Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Book Cover Themes & Eclipse Makeover

Book coves have meaning; sometimes they represent the theme of the book, and sometimes it's a marketing ploy to attract readers. The cover of Eclipse showcases a red silk ribbon torn in half which many equate to the decision Bella makes between Edward and Jacob.

As we gear up for the release of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the three stars of the film have replaced the red ribbon on the cover. Check out the all new Eclipse book cover featuring Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner. Plus delve into the world of themes as we explore what Stephenie Meyer intended each book cover to symbolize.

Each of the book covers in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Saga have a meaning that ties into the theme of each book. There are billions of theories around the Twilight world and we have gone directly to the source to find out the meaning of each of the book covers.

Twilight: Represents "forbidden fruit." Meyer writes on her blog, "I used the scripture from Genesis (located just after the table of contents) because I loved the phrase "the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil."
The Twilight Saga: New Moon: No meaning. Meyer writes on her blog. "That is a ruffled tulip. As for the meaning... I don't know what the tulip means -- I didn't have anything to do with this one."
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse: Many speculate that the ripped ribbon represents the decision that Bella must make between her two loves, Edward and Jacob, while others feel that the ripped ribbon is the broken bond between Bella and Jacob.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Meyer writes, "Breaking Dawn's cover is a metaphor for Bella's progression throughout the entire saga. She began as the weakest (at least physically, when compared to vampires and werewolves) player on the board: the pawn. She ended as the strongest: the queen. In the end, it's Bella that brings about the win for the Cullens."


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