the movie comes out you can check out exactly what Bella meant about her ‘before’ car, complete with illustrations. Plus, it looks so nice on your shelf with the rest of your collection.

What was the main thing I learnt from the guide? That I completely miss reading Meyer’s work. Even in this guide I could see the elements of her writing that suck me in to everything she writes. I sincerely hope she’s working on something new.

For diehard fans, The Official Illustrated Guide will be a must have for the collection. For those expecting something new you won’t really find it here. It’s a companion, a guide, not a new novel.  It’s not AMAZING, but it’s certainly not terrible.

Pages: 543
Publication Date: April 2011
Publisher: Hachette/Atom
Challenge: n/a
Rating: : ★★★½☆

October 7, 2010 posted by Christina

Renesmee Confirmed

Nine year-old Mackenzie Foy has been cast as Renesmee Cullen for the latest installment in the Twilight films, Breaking Dawn.

In a message posted by Stephenie on the Twilight Facebook page –

“Hi Everyone!

Congratulations to the Twilight Facebook Fan Page! 15 million fans! You guys never cease to amaze me. In other news…

Very excited about our new Renesmee, Mackenzie Foy. She’s an amazing young actress and I’m excited to work with her. I hope everyone had an enjoyable summer!

– Steph”

I think Mackenzie is a GREAT choice for Renesmee, this kid is ADORABLE. Will be interesting to see how it all turns out. Stay tuned.

October 6, 2010 posted by Christina

Release Date Announced for Official Twilight Illustrated Guide

Plenty of excitement today for fans of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga, with the announcement of the release date for the newly renamed The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide.

In a press release sent out today 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 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….”

The guide will be released a day later in Australia by Hachette Australia on the 13th of April 2011.

Twilight on T.V
December 10, 2009 posted by Nikki

Twilight on T.V

An Australian magazine published an article this week stating that the Twilight Saga is set to hit our television screens as a T.V series sometime next year, after the release of the Eclipse movie. Robert Pattinson is reported to be in negotiations to play Edward for a whopping US$2 mil per episode. The article didn’t mention anything about possible actresses in the lead to play Bella.

Could they milk the Twilight Saga any more? I’m wondering if anyone would even watch this. It seems silly, after releasing three huge blockbuster films, to try and adapt it to episodic television.

Here at yaReads, we’re wondering if this is true or just some elaborate hoax to help them sell magazines. We’re hoping for the latter. If you’ve heard anything about Twilight going episodic, we’d love to hear from you.

New Moon Movie Smashes the Box Office
November 20, 2009 posted by Nikki

New Moon Movie Smashes the Box Office

It has been reported in various American media outlets this morning that the second film in the Twilight Saga, New Moon, is about to reset the record for takings at a midnight screening. Pulling between $23 and $24 million for the 12.01 screenings alone, if ticket sales continue through the day, it’s predicted that New Moon will trample all over The Dark Knight’s and Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince’s record takings.

Were you at a theater last night?

Join the discussion on the forum and tell us your thoughts.

New Moon Movie Released Today!
November 19, 2009 posted by Nikki

New Moon Movie Released Today!

After a much anticipated wait, the New Moon movie is officially released today! Head to cinemas and check it out, then let us know what you think.

Love, or hate, we want to hear your thoughts!