The much-anticipated tenth anniversary edition of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight has arrived in stores from today, but it may not quite be the book fans have imagined.
“I’M SO SORRY,” writes Meyer in a foreword explaining how she’d been asked to write some extra content for Twilight’s 10th anniversary. “I know there is going to be a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth because this new bonus material is A, not entirely new, but mostly B, not Midnight Sun” (her unreleased companion novel to Twilight, written from Edward’s point of view, which was abandoned after chapters were leaked onto the internet).
Inspired by feedback she received on the original novel, Meyer has reinvented her original story, reversing the genders of Edwards and Bella, along with most of the other characters in over 400 pages of bonus content. So for all you twilight team players out there, you will now get to choose between Team Edythe & Team Jules (we see some new t-shirts forming already).
But we’ll let her tell you more about it:
Just so y’all can keep it straight in your heads, we’ve managed to get our hands on a list of name changes!
Bella (short for Isabella) to Beau (short for Beaufort)
Edward to Edythe
Jacob (or Jake) to Julie (or Jules).
Billy to Bonnie: Julie’s mother and a good friend of Charlie, Beau’s father.
Rachel and Rebecca to Adam and Aaron: Julie’s older brothers
Sam to Samantha (also known as Sam): Julie’s older friend
Carlisle to Carine: The matriarch of the Cullen family
Esme to Earnest: The patriarch of the Cullen family
Alice to Archie
Emmett to Eleanor
Rosalie to Royal
Jasper to Jessamine
Jessica to Jeremy
Angela to Allen
Mike to McKayla: McKayla has a crush on Beau and asks him to the school dance.
Tyler to Taylor: Taylor almost accidentally hits Beau with her car, asks him to the school dance.
Lauren to Logan
Eric to Erica: Erica has a crush on Beau, asks him to the school dance.
Ben to Becca
Connor to Colleen
Lee to Leann
Samantha to Sean
James to Joss
Victoria to Victor
Laurent to Lauren