The Twilight Companion: The Unauthorized Guide to the Series

Paperback | October 28, 2008

byLois H. Gresh

not yet rated|write a review

Everyone's in love with vampires, and if his name happens to be Edward Cullen, then readers of the wildly popular Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer can't help but be crazy about him. For all those who adore Bella Swan, Edward, and the rest of the Cullen family and can't get enough, this companion guide is a must-read and a terrific gift.  The series follows an unlikely couple: Bella, a teenager, and her boyfriend Edward, a vampire that has sworn off human blood. But their love is ill-fated--being a vampire, Edward must keep his passion in check, lest he is driven to suck Bella's blood.

With legends, lore, and myths about everything from vampires to werewolves to immortality, a bio of the author, and a ton of insight into the four-book series, this companion guide will give millions of readers the information that they've been waiting for since book one.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$14.50

Out of stock online
Prices may vary. why?
Please call ahead to confirm inventory.

From the Publisher

Everyone's in love with vampires, and if his name happens to be Edward Cullen, then readers of the wildly popular Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer can't help but be crazy about him. For all those who adore Bella Swan, Edward, and the rest of the Cullen family and can't get enough, this companion guide is a must-read and a terrific gi...

LOIS H. GRESH is the author of nineteen books, including The Fan's Guide to The Spiderwick Chronicles.

other books by Lois H. Gresh

The Ultimate Unauthorized Eragon Guide: The Hidden Facts Behind The World Of Alagaesia
The Ultimate Unauthorized Eragon Guide: The Hidden Fact...

Paperback|Oct 31 2006

$17.48 online$23.50list price(save 25%)
The Science of Superheroes
The Science of Superheroes

Kobo ebook|Aug 15 2007

$28.49 online$36.95list price(save 22%)
see all books by Lois H. Gresh
Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.31 × 5.53 × 0.72 inPublished:October 28, 2008Publisher:St. Martin's PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0312387059

ISBN - 13:9780312387051

Customer Reviews of The Twilight Companion: The Unauthorized Guide to the Series

Reviews

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed I was very disappointed with this book. It really does not have anything to do with the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer. The book consists or information about Vampires that have been written about and / or the history of Vampires, as well as Warewolfs. There are a few fun little survey's or multipule choices questionaires throughout the book.
Date published: 2009-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this book I have read other books by Lois Gresh, and she's always funny. She has the kind of sense of humor that always makes me laugh. I think she's just naturally funny. Her best book has to be The Twilight Companion. Her opinions about the Twilight books, and even the first movie, are dead-on accurate, and she clearly is a big fan. And she also clearly knows the stories well, thinks Stephenie Meyer is a great writer, and knows a lot about vampires and werewolves. Lois not only gets her facts right, like I said, she makes everything she writes about FUN because she has her own take on things and has this amazing sense of humor. She actually adds to what we think about Twilight. She gives us new insights. She is a true fan. I never would have thought of the ideas Lois comes up with, and it is truly fascinating. Like she writes "Bella's absorption in the Cullen clan threatens not only her, but also her new vampire family as well as her human parents. The dark adventures threatened the existence of the Cullen family, which has to hide amidst humans and never be exposed. In a small town such as where I live, near deaths caused by vampire and werewolf clashes would definitely be noticed. There is just so much a hood of gray clouds can cover. As they fight James and Laurent ­ etc ­ it becomes riskier for the Cullens ­ and for Bella's beloved Edward ­ to remain in Forks." This is so true. And then Lois adds, "Bella is closer to the border between life and death, love and pain, than most girls her age will ever be. She hovers between humanity and vampirism, she hovers between her love for Edward and near-death experiences and excruciating pain." This is so true. But Lois says it so well. We all feel this way as we read Twilight but Lois has a way of expressing everything so it makes a lot of sense. Then there are the quizzes. Talk about fun! I mean, COME ON, what's more fun than doing these quizzes and finding out if you could find an Edward of your own? My best friend and I took the romance quiz at the end of the book. We got totally different results! It was so funny! I won't tell you which one of us is better for meeting an Edward Cullen because my bff will get totally mad!
Date published: 2009-01-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!! To tell ya the truth I really think the Author of this book didnt read the Twilight Saga at all! In the frist paragraph of the frist chapter the author is talking about how Bella is begging Edward to change her and the Author writes "for that to happen requires that Edward mix his blood with hers" Hum Hello never once did it say in Twilight that their blood had to mix to change! The change comes from the venom on their teeth! Duh and then the Author says "I'm assuming you've read all three Stephenie Meyer"s terrific books in the Twilight saga:" and the Author list them in this exact order!! "Twilight, Eclipse, and New Moon!" Are you kidding, Lets see Im pretty sure it goes Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse!! Then the Author starts talking about why dont we ever see Edward sleeping in a coffin! Hum well if you read the book you would know he doesnt sleep! Grrr. All im saying if you are going to write about a Great book you didnt write or from what it looks like didnt read than hands off!! Im sure the true Twilight Fans will not like this book at all!!!!!
Date published: 2008-12-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Useless... I went aND baught this book because I thaught it would answer my unanswered questions about the Sega, nope. Nothing ,nadaa. The author barelt talked about Twilight. I detested this book so much I did'nt even finish it, I just returned it! It is a useless book, don't bother with it.
Date published: 2008-12-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Awful! Don't buy this book. It's just terrible. The fact that this author didn't read the series of books is blatantly obvious! She makes numerous mistakes about simple facts in the books. I won't list them here because I don't wish to spoil the books for those who haven't read them all yet. The rest of the book is filler about other vampires and werewolves not connected to the series. And even some of those points are wrong. Bottom line, this book is a huge disappointment. Instead of enhancing my enjoyment of the series, it detracted from it.
Date published: 2008-12-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Pontless!! This 'unauthorized' guide is unauthorized for a reason! Stephenie Meyer DOES NOT SUPPORT IT OR ITS CONTENT!! Stephenie is releasing her own companion guide over christmas, wait for that!!
Date published: 2008-11-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Major Twilight fan? If so, DO NOT buy this book! Twilight fan? Yea. I'm one, too. And when I got this book and started reading, it was totally pointless. My friend (another Twilighter) returned it the next day. It hardly was mostly comparing "normal" vamps. to Meyer's vamps. Again, I'll say, "it's totally pointless."
Date published: 2008-11-12