Ever wondered what's the significance of a book cover? Why author chooses that certain picture to be it's top. Book cover has their own purpose, it has a unique story as well. I wanna share something from my favorite book and author, Stephenie Meyer and the story behind the book cover of her best - selling books THE TWILIGHT SAGA.
"The apple on the cover of Twilight represents "forbidden fruit." 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." Isn't this exactly what Bella ends up with? A working knowledge of what good is, and what evil is.
The nice thing about the apple is it has so many symbolic roots. You've got the apple in Snow White, one bite and you're frozen forever in a state of not-quite-death... Then you have Paris and the golden apple in Greek mythology—look how much trouble that started. Apples are quite the versatile fruit. In the end, I love the beautiful simplicity of the picture. To me it says: choice." -Stephenie Meyer
Stephenie Meyer has stated that the flower on the cover of New Moon has no significance to the story, as she had no part in choosing its design. However, fans suggest theories like the "flower is drooping because Edward and Bella's love is failing," and "the white and red represents Bella adjusting to vampire life," while others suggest "the flower drop means that drop of blood in the beginning of New Moon that changed everything" and "like the falling petal of the flower, Bella is also falling into a deep depression."
The title refers to the darkest phase of the lunar cycle, indicating that New Moon is about the darkest period of Bella's life when she doesn't have true love. Stephenie Meyer has stated that it has absolutely nothing to do with werewolves.
The book jacket features a torn red ribbon. Although it was supposed to be disclosed to the public in May 2007 at the Eclipse Prom, Barnes & Noble, Stephenie Meyer's official website premiered cover in March 2007, along with a preview summary of the book's plot. The title, Eclipse, is a reference to Jacob and Edward. While talking to Bella, Jacob refers to Edward as an Eclipse, after Bella refers to him as her 'personal sun'.
In the end, an eclipse will always overpower the rays of the sun. The broken ribbon represents choice, as in the book Bella must chose between her love for Edward Cullen, her vampire boyfriend, and her friendship with Jacob Black. Meyer also stated that the ribbon represents the idea that Bella can't break away completely from her human life.
According to the author Stephenie Meyer, the cover of this book "is a metaphor for Bella's progression throughout the entire series. 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."
Whew ! I'm happy to know something about the covers. I actually wonder what's the meaning behind every books cover? I'm totally amazed. I like the way how it linked to the story itself.
Now, this book is not part of the TWILIGHT SAGA but it was the unfinished novel of Stephenie about retelling events on twilight from Edward's perspective as opposed to that character Bella. Actually Meyer discontinued writing the book because the 12 chapters was illegally leak on the internet.
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