- Rhonda Belyea
I just listened to an interview on Amazon with the author, Stephenie Meyer, and she said all the books have a classic book as their inspiration. Twilight: Pride and Prejudice; New Moon: Romeo and Juliet; Eclipse: Wuthering Heights; and Breaking Dawn was inspired by two classic titles: A Midsummer Night's Dream and another title she wouldn't mention for fear of ruining Eclipse for those who haven't read it yet! (If you want to hear the interview, here's the link: http://www.amazon.com/Breaking-Dawn-Twilight-Saga-Book/dp/031606792X/ref...)
Meanwhile, here are three titles I hope you might enjoy.
For Freedom: The Story of a French Spy by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley.
There are many benefits to being an opera singer allowed to travel during World War II; the biggest is being part of a network of spies fighting against the Nazis.
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray.
After the suspicious death of her mother in 1895, sixteen-year-old Gemma returns to England, after many years in India, to attend a finishing school where she becomes aware of her magical powers and ability to see into the spirit world.
Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan.
On the eve of her thirteenth birthday, Esperanza’s father is murdered. She is forced to flee from her privilged life in Mexico and adapt to the harsh California labor camps in the 1930’s.