RiaW #316: Life and Death (Twilight Reimagined) review


If you thought Stephanie Meyer could just sit back and enjoy the retirement of her shitty characters, you were wrong. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Twilight she’s back with… Twilight again! This time the names are different!

Life and Death is a gender-swap of Twilight featuring Beau instead of Bella and Edith instead of Edward. And then basically everything is the same because gender just means liking sports or not. Well, the creepy power dynamics are gone but that’s mostly just a coincidence. And the ending sucks for Charlie (who is the same for some reason). But it’s really just the same book with the fun of coming up with gender-opposite names.

But a weird thing happened when at least one of us was reading… listen to find out what.


  1. GeoffZoref says:

    Aside from releasing special edition, 10th, 15th, 20th University issues, can you think of a more blatant cash grab in literature? Maybe the whole “Pride and Prejudice and Zombie’s” thing? Though that was a creative idea.
    I got it: Those Kevin Trudeau books like “Natural Cures “They” Don’t Want You to Know About.” Those are cynical ploys, though that ended up being a scam that landed Trudeau in prison.
    So this just may be the most lazy, cynical cash grab in literature.

  2. Gigi Kiersten says:

    Agreed! I also agree with another person Das Mervin who reviewed and recapped the book who basically said that she though Meyer couldn’t handle fifty shades stealing her thunder and she was too bitter about the whole midnight sun debacle and thought if she threw her fans some scraps that they would fall in back line—they didnt. LOL!

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