I don't know how many of you have read Harry Potter, but I love them. They are such a great idea, terrificly written, and funny. The characters are real and they move you.
Wow, I pretty much just described Twilight didn't I? :) They're both best sellers, they're both being made into movies. They're both blockbuster hits (Twilight most likely).
I think what makes the major difference between these amazing stories is the author.
I won't lie and say I know a lot about J. K. Rowling but I've seen one interview, and it was enough to convinse me that, no matter how good her books are, I hate her.
J.K. Rowling is richer than the royal family (a proven fact). And yet she's let fame and fortune go to her head. I saw one interview with her, and she was a nasty, bitter, old, wrench. She did nothing but complain about the "bloody Americans" and how the adaptation of the HP movies weren't up to her standards. She was horrible! I dislike her so much that if I saw her on the street I wouldn't stop her for an autograph, even IF I was carrying one of her books with me at the time.
Stephenie Meyer on the other hand is so sweet! I haven't read one interview with her where she was being unkind. She answers the questions, dosn't say anything bad about anyone, she even completely supports the cast, and helps them to better adapt their characters. I would travel to see Stephenie.
Hands down, Stephenie Meyer is going to go farther than J.K. Rowling. Stephenie has just finished the first in another book series (The Host) which so far has gotten wonderful reviews (from the blessed souls who were permitted to read it before it's release date, jerks lol). She doesn't place all her fame and popularity on one book series.
What else has J.K. Rowling wrote besides: How to be a Stuffy British Bitch with a Bad Attitude? (Oh she hasn't wrote that either? Too bad, she'd be great at it!) Nothing! She's wrote nothing else. Yeah Harry Potter may carry her until the end of time, but Stephenie is a true author, and she won't stop.
What I'd like to see, more than anything else, is the day the Twilight Series bumped Harry Potter 7 down to 2nd best seller. I want to be there watching J.K. Rowling pulling out her nasty bleach blonde hair and screaming about how Meyer is just a bloody American who is less than she because she's British.
Oh, bloody Hell Rowling, doesn't it suck to be second to an America? :) *Evil cackle*
(No offense to any of you British people, I love you guys! You're our Mother Land :). That and, honestly, most of us are desendants from England. Love your country, love your accents, love you guys. Hate J.K. Rowling. Long live the Queen! lol)