The Twilight saga is a series of 4 vampire themed fantasy novels written by Stephanie Mayer. Set predominently in the town of Forks, Washington the stories feature around a schoolboy vampire Edward Cullen who falls in love with a human girl from his class Bella Swann. Bella represents a forbidden fruit for Edward due to him being drawn to her blood. He resists temptation but soon faces competition for her affections from Jacob Black a shapshifting Werewolf. The stories have also been adapted for the big screen and star Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner as the films main characters. The films have attained a cult following and due to their popularity the last story - Breaking Dawn - will be split into two parts scheduled for release in 2011 & 2012 respectively.