LOS ANGELES (CN) – A young author claims the writer of the “Twilight” vampire romance books swiped the fourth book in the series from a book she published in 2006. Jordan Scott claims that Stephanie Meyer’s book “Breaking Dawn” is based on her work, “The Nocturne,” which she began writing when she was 15 and published when she was 18.
In her federal complaint, Scott claims that Borders, Barnes and Noble and Google Books sold out the initial 5,000-copy run of “The Nocturne.” Scott says she began writing “Nocturne” in 2003, when she was 15.
Meyer published the first three books in her series, “Twilight,” “New Moon” and “Eclipse” between 2005 and 2007. Meyer published “Breaking Dawn” in 2008.
Scott claims “Breaking Dawn” is a stylistic departure from the earlier books in the “Twilight” series. Scott, who is 21, says a comparative analysis of “The Nocturne” and “Breaking Dawn” reveals shared “essential language, plot lines, themes, dialogue, mood, setting, pace, characters, sequence of events, ideas and other similarities.”
Scott says Meyer refused to respond to her cease and desist letter. The 20-page federal lawsuit includes 29 pages of attachments, 14 of them side-by-side excerpts that purport to show the similarities between the books.
Scott demands damages and an injunction stopping publication of “Breaking Dawn.”
She is represented by J. Craig Williams with Sedgwick Detert of Irvine.