Another dramatic turn in the Twilight saga. Well, kind of… Stephenie Meyer, the author of the “Twilight” novels is being accused of plagiarism by Jordan Scott the author of another super-natural book series called “The Nocturne.” Scott is accusing Meyers of using the idea of a “vampire romance” form his book. Oh please, you’re going to have to do better than that if you want some of that Twilight cash!
Jordan Scott, told Reuter…
“…the passages in question involve few word-for-word similarities but that the two books have similar plot and character points.
First thought: anytime someone has a series that gets insanely popular someone starts pointing fingers and trying to get some money out of them. And to add to that, is anything in Twilight that original? I mean aside from the fact that they “sparkle?” It’s a love story between a human and a vampire. But then I heard more of the details…
In “Breaking Dawn,” Bella marries the blood-sucking Cullen and the book follows Bella through a difficult pregnancy and her new life as a vampire.
In a cease-and-desist letter… (Scott) provided comparisons from the two books of a wedding, a sex-on-the-beach episode and a passage where a human-turned-vampire describes the wrenching change.
As another instance of similarities, Williams pointed out that characters in both books call their wives “love.”
Sounds a little sketchy, but I still stand by the fact that a human/vampire love story is nothing new. Hell we’re swimming in them at the moment. The only thing Twilight did that the others didn’t was cast the next biggest heartthrob in Hollywood and market the shit out of their films.
As for the other similarities. Sex on the beach, definitely an over-used cliche. A wedding scene? Again, not that crazy. If I’m honest, I (or fans) would have to read both books in order to decide for themselves if any plagiarism has taken place, and I for one have no desire to do that.
Has anyone out there read both novels? Can anyone comment on their similarities? Did Meyer rip Scott off?