A woman named Jordan Scott claims that Breaking Dawn, the fourth book in Meyer’s Twilight saga, has significant similarities to The Nocturne, a book she wrote when she was 15, and had published in 2006. Scott’s claim said the books “show striking, articulable and substantial similarities in the … plot lines, themes, dialogue, mood, setting, pace, characters, sequence of events, ideas and other similarities.”
So, a few of the scenes Scott says have been copied include the post-wedding sex scene as well as a scene involving the death of a main character’s wife. You know, because neither of those ideas have EVER been done before in any other book. Ooookay. Cue the eye role here.
Stephenie Meyer’s reps have replied to this allegation by saying…
“The claim that Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer somehow infringes on an alleged book by someone named Jordan Scott is completely without merit.
“Neither Stephenie Meyer nor her representatives had any knowledge of this writer or her supposed book prior to this claim.”
Either way Jordan Scott has decided to pursue this and is taking Stephanie Meyer to court.
Seriously though, Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight books are a collection of overused ideas and stories that have been done over and over again by countless authors before her, as well as television and film. I am genuinely surprised more people haven’t come out to sue her. Will Jordan Scott win this court battle? Highly unlikely for the reasons above. There isn’t anything creative in Meyer’s writing, everything from the star-crossed vampire/human lovers to the demon baby has been done before her by others.