Friday, 12 February 2010

Results: Spinebreakers Valentine's Day Poll

(Note: Just as I was writing this blog post I opened up the parcels I received today and the first one was a copy of Beautiful Creatures sent from the lovely Tania at Penguin. Perfect timing :). I must say, it looks like a fantastic book and I can't wait to get started on it!)


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

So does everybody remember the poll for favourite literary couple? Well the votes been counted and verified and Bella and Edward have won by a landslide!

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.

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