TWILIGHT LIFE AND DEATH BOOK
Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined (stylized as life and death: TWILIGHT REIMAGINED) is a young adult vampire-romance novel by Stephenie Meyer. Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined is an additional, non-canon reimagining of Twilight. The book was written and published by Stephenie. 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. Stephenie Meyer just released a surprising new novel, Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined, that swaps all of the genders in Twilight. Bella/Edward are now Beau/Edyth. Great for gender-role talk. Read Common Sense Media's Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined review, age.
Upon meeting her, Beau discovers his mother wasn't at the dance studio and was safe all along. Joss attacks Beau, but Edythe, along with the rest of the Cullen family, rescue Beau before Joss can kill him.
Unfortunately, the venom has spread too far into his system, and Beau becomes a vampire. Sometime after Beau's transformation, the Quileute wolves confront the Cullens, believing they were responsible. Beau and the Cullens manage to convince the wolves to believe the truth after a brief talk with tribal elder Bonnie Black. When the wind blows Bonnie's scent to Beau, he manages to stay in control of himself, much to Edythe and Carine's surprise.
With everything resolved, Beau and Edythe begin their unlimited time of "forever". Reception[ edit ] Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined received mixed reviews. Common Sense Media gave the book 3 out of 5 stars, saying, "This reimagined Twilight with swapped genders Bella is Beau, Edward is Edythe and most of the same content will primarily interest Twi-hards and anyone in a gender studies class.
Life and Death gets a generous 3 stars from me. View all 75 comments. When does it end? View all 11 comments. I wanted to give this book or whatever, the chance I felt it deserved. See, Twilight was the catalyzer of my reading life.
It was Twilight who introduced me to YA and that helped me find this community. It was because of Twilight and its movies that I found a lot of things and people I love till this day so having this book released, in honor 0. It was because of Twilight and its movies that I found a lot of things and people I love till this day so having this book released, in honor of the tenth year anniversary? It was a must read against my best judgement.
Let me list why I hated the most really quick or this rant could go in forever. Stephenie, you are a worldwide best-seller author.
You have legions of fans. You clearly had fun doing this… whatever this was so the least you could do was to be woman enough to do it without giving us lame excuses. And, wait for it: Wow, Stephenie, just wow.
Charlie is one of my favorite characters of the series. Charlie and man! That made me so incredibly angry and her excuse for it? Beau was born in It was a rare thing for a father to get primary custody of a child in those days—even more so when the child was just a baby.
Most likely, the mother would have had to be proven unfit in some way. I have a really hard time believing that any judge at that time or even now would give a child to a transient, unemployed father over a mother with a steady job and strong ties to her community. If you really wanted to make it rain blood, you could have done it. I mean, that could have been good but no.
Now, this was Twilight, Stephenie just changed the pronouns and that was it. It is her job as a writer to make the world appealing and the MC stand out. It was not fun. This was the same romance, somehow less appealing and totally full of bullshit. Oh, and that scene when Bella was almost sexual assaulted? Nope, Beau was mistaken for a police officer and they almost beat the shit out of him. Do they or does she think guys cannot be victims of sexual assaults?
There went another missed opportunity. The ending? That was just bullshit. She tried to pack three books in 4 paragraphs and the result was messy and senseless. Beau was just there, doing nothing. She stared at me, shocked by my tortured expression.
Stephenie, for this I totally blame you. I do not care at all about your personal belief, this is just wrong.
Having guys idolatrize that kind of body is already bad enough and a very serious issue we have and I hate when books promote this shit. We all are different and see things differently but this? I would not recommend this book. Not only this book is utterly crap but it gives a really sick view on how guys should look upon girls. I don't think I've ever said this of an authot but I'm really ashamed of her and me and this book should have never been printed.
View all 12 comments. Gonna add more Jimmy. Just because.
Some trees are going to be sacrificed for this shit. View all 34 comments. I love the idea of a gender-bent re-imagining of a story but this, I just don't know if I hate myself enough to read this. View all 6 comments. I filmed this right after I finished Life and Death it's non-spolier btw: When reading this book there were moments when I just got so overwhelmed.
I would just randomly start crying because it felt like I was thrown back in time to when I was in the fifth grade reading Twilight for the first time. I loved reading this book and I thought the switch of the genders was interesting. I appreciated the fact Stephenie Meyer didn't just revise Twilight but put her own twist on it making it so enjoyable to read.
I know from the reviews already posted that many people just automatically gave it a 1 star without even reading it so I hope this review and my video will help people deciding if they should read it or not. Overall, I think if you are a fan of the saga you will enjoy reading this book: Twilight along with the rest of the books in the saga were the reason I started reading and if it wasn't for them I probably would have never joined Booktube. When I heard about this new book I cried I know pretty dramatic but I'm turning 18 tomorrow aka the "ending" of my childhood and honestly it's weird since I still feel like I'm 8.
With the release of this book it made me realize I own a lot to Stephenie Meyer and I cannot wait to read this book.
I will keep you updated when it finally arrives: View all 18 comments. View all 17 comments. I can see that I wasn't the only one hoping that this "gender-bending twist" was a gay version of Twilight. View all 22 comments. I put my head down, pretending to stare at my book, as soon as her eyes released me.
It was actually pretty pathetic, and probably more than that. And yet here we are I made the huge mistake of thinking this could actually be something good. I thought Stephenie Meyer wanted to fix h I put my head down, pretending to stare at my book, as soon as her eyes released me. I thought Stephenie Meyer wanted to fix her past mistakes with a different version of Twilight. Seriously, why having the same book?
Why would you change the names and genre but not the pathetic, lifeless and zombie-like personalities of your characters? Why not change their bad decisions and problematic behaviors? What did the world do to deserve this, Meyer? Now only God knows what horrible thing E. James is planning. View all 8 comments. This must be a joke, right? View all 13 comments. Oct 06, Vanessa J. From the synopsis of this edition: This special double-feature book includes the classic novel , Twilight , and a bold and surprising reimagining , Life and Death , by Stephenie Meyer.
I'm seriously worried about the future of the human race. Excuse me while I weep for the future generations. View all 23 comments. I mean, the movies were bad which didn't keep me from going to the cinema on the day of the release but there is so much hate for the books. And Stephenie Meyer really doesn't deserve this. Anyway, I was amazed when I heard of this 10th anniversary edition. And if you liked Twilight , you will like Life and Death because it is pretty much the same, just more confusing.
I had a hard time getting the original pictures of Bella and Edward out of my head and imagine them as their male or female version. While Bella's story is shown in three more novels, Beau only has one. And while Bella stays human until the very end, Beau turns into a vampire after being bitten by the tracker in the ballet studio.
I'm not going to say more, but it was way too rushed, though I understand that there won't be a sequel. But please Stephenie, give us some new original reading material! Find more of my books on Instagram What's little and brown, stinks, and might be found down a toilet? Give up? Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined. But you should restrain your natural impulses if you don't want to spend the rest of the evening fishing things out from the U-bend.
I'm afraid pages just won't flush away like you're hoping it will]. View all 24 comments. I have so much to say about this! Here's my video review - https: View 2 comments. Why the hell can't Meyer write something else?
I'm totally reading the fuck out it. View all 53 comments. I still can't believe this is real. The funny thing is: Come on, guys!! Kudos to Meyer, for trolling her fanbase and milking that cow: View all 7 comments. This is a negative, rant-y review and there are mean things about this book and series in it. Also, probably, curse words. If you're sensitive to people hating on a book you love and you're a fan of Twilight, do not keep reading. Not if it means that you'll be insulting me in the comments by saying my opinion is wrong.
Thanks in advance. Let me start off by saying that I did love these books when I first read them. What can I say? I didn't know a lot of great books and pretty much read whatever was popular. Since then I've grown and I discovered this great community and so many amazing books. So when I re-read these old favorites of mine, I couldn't do it. I hated them. I saw everything that was wrong with these books. And I'm not saying that it's wrong for you to like these books.
It's not. It's awesome if you love them. I know a lot of you started reading or discovered YA books because of these books and that is amazing!
Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined
If anything, I'm happy that it got you reading and if you love these books, good for you. But I don't. And I never had a chance to review these books since I didn't really know that was a thing until I found Goodreads.
Now I do and it's not going to be pretty. First things first, this book is nothing new. Sorry if some of you hoped for something new and refreshing. This book came out already. Ten years ago. It's called Twilight.
This version is exactly the same. And it didn't improve anything. I had hoped that it would be better, but I knew what I was in for when I started this.
I didn't expect any improvement. And I knew I was right after reading the first page. The writing is still just as cringe-worthy as it was ten years ago. The characters, though their genders are switched, are still the same, bland, stupid people they were ten years ago.
And I was just as frustrated reading this as I was years ago. It doesn't. Bella is stupid and boring as a girl and a boy. Edward is a creepy stalking discoball as a boy and a girl. Also, since all the genders were different, the names changed too and quite honestly, I didn't know who was who most of the time. And I didn't give two craps about it.
The names were stupid and the characters just as forgettable as they always have been. I mean, honestly Jessamine, Royal,..? What kind of names are those? And yes, they're still glittering diamonds in the sunlight. I did hope that that would've changed, but no such luck. The romance hasn't changed either. It's, almost word for word, the same gagtastic insta-love. Okay, one thing has changed. The ending is slightly different, but not original in the least.
Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined
It's just a few moments from the other three books thrown together to make a "new" ending. Which is good cause it means there won't be any more of this craptacular gender-swapped Twilight in the future. Though, I did give this a half star for a reason. Because of the gender switch-up, the ridiculous miracle that was Renesmee doesn't happen. Hurray for that! Beau sits next to Edythe in biology class on his first day of school, but she seems repulsed by him, hurting his feelings in the process.
She disappears for a few days, but warms up to Beau upon her return; their newfound relationship is interrupted after Beau is nearly crushed by a van in the school parking lot. Edythe saves Beau, stopping the van with only her hand. Even though Beau never had many friends in Phoenix, he quickly attracts attention at his new school, and is quickly befriended by several students. Much to his dismay, several girls in the school compete for Beau's attention. During a trip to La Push, Beau tricks a family friend, Julie Black of the Quileute tribe, into telling him the local tribal legends and he finds out why, although the Cullens have lived in Forks for two years, they have never really been accepted by the townsfolk.
Julie mentions the Cullens, and says that most of the reservation believes that they are vampires, though she doesn't think so. During a trip to Port Angeles, Edythe rescues him again, this time from a band of gangsters intent on killing him. Beau asks her if what Julie said about her family is true. Edythe admits that she and her family are vampires, but says that she and her family only drink animal blood to keep themselves from turning into the monsters, unlike other vampires. Edythe and Beau's relationship grows over time and they fall in love.
Their foremost problem is that to Edythe, Beau's scent is a hundred times more potent than any other human's, making Edythe struggle to resist her desire to kill him. However, despite this, they manage to stay together safely for a time.
The seemingly perfect state of their relationship is thrown into chaos when another vampire coven sweeps into Forks and Joss, a sadistic tracker vampire, decides that she wants to hunt Beau for sport. Edythe's family plans to distract the tracker by splitting up Beau and Edythe, and Beau is sent to hide in a hotel in Phoenix.
Beau then gets a phone call from Joss in which she says that she has his mother, and Beau is forced to give himself up to Joss at an old ballet studio near his mother's house.
Upon meeting her, Beau discovers his mother wasn't at the dance studio and was safe all along. Joss attacks Beau, but Edythe, along with the rest of the Cullen family, rescue Beau before Joss can kill him. Unfortunately, the venom has spread too far into his system, and Beau becomes a vampire.
Sometime after Beau's transformation, the Quileute wolves confront the Cullens, believing they were responsible. Beau and the Cullens manage to convince the wolves to believe the truth after a brief talk with tribal elder Bonnie Black.Like, ever. BTW, Nessie? But now Bella the lovesick teen is Beau, the lovesick teen, and Edward, the brooding vampire is Edythe, the brooding vampire.
Retrieved March 27, He was young, he was blond. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Instead, she did the bare minimum required and hoped that nobody would notice. Beau and the Cullens manage to convince the wolves to believe the truth after a brief talk with tribal elder Bonnie Black.