I don't read a lot of YA, but I figured I'd better see what all the fuss was about, so I picked up her first novel, Twilight. The plot of the novel is pretty simple, teen girl falls in love with vampire. As it turns out, its not a fatal combination, since the vampire she falls for happens to be a sort of vegetarian--he doesn't drink human blood, only the blood from wild animals.
Meyer is certainly a talented writer. She does a great job capturing the voice and angst of a love- struck teenaged protagonist. She manages to fully explore the nuances of this strange forbidden love and the problems that arise from it. I would certainly recommend this book to any YA girl I know--but nobody else. Twilight is tightly focused on its audience, and, unlike J.K. Rowling's work, is unlikely capture a large adult following. Meyer's protagonist is unique and interesting, but not somone everyone can relate to. Her problems impact her world, not the world as a whole. And there's lots of romance in the book--too much for most speculative fiction readers I know.