You may have heard about this already, but in an interview with USA Weekend, Stephen King had some harsh criticism for Stephenie Meyer. In his words, "[J.K.] Rowling is a terrific writer and Stephenie Meyer can’t write worth a darn. She’s not very good."
King says Meyer's secret is "writing to a whole generation of girls and opening up kind of a safe joining of love and sex in those books. It’s exciting and it’s thrilling and it's not particularly threatening because they’re not overtly sexual."
I confess that I haven't read a King horror novel in years. And I have never read the Twilight series (though I know my 13-year-old niece loves those books). So I'm turning to you, fellow bloggers, for some perspective.
Many of you are big readers of this genre. Where do King and Meyer rank in your view?