Life and Death (Twilight Reimagined) by Stephanie Meyer
My Rating:💙💙(It was OK)
Format: Paperback (Owned Book)
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult
Synopsis/Blurb (taken from Amazon):
“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….”
My Thoughts & Review
I brought this book because I really enjoyed reading the original Twilight series and also because I own all the books and I couldn’t resist and had to have it for my collection. It had been sitting on my shelf for over a year and half and I finally got around to reading it. Was looking forward to reading but now I have finished and I’m disappointed.
I hadn’t actually read what the book was about before buying the book so had no idea what the book was about and I thought the reimagined bit might be Bella getting together with Jacob but I was wrong. (I really must read what the book is about before buying.)
The storyline was pretty much the same as the original book with a few changes here and there. The main change was the gender swap between the characters, so instead of Bella Swan falling in love with Edward Cullen it was Beau Swan (Male character) falling in love with Edythe Cullen (Female character).
It did take me a while to get my head around the gender swaps between the characters and to stop thinking of Beau as Bella. I think this slowed me down in finishing the book, but once I got over this I managed to get through the rest of the book more easily.
On a positive I did like the alternative ending in this book even though I found it a little predictable.
Overall another ok-ish book which could have been much better. I still prefer the original Twilight book and I don’t think anything will change my mind on that.
So, would I recommend this book? well that depends on two things. Firstly, if you own it and haven’t read it then you might as well give it ago. Secondly if you haven’t read it then I wouldn’t recommend that you rush out to buy it or read it.