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Life and Death

As soon as I discovered Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined I knew that I had to read it. This is the Special Edition for the 10th anniversary. It is the original Twilight but the with the genders reversed. So the human is the male & the vampire is the female. The foreword mentions that this was mostly to dispel the thoughts the Bella wasn’t a damsel in distress but rather a human in distress.

I didn’t actually have to wait very long for it to become available at the library. Likewise, it didn’t take me very long to read, nine days. It also reignited my enthusiasm for reading the series.

I originally didn’t buy into the Twilight saga, but eventually caved and borrowed the first in the series from the library. It was an easy read and I wanted to see how the story played out so I borrowed the rest of the series. I remember that I read Eclipse in a day. Granted it was a miserable rainy day. Also known as perfect reading weather.

I was surprised to learn that all of the characters (apart from Renee & Charlie) had changed genders. This initially made the story really hard to follow even though I was quite familiar with it. It was a tad helpful that all the characters kept their first initial. So Isabella (Bella) became Beaufort (Beau), Edward became Edythe, Carlisle became Corrine, Alice became Archie and so on.

The afterword shocked me. Although, there certainly was a need for an afterword! There are some things that you just can’t mention in a foreword.

While I don’t think you could consider Life and Death reimagined, it is worth the read if you do like the original story. It is the exact same book after all.