LIFE AND DEATH: TWILIGHT REIMAGINED offers a gender-swapped take on the vampire tale!
Twilight fans have hoped for several different continuations of the series: The story of Jacob and adult Renesemee, a prequel about The Cullens, or even Midnight Sun, the Twilight story for Edward’s point-of-view that Stephenie Meyer stopped writing after the first 12 chapters leaked online. On the 10th anniversary of the series… Fans got none of those things. But they did get a full-length, gender-swapped version of the original book!
Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined tells the story of Beaufort “Beau” Swan, rather than Isabella “Bella” Swan, who falls for a mysterious girl named Edythe Cullen.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Stephenie Meyer’s foreword in the book explains that the story is not so much about a “damsel in distress”, a common critique of the series. Rather, the character is a “human in distress”, “a normal human being surrounded on all sides by people who are basically superheroes and supervillians.”
Therefore, the story doesn’t change much when Bella is suddenly Beau, though Meyer admits that there are some slight character differences between Beau and Bella, particularly that he doesn’t have that same massive chip on his shoulder about the changes in his life.
Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined is out in bookstores and eBook form today.