New ‘Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide’ Will Tell Alice’s Backstory And More!

Hey “Twilight” fans! Get ready to place your Amazon or Barnes and Noble orders now, because there’s a new book hitting the shelves! Little, Brown—the publisher of the “Twilight Saga”—announced a new “Twilight” tome today at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

“The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide” by Stephenie Meyer will be released on April 12, 2011. It is chock full of full-color “Twilight” fan-friendly goods, including nearly 100 illustrations and photographs. According to the news release, the “Guide” also includes character profiles, outtakes, a conversation with Stephenie, genealogical charts, maps, extensive cross-references, and illustrations from several artists, including Young Kim, the illustrator behind the No. 1 New York Times bestselling “Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 1.”

“I’m always amazed at how many in-depth questions my readers have about my characters and the world within the ’Twilight Saga,'” Stephenie said in the release. “With ’The Official Illustrated Guide,’ I hoped we could incorporate as many details as possible, including character histories, like Alice’s back story,” she revealed. “I’m thrilled with the different artistic interpretations done by Young Kim and the other talented illustrators, including Bella’s wedding dress. I hope the fans feel it was worth the wait!”

“The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide” will be released in hardcover for $24.99 and will also be available as an e-book.

Well, what do you think? Will you buy the “Guide?” What fan-pleasing feature are you most excited to see/read?”