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Monday, October 26, 2015

Why I Won't Be Reading LIFE AND DEATH (Twilight 10th Anniversary Edition)

I didn't even realize it was the 10th anniversary of Twilight until I came across the new edition at the bookstore. There was a big display with multiple copies. The iconic hands holding an apple drawing my attention. I thought Stephanie Meyer finally reconsidered and released Midnight Sun. I was close to happy tears. But 'Twilight Reimagined'? I'll admit, I was very intrigued at the concept but not enough to actually read it. I'd like to make it clear though that I LOVE TWILIGHT. I even purchased a Vietnamese edition when I spent a summer in Vietnam. New Moon had me crying so hard. Eclipse had me gushing. The final book was meh for me but I won't get into the reasons why heheh. 

I first read Twilight in 2006. At that time I was more into fantasy books like Inkheart and Silverwing but my friend insisted I read it for Edward Cullen. Please note that I had never read a contemporary/paranormal romance book before this. There was a lot of giggling and blushing when kisses were mentioned (I was a very innocent child ;) ). Edward Cullen was my first book boyfriend!  He was a gentleman and attentive. He was the perfect guy in my eyes and I was Team Edward for the longest time until I watched the movies. I'm sorry but Robert Pattinson just wasn't how I imagined Edward. I was Team Jacob when it came to the movies. I mean, Taylor Lautner woooo *fans self* [But really I was all about the cute and sexy half-naked werewolves hahah].

Anyway, back to the main point of my post, I won't be reading Life and Death. The main reason being that my tastes in books have changed drastically since then. I prefer Adult and NA contemporary romance now. I prefer heroines that have backbone and won't easily be manipulated by a handsome face. I also prefer books without love triangles (most of the time). It's been ages since I reread the Twilight saga, and I don't see a reread in my future. Nonetheless these books hold a very dear place in my heart and always will. It was the series that got me into reading romance novels after all!

Have you read Life and Death? Why or why not? To those who have read it, I am definitely interested to know what you thought and what the new character names are!


  1. Great post Jae! I, too, will forever have a special place in my heart for Twilight but just like how I never want to re-read the original series, I don't think I'll be re-reading this re-imagining either.