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Book Review: Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined (Twilight #5) by Stephanie Meyer

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Goodreads Summary:

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.

Review:

You guys are probably thinking… Really Veronica? My answer is.. YES. I went there.

I remember the days when I was a senior in high school and I went crazy and was a huge Twilight fanatic. No one here knows that I even owned a Team Edward shirt I bought at Hot Topic. And I wore it often in public. Everyone at school knew I was a twilight fan. I re-read Twilight at least 3 times and the series as a while many times.

Anyways what I’m trying to point out with all of this is that even though my obsession might have not been heathy, Twilight opened up the podcast and blogging world to me. I didn’t know it was possible to have a blog and write reviews. I didn’t know readers had formed their own community online. I threw myself into this new world and I’ve never been the same since. I may not be a Twilight fanatic anymore, or own that Team Edward shirt (I threw it away a long time ago), but the series as a whole still holds a dear place in my life that I had to read the gender-swap reimagined story.

Reading this gender-swap version of Twilight made me see how CHEESY it really is. I cringed a lot at the beginning and noticed it got way too serious real fast. I also liked the ending to the reimagined story a lot more. It’s crazy how much sooner Twilight could have ended, but fan-service and telling other characters stories elongated it to four books. At the end of the day, I enjoyed Life and Death.

If you were once a Twilight fan or still are, I’m pretty sure you will like Life and Death. It made me nostalgic for the good old days, but I still kept in perspective the flaws the story has. Now… when are we getting Midnight Sun? Now that would be real fan service.

Rating: 4 out of 5

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