Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined by Stephenie Meyer
Series: Twilight #1.75
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Fiction, Paranormal
Celebrate the tenth anniversary of Twilight! This special double-feature book includes the classic novel, Twilight, and a bold and surprising reimagining, Life and Death, by Stephenie Meyer.
Packaged as an oversize, jacketed hardcover “flip book,” this edition features nearly 400 pages of new content as well as exquisite new back cover art. Readers will relish experiencing the deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful love story of Bella and Edward through fresh eyes.
The story is the same as Twilight with some twists either because of the gender change, or because the author wanted it that way, or because it was a standalone, etc. (it’s explained in a note from the author, in the beginning of the book!)
Edward is Edythe. Bella is Beau. The romance is the same, the family is the same but it also switches genres (okay, everyone in here does).
The big difference in this book is how it will proceed their romance.
This book was kind of a surprise! When I first started reading it felt so weird (maybe because I read Twilight so recently…).
All the new names and “who is who” didn’t help much to that. The first part of the book was being kind of boring, because it was pretty much the same thing, and I don’t know what I was expecting when I started reading it, but it wasn’t that.
But after some 100 pages I started adapting to the names, seeing some nice changes to the original, and in the end I can say that I really liked the book.
It didn’t change much being a girl or a boy vampire but the fact that it was a standalone did make a difference. I loved the end. I mean, it made me sad but it was what I felt was meant to be… And for a change not everything went extremely well like in the Twilight saga, so that was a plus!
I really enjoyed reading the book, and reading about Edythe and Beau (although the names in the beginning felt so weird, I got used to it!). The story between them when pretty much the same, but I really liked that the vampire was the girl! Although the family felt weird, somehow I could visualize it as good (once again, maybe because I read Twilight not that long ago).
There is not much to say about the story without spoiling it, since the big difference is the end, but I won’t say anything more about it!
To conclude, I really liked the book, it was a nice twist to the story. Not so much my type (age) but it was still as enjoyable for me as Twilight was.
Have you read this version?
If so, what are your thoughts?