I've noticed an increase in the queries that compare their books to TWILIGHT by Stephanie Meyer. While I understand that it's a mega-huge film hit right now (although Manohla Dargis of the NY Times thinks differently), and a bestseller... please understand that I simply despise the book.
I don't despise Ms. Meyer. I'm sure she's a perfectly nice person. I'd like to meet her one day and chat. She's even good friends with Shannon Hale, who is one of my favorite authors, and really, would Shannon Hale pick a bad best friend?
But I don't like Ms. Meyer's writing in the book; it's serviceable, but not for me. I personally think her writing in THE HOST is much worse.
More importantly, I don't like the message that TWILIGHT sends to young girls, who are its rapacious fans everywhere. This essay in the Guardian expresses my feelings on that pretty much perfectly.
So just to let you know, if you think that by telling me your book is like TWILIGHT, that I'm going to love it--you're barking up the wrong tree.