I saw New Moon on Saturday and loved it! At this point last year, I had never heard of Twilight or Stephenie Meyer, and I'm so glad I stumbled upon it. The first book in the series is what helped me realize that my novel, The Hidden Force, is a YA novel instead of an adult novel, and helped me see that the YA genre is where my current focus should be.
Anyone that can write a book that keeps you engaged from start to finish has a skill, no matter what genre or label you want to put on that book. Writing a book like that is challenging.
So kudos to Stephenie Meyer and her writing. May my novels be as engaging as yours.