On this day in book history, Twilight was released! 10 years, 5 movies, 4 books, 1 reimagined BDSM fan-fic (plus countless others), and millions (if not billions) of fans, and Bella and Edward have ensorcelled the world with their forbidden Vampire-Human love.
As you do, Twilight was re-released today in a special 10th Anniversary Edition, but as a bonus, so was a gender-bent version, Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined.
A few months ago, fans were told Meyer would be releasing special content alongside release. For many, that “special content” was hoped to be Midnight Sun, the long-awaited (and apparently “ain't never gonna happen”) story of Twilight from Edward's perspective. However, Meyer went a totally unconventional route and released a gender-bent Twilight. Yes, ladies and gents, the author of Twilight wrote Twilight fan fiction.
For those of you not familiar with fan fiction, gender bending is quite common and is exactly what it sounds like. Swapping the gender and sex roles of the two lead characters—in this case, Bella Swan becomes Beaufort and Edward Cullen becomes Edythe.
As one reviewer remarked in their short-but-sweet Amazon review:
All the characters are gender swapped and is similar to the original Twilight but still great!
For Twilight fans, this is a pretty remarkable prize—the beauty that was Twilight, but totally reimagined, by the author herself, no less!
What do you think of the Twilight news? Will you be buying this new edition? If you read the story, let us know what you think!
Learn more about or order a copy of the special edition of Twilight, which includes Life and Death, available now: