Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
I have spent a lot of time debating on whether or not to count this for this project because ... well ... it's Twilight. I'm not sure a vampire romance should count for anything. But setting matters for three reasons:
- Meyer's mythology of vampires is that they can awake in daylight, but need clouds to cover their sparkling exterior. Thus, Washington. She could have chosen Britain or the Netherlands, but I think she is more familiar with this state.
- After checking a map, I discovered that Forks is close to Native American Reservations.
- It provides a stark contrast from Bella's previous Arizona home.