Books, Films, inspiration, Writing

Twilight – it’s all your fault

Yesterday I went to see Breaking Dawn part 2. I really enjoyed the film and thought they adapted it well. There was one part that shocked me (you’ll know what I mean if you’ve seen it) but I realised what was happening and it all ended up fine.


I have been a fan of the Twilight books for a long time now – I read them before they really took off, just after the final book was released. Then the film came out and it went crazy! Twilight was the first modern YA books I read and I was completely hooked. I totally understand the critics out there but for me they were page turners and I fell hard for them. I have enjoyed the films, they kept the tone of the books even improving some parts so I’ll admit that I felt a little sad that it was all over as I left the cinema.

For me the biggest thing I’ll take away from the Twilight Saga is the love it gave me for both reading and writing young adult stories. After Twilight, I have practically only read YA books and because of the series, I started to wrote my own and would love to make a career out of it. The books have given me something wonderful and I’ll always be grateful for them.

The power of a book to inspire you in any way is why I love reading – and writing – so much.

I shall leave this post and Twilight with my favourite quote from the series:

What books have inspired you?




18 thoughts on “Twilight – it’s all your fault”

  1. I feel similarly about Twilight, and since reading them I’ve discovered other YA authors that have not just entertained me, but inspired me: Stephanie Perkins, John Green, Libba Bray, Ally Condie, Andrea Cramer…to just name a few. Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Cheers to Twilight! 🙂
    I also love Twilight. But what really inspired me to read is the Harry Potter series which I have just started reading in the year 2009. And then tada! I discovered that I could love reading. After HP, it’s when I read Twilight. and then The Host. And they inspired me to write. 🙂

  3. LOL. Twilight definitely got me back into reading YA. Whatever anyone says about Meyer, she sucked me into that world. Into Bella’s emotions and I was a teenage girl again falling in love for the first time. When I was trying to write my first book, I reread the Twilight series to understand what made for a great page turner. The movies kinda disappointed me, but probably because I compared them to Harry Potter films.

    I haven’t seen the last movie yet–thanks for not providing any spoilers. 🙂

  4. I’m sorry to say I disliked the Twilight series, but I have enjoyed other YA books that have encouraged me to keep an open mind. Any well-written book with a complex plot inspires me to keep writing. 🙂

  5. ‘Without the dark we’d never see the stars’… Mainly true, but the sun is a star too and we do see that one without the dark 🙂

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