Twilighters rejoice!!! Or, scratch your heads in confusion like the rest of us.
Just in time for the 10th anniversary of Twilight, author Stephenie Meyer announced that she has written a 442 page reimagined version of her best-selling novel that switches the genders of the protagonists. Entitled Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined, Edward Cullen is now named Edythe and Bella Swan is Beau. Still with me? In fact, they are not the only characters who received a name change. Here is a full list:
Jacob (or Jake) to Julie (or Jules)- Jules is friendly and open to Beau
Dr. Carlisle is now Dr. Carine– The vampire matriarch of the Cullen family
Esme is now Earnest– The vampire patriarch of the Cullen family
Alice is now Archie– Edythe’s pretend brother and Jessamine’s partner
Emmett is now Eleanor– Edythe’s pretend sister and Royal’s partner
Rosalie is now Royal– Jessamine’s pretend brother and Eleanor’s partner
Jasper is now Jessamine– Archie’s partner and Royal’s pretend sister
Billy is now Bonnie– Julie’s mother and a good friend of Charlie, Beau’s father.
Jessica is now Jeremy– Beau’s friend at the beginning of school
Angela is now Allen– Beau’s friend at school
Mike is now McKayla– McKayla has a crush on Beau and asks him to the school dance.
Tyler is now Taylor– Taylor almost accidentally hits Beau with her car, asks him to the school dance.
Lauren is now Logan– Logan is rude to Beau and doesn’t like him.
Eric is now Erica– Erica has a crush on Beau, asks him to the school dance.
Rachel and Rebecca to Adam and Aaron– Julie’s older brothers
Ben is now Becca– Attends Beau’s high school
Connor to Colleen– Attends Beau’s high school
Lee to Leann– Attends Beau’s high school
Samantha to Sean– Attends Beau’s high school
Sam to Samantha (also known as Sam)- Julie’s older friend
James to Joss– A vampire who attacks Beau
Victoria to Victor– Joss’s vampire partner and friend
Laurent to Lauren– Victor and Joss’ vampire friend
Despite the changes made Meyer insists that it is the same love story we all fell head over heels for. In the foreword the author explains that each character has a slight personality change as well. She also goes on to apologize for not finishing Midnight Sun (which was Twilight from Edward’s point of view) and why she chose to write this new book.
Personally, I really don’t know how I feel about it. When I heard on Monday that Stephenie Meyer was going to make some big announcement I got really excited and thought it might have been news about a brand new, vampire-less novel she was working on. At least I was half right. I’m just ready to see something else from Stephenie. Basically, all she did was write a fan-fiction for her own story
Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined is already available in hardcover and as an e-book.
What do you guys think? Sound off in the comments below!!