Readers, I give this 4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
By Lamplighter's Granddaughter
I liked this version, however I found myself trying to match these characters to those in the original version. The ending was a surprise and I wish we could have more of the follow-up story. Enjoy the flipped version and let your imagination soar!
Life and Death: Twilight
I loved the twist on switching genders- although probably unpopular, I would love to see this love story on film as well. Edythe and Beau are so very different and to see the characters come to life would be magical. Good read!
Don’t waste your money
I should have listened to the bad reviews. This is exactly the same as the original Twilight (except for the very end). All of the events and dialogue are the same. It’s exactly the same. The good reviews made it sound like it is it’s own story just with the same premise. Nope. Exactly the same.
Not as good as I expected
The beginning of the book is the same as the first twilight book, as expected, it kind of shows the alternative ending for the saga. Although, the story leaves the image of unfinished, something that was not enough. We don’t really get to see lots of relationships throughout the book. I think it needed a lot of additions, explaining at the end. I lacked the relationship between the main characters, their love seemed questionable, but I didn’t have doubts with the original. We didn’t get to see Jules, or her struggles, or attraction to Beau. We didn’t get to see how the male version of Bella handled transformation or exploring his new powers. The ending seemed rushed for me. For one time read this book is fine, but not for the description of infinite love.
Bella is one of the most relatable characters of any story I’ve read. However, as a guy, I could not truly appreciate all of her experiences and fantasies. This gender reversed reimagining made for the most enjoyable and submersive read for me. I could truly put myself in Beau’s shoes and feel his desire and connection with Edythe. The ending was also a welcome change. It leaves the reader speculating on how the love triangle with Jules and certain key events from the original saga could alternatively play out. The anticipation for more will lure you in like a vampire’s scent. I look forward to reading more.
The gender swapped story is a real treat as it gives insight into the minds of both of the original characters and answers the question “how could twilight have ended differently?”. Very fun read.
By Nancy Encino
Okay SO I’ll try to make this short. I’m a huge, huge fan of the books, movies, soundtracks, etc. so, obviously, I had to read this one as well. Not gonna lie, wish Stephenie would have published “Midnight Sun” for the 10 year anniversary but I know that’s a dead end. Without spoiling anything, there is somewhat of a plotwist that I didn’t see coming haha but book is pretty much like “Twilight” with some few exceptions (diff. gender roles being a big one.) Overall, reason for not giving this book 5 stars is only because I hold Edward and Bella dear to my heart, so reading the same story with different characters is like watching a spinoff of the movies- great, but not the same- never good enough.
Stunning and spectacular
By ill pass
I loved the original Cullen’s, so reading this gender swap on the Cullens was the most difficult part to me about this book. That VERY small detail aside, Edythe and Beau are an amazing set of characters with a dynamic relationship that I found much more speaking than Edward and Bella’s. The way this one was written created more tension and suspense, I think, which ultimately cultivated in a more pleasing and wanting relationship between the two main characters. Archie (Alice) was also such a fluid transition on the gender swap roles and I immediately took a liking to the character.
All in all, some aspects felt like a re read and a little bleh, but only because I’ve read the original multiple times. Overall the book felt like a new novel and even just the change of descriptions and word swaps made a huge difference to the tone and imagery of the book.
Oh, and I loved, loved, loved Edythe!!!
An interesting End
By There a Problem?
The story while being basically a gender swap, still showed its originality. A fitting end to the story.
I liked it a lot!