Well this is inneresting!
It was recently announced that Twilight author, Stephenie Meyer would be doing a little something special the 10th anniversary release of her hugely popular vampire romance book franchise!
Many fans were hoping that she would finally give us Midnight Sun — the telling of Twilight from Edward Cullen’s perspective. The bad news is, she didn’t quite give fans what they wanted — but the good news is, she did something just as AH-Mazing!
For the 10th anniversary release of her best-selling novel, Twilight, Meyer wrote a retelling of the novel where she swapped the genders of her protagonists!
The new story will be titled Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined and has changed our beloved Bella Swan into a man, Beau, and our favorite brooding vampire, Edward Cullen into a woman, Edythe — as well as several other characters!
Though Miz Meyer will go into further detail about this exciting new project on Good Morning America this morning, we do know the reason she did this!
She explains in the forward for the special edition that she wanted to prove her critics wrong that Bella was NOT a “damsel in distress” and the novel was more about a “human in distress.” The author feels gender isn’t a factor because Bella’s:
“a normal human being surrounded on all sides by people who are basically superheroes and supervillains.”
Though she mainly altered the genders and some of her choice of words, as well as some errors that bothered her, she also changed some of the mythology for consistency purposes.
You can check out the rest of the forward to the anniversary edition (below) which explains her reasoning in a bit more in depth:
What do you think of this HUGE change? Are you on board or was the novel already perfect?!
If you’re interested in picking up a copy, you can score of copy of Twilight Tenth Anniversary Edition now as they just hit bookstands everywhere today!
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