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.

That it was the book where Stephenie Meyer was given free reign to do whatever she wanted because the series was so popular, everyone would download it regardless of quality, and rake in big dough-cheese for her and her publishers.

I don't really know how true that assumption is, but dammit if isn't true for Life and Death. Take me for example: I own all of the Twilight books, have read Twilight just the first book a total of 4 times, 5 if you include this and I do , written about some of the good that came of the series I'm not always a fire-breathing bitch queen , made fun of it, enjoyed parts of it, loathed chucks of it and everything else in between.

I also attempted to re-read the series back in for this little thing I started called Project: HindSight , and had so much fun reviewing Midnight Sun I really wish she'd finish that , but by the time I got to New Moon the book I dislike the most , I just couldn't continue on and abandoned the project. Over the past few years, I've settled on generally disliking everything Twilight stands for while holding onto a morbid fascination and, begrudgingly, bestowing some sort of respect for a series that put YA literature on the map.

No questions asked. I was hoping many of the issues I had with Twilight would be corrected with this version. It had so much potential to be great! I never expected there to be huge drastic changes to the story -- I did expect it to be pretty much the same as Twilight, so believe me when I say that was the least of its problems.

I won't bother reviewing this book, because it's essentially the same as Twilight and I've already written a review for that. Just swap around the pronouns in your head as you read it.

Gender and species aside, Twilight has always been a story about the magic and obsession and frenzy of first love. There were times when I wondered what Meyer was truly trying to accomplish here.

Was she trying to basically say her novel features an unhealthy relationship even with roles reversed? As in, "Hey guys, my book is horrible either way!

Because if so, then I suppose, yeah, she was successful. He has no aspirations to do or be anything until he spots the love of his life in his high school cafeteria. And Beau is still a very weak character and as interesting as the dirt beneath my shoe. There is an alternate ending which is essentially a pathetic attempt to pack New Moon and Eclipse into a clusterfuck of info-dumping.

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But more on that later. What I really want to talk about is the treatment of the female characters. I don't know how this was even possible, but reading Life and Death actually made me hate Twilight even more than I originally did.

This is mostly because it became shockingly evident that certain scenes sexual assault were purposefully left out in this version because the characters didn't have vaginas.

Bella's attempted rape scene has now turned into Beau's assault scene. If you remember, in Twilight, while Bella is getting lost in Port Angeles, she runs into a group of drunk men who attempt to sexually assault her.

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This is made clear by their jeers "Don't be like that, sugar. But for Beau, his assailants are a mix between female and male and have the intention of beating him up because they think he is a cop. The section is entirely re-written with more dialogue, a gun and threats of death.

The story is set in an independent, parallel universe in which the most significant difference is that the genders, names and roles of the main characters have been reversed, with only a few exceptions. The story follows essentially the same plotline as Twilight , but with necessary adjustments and slight changes to the story, dialogue, backgrounds, and personalities of the characters to accommodate the switched gender roles.

Life and Death also features an alternate ending from the original plotline. On his first day at Forks High School , he meets the alluring telepathic vampire Edythe Cullen , who is both frustrated and infatuated with him for his vulnerabilities and her inability to read his mind. 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.

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Edythe is stunningly attractive, and inhumanly beautiful, yet she is an outsider too. She moves as far away from him as possible. She even attempts to change her schedule to avoid him, which leaves Beau completely puzzled about her attitude towards him. Shortly after she disappears for a while, Edythe begins to talk to Beau, having seemingly forgotten their unfriendly first encounter.

One day, Beau looks at Edythe, who is far away, in the parking lot. Beau realizes this at the last moment and thinks he is dead when Taylor's van collides with Beau's truck. However, Edythe appears and stops the oncoming car completely with one hand, leaving a dent, and shocking Beau with her speed and strength.

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.

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.I was hoping many of the issues I had with Twilight would be corrected with this version. The Twilight saga will always hold a special place in my heart, but this book- ugh.

Oh, and that scene when Bella was almost sexual assaulted? In honour of the tenth anniversary of the Twilight franchise, Stephenie Meyer decided to write Life and Death.

Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined

Edythe does appear to try to make her relationship with Beau as equal as possible. This is your one and only warning. However, despite this, they manage to stay together safely for a time. What I really want to talk about is the treatment of the female characters. We display the minimum age for which content is developmentally appropriate.

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