If you're reading this page, chances are you're a fellow Twilight fan and enjoyed Stephenie Meyer's books and/or the five cinematic adaptations of the Saga. However, it's a well-known fact that the series received some amount of outsider criticism for one reason or another - sometimes unjustly so, of course.
As the author of the series, Meyer's perspective on all this has understandably been mixed, and with the book-to-screen adaptation of her other story The Host on the rise, she's admitted to feeling protective over this story even more so than Twilight because it's her favorite and she's feeling "defensive of this one" and wants a fair shake from those who might jump to criticize it based on their opinions of Twilight.
Speaking to That's Normal in an all-new interview, Meyer explained that she wants to avoid those inevitable Twilight comparisons because "it was very double sided" with the Saga. "For all the good there was equal negative. And I feel like the negative is coming into play a lot here and it makes me really angry - like when someone picks on your kid at school. Because this kid hasn't done anything wrong. This kid is totally innocent."
While the successes of the Saga are to thank for the decision to move forward on a The Host adaptation, Meyer said, "it is so not fair to judge this movie."
This rings true with Meyer's previous statement to MTV that she sort of wished it could be separate from Twilight in order for the rest of the world to more fully embrace this new story.