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How to read and watch Twilight in order

Cliff Weitzman
By Cliff Weitzman Dyslexia & Accessibility Advocate, CEO/Founder of Speechify in Books in Order on April 11, 2023

    How to read Twilight in order

    The Twilight Saga is a series of romantic fantasy novels by American author Stephanie Meyer. The series follows the life of Bella Swan, a teenage girl who moves to Forks, Washington, and falls in love with a 104-year-old vampire named Edward Cullen.

    The Twilight Saga

    Twilight is a popular book series and film franchise that has captivated audiences worldwide. We first meet Bella Swan and Edward Cullen, the main characters, in high school.

    The Twilight Saga became a sensation among young adult readers and sparked a cultural phenomenon that would continue with subsequent books and movies. The book’s exploration of themes like first love, self-discovery, and the allure of the supernatural resonated with audiences worldwide, cementing Twilight‘s place in popular culture.

    Author Stephanie Meyer

    Stephanie Meyer is an American author born on December 24, 1973. She is best known for writing The Twilight Saga, which has sold over 100 million copies worldwide.

    Twilight books in chronological order

    The Twilight Saga consists of six books in chronological order:

    1. Twilight
    2. New Moon
    3. Eclipse
    4. Breaking Dawn
    5. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner (a novella)
    6. Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined (a gender-swapped retelling of the first book)
    7. Midnight Sun


    The first book in The Twilight Saga, simply titled Twilight, was written by Stephenie Meyer and published in 2005. The book follows the story of Bella Swan, a teenage girl who moves to the small town of Forks, Washington, to live with her father. There, she meets Edward Cullen, a mysterious and handsome boy who is revealed to be a vampire.

    As Bella and Edward fall in love, they must navigate the challenges of their relationship, including Edward’s supernatural abilities and the danger they face from other vampires who threaten Bella’s life. Meyer’s writing style is known for its vivid descriptions of the Pacific Northwest setting and its focus on Bella’s emotional journey as she falls deeper in love with Edward.

    New Moon

    New Moon is the second book in the series and was published in 2006. The book follows Bella after Edward leaves her, and she begins to spend more time with her friend Jacob Black, a werewolf.


    Eclipse is the third book in the series and was published in 2007. The book focuses on the love triangle between Bella, Edward, and Jacob and the conflict with the Volturi.

    Breaking Dawn

    Breaking Dawn is the fourth and final book in the series and was published in 2008. The book is divided into three parts, with the first two parts narrated by Bella and the last part by Jacob. It centers around Bella and Edward’s marriage and the birth of their half-vampire, half-human daughter, Renesmee.

    Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined

    Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined is a gender-swapped version of Twilight, where Bella is now a boy named Beau, and Edward is now a girl named Edythe. The book was published in 2015.

    Midnight Sun

    Midnight Sun is a retelling of Twilight from Edward’s perspective. The book was published in 2020.

    Twilight movies in chronological order

    The Twilight series is often compared to other popular franchises like Harry Potter and Marvel, but it has a unique charm. The first film in the series was directed by Catherine Hardwicke and was released in 2008 by Summit Entertainment. It received mixed reviews on Rotten Tomatoes but was a commercial success nonetheless.

    There are five Twilight films in the following chronological order:

    1. Twilight, directed by Catherine Hardwicke
    2. The Twilight Saga: New Moon, directed by Chris Weitz
    3. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, directed by David Slade
    4. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn part 1, directed by Bill Condon
    5. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn part 2, directed by Bill Condon


    Twilight is the first movie in the series and was released in 2008. It stars Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan, Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen, and Taylor Lautner as Jacob Black. Jasper, another vampire character, plays a significant role in the series. The movie follows the events of the first book in the series.

    One of the most memorable scenes in the first film is when Bella gets a paper cut, and the vampires’ instincts take over. This scene showcases the danger of their relationship and foreshadows the challenges they will face throughout the series.

    The Twilight Saga: New Moon

    The Twilight Saga: New Moon is the second movie in the series and was released in 2009. The movie follows Bella after Edward leaves her and her growing friendship with Jacob.

    The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

    The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is the third movie in the series and was released in 2010. The movie centers around the love triangle between Bella, Edward, and Jacob and the threat of the Volturi.

    The Twilight saga: Breaking Dawn part 1

    The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn part 1 is the fourth movie in the series and was released in 2011. The movie focuses on Bella and Edward’s wedding and the birth of their daughter, Renesmee.

    The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn part 2

    The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn part 2 is the final movie in the series and was released in 2012. The movie centers around the conflict with the Volturi and the introduction of Renesmee.

    Some of the main actors that play these roles include Taylor Lautner as Jacob, Ashley Greene as Alice Cullen, Bryce Dallas Howard as Victoria, and Peter Facinelli as Carlisle Cullen.

    Where to find Twilight books and movies

    If you’re looking to read or watch The Twilight Saga, there are a few places you can find them. The books are available at most bookstores and online retailers like Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

    The movies are available for streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime, or you can purchase them on DVD or Blu-ray. The entire series is available on Prime Video for fans who want to watch Twilight.

    The Twilight Saga has captured the hearts of many with its captivating love story, supernatural elements, and intense conflicts with the Volturi and other enemies. Fans have been drawn to the series characters, including Bella Swan, Edward Cullen, and Jacob Black, and the unique world of vampires, werewolves, and the Quileute tribe.

    The Twilight Saga has become a cultural phenomenon, TV shows, and even parodies. Billy Burke, who plays Bella’s father in the films, has even commented on how the series has impacted his life and career.

    Despite its popularity, The Twilight Saga has also been criticized for its portrayal of gender roles and relationships, concepts like imprinting, as well as its writing style and plot structure. Nonetheless, the series has remained a beloved favorite among many readers and viewers, inspiring a generation of fans and spawning countless spin-offs, adaptations, and merchandise.


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    Cliff Weitzman
    Cliff Weitzman

    Cliff Weitzman is a dyslexia advocate and the CEO and founder of Speechify, the #1 text-to-speech app in the world, totaling over 100,000 5-star reviews and ranking first place in the App Store for the News & Magazines category. In 2017, Weitzman was named to the Forbes 30 under 30 list for his work making the internet more accessible to people with learning disabilities. Cliff Weitzman has been featured in EdSurge, Inc., PC Mag, Entrepreneur, Mashable, among other leading outlets.