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The dual role of Melanie/Wanda is played by Saoirse Ronan ('Hanna'). Wanda is the alien, Melanie is the human. Despite being implanted by Wanda (short for Wanderer), Melanie's human personality survives. Oh and Wanda and Melanie just happen to be in love with two different people. As queen of angsty teenage love triangles, Meyer creates the ultimate love triangle in 'The Host.'
|Saoirse Ronan in 'The Host'|
Supposedly Meyer's 'Twilight Saga' was inspired by Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, and Wuthering Heights. In my opinion Meyer also pulled from Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles and Natalie Babbit's Tuck Everlasting. Most writers find inspiration from something so that's not surprising, but how many more angsty teen love triangles will we be forced to endure?
|Saoirse Ronan and Jake Abel in 'The Host'|
In defense of Stephanie Meyer, the 'Twilight' series is meant for young adults, but then again so is Harry Potter and The Hunger Games. So why does 'Twilight' earn the disdain of so many? Stephen King and Anne Rice sum it up nicely.
Stephen King has been quoted as saying that "the real difference [between Meyer and J.K. Rowling] is that Rowling is a terrific writer, and Stephenie Meyer can't write worth a darn. She's not very good."If you still haven't had enough, then you'll be glad to know that the trashy 'Twilight' fan fiction '50 Shades of Grey' has already been purchased by Universal Pictures and Focus Features. Are you excited yet?
Anne Rice told her facebook followers that ”Lestat and Louie feel sorry for vampires that sparkle in the sun. They would never hurt immortals who choose to spend eternity going to high school over and over again in a small town — anymore than they would hurt the physically disabled or the mentally challenged. My vampires possess gravitas. They can afford to be merciful.”
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