If Twilight is too sensual, the YW will have to stick with Song of Solomon, I guess.
Too funny ! I agree w/ Silly Nut -- the Twilight series proposes an idealized kind of love that young women in the past were supposed to covet. The heroine lives a quiet, mundane existence as she waits passively for a handsome, rich, daring, prince to come along and sweep her off her feet. He then carries her off into his world, and she leaves her life behind. Twilight is in the tradition of "Cinderella", "Sleeping Beauty", "Snow White", "The Little Mermaid", and many other fairy tales where the man comes to rescue the passive silent woman. The message to females is that they are nothing without a man; and someday he will arrive ( in an expensive sports car) and carry them away into the sunset. Thus, the woman is only a recipient and has no real life of her own. She marries young and immediately bears children-- Twilight's a very Mormony kind of series.
I always thought that the Twilight series was pulled from Deseret book simply because it took a lot of shelf space, the series had been completed, and sales had reached their peak.To me it just seemed that they were making room for new stock. In terms of sensuality, almost any other romance series is more sensual -- and better written-- than Twilight. It should have been only two books long, but the author extended it into four books by writing a great deal of meaningless filler dialog. I wasn't impressed with Meyers' writing skills. The series really lags in parts. JMO -- Wndr.