Well, “continues” might be a little misleading as far as the books go, but the pop culture madness may continue. It’s been ten years since Stephanie Meyers’ first book Twilight was released. Three other books followed, carrying the same vampire, werewolf, and human characters forward in time. Then there were five movies based on the series. And now, Meyers has a new book out called Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined. It’s the story in Twilight all over again, except this time gender-swapped. A mortal young man falls in love with a mysterious vampire who resembles a teenage woman, except there’s also a she-werewolf in the wings vying for his attention.
It was the character of Bella who inspired Meyer to completely switch things up for the 10th anniversary of “Twilight,” a book that inspired a series of four books in all that have sold more than 150 million copies worldwide.
Meyer, an Arizona-based mom of three, said on "GMA" she was inspired by questions she has received from "Twilight" readers, wondering whether the series paints Bella’s character as a “typical damsel in distress.”
"It's always bothered me a little bit because anyone surrounded by superheroes is going to be ... in distress. We don’t have the powers," Meyer said. "I thought, 'What if we switched it around a bit and see how a boy does,' and, you know, it’s about the same."
That’s why, plus the prospect of millions more dollars from Twihards had to play a part. Read more about the new book at Yahoo News. As of now, the story is bundled with the tenth anniversary edition of Twilight at Amazon. -via Buzzfeed