Sunday 14 February 2010

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News: Results of Spinebreakers Literary Lovers Survey

Some news from Penguin for Valentine's Day!

In a special poll for Valentine’s Day
Teens vote Twilight’s
Bella & Edward as their favourite
literary lovers ever!

To celebrate Valentine’s Day and the publication of paranormal romance Beautiful Creatures,, the only online teen books community run by teens, asked teens to vote for their favourite literary couple.

The results now in, show a staggering 80% voted for Bella & Edward from Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series. Slightly heartening for the longevity of the classics, Pride & Prejudice’s Darcy & Elizabeth got a nod by coming in second place but only with a meagre 6% of the votes. Much more tragically for Shakespeare, Romeo & Juliet came in joint 7th place with Adrian Mole and Pandora from The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole!

Beautiful Creatures, published by Penguin in the UK this month, is set to follow in the footsteps of Meyer’s phenomenal series with film rights already snapped up by Warner Bros. and Richard LaGravenese set to write and direct the movie.

This epic saga set in America's Deep South, with echoes of To Kill a Mocking Bird and Gone with the Wind, is a darkly magical love story which grips to the end. And the romance between its central characters, Lena and Ethan, are bound to capture the hearts of Twilight fans and true romantics everywhere.

Beautiful Creatures is written by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. Kami Garcia is a teacher and reading specialist with an MA in education. Margaret Stohl has an MA in English and studied creative writing under poet George MacBeth at the University of East Anglia, Norwich. They both live in Los Angeles, California, with their families. Beautiful Creatures is their debut novel.


  1. I voted for them myself! Gots to love some B&E! :D

  2. Yay, Spinebreakers is a great site. Deep down I'm a tad annoyed about B&E winning. Gosh, they have to win everything! Thanks for the news though x

  3. You're welcome! They do seem to be everywhere, I agree... but I couldn't vote for anyone else, I either did't know them or weren't that much of a fan, lol.