Stephanie Meyer is the V.C. Andrews of this generation.
I mean, think about it. If you read V.C. Andrews, ask yourself this...How long did it take YOU to realize all of V.C.'s books were the same but you just kept going because they were lush and drama ridden, full of unattainable loves and sexually charged in that very oddly taboo way?
And isn't Twilight the same thing?
I dare you to prove me wrong ;-)
Heh, found this when I started looking for images.