Based on your thoughts on the original Twilight book series, this could be the best or the worst news you hear all day. But yes, it’s official: author Stephenie Meyer has rewritten the first book of the famous saga – but this time with the genders of the main characters reversed.
Yep, there’s a new Twilight book coming
But instead of ‘Bella Swan’ and ‘Edward Cullen’, we’ve got Beaufort Swan, a boy, who falls in love with a female vampire called Edythe Cullen. It’s hardly the most original change of names ever, but we’ll go with it for now.
Meyer has revealed that both characters have their own quirks in the new book, which is titled Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined. Beau, for instance, is “more OCD” than Bella and doesn’t carry around the same “chip on her shoulder on the time.” Let’s just hope Beau isn’t as insipid as Bella Swan. I don’t think I could bear it.
The book is being released in order to coincide with the tenth anniversary of the first Twilight book. And it’s a whopping 400 pages long. Yep, that’s another 400 pages of drivel to get through.
We’re a little torn over whether this is a good idea or not. Feminists will surely appreciate the empowered female character of Edythe. After all, the original series of books drew criticism for painting Bella’s character as a ‘typical damsel in distress.’
But, on the other hand, it is Twilight. Are we cynical in just thinking this is just a huge money-making exercise? Either way, it’ll probably work. We can imagine Twi-harders both old and new lapping this up.
And don’t be surprised if this sparks off a new chain of ‘rereleases.’ 50 Shades of Grey with Christina Grey and Andy Steele, anyone?
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