Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Twilight Tuesdays: Review of Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined (Twilight #5) by Stephenie Meyer

Wow, can you believe its the 10 year anniversary of Twilight? I bought the new special edition and will be reviewing Life and Death Reimagined.

Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined (Twilight #5) by Stephenie Meyer

Celebrate the tenth anniversary of Twilight! This special double-feature book includes the classic novel, Twilight, and a bold and surprising reimagining, Life and Death, by Stephenie Meyer.Packaged as an oversize, jacketed hardcover “flip book,” this edition features nearly 400 pages of new content as well as exquisite new back cover art. Readers will relish experiencing the deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful love story of Bella and Edward through fresh eyes.


Publishes in US: October 6th 2015 by Little, Brown 
Genre: ya paranormal
Source: bought
Disclaimer: I received this book as an ARC (advanced review copy). I am not paid for this review, and my opinions in this review are mine, and are not effected by the book being free.
Series? Twilight #5

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    I wanted to read this because I love all things Twilight and I had to have anything that Stephanie writes in the universe. I went in with mixed expectations, I mean, I adore the series, the movies, and even on a re-read after years of blogging, it still made my heart beat harder and love the romance and storytelling. I still love Twilight. Its not without its issues sure, but it fired up my love for reading again, and so many people will say the same thing. Yes, there is a lot of hate, but there is also over the moon sales.  But I also have read quite a few things that did not paint this newest installment in any sort of positive light. I have another Twihard friend in real life who isn't even going to give it a shot, so while I didn't doubt I would read it, I wasn't sure how I would feel about it. 

    So here's what I think: I am not super impressed because for the most part it seems cut and copied with just the names changed, so I am skimming for new material. Some of the cut and copy is a bit awkward coming from a boy's pov. The thing that got the biggest response from me was the fact that she changed the classic of three things I am certain. I mean if you aren't going to change much, don't change some of my favorite words, even if its from Beau.

    Some of the differences include-- Beau is not quite as angsty, his character has a bit more humor. Of course the scene in Port Angeles is different, but it still gets Edythe's attention and Beau was in danger. Some of the interactions with Charlie was changed and made it work a bit better with father/son dynamics. Also, no love triangle-- not that there was much of that in the 1st Twilight, but the ending is changed in this one, because since genders are changed, the course of the next books would be completely altered. 

    One major part was altered, and it made a lot of sense why this part was changed. I liked the alternate and even though I think some un-necessary details were added, where I wanted more of other things. 

Bottom Line: Skimmed for differences, read if you are hard-core. It's acceptable but it's no Midnight Sun (which I would one hundred times over rather read the finished copy)

My question to you, my lovely readers:
Are you going to read Life and Death?

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