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She was too perfect, I realized with a crushing wave of despair.

There was no way this goddess could ever belong with me. That only vampires can achieve this level of "perfection" that society constantly forces on us? Because there is no other explanation that works well here and I'm really trying to give Meyer the benefit of the doubt and throw her a bone. The issue with this theory is, there's no indication in the book that this is an unrealistic view. Actually quite the opposite happens later in that same scene: I had a new definition of beauty.

I don't think I need to go into why this is problematic, so I'll just leave that there for your critique. I'm speaking specifically about society's constant pressure on women and girls to be as thin as possible, many times to the detriment of their physical and emotional health.

When Beau describes Edythe, he focuses so heavily on the sharp angles of her bones and it perpetuates the idea that these characteristics make her more beautiful than others. I find these descriptions irresponsible and feel there could have been a better way to describe her. So let's talk about the ending. This part will have spoilers beyond this point.

This is your one and only warning. Yes, it's re-written -- horribly, if I'm being honest. I wouldn't have had an issue with the change if it had actually been written without the massive amounts of info-dumping. It reads like Meyer decided last minute that she wanted to only do 2 chapters of the gender swap which she mentions in the Forward , realized she spent all of her deadline time on re-writing the entire book, and quickly wrote an ending hours before she emailed it to her editor.

She crams the werewolf history, volturi history, rules of being a vampire, and Beau's human funeral altogether and it's just so goddamn messy. It also makes the insta-love look even worse because at least Bella had 3 other books and a pining Jacob to consider leaving Edward.

It was just an overall hot ass mess that seemed so out of place. This is why I said they just let Meyer do whatever the hell she wants; half that stuff would have never flown with a debut novel or any novel that desired to actually be, you know, good. Would I recommend this and should you read it? Hard to say. My first response is, "Oh, god, no. Don't waste your money.

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But then the other half of me enjoys the suffering of my fellow book lovers and is considering downloading this as a gag joke to both of my lovely co-bloggers. Because that's really all this trite, wish-fulfilling, wankfest of a re-imaginging is good for, and I really, really need to stop being so damn curious about everything.

But anyway, I'm rambling when all I really want to say is I eagerly await your newest, fan fiction. Readers will relish experiencing the deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful love story of Bella and Edward through fresh eyes.

Twilight has enraptured millions of readers since its first publication in and has become a modern classic, redefining genres within young adult literature and inspiring a phenomenon that has had readers yearning for more. The Official Illustrated Guide , has sold nearly million copies worldwide. Get A Copy. More Details Original Title. Twilight 1, 1.

Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Karen I want midnight sun. I don't understand. What is this about? Is a new book?

Or just 'Twilight' with some changes? If it's a new book, is there an actual sinopsis? Kay Apparently, it's a "gender-bent" version of Twilight It seems like Meyer is …more Apparently, it's a "gender-bent" version of Twilight It seems like Meyer is writing bad fan fiction about her own work now, but there it is.

Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. No stars. Also, this review will contain spoilers for the alternate ending that are not in spoiler tags. Years ago, when Twilight was in its prime, someone told me that Breaking Dawn was never supposed to happen. 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 h No stars.

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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. In the forward, Stephenie Meyer opens with this: 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. Here's a general run down: 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. 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.

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.

Then there is Rosalie's rape scene, now changed to Royal's assault scene. Instead of Royal being raped, he's tricked during the wedding and beat up within an inch of his life. Now, one could argue the time period and say, "Well, that's happened back then.

It's just how things were. But when the two biggest instances of female sexual assault are completely left out when you swap the genders, oy, that's an issue. Now that is not to say I wanted to see men get rape in Life and Death.

It's just a glaring problem where I now see those scenes as "Literary Rape," used as plot devices to add depth and sympathy to Rosalie's character, and to give Edward a reason to look super heroic in the face of rapists. One could argue that Meyer wrote a more progressive version of Twilight with Life and Death and that's partly true to an extent. Edythe does appear to try to make her relationship with Beau as equal as possible. But there are constant references to the gender changes as if Meyer is trying to prove something to the reader, and they only seemed to further resign me to the fact that Meyer has no idea what she's doing.

Bold is mine. His straight gold hair was wound into a bun on the back of his head, but there was nothing feminine about it— somehow it made him look even more like a man. I fumbled for my wallet. She looked up at me with doe eyes.

She slid the bag down her arm and then held it out to me, very deliberately using just the tip of her pinkie finger. In the hands of a more skilled writer, this might have been pulled off flawlessly. I found the changes she made with Beau's narration interesting. Meyer mentioned in the Forward that Bella is more flowery with her words, where Beau is not.

This is a complete understatement.

The one thing Twilight actually had going for it, was the occasionally pretty quote. I say occasional, because the novel contains too many short, simple sentences than I usually like in my books. In Life and Death 's case, the writing has been watered down so much that it feels on par with See Spot Run. And I don't necessarily think this is a gender thing.

Just because a character is a boy, doesn't mean he can't be articulate or well-versed. So very corny. This was really bad, even for her. Oh, god, I'm so disgusted with this part, and I don't really understand why it was included.

She was too perfect, I realized with a crushing wave of despair. There was no way this goddess could ever belong with me. That only vampires can achieve this level of "perfection" that society constantly forces on us? Because there is no other explanation that works well here and I'm really trying to give Meyer the benefit of the doubt and throw her a bone.

The issue with this theory is, there's no indication in the book that this is an unrealistic view. Actually quite the opposite happens later in that same scene: I had a new definition of beauty.

I don't think I need to go into why this is problematic, so I'll just leave that there for your critique.

I'm speaking specifically about society's constant pressure on women and girls to be as thin as possible, many times to the detriment of their physical and emotional health. When Beau describes Edythe, he focuses so heavily on the sharp angles of her bones and it perpetuates the idea that these characteristics make her more beautiful than others. I find these descriptions irresponsible and feel there could have been a better way to describe her.

So let's talk about the ending. This part will have spoilers beyond this point. This is your one and only warning. Yes, it's re-written -- horribly, if I'm being honest. I wouldn't have had an issue with the change if it had actually been written without the massive amounts of info-dumping.

It reads like Meyer decided last minute that she wanted to only do 2 chapters of the gender swap which she mentions in the Forward , realized she spent all of her deadline time on re-writing the entire book, and quickly wrote an ending hours before she emailed it to her editor.

She crams the werewolf history, volturi history, rules of being a vampire, and Beau's human funeral altogether and it's just so goddamn messy.

It also makes the insta-love look even worse because at least Bella had 3 other books and a pining Jacob to consider leaving Edward.

It was just an overall hot ass mess that seemed so out of place. This is why I said they just let Meyer do whatever the hell she wants; half that stuff would have never flown with a debut novel or any novel that desired to actually be, you know, good. Would I recommend this and should you read it? Hard to say. My first response is, "Oh, god, no.

Don't waste your money.

Twilight / Life and Death

But then the other half of me enjoys the suffering of my fellow book lovers and is considering downloading this as a gag joke to both of my lovely co-bloggers. Because that's really all this trite, wish-fulfilling, wankfest of a re-imaginging is good for, and I really, really need to stop being so damn curious about everything. But anyway, I'm rambling when all I really want to say is I eagerly await your newest, fan fiction original book. View all comments. View all 70 comments.

For one beautiful moment, I thought this wasn't so bad.

I mean, yeah, it's Twilight That's cool! But no. She just swapped the genders.

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Not in a transgender way either Meyer, please: View all 92 comments. Somewhere in the distance, Robert Pattinson's mouth is agape in a silent scream of terror. Meanwhile, the fanfiction spinoff is already in the works View all 32 comments. View all 39 comments. Die-hard Twitards Annnnd that was how I felt before I read it. I was one of those 5 people who didn't automatically 1 star this sucker. Not that there's anything wrong with that Because it certainly looks like Meyer is milking the cash cow pretty hard when you look at the price tag.

But in all fairness, you are not only getting this admittedly weird re-imagining of Twilight, but the real book, as well. For those of you with a copy of the original, that isn't much of a selling point, but since I didn't have Twilight in my personal library And sometime in the future, I plan on going back and rereading the bestselling romance that made abstinence seem like the way to go.

Because death by vampire penis is kinda scary. Girls, wait till marriage.

Otherwise, the boy is likely to eat you So, yes , I liked Twilight. Loved it , in fact. Do I think it's the best book ever written? But I did have a blast reading these books with my BFF. We got all caught up in the sparkly vampire wuv story, and spend hours on the phone discussing the plot. It was like we were teenagers again! And the entire time we were in the thrall of our Twitard mania, we would giggle about what a couple of idiots we were to get so wrapped up in such a cheestastic story.

But those were priceless memories with my best buddy, and I just simply refuse to apologize for them. Alrighty, I said all that to say this: I'm not a hater. I do realize that these books aren't exactly perfect, but they certainly aren't the worst things ever written. If you think that, then you obviously haven't read some of the true garbage that's out there. And there are so many bloated, boring, unedited crap novels floating around, that I honestly can't understand all the hate this book gets.

Is it simply because a lot of people liked it, and it pisses off those who didn't? For those of you who feel that way, I bring a peace offering. Moving on to the main event! So, in my humble opinion, how did Life and Death stack up to the original? Sorry, switching the genders just didn't work out very well for me.

Scenes that may have been only slightly awkward in the original, suddenly became glaringly awkward in the re-imagining. Because that monkey-piggyback thing was stupid to start with There was no way I could get past the mental image of how absurd it would look. And there were lots of things like that I couldn't get past. Like the part where Edythe gives Beau her scarf stolen from Archie, so it's not a lady-scarf!

He gratefully wraps his blotchy neck up like a mummy, sips his coke, and stares adoringly at Edythe. It was just about the least manly thing I've ever read. Or this little gem from Beau: Are you for fucking real, Meyer?! The deal was, you were supposed to switch genders. Much to his dismay, several girls in the school compete for Beau's attention. During a trip to La Push, Beau tricks a family friend, Julie Black of the Quileute tribe, into telling him the local tribal legends and he finds out why, although the Cullens have lived in Forks for two years, they have never really been accepted by the townsfolk.

Julie mentions the Cullens, and says that most of the reservation believes that they are vampires, though she doesn't think so. 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.

Edythe and Beau's relationship grows over time and they fall in love. 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.It took me longer than I thought it would to slog through this, and I want to apologize to the lovely ladies I was supposed to be buddy-reading with. Joss attacks Beau, but Edythe, along with the rest of the Cullen family, rescue Beau before Joss can kill him. And it didn't improve anything. I majored in English but concentrated on literature rather than creative writing, mostly because I didn't consider reading books "work.

I refuse to encourage anyone to read this. Common Sense Media gave the book 3 out of 5 stars, saying, "This reimagined Twilight with swapped genders Bella is Beau, Edward is Edythe and most of the same content will primarily interest Twi-hards and anyone in a gender studies class.

Oh, god, I'm so disgusted with this part, and I don't really understand why it was included. At home, I sat down to skim through the first few chapters, and then realized on page one my mistake of downloading it without looking into it.

This special double-feature book includes the classic novel, Twilight , and a bold and surprising reimagining, Life and Death , by Stephenie Meyer. Is it simply because a lot of people liked it, and it pisses off those who didn't?

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