It reached number five on the New York Times bestseller list within a month of its release In October 2015, Stephanie Meyer announced a new gender-swapped version of the novel, entitled Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined, with characters Beau and Edythe, in honor of the 10th anniversary of the Twilight saga.
Bella Swan is a seventeen-year-old outcast, who moves from Phoenix, Arizona to Forks, Washington on the Olympic Peninsula to live with her father, Charlie.
At first, Meyers didn't name her two main characters.
She chose Edward, influenced by Edward Rochester from Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre and Edward Ferrars from Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility.
Edward says he tried to stay away, finding her scent too desirable. Their relationship is affected when a nomad vampire coven arrives in Forks.
Bella questions Edward about how he saved her life.
It is the first book in the Twilight series, and introduces seventeen-year-old Isabella "Bella" Swan, who moves from Phoenix, Arizona to Forks, Washington.
She is endangered after falling in love with Edward Cullen, a vampire.
Disturbed and riddled by recurring nightmares, Bella researches about vampires.
Much to her dismay, she then realizes that Edward hadn't come to school on the blood typing day, because he is a vampire; she compares the characteristics of the vampires in mythology to the Cullens, and finds many similarities.