I started this about a month ago, and I still haven‘t finished. Maybe I‘ll try and come back to it another time, but this is kind of brutal. It makes me wonder if I would like reading the Twilight books still, now that I‘m older...
Life and Death - Stephenie Meyer
So, I liked this book pretty well. And I loved the alternate ending! But, the Beau and Edythe just didn't grab me as much as Edward and Bella did. Because of the swap, some of the scenes were down right comical - Beau riding on Edythe's back, for example. He compared himself to a Gorilla riding a gazelle lol. It was a good read for the most part. Now I have to reread Twilight and see if I can spot all the changes!
When I heard Meyer was releasing a new version of twilight a few years ago I made a bee line to the book shop to grab a copy. I wasn‘t sure how this would go, it was to be different obviously and I honestly loved the original twilight. But I truely enjoyed reading this. Loved Edythe. It‘s not for everyone but I enjoyed the new rendition.
Meh. 2.5 stars. Meyer gender swaps Bella & Edward to become Beau & Edythe to fight allegations that the book is sexist, & somehow makes the book even more sexist. I‘m not sure how that is even possible. Considering that the first 3/4 of the book is almost word for word Twilight with the names swapped, and I love me some Twilight, I don‘t know how it got so boring, but it did. The twist ending was okay, but my heart broke for my favorite, Charlie.
I couldn't resist sharing this double parody! 🤣
Starring Duke and Missi from Daria Cohen's Vampair Series. Safe to say this was NOT the original ending of Ms. Cohen's animation 😅
Credit: Daria Cohen. Check out her animation/art https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV2Q52sQybDj3IJV_gz3WVQ
Yay! Twilight reimagined! I think Meyer was right to do the original story in the gender that she chose to, but that the story totally works flipped around. It gave some interesting insights into the thoughts and backgrounds of the characters, even though strictly speaking they were different characters - they were supposed to be the opposite gender version of them.
Very interesting and enjoyable. Well done Stephenie Meyer!
🍏 Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined 🍏
☔️Have you read this reimagining of Twilight? ⛈
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typo...should say "guess"
I did not like this gender swap version at all. Im not sure if it was because it was young adult or seeing Beau so "weak". It just came off a little cheesy. It is cool that Stephenie Meyer would do this because its interesting to get another point of view plus the gender swap in top of it. I would not recommend.
I hardly ever use a real bookmark as a bookmark. This is a business card I picked up at the Halloween festival I went too.
Book date at Panera with my bestie 📚
Recent #bookmail: an order from Zulily that I completely forgot about because it‘s been so long since I placed the order. ???
Tagged book is the one I‘m most giddy about because #Twilight is my favorite series to hateread, by which I mean I hate it but also love reading it. (I rewrite it in my head as I go while simultaneously raging again shitty misogynistic & abusive tropes. It relaxes me. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯) #bibliophileconfessions
Reading Book 36 of 2018: Twilight Reimagined: Life & Death on my new couch!
Also Book 1 in The Secret Circle Book Club 🌙
I don‘t care what anyone says or thinks. I love the Twilight series and I will die on that hill 🤣🤣. I‘m glad I found this book yesterday because I had heard quite awhile ago about her possibly writing this but didn‘t realize she actually did. Looking forward to reading it.
I definitely think this book was written because those that fell in love with the story in the beginning are going to buy it regardless. I am enjoying the gender swap and how the story is the same but seems entirely different at the same time. It's holding my attention, so I will count that as a win.
My daughter was a little concerned when I redid her room and informed her that the little bookcase was not going back in the room after the makeover. I think I made up for it with 3 wall to wall shelves!
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.
I mean...that's such a ridiculous concept I kinda gotta know...