Twi-hards, are you ready for more “Twilight”?
Author Stephanie Meyer released a new book Tuesday to mark the 10th anniversary of the series that helped spark the pop-culture vampire craze.
But don’t expect a sequel!
Instead, Meyer is releasing a 442-page gender-swapped version of the first “Twilight” book called “Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined.”
Entertainment Weekly reports the book will transform Bella into Beau, short for Beaufort, while Edward Cullen will now be Edythe.
In a foreword to the book, Meyer attributes the change to explore how the character of Bella isn’t just a “damsel in distress” who’s “consumed with her love interest.”
It sounds like something straight out of fan fiction.
It’s an interesting release choice for Meyer. At one point, the author considered releasing a story “Midnight Sun,” which would have told the “Twilight” story from Edward’s point of view. She stopped work on the project after chapters from the book leaked online.
If the concept sounds familiar, “Fifty Shades of Grey” author E.L. James released a spinoff to her hit book earlier this summer told from the perspective of billionaire Christian Grey.
Meyer will probably discuss the book at length more later this week at New York Comic Con. She’ll be in attendance to kick off the four-day event in New York City Thursday at a panel celebrating 10 years of the book series.
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