Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined (The Twilight Saga)

by Stephenie Meyer

Paperback, 2016





Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (2016), Edition: Anniversary, 400 pages


Fantasy. Romance. Young Adult Fiction. HTML:For fans of the worldwide phenomenon Twilight comes a bold reimagining of Stephenie Meyer's novel, telling the classic love story but in a world where the characters' genders are reversed. There are two sides to every story . . . You know Bella and Edward, now get to know Beau and Edythe. When Beaufort Swan moves to the gloomy town of Forks and meets the mysterious, alluring Edythe Cullen, his life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. With her porcelain skin, golden eyes, mesmerizing voice, and supernatural gifts, Edythe is both irresistible and enigmatic. What Beau doesn't realize is the closer he gets to her, the more he is putting himself and those around him at risk. And, it might be too late to turn back . . . With a foreword and afterword by Stephenie Meyer, this compelling reimagining of the iconic love story is a must-read for Twilight fans everywhere. The series has been praised as New York Times and USA Today bestsellers, a Time magazine Best Young Adult Book of All Time, an NPR Best Ever Teen Novel, and a New York Times Editor's Choice. Enrapturing millions of readers since its first publication, Twilight has become a modern classic, leaving readers yearning for more. It's here! #1 bestselling author Stephenie Meyer makes a triumphant return to the world of Twilight with the highly anticipated companion, Midnight Sun: the iconic love story of Bella and Edward told from the vampire's point of view."People do not want to just read Meyer's books; they want to climb inside them and live there." ?? Time"A literary phenomenon." ?? The New York Times… (more)


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400 p.; 9.05 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member ElizabethJoseph
This was really something.
LibraryThing member tjsjohanna
As a re-telling, I think it works. A lot of the protective feelings that Bella had that seemed a little over the top actually make sense when Beau is worried about this woman that he towers over. I think the ending makes sense as well - I doubt Ms. Meyer is looking to re-tell the entire story again.
LibraryThing member ReadersCandyb
I was one of the many curious people that picked this one up based solely on my Twilight love. I wasn't sure what to think of a gender swap, but I went in with an open heart and came out with it full of love. I was afraid this story would taint my obsession with the series, but surprisingly it just
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enhanced it. I fell in love with the new personalities and loved the alternate ending.

I'm not sure why this book is getting such hateful remarks. The Author was up front about what to expect and while it was the same plot, there were small tweaks that brought a new feel to the story. There was also a complete different ending. It was emotional for me... I didn't see it coming and my heart broke a little bit.

Overall, I really enjoyed this story and I applaud the Author for following her heart. She wanted to write about Beau and Edythe and I thank her for doing it. I loved the new take on Twilight and definitely recommend it to all readers!

*Advice* Go in with the idea that this is a new story. Don't try to match old characters to new ones. The Cullens were a huge pain to match up so about halfway I said forget it and just treated them as new characters. It helped reduce confusion and made the book even more enjoyable!
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LibraryThing member MynTop
I would have rather had Midnight Sun...I'm just being honest. That being said however, it was interesting to see the little twists and differences had the genders been switched in Twilight. What I liked and disliked most (in equal measure) was the ending. I won't spoil it for those who want to read
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it, I will just say that things went a little differently than you'd expect. I still think I prefer the original version of Twilight to this, but I'm not sad to have read it. I like exploring alternate versions, universes, endings, and retellings.
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