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The story is a gender-swapped retelling of the first book in the Twilight series, and Mirroring the plot of Twilight, Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined follows. Cover art of Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined. Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined is an additional, non-canon reimagining of Twilight. The book was written and published by Stephenie Meyer in honor of the 10th anniversary of the Twilight franchise. Start by marking “Twilight / Life and Death (Twilight, #1, )” as Want to Read: 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.

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Life and Death (Italian Edition) and millions of other books are available for instant access. view . Book 1 of 1 in the Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined Series. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Stephenie Meyer is the author of the #1 bestselling Twilight Tenth Anniversary/Life and Death Dual Edition (The Twilight Saga Book 1) eBook: Stephenie Meyer: Kindle Store. Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined (The Twilight Saga) ( ): Stephenie Meyer, Michael Crouch: Books.

Among the new morsels of sweet deets Meyer revealed about her gender-bent take on the "Saga" starter was her dream cast for the new version. And it's full of yes. Fair warning: Meyer doesn't want people who haven't yet read the epic love story of Beau Swan and Edythe Cullen to know her who's who list because she's launching a Life and Death Illustration Project on her website to collect fan art of her new ish characters. So, if you haven't read it yet but want to obey the "Twilight" queen's command, look away now! Everyone else, let's break this down bit by bit. For Edythe, she picked Coppery hair? Petite and yet sooo strong? Meanwhile, Beau Swan is Getty Images Logan Lerman! Which is a good choice, too, because he's got that pale, dark-haired outta-place-in-Arizona thing going for him. Getty Images See what we did there?

This was really bad, even for her. Oh, god, I'm so disgusted with this part, and I don't really understand why it was included. She was too perfect, I realized with a crushing wave of despair. There was no way this goddess could ever belong with me. That only vampires can achieve this level of "perfection" that society constantly forces on us? Because there is no other explanation that works well here and I'm really trying to give Meyer the benefit of the doubt and throw her a bone.

The issue with this theory is, there's no indication in the book that this is an unrealistic view. Actually quite the opposite happens later in that same scene: I had a new definition of beauty. I don't think I need to go into why this is problematic, so I'll just leave that there for your critique. I'm speaking specifically about society's constant pressure on women and girls to be as thin as possible, many times to the detriment of their physical and emotional health. When Beau describes Edythe, he focuses so heavily on the sharp angles of her bones and it perpetuates the idea that these characteristics make her more beautiful than others.

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I find these descriptions irresponsible and feel there could have been a better way to describe her. So let's talk about the ending.

This part will have spoilers beyond this point. This is your one and only warning. Yes, it's re-written -- horribly, if I'm being honest. I wouldn't have had an issue with the change if it had actually been written without the massive amounts of info-dumping.

It reads like Meyer decided last minute that she wanted to only do 2 chapters of the gender swap which she mentions in the Forward , realized she spent all of her deadline time on re-writing the entire book, and quickly wrote an ending hours before she emailed it to her editor. She crams the werewolf history, volturi history, rules of being a vampire, and Beau's human funeral altogether and it's just so goddamn messy. It also makes the insta-love look even worse because at least Bella had 3 other books and a pining Jacob to consider leaving Edward.

It was just an overall hot ass mess that seemed so out of place. This is why I said they just let Meyer do whatever the hell she wants; half that stuff would have never flown with a debut novel or any novel that desired to actually be, you know, good.

Would I recommend this and should you read it? Hard to say. My first response is, "Oh, god, no. Don't waste your money.

But then the other half of me enjoys the suffering of my fellow book lovers and is considering downloading this as a gag joke to both of my lovely co-bloggers. Because that's really all this trite, wish-fulfilling, wankfest of a re-imaginging is good for, and I really, really need to stop being so damn curious about everything. Please be aware that the delivery time frame may vary according to the area of delivery and due to various reasons, the delivery may take longer than the original estimated timeframe.

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The full dream-cast list can be found here. Meanwhile, there were some other fun reveals in Meyer's blog sesh: Like the fact that, yes, she does believe Beau's shield will come into play at some point in his new vamp life. Summit Ent.

Maybe it would be when they have a reunion with the Denali clan. Being so strong at first, Beau would probably be a little cocky.

We also now know exactly what it would be like if Bella and Edward were to ever meet their gender-flipped counterparts. Edward and Edythe might start out castigating each other for being so reckless with the humans—lots of projected self-loathing. Bella and Beau would roll their eyes.

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Bella would never say it out loud, but she might wonder what Edythe saw in that totally normal human boy, and Beau likewise," Stephenie wrote. BTW, Nessie? Like, ever.

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