Celebrity News October 06, 2015
Stephenie Meyer Releases New Gender-Swapping 'Twilight' Book
Twihards are rejoicing today, after Stephenie Meyer surprised fans with the release of a new "Twilight" book in honor of the series' 10-year-anniversary.
The new edition, "Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined," is a twist on the Edward Cullen and Bella Swan love story.
On "Good Morning America," Meyer said, "Now, Bella is Beau and Edward is Edyth. I wanted to do something fun for the tenth anniversary. It's just a love story. It doesn't matter who's the boy and who's the girl, it just works."
The author said part of the reason she penned the reimagined novel was because Bella has been called a "damsel in distress" in the past.
"That's always bothered me a little bit because anyone surrounded by superheroes is going to be in a little bit of distress," she said. "So I thought, 'What if we switched it around a little bit and see how a boy does?'"