cataclysm wrote:I think the other classic could be beauty and the beast. If jake stays in wolf form for a significant portion of the book (I hope not), then he may need someone to help re-awaken his humanity. If so, I hope that person is someone other than bella, preferably his future mate.
This is a really good idea, I would love that to happen. A lot of people have speculated that Jake might find someone on his travels, which would be nice, but if they ended up being the person that brought him back. Kind of in the way he brought Bella back, but with a happier ending on his part that'd be great!
As to the list of books I really don't think it's Rebecca, or at least I hope it's not. Someone wrote why earlier but for people who don't know: there's this guy, Maxim de Winter and when the book starts his wife has died just recently so he escaped to Monte Carlo where he meets a girl just out of college 18/20 I think. She falls in love with him but he's not that talkative though they go out for drives everyday and then when she's about to leave he asks her to marry him. They go back to his house at Manderley and she feels haunted by the ghost of Rebecca, (not literally, Rebecca was just beautiful, friendly, intelligent and all the things that this girl feels she's not, so she feels she's trying to fill Rebecca's shoes and not coming up to scratch) not helped by the fact that head maid grew up with Rebecca and positively adored her. Anyway it comes to light that actually Maxim killed her because she was a lying cheating nasty lady but when Mrs Danvers, the maid, finds out, she burns down the house and runs away.
So yeah I don't think (and don't want) it to be that book! I read it very recently, just after the twilight books and I really can't see anything similar happening. Apart from possibly Jacob burning down the house! And you don't need Daphne du Maurier for that!