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Life and Death - Stephenie Meyer (book review)

Life and Death by Stephenie Meyer is a tenth anniversary of the book Twilight. As a Twilight fan and someone who managed to get through all of the Twilight Saga very quickly I decided to give this a read and see how this honored such a large part of my teenage years.

This book follows Beau Swan as he moves to Forks to live with his dad Charlie, however while there he falls for Edythe Cullen a vampire who can't stay away from him. As this book goes on you see the romance between the two characters and the realism of loving someone you shouldn't.

I found myself really enjoying this book however as the book is very similar to Twilight itself I couldn't help but to compare the two books mentally even though I was trying not to. I did love some of the changes that were made to the book however to make it more into its own story. Such changes as how Beau and Edythe talk about her being a vampire I thought was a much better way of doing things as it seemed to flow better. As the ending is completely different and goes through Beau actually turning into a vampire I couldn't help but think that this was a perfect way to end the book and to see what would have possibly happened if in the Twilight book itself Bella had turned into a vampire in the  first book instead of in Breaking Dawn.

I am glad I read this book and feel as a tenth anniversary book that it done the series justice. I would recommend this to both people who like the Twilight Saga and those who have not read the books and would rather just commit to one book instead of a whole series!

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  1. I have this but really struggled to get into it. Good review. I think I just loved the original too much!

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    1. I found it hard myself not to constantly compare the books so I can understand how it would be difficult to get into if you loved the original book

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