I’m sorry in advance if you like Twilight, I just enjoy poking fun at it. I used to love the series back when they were being published, but things change and I’ve come to my senses. My teasing is (mostly) all in good fun though even if I really don’t like this series anymore.
Anyway. You all probably know about this by now, but today Stephenie Meyer released a 10 year anniversary edition of Twilight that includes a whole new novel called Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined. It’s a genderbent version, all characters have swapped sexes and genders (except Charlie and Renée, apparently?). I’m horrified but I know I’ll end up reading it because I simply cannot resist.
Is this really what she decided to write instead of a sequel to The Host though…
Okay, so we have Beaufort “Beau” Swan and Edythe Cullen. There’s also Julie Black and her pack of female werewolves, which is pretty cool, gotta admit. But Beau, really? I haven’t seen such a Gary Stu name in a long time, I thought the vampires were the ones that were supposed to have ancient sounding names but alright. Also what’s wrong with just Edith, why annoy my eyes like that?
One other good thing about this though, is that Alice/Archie will get more time to shine and possibly more backstory. It’s not a secret that pretty much all the other vampires except Edward are actually really interesting.
But personally I’m more interested in the version where badass biker chick and werewolf Julie Black is all about the ladies and gets it on with the dazzling~ Edythe Cullen in a fierce love/hate relationship, while bland little Beau skulks in the background the way he should. Now that’s a retelling I’m all about. Missed opportunity.
I have wanted to read about female supernatural monsters with human boys though, but I didn’t think it would be Twilight…
I read an article that said Meyer wrote this book to somehow prove that Twilight doesn’t portray sexist stereotypes…. Right. I don’t know how this is going to prove anything. It’s going to be interesting to see how female stalkers are perceived though because we all know it’s sexy when the menz do it, but what about when women do it?
For now I’m having a lot of fun with the hashtag #sparkletime on Twitter, where a user is livetweeting her reading of the book as we speak. It’s hilarious, go check out her tweets.
Anyway, I just wanted to briefly talk about this. I haven’t read it yet so I don’t have many thoughts on it other than “LOL” and “WHY”. My morbid curiosity will get the better of me in the end, I’ll let you know when I’ll be reading it because you better believe I’ll be livetweeting the experience too. I always ignored Midnight Sun because it seemed so boring, but at least this has some entertainment value to it, if only in the names (Jessamine???).
What is your reaction to this? Will you be reading it? Are you excited? Horrified? Do you not give a shit? What do you think Beau and Edythe will name their child??? Would Edythe even be able to get pregnant without the venom sperm? Will E.L. James write a genderbent Fifty Shades of Grey? SO MANY QUESTIONS.