Prior to writing this paper, the author was deeply astonished by the way in which the Twilight books by Stephenie Meyer show, at the same time, traditional and postmodern values. At first sight, it was astonishing how these seemingly different values fit together so perfectly well in these books. Since high sales and a film version of these books show a respectable success, the idea arose that the combination of these two so different values might play a role in that success.Clearly, in the foreground of that success stands the romantic love story that is developing between Bella and Edward. The noble and reserved nature of the strong, male vampire and the unshakable love between him and Bella also remind one of Jane Austen novels, which were also very successful.However, the many traditional values presented which appear to belong to a past era are still very noticeable. At the same time, extreme circumstances of postmodern values set the stage for the story. This paper, therefore, presents the postmodern values as well as the traditional values in the Twilight books. It also inquires whether the opposing values are in conflict with each other, or if nowadays both can legitimately stand side-by-side. Furthermore, this paper asks how well the traditional values are realistically presented in these books, and asks whether they can win new popularity.