Stephenie Meyer sure knows how to drive all the Twihards crazy.
October 5th 2005 was the day the first Twilight book was published — also known as the day our vampire craze obsession began. You can find this trilogy in every book store, every classroom and anywhere else you can think of. Girls (and boys) of all ages were found with this book in hand, falling in love with the love between Bella Swan and the mysterious Edward Cullen.
Flash forward to today, October 6th 2015, the day after the 10th anniversary of the best seller — and also the announcement of a new spin-off. Author of the Twilight series Stephanie Meyer has written a new book reversing the characters. Confused? Don’t be. In her newest novel, Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined, Bella Swan is now a boy named Beau and Edward Cullen is a girl named Edythe.
Take that in for a moment. The saga that started all your vampire fantasies will have the genders of the protagonist reversed — and we’re intrigued.
Here are the lines we’d love to see role reversed in a film adaptation of the reimagined Twilight (featuring lines from the entire trilogy):
“About three things I was absolutely positive. First, Edward was a vampire. Second, there was a part of him – and I didn’t know how dominant that part might be – that thirsted for my blood. And third, I was unconditionally, irrevocably in love with him.”
“Doesn’t he own a shirt?”
What every girl thought about when Jacob was ALWAYS topless. We get it, you’re a werewolf.
“I leave you alone for two minutes and the wolves descend.” -Edward to Bella
Imagine Edythe saying this to Beau. Yes, girl, you protect!
“I never felt normal. Because I’m not normal, I don’t want to be.”
“Before you, Bella, my life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but there were stars, points of light and reason. …And then you shot across my sky like a meteor. Suddenly everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty. When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black. Nothing had changed, but my eyes were blinded by the light. I couldn’t see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason, for anything.”
Swap Bella with Beau, and you’ve got a girl, being so real and poetic as fuck.
“I’m not like a car that you can just fix up I’ll never run right”